Carlton Newton Exhibition at Hunt Gallery

October 31, 2003

An exhibition of recent drawings and three-dimensional works by artist Carlton Newton will be on view at Mary Baldwin University’s Hunt Gallery from November 10 to December 5. Newton is a professor in the Department of Sculpture and Extended Media in the School of the Arts at Virginia Commonwealth University. Concerning his sculpture, Newton is interested in developing “a language of sculptural form in which time and motion can enter into the life of the piece with the same ease and authority as do the cultural references of the image and the physicality of the object.”

Newton has a master of fine arts from the San Francisco Institute. Before coming to VCU, he taught at Princeton University, The College of William and Mary, and the University of Richmond. Newton has exhibited his work widely, including The New Museum in New York, The American Academy in Rome, The Contemporary Arts Center in New Orleans, and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond. Although a maker of objects, Newton is expanding the parameters of traditional sculpture through new technologies. At VCU he has designed and installed laboratories of Macintosh and Ntel desktop computers for CAD-based, three-dimensional computer modeling and digital video composition.

A reception for the artist will be Monday, November 10, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in Hunt Gallery in Hunt Dining Hall on the Mary Baldwin campus. The public is invited. Hunt Gallery is dedicated to the exhibition of contemporary work in all media by regionally and nationally recognized artists. The Gallery is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. during the College’s academic year.

CONTACT: Paul Ryan, associate professor of art, 887-7196 or