The Hand Workshop Art Center's exhibition of work by New York artist John Newman, Disguise
the Limits, coincides with the installation of his public art commission
for Richmond's new Main Street Station. For that downtown site, Newman created
a 22-foot-high airborne sculpture entitled Skyrider, which now floats beneath
the crisscrossing network of overpasses and train trestles across from the station.
He used an earlier piece, Homespun (with travel notes), as a conceptual
point of departure, translating its component parts into monumental forms fabricated
Below you will find more by Kistler on the
work of John Newman, documentary photographs of the Hand Workshop
exhibition, and a link to "The Genie of the Station." This
last section is devoted to Skyrider, a public sculpture
suspended beneath Interstate 95 in Richmond, Virginia and includes
commentary, still images, and a featured video
of Skyrider's installation.
John Newman's Disguise the Limits showed
at the Hand Workshop Art Center in Richmond, Virginia, from November
14, 2003 - January 18, 2004. The exhibition was made possible through
the generous support of CSX Corporation.