Blue Light Holds the Distance

John Avery Newman, American, born 1952



Charred wood with polyurethane, steel-wire Tanzanian rat-traps, 23 karat gold double gilded cast aqua agate, computer generated vacuum-formed translucent Plexiglas, wood, wood putty, papier mache, aqua resin, acrylic paint

Overall: 22 × 30 × 17 in. (55.9 × 76.2 × 43.2 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Purchased through a gift of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph H.. Hazen, by exchange and the Kira Fournier and Benjamin Schore Sculpture Fund

© John Newman



Place Made: United States, North America


21st century

Object Name


Research Area


Not on view

Course History

WRIT 5, Expository Writing, William Craig, Winter 2014

Studio Art 77.01, Senior Seminar II, Karol Kawiaka, Spring 2023

Studio Art 77.02, Senior Seminar II, Jen Caine, Spring 2023

Exhibition History

In Residence: Contemporary Art at Dartmouth, Churchill P. Lathrop Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, January 18-July 6, 2014.

Publication History

Michael R. Taylor and Gerald Auten, In Residence: Contemporary Artists at Dartmouth, Hanover, New Hampshire: Trustees of Dartmouth College, 2013, ill. p. 123 , no. 114


Tibor de Nagy Gallery, New York, New York; sold to present collection, 2013.

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