February 21, 2012 > Frost Newton at Cultural Corner
Frost Newton at Cultural Corner
Submitted By Donald Wilson
NewPark Mall's Cultural Corner exhibits the fine art designs of contemporary artist, Frost Newton in February. Learning how to draw from his father at an early age, Newton, a California native, has more than 30 years of experience in fine and commercial art. His paintings are enriched with mystery and symbolism and images that serve as a launching point for the viewer's imagination.
One of Newton's most notable collections of paintings and drawings is "Ten Journeymen," where the imagery of each piece of artwork drops out and fades to white lamenting the quickly fading past. Additional prominent art pieces include: "A Dog Named Notio," which stands at 5' x 12". The wide triptych, created in 1999, depicts the transference of an idea from one person to the other via the hoop-holding, "Middle Man."
"Goldendale," created in 2005, with dimensions of 24" tall x 36" wide exemplifies a fragmented Cubist approach to landscaping. "King Thrushbeard," created in 2007, is a 5" x 5" painting that is part of Newton's Grimm's Fairytales project. The project will include one painting of each of the over 200 stories of which 15 of the paintings will be on display. Rather than illustrate the story, Newton distills it to its relevant message of today and then interpret that into symbolism as most of the stories warn children of the real world ahead.
The exhibit is free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.NewParkMall.com.
The new Cultural Corner, which opened in May 2011, provides exhibit space for the work of local artisans, including painters, sculptors, photographers and digital artists. Local artists interested in displaying their work at the new Cultural Corner are invited to call Kenia Ortiz at (510) 284-1600.
Cultural Corner: Frost Newton
The month of February
Sundays, noon - 4 p.m.
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Wednesdays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Cultural Corner (lower level near Sears)
2086 NewPark Mall, Newark