Nicolas Party: MARBLE GHOSTS
Curated by Dodie Kazanjian
Marble House, Newport Mansions
July 7–September 22, 2019
596 Bellevue Ave
Newport, RI 02840

Nicolas Party at Marble House is a site-specific installation by renowned artist, Nicolas Party. On the front lawn and throughout the interiors spaces, Party unites the past with the present through a selection of new works, each of which was created in reaction to his own interaction with Marble House.

Nicolas Party is a Swiss-born artist, best known for his conceptual approach to the ideas surrounding portraiture. The installation reflects Party’s own interaction with the space, his fascination with Alva Vanderbilt Belmont (the original owner of Marble House), and his experience working with marble as a material. Party finds much of his influence within the Surrealist movement, paring elements generally considered “mismatched” in an attempt to draw the viewer’s attention to visual details often overlooked.

The installation is curated by Dodie Kazanjian and is jointly presented by The Preservation Society of Newport County and ART&NEWPORT.

This installation is part of the contemporary art initiative at The Preservation Society of Newport County. This initiative presents installations and exhibitions that explore and honor innovation, craftsmanship, and artistic creation; principles that correlate our past with our present and inform our future.