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Wendy Wischer: And There Was Light

Wendy Wischer: And There Was Light

For intermedia artists, installing a show is never a simple task. Where for artists working in more traditional media might simply ship the work off to a curator to install, for artists working with sound, light and moving parts, installation is not an afterthought, but part of the work. That’s...

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Enrique Vera at Mestizo

Enrique Vera at Mestizo

In theory, we look at each work of art individually; a bad painting by a famous painter is still a bad painting, while quality can stand in isolation. In reality, though, reputation and the aura of greatness are the original resumé, and a familiar body of work is like the...

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Finding Existence in the Depths of a Portrait: Jenny Morgan at CUAC

Finding Existence in the Depths of a Portrait: Jenny Morgan at CUAC

Perhaps what keeps each of these portraits fresh and distinctive, each one a learning experience, is that the subjects that are the vehicle for ontological experience are members of the artist’s intimate circle of close family and friends. That she knows each subject personally, and not merely from a candid...

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Gift to Self: The Wearable Art of Meredith Franck

Gift to Self: The Wearable Art of Meredith Franck

It was not my intention to buy myself a gift. I already own a Meredith Franck original, purchased many years ago. I simply wanted to interview her and write about her newest designs, influenced by her interest in abstract art. But there’s something magical about walking down the shadowy path...

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Seeing is Believing: Springville's Spiritual & Religious Art of Utah

Seeing is Believing: Springville’s Spiritual & Religious Art of Utah

Throughout history, when the vast majority of the populace was illiterate, the visual arts have been used to tell the stories and express the aspirations of religious and spiritual communities around the world. The arts could be a tool of enlightenment but also a tool of control, used to tell...

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Another Language's Ghost Town

Another Language’s Ghost Town

Another Language Performing Arts Company’s latest project Ghost Town is currently in development but is already generating excitement in artists across a number of disciplines. Ghost Town is a crowd-sourced, online event involving artistic work inspired byUtah ghost towns and will be unveiled in 2015 as the company’s signature, celebratory...

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Joe Norman's Bountiful World

Joe Norman’s Bountiful World

Joe Norman, showing this month at Gallery MAR, first came to our attention in 2009, when he was selected for that year’s iteration of the 35×35 exhibition, Artists of Utah’s showcase of the state’s young talent. As Norman explained in a video interview we recorded at the time, he had...

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Grant Fuhst's Plan-B

Grant Fuhst’s Plan-B

 Grant Fuhst had an idea. He and his wife love attending Plan-B Theatre in Salt Lake City, so last year he asked the company’s director, Jerry Rapier, if he would be willing to provide season tickets if Fuhst agreed to design the playbills for the company’s 2014-15 season. As it...

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SUNDAY BLOG READ: Markay Brown

SUNDAY BLOG READ: Markay Brown

SUNDAY BLOG READ is your glimpse into the working minds and hearts of Utah’s literary writers. Each month, 15 Bytes offers works-in-progress and / or recently published work by some of the state’s most celebrated and promising writers of fiction, poetry, literary non-fiction and memoir. Today, 15 Bytes features St. George-based poet Markay Brown. Here she...

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Jetty, a film featuring Julian Sands and Robert Smithson's iconic land art

Jetty, a film featuring Julian Sands and Robert Smithson’s iconic land art

Video West, the video series curated by Radio West’s Doug Fabrizio and KUER, recently posted a film called “Jetty,” shot by Skylar Nielsen of Vita Brevis Films, and featuring a reading of Smithson’s words by actor Julian Sands. You can check out all the Video West films at http://videowest.kuer.org.

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Literary Gift Guide: Books to Fish, Pray and Cut Your Fingers By

Literary Gift Guide: Books to Fish, Pray and Cut Your Fingers By

In its second year of regularly covering literary fiction, nonfiction and poetry, 15 Bytes cast its net broadly. The magazine and blog reviewed works by Utah and Mountain West authors, as well as books that had a particular relevance to Utah and Western audiences. It also experimented with its first “inverted interview” in which, during...

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Artsy Fartsy Friday?

Artsy Fartsy Friday?

We’d suggest a new we-just-made-this-up-but-repeat-it-enough-times-and-maybe-it-will-stick post-Thanksgiving shopping day. Along the lines of Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday. Call it “Artsy Fartsy Friday,” the day you go looking for handmade crafts and art to gift to those on your list with discerning tastes. Problem is, not everyone is doing it on the same...

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Christo & Jeanne-Claude at the Kimball

Christo & Jeanne-Claude at the Kimball

by Scotti Hill The Kimball Art Center in Park City, Utah is the recipient of a traveling exhibition composed of over 130 drawings, sculptures, collages, photographs and original artworks by the world famous husband and wife artistic team Christo and Jeanne-Claude. Initially organized by the Sonoma County Museum in Santa Rosa, CA, from the private...

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A Sustaining Gaze: Paul Davis at Modern West Fine Art

A Sustaining Gaze: Paul Davis at Modern West Fine Art

by Julie Dunker Ever since Magritte declared “Ceci n’est pas une pipe,” artists have had their tongues planted firmly in cheek. This is Paul Davis’ playground. In an exhibition of new work at Modern West Fine Art in Salt Lake City, Davis shows perhaps a little bit of rebellion in this newly established gallery whose...

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Local Hero: From Raw Nerve to Live Wire:  Andrew Rice at Saltgrass Printmakers

Local Hero: From Raw Nerve to Live Wire: Andrew Rice at Saltgrass Printmakers

On the radio recently, another self-proclaimed expert predicted confidently that from this day forward, the printing of maps would cease. Instead, from now on we will all find our way using the GPS-linked apps on our cell phones. An alternative future he unconsciously conjured, though, was of society after its technology has collapsed, when those...

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The Mitch Show at RDT

The Mitch Show at RDT

by Emma Wilson Amongst the many dance events this weekend, The Mitch Show was an anomaly involving prescribed dance performance pieces enacted by unsuspecting audience members as well as screenings of some of Mitchell Rose’s short films. This is not the first time that Repertory Dance Theater has lured Rose to Salt Lake City, but...

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Pre-Stroll at UMFA Faculty Show - Free

Pre-Stroll at UMFA Faculty Show – Free

Do you find the three hours of gallery stroll isn’t enough for your monthly fix of art? Well, head to the UMFA for a pre-stroll, check out the great UMFA faculty show and get your art on early. The Salt Lake Gallery Stroll and the Utah Museum of Fine Arts (UMFA) are hosting a pre-Gallery...

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Paul Davis Preview

Paul Davis Preview

  When November rolls around we’re always eager to find shows that aren’t the small works, group show, perfect for holiday gift-giving type of thing. So our thanks to Mountain West Fine Art which, instead of following the normal formula, is featuring a solo exhibition by Teasdale artist Paul Davis. Earlier this year, Davis was...

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Nor Any Drop to Drink: William Lamson's Hydrologies at UMOCA

Nor Any Drop to Drink: William Lamson’s Hydrologies at UMOCA

Water is one of art’s great subjects, and why not? One of four indispensable elements known to the Greeks, it’s the one that comes closest to being unique to our planet. Water makes life possible, but also shapes and even transports it. We know far more about water now than we did in the years...

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Sean Diediker's "Medicine Man"

Sean Diediker’s “Medicine Man”

What is a “medicine man?” He is not a shaman, often associated with personal gain; he is not a witch doctor, associated with witchcraft. He is a traditional healer and spiritual leader among Native Americans who secures the help of the spirit world, including the Great Spirit, for the sake of healing diseases of the...

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