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John Newsom is a mid-career painter in full power. Beneath his thick and sensuous painted renderings of flora and fauna, is a grappling with the giants of abstraction. In Newsom’s 2015 catalog of work from the past 10 years to the present exhibition, critic Barry Schwabsky writes in his essay, “what keeps ‘strong painting’ from becoming merely muscle bound – is Newsom’s secret weapon: the discipline that comes from considering himself, not a painter of images, but rather an abstractionist … to appreciate his paintings is … to engage with their surfaces of purely sensual incident.”

Most importantly, Newsom has honed his own mark-making language, a push and pull of soft and fierce, beautiful and menacing, under-drawing and thick overlays. He has developed a personal vocabulary that incorporates dichotomies, that strikes harmonious balances between contradictory forces.

John Newsom (b. 1970, Hutchinson, Kansas), received his MFA from New York University in 1994. Concurrent to this solo show at MARC STRAUS is a 10 year survey at MANA Contemporary in Jersey City, NJ. Other solo presentations include: Richard Massey Foundation, New York 2011-2012; Patrick Painter Inc., Los Angeles, 2011; Lattuada Gallery, Milan, 2009. His work has been included in many group exhibits including the Nevada Museum of Art, 2014; WhiteBox, New York, EXIT ART, and The Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, Peekskill, NY, 2011. His work is in numerous collections including the Brooklyn Museum, New York; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco; Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase, NY, New York; and the Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven John Newsom is represented by MARC STRAUS, NY, and Patrick Painter, L.A.

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Selected Works
2014
Oil on Canvas
108 x 180 inches / 274.3 x 457.2 cm -  Marc Straus Gallery
Rogue Arena

2014
Oil on Canvas
108 x 180 inches / 274.3 x 457.2 cm

2014
Oil on Canvas
108 x 180 inches / 274.3 x 457.2 cm -  Marc Straus Gallery
Pride of Place

2014
Oil on Canvas
108 x 180 inches / 274.3 x 457.2 cm

2014
Oil on Canvas
84 x 144 inches / 214 x 366 cm -  Marc Straus Gallery
Midday at Midnight

2014
Oil on Canvas
84 x 144 inches / 214 x 366 cm

2014
Oil on Canvas
60 x 120 inches / 152 x 305 cm -  Marc Straus Gallery
Daybreaker

2014
Oil on Canvas
60 x 120 inches / 152 x 305 cm

2014
Oil on Canvas
48 x 48 inches / 121.9 x 121.9 cm -  Marc Straus Gallery
Divine Abode

2014
Oil on Canvas
48 x 48 inches / 121.9 x 121.9 cm

2014
Oil on Canvas
48 x 48 inches / 122 x 122 cm -  Marc Straus Gallery
Harbor in the Tempest

2014
Oil on Canvas
48 x 48 inches / 122 x 122 cm

2014
Oil on Canvas
84 x 84 inches / 213 x 213 cm -  Marc Straus Gallery
Eon to Epoch (no. 2)

2014
Oil on Canvas
84 x 84 inches / 213 x 213 cm

2014
Oil on Canvas
84 x 84 inches / 213 x 213 cm -  Marc Straus Gallery
Simultaneous Singularity

2014
Oil on Canvas
84 x 84 inches / 213 x 213 cm

2014
Oil on Canvas
48 x 48 inches / 122 x 122 cm -  Marc Straus Gallery
Newcomer

2014
Oil on Canvas
48 x 48 inches / 122 x 122 cm

2014
Oil on Canvas
72 x 72 inches / 183 x 183 cm -  Marc Straus Gallery
Valiant Repose

2014
Oil on Canvas
72 x 72 inches / 183 x 183 cm

Exhibitions
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John Newsom

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John Newsom

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