Elizabeth Newman is an artist who has been making work since the 1980s. Newman uses painting, printmaking, installation and found objects to articulate and make manifest questions about the philosophical and social conditions of art. Newman is interested in what makes something Art, or not Art. As a result her work plays with the minimal conditions required to make an art object, as well as the different kinds of genres and practices that we recognise as art. Newman’s work also focuses upon the subjectivity of both the maker and the viewer of art, and emphasises materiality and presence as necessary component of representation.
During her residency, Newman examined the surrounding landscape and produce a series of monochrome/single colour works in response to the colours that she finds in the environment.