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Brian Snapp

Brian Snapp

Like one of his pieces at Finch Lane, the world is twisted, says Brian Snapp.  “Everything is twisted. It’s so layered and so twisted and so convoluted and it’s so hard to unpack what is going on in the world and how the hell we got here.” But with Snapp,...

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Michael Ryan Handley and Cara Despain at CUAC

Michael Ryan Handley and Cara Despain at CUAC

Michael Ryan Handley and Cara Depain, native son and daughter of Utah, returned to the state this month for solo exhibitions at CUAC, in Salt Lake City. Handley has been living in Philadelphia and New York City after finishing an MFA at Yale, and Despain has been working as an...

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Sarah May's Identity Retablos at Mestizo

Sarah May’s Identity Retablos at Mestizo

From the moment we take our first breath to the dying exhalation of our last, we explore our individual identity in a larger world. Artists have wrestled for centuries with the deep desire to know who they are within societies that often see individuality as something to be ashamed of...

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Lewis Crawford's Constructs at Finch Lane Gallery

Lewis Crawford’s Constructs at Finch Lane Gallery

“Everyone leaves marks, both physically and emotionally,” says Lewis Crawford. The artist, who is featured in a group show now up at Finch Lane, uses this philosophy to guide a conceptually fluid assortment of visual experiments, or “constructs.” Crawford’s works are simultaneously philosophical and simple—emphasizing the primal role of mark-making...

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Rosie Trump's Fill in the Blank at Sugar Space

Rosie Trump’s Fill in the Blank at Sugar Space

In Fall 2013, loveDANCEmore published a performance text by Rosie Trump, a Nevada- based choreographer. Since that time, the text has become fully realized as a performance, Fill in the Blank, to be presented at Sugar Space this month. When asked to describe the performance text in context, Trump says...

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That Thing You Love: Celebrating the National Parks

That Thing You Love: Celebrating the National Parks

Ever think you might be killing the thing you love by telling people about it? That if you let all the high rollers at Deer Valley and all the ski snobs with Alta passes know how great Brighton is (because the night skiing extends the season by a third) pretty...

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Keith Beard's Journey Through the Big Unknown

Keith Beard’s Journey Through the Big Unknown

Keith Beard has begun a journey into the unknown with the opening of his gallery “Miri” in South Salt Lake. This month’s exhibition is Beard’s own MFA exhibit, a show that explores the myths of the unknown and the masks we don that can be both friend and foe. It launches a new exhibition and...

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SUNDAY BLOG READ: Paisley Rekdal

SUNDAY BLOG READ: Paisley Rekdal

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 we are featuring Salt Lake City-based poet and author Paisley Rekdal,...

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Weekend Recommends May 20-22

Weekend Recommends May 20-22

Got a few bucks to spend on some artful activities this weekend? Or are you stony broke? Either way, we’ve got suggestions for taking a walk on the creative side. Friday, May 20 SLC It’s the third Friday of the month so that means Gallery Stroll. There are plenty of great exhibitions happening (far too...

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South Salt Lake's Gallery Rock and Roll (and Beer and Art)

South Salt Lake’s Gallery Rock and Roll (and Beer and Art)

“Full Moon Friday.” “Night on Commonwealth.” It all sounds kind of creepy and “Where’s Freddy?” until you know what’s really going down. It’s South Salt Lake’s first time participating in Salt Lake Gallery Stroll and they’re doing it up right. Rock ‘n’ Roll. Food trucks. Beer Garden. So get down to Commonwealth Avenue from 6-10...

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John Hess's The Seeing Eye at Gallery at Library Square

John Hess’s The Seeing Eye at Gallery at Library Square

Intense, saturated color, often painted on single-woven surfaces. Seemingly tribal patterns: perhaps Australian Outback, American Indian or Celtic in origin? Dimensional forms created by double-weaving on a hand loom. John Hess is a master of what he does and his show at The Gallery at Library Square, The Seeing Eye: Woven Textiles, satisfyingly demonstrates this....

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Wild Inquiring: The Art of Claire Taylor

Wild Inquiring: The Art of Claire Taylor

For a graveyard, the Salt Lake City Cemetery teems with life. Covering 120 acres and about 10 miles of paved road, the largest city-operated cemetery in the country is home to a varied and plentiful array of flora and fauna. Not far from the city center is a wild kingdom, a vast, otherworldly realm offering...

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Sunlight Unlimited at the Fallout

Sunlight Unlimited at the Fallout

Municipal Ballet Co. is a collection of dancers and choreographers, organized by Sarah Longoria, that aims to present ballet in unconventional spaces: sidewalks, libraries, bars and historic buildings. In its own words, Municipal Ballet “collaborates with local musicians and artists because it’s a lot of fun and because everyone’s art combined turns into something unpredictable and magical.”...

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SUNDAY BLOG READ: Janine Joseph

SUNDAY BLOG READ: Janine Joseph

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 we are featuring Ogden-based poet Janine Joseph, who writes of...

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Alyssa Pyper at 12 Minutes Max this Sunday

Alyssa Pyper at 12 Minutes Max this Sunday

Alyssa Pyper will perform a set of works for solo voice, violin, and electronics at 12 Minutes Max this Sunday at the City Library in Salt Lake City. For Pyper, this particular set of works is about reclamation. “I’ve worked to craft a re-telling of personal narratives through the use of archetypes and symbols” she...

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Weekend Recommends May 13-15

Weekend Recommends May 13-15

Got a few bucks to spend on some artful activities this weekend? Or are you stony broke? Either way, we’ve got suggestions for taking a walk on the creative side. Salt Lake City May 12-14 Color Animal, one of the musical projects of local musician Andrew Shaw (their latest album was released April 1st and...

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Myth-Busting: Branding the American West explores the shifting layers that defined the post-frontier West

Myth-Busting: Branding the American West explores the shifting layers that defined the post-frontier West

Branding the American West, the new exhibit in Brigham Young University Museum of Art’s main floor gallery, is so full of colorful, engaging, accessible paintings, by talented, brand-name artists of regional interest, that patrons likely will find themselves breezing through the exhibit, enjoying one scene after another, with little regard for the larger scope of...

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Eric C. Robertson reads from The Salted Earth

Eric C. Robertson reads from The Salted Earth

Eric C. Robertson's novel The Salted Earth won the Utah Division of Arts & Museum's 2015 Original Writing Contest for Novel. In this video he reads the first chapter, accompanied by images from Utah photographer Christine Baczek.

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Janell James at Green Loft: Layering Trees Through Plexi

Janell James at Green Loft: Layering Trees Through Plexi

Like the intricate, alluring trees she paints, Utah artist Janell James experiences seasons of change and growth. In her debut for this spring, the artist has branched out to a new medium by moving from her familiar oil and canvas to acrylic and Plexiglas. The transition is a natural extension of her studio practice, giving...

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Utah Original Writing Competition and READ LOCAL

Utah Original Writing Competition and READ LOCAL

The Utah Original Writing Competition (UOWC)  is one of the country’s oldest, continuously curated state-run writers contests.  Past winners have included Poets Laureate Lance Larsen and Katharine Coles and a slew of other writers, including the likes of Utah native Ron Carlson, who have gone on to wide acclaim as poets, novelists, short story writers...

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Color Animal's music video for "Heal Me"

Color Animal’s music video for “Heal Me”

Color Animal, one of the musical projects of local musician Andrew Shaw, who was profiled in this month’s edition of 15 Bytes, has released their first music video, for “Heal Me,” from their third full-length album Why Don’t We Have Fun? “All four members of the band … are passionate about the community where we...

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