Elizabeth Newman’s work engages with questions concerning the philosophical and social conditions of art and representation, using painting, installation and found objects to articulate an idiosyncratic subjective position. Her work is fortified by the weight of theory, but far from heavy-going, the tone in all of her work being warm, engaging and affective. Through the careful manipulation of her chosen materials, Newman pares each artwork to its bare essentials, eliminating what she regards as unnecessary in order to reveal certain structural, abstract and epistemological truths.