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ETHAN NEWMAN

UNDERCURRENTS - 2018

Though they are intangible, dreams and day dreams can be just as convincing as our waking-life, providing the individual with alternate lived experiences. These experiences, incredibly powerful as they are, have the ability to evoke deep-seated feelings and emotions. Through them, you can fall in love, feel happy, sad, angry, or find utterly profound beauty.

I spend a great deal of time in contemplation, letting my thoughts wander. Over the course of reflection, images will sometimes flash before my mind’s eye, allowing me to catch a split-second glimpse into something. Oftentimes, these glimpses leave behind pieces, accompanied by a mood and feeling, and a story starts to unfold. I’m intensely interested in these glimpses, along with the feelings that encapsulate them, and that is a large part of what I’m after in my creative process. In my attempt to re-create these inner visions however, I frequently discover something completely new along the way. It is these moments in painting which I find especially beautiful, such as watching the unexpected emerge.

Most often when I begin a painting, I have no plan. I just start working, using the fragments from these stories, dreams and feelings as a point of departure.  I work quickly and spontaneously, improvising in much the same way I create music. My goal is to attempt to make some sense out of my inner world, as well as the things I notice in day-to-day life. Painting and drawing allow me to further examine who I am, and the world(s) I live in.

Education

2018    BFA Hartford Art School, University of Hartford (2015-2018)

2011     AA Northwestern Connecticut Community College (NCCC), (2009-2011)

 

Solo Exhibitions

2018    Undercurrents, Five Points Gallery, Torrington, CT

            Paper Matter, Northwestern Connecticut Community College Gallery, Winsted, CT

2017    Out of View, Serendipity Gallery, Litchfield, CT

2016    New Paintings, Mad River Lofts Gallery, Winsted, CT

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

2018     New Members Show, Silvermine Gallery, New Canaan, CT

2017     Untitled, Hartford ArtSpace, Hartford, CT

             Five Points Gallery Juried Biennial, Five Points Gallery, Torrington, CT

             Do Not Pass Go, Washington Art Association Gallery, Washington, CT

2016     Goldfarb Juried Exhibition, Joseloff Gallery, West Hartford, CT

2015     Untitled, Warner Theater Gallery, Torrington, CT

             8th Annual Berkshire Salon, Eclipse Mill Gallery, North Adams, MA

2010     Community, Slipe Gallery, University of Hartford, West Hartford, CT

 

Awards & Acknowledgements: 2011-2018

2018     Anna Ball Pierce Scholarship, Hartford Art School, West Hartford, CT

2017     Winner of the Five Points Juried Biennial, Five Points Gallery, Torrington, CT

             Inducted into Silvermine Guild of Artists

             P.W. Zimmerman Scholarship, Hartford Art School, West Hartford, CT

             Louise and Kenneth Sutton Scholarship, Hartford Art School, West Hartford, CT

             Wilmarth-Rabineau Scholarship, Hartford Art School, West Hartford, CT

             Outstanding Academic Achievement Award, Hartford Art School, West Hartford, CT

2016     Wilmarth-Rabineau Scholarship, Hartford Art School, West Hartford, CT

             Outstanding Academic Achievement Award, Hartford Art School, West Hartford, CT

 

Awards & Acknowledgements: 2011-2018- continued

2015     Artistic Merit Scholarship, Hartford Art School, West Hartford, CT

             Outstanding Academic Achievement Award, Hartford Art School, West Hartford, CT

             Artistic Merit Scholarship, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art, Philadelphia, PA

2011     Artistic Merit Scholarship, Hartford Art School, West Hartford, CT