• View of “Kate Newby,” 2023. Photo: Samuel Hartnett.

    View of “Kate Newby,” 2023. Photo: Samuel Hartnett.

    Kate Newby

    Michael Lett

    Often, the appeal of the everyday in art is that it evokes feelings of familiarity and intimacy. The risk is that it can go unnoticed. Kate Newby’s works frequently toe this line, with interventions so subtle they risk disappearing into the architecture. But their delicacy is also their strength when they coax from their viewers a sense of wonder at the world around us, and this was the case with her recent exhibition “Had us running with you.”

    In a former Methodist Mission Hall next door to the flagship Michael Lett gallery, honey-colored light filtered softly through the upper windows along

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