Offsite ProjectApril 29–April 17, 2012
Kate Newby: All Parts. All the Time.
Kate Newby’s work All parts. All the time. engages two sites, Olive St. Garden and Cooper Park, both within blocks of ISCP in East Williamsburg, Brooklyn. For this work, Newby employs semi-precious and industrial materials to create an embedded concrete puddle in the center of Cooper Park. At Olive St. Garden, the artist hangs porcelain sculptures from trees and anchors a concrete bench made to resemble a pile of rocks nonnative to its immediate surroundings.
As with past works, Newby’s installations are developed in response to everyday built environments including carpets, windows and curtains, steps and passageways. Each gives evidence to the space as an inhabited or occupied site, but can also be used to interrupt, reconsider or challenge the unspoken norms of an environment or situation. In addition, for All parts. All the time., British artist Paul Elliman contributed a poster which is displayed at Olive St. Garden.
Participatory Project All parts. All the time. follows past collaborations between ISCP and the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation. Installations by Uri Aran and Luisa Rabbia at Powers St. and Olive St. Gardens were part of a larger site specific project, In back of the real. Olive St. was also the site of an evening program and site for the launch of the book Apogee, by artist group nüans (Elmar Hermann).
Kate Newby (born 1979) lives and works in Auckland, New Zealand. Her exhibitions include: SUNDAY art fair, London; Auckland Art Gallery, New Zealand; Hopkinson Cundy, New Zealand; GAK Gesellschaft für Aktuelle Kunst, Germany; Witte de With, The Netherlands; Museo de Arte Zapopan (MAZ), Mexico; and The Adam Art Gallery, New Zealand.
Generous support has been provided by NYC Council Member Diana Reyna’s office, District 34, the Olive St. Garden, NYC Green Thumb, Cooper Park, Open Space Alliance for North Brooklyn and the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation.