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Sarah Newton
updated: 06/03/2013
website: sarahmnewton.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
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Willows Rest Area; table, leaves
Coso Junction Rest Area, wall and light
Enoch Christoffersen Rest Area
Enoch Christoffersen Rest Area Table
Coso Junction Rest Area Tree
Herbert Miles Rest Area Footbridge
O'Brien Rest Area
Herbert Miles Rest Area Picnic Area
Herbert Miles Rest Area Northbound
Lake of Grass Rest Area Telephones
Vending Machines
280 Overlook
Maxwell Rest Area, traffic cones
 
 
Portfolio Keywords:  landscape
 
 
Willows Rest Area; table, leaves by Sarah Newton
Willows Rest Area; table, leaves
India ink wash with gouache and white chalk
2013
13 " x  12 " 
Coso Junction Rest Area, wall and light by Sarah Newton
Coso Junction Rest Area, wall and light
India ink wash with gouache and while chalk
2013
13 " x  13 " 
Enoch Christoffersen Rest Area by Sarah Newton
Enoch Christoffersen Rest Area
India ink and gouache
2010
12.5" x  12.5" 
Enoch Christoffersen Rest Area Table by Sarah Newton
Enoch Christoffersen Rest Area Table
India ink and gouache
2011
12.5 " x  11 " 
Coso Junction Rest Area Tree by Sarah Newton
Coso Junction Rest Area Tree
India ink and gouache
2010
13" x  17" 
Herbert Miles Rest Area Footbridge by Sarah Newton
Herbert Miles Rest Area Footbridge
India ink and gouache
2010
13" x  17" 
O'Brien Rest Area by Sarah Newton
O'Brien Rest Area
India ink and gouache
2010
13" x  17" 
Herbert Miles Rest Area Picnic Area by Sarah Newton
Herbert Miles Rest Area Picnic Area
India ink and gouache
2010
13" x  17" 
Herbert Miles Rest Area Northbound by Sarah Newton
Herbert Miles Rest Area Northbound
India ink and gouache
2012
12.25 " x  10.75 " 
Lake of Grass Rest Area Telephones by Sarah Newton
Lake of Grass Rest Area Telephones
India ink and gouache
2011
14 " x  10 " 
Vending Machines by Sarah Newton
Vending Machines
India ink and gouache
2011
14" x  9" 
280 Overlook by Sarah Newton
280 Overlook
India ink and gouache
2011
9.5" x  15" 
Maxwell Rest Area, traffic cones by Sarah Newton
Maxwell Rest Area, traffic cones
India ink wash with gouache and while chalk
2013
9" x  11" 

Artist Statement

 

The landscape of the freeway is usually only a passing landscape; it is a space between destinations, designed to pass near, but not through, the places it connects. Even for travelers who choose to stop at the designated rest areas, the details of these surroundings still slip by at the edge of their awareness.

 

  These areas are deliberately simplified environments designed to be durable and low maintenance. They are standardized and utilitarian. But for a brief moment, travelers here are brought into contact with the landscape and with one another, outside of the private spaces of their automobiles or of commercial space. 

 

Even though these places have no continuity of history, no layers of shared identity, the drawings that represent them attempt, through painstaking observation and the use of an anachronous technique, to transcend the mundane experience of the built environment and evoke a trace of the sublime.


 

Artist Bio / CV

RECENT EXHIBITIONS

 

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2012

-Centering the Margin, Root Division, San Francisco, CA

-Altered Landscapes,Workspace Gallery, San Francisco, CA

-Inked Surfaces, Diablo Valley College Art Gallery, Pleasant Hill, CA

 

2011

-In Extremis, Meridian Gallery, San Francisco, CA

-That’s It: Liquor Beer Wine, San Francisco Center for the Book, San Francisco, CA

-Off the Press: Contemporary Printmaking from the San Francisco Bay Area, Halden Art Gallery, Tahoe Community College, South Lake Tahoe, CA

 

2010

-Selections 2010, California Modern, San Francisco, CA

-City Subject, Back to the Picture, San Francisco, CA

-Dream Day Drawing, Southern Graphics Conference, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA

 

2009

- A Condition of the Spirit, Solano Community College and Fairfield Center Gallery, Solano, CA

-James D. Phelan Art Awards in Printmaking, Kala Art Institute, Berkeley, CA

-Juried@BAC: Works on Paper, Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley, CA

-Member's Invitational, Klamath Art Gallery, Klamath Falls, OR

-City Subject, Back to the Picture, San Francisco, CA

-The Glow that Illuminates, Dorothy Herger Gallery, Solano Community College, Solano, CA 

AWARDS

 

2009-Honorable Mention, James D. Phelan Art Award in Printmaking

2007-Second Place Representational, Artspan Juried Benefit Auction

2002 - Third Place Award, Pacific Prints, Pacific Art League of Palo Alto

1999 -Honorable Mention, 1999 Works On Paper, Louisiana State University

1997 -Purchase Award, Delta National Small Prints

1995 -Florence French Award, CCAC  

 

PUBLICATIONS

 

New American Paintings #91, Dec. 2010/ Jan. 2011   

 

EDUCATION

 

BFA, Printmaking, California College of Arts and Crafts, 1997