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The Gospel According to Ralphael

The Gospel According to Ralphael

For nearly 50 years, Ralphael Plescia has been making religious art to explore the story of creation in his private museum in Salt Lake City, Utah. His project has one overriding vision: to tell the story of Biblical creation in the right way by restoring characters and tales lost to...

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Nancy Green's Cold Wax Craze

Nancy Green’s Cold Wax Craze

Cold wax painting involves mixing the medium —whipped wax and mineral spirits—with tube oil paint, using a stiff gessoed surface onto which many layers are applied. The mixture stiffens, gets tacky, which is a wonderful way to create three-dimensional texture, and allows one to remove parts of layers to expose...

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Bodies of Nature: Ryoichi Suzuki's Suggestive Stone Sculpture at A Gallery

Bodies of Nature: Ryoichi Suzuki’s Suggestive Stone Sculpture at A Gallery

In his new exhibit, Ryoichi Suzuki’s carved, flowing forms of wood and stone punctuate two rooms in Salt Lake City’s A Gallery. In each sculpture on display, Suzuki uses different types of stone or wood to produce elongated and graceful organic forms. A native of Japan, Suzuki’s subjects hark back...

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Spaces that Define: Andrew Rice at UMOCA

Spaces that Define: Andrew Rice at UMOCA

Andrew Rice’s new works, on exhibit at the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art’s Projects Gallery, are filled with dark masses, scrubbed in black oil sticks, covering a rainbow of hues that struggle to emerge through the darkened planes. They define abstracted interior spaces, corners of large rooms, two-sometimes-three-stories high, with...

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Andy Nasisse Badlands: Ceramics and Photo Manipulations at SUMA

Andy Nasisse Badlands: Ceramics and Photo Manipulations at SUMA

Badlands. The word itself evokes images of dry, barren deserts.  A place where crops wither in the heat, and sculptured sandstone flows from one end of sight to the other.  An inhospitable landscape, with towers of rock balancing precariously, holes carved through them by wind and weather. A place where...

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Art, Post-Art and Non-Art at UMOCA this Autumn

Art, Post-Art and Non-Art at UMOCA this Autumn

The dire predicament of fine art right now is the proverbial animal in the room that no one wants to acknowledge; it’s as if an author died between books and the publisher hired someone to continue writing under the same name, all the while keeping it a secret so as...

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Side by Side: Sue Martin and Nancy Vorm's Iterations at the Alice Gallery

Side by Side: Sue Martin and Nancy Vorm’s Iterations at the Alice Gallery

From conception to execution, Iterations (opening Sept. 16 at Alice Gallery) promises to be a fascinating show. Working side-by-side in the same space on Thursday afternoons since May, Nancy Vorm and Sue Martin were hoping to see if their individual processes might influence each other. They created “iterations” – or...

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30 Years Bach: The Utah Baroque Ensemble

30 Years Bach: The Utah Baroque Ensemble

Ask Martha Sargent, director of the Utah Baroque Ensemble, how the group began nearly 30 years ago and she smiles. It’s a question she’s heard often. “The choir really began with Douglas Bush and the Utah Bach Choir,” she says, “but when Doug got too busy to continue leading the...

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Purple Rain. And Yellow and Red: Sibylle Szaggars Redford at the Kimball Art Center

Purple Rain. And Yellow and Red: Sibylle Szaggars Redford at the Kimball Art Center

Sibylle Szaggars was in her high desert home in the southwest of New Mexico when the idea for the rain paintings came to her. It was 2010 and the monsoon rains, visible for miles in the distance, would arrive regularly in the afternoon. She decided to lay one of her...

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"Stillness,” a debut exhibition: Mary Sauer at Anthony’s Contemporary

“Stillness,” a debut exhibition: Mary Sauer at Anthony’s Contemporary

Some years ago—never mind how long precisely—the film critic Stuart Klawans told me I was “the sort of viewer who is as interested in the film outside the film” as I am in what happens in it. It wasn’t a compliment; more an acknowledgment of temptation. Yet I believe the same urge bedevils all the...

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An Artist's City: T.K. Stephens' Greater Salt Lake at Sprague Library

An Artist’s City: T.K. Stephens’ Greater Salt Lake at Sprague Library

Wending your way through the basement corridors of Sprague Branch Library in Sugar House, you’ll eventually come across a group of 20 artworks by Terence K. Stephens. (I’ve never had to actually hunt through a building for an exhibit before, but thought this one worth the effort.) Titled Greater Salt Lake, the show primarily is...

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SUNDAY BLOG READ: Doug Gibson

SUNDAY BLOG READ: Doug Gibson

SUNDAY BLOG READ is your glimpse into the working minds and hearts of Utah’s literary writers. At least once a 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 Ogden-based Doug Gibson who here, on...

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This is Getting Serious: Zaq Landsberg's Zaqistan and the Age of Irony

This is Getting Serious: Zaq Landsberg’s Zaqistan and the Age of Irony

I can’t tell if Zaq Landsberg is simply having a good bit of fun or actually taking himself seriously. Landsberg is the founder of an art project in Utah’s west desert called Zaqistan, which consists of two rather inaccessible acres of scrubland that has been given the meta-contextual properties of a sovereign nation—there’s a flag,...

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Alvin Gittins Painting Stolen from the U

Alvin Gittins Painting Stolen from the U

The University of Utah police have released a statement that a painting by the late Alvin Gittins was stolen today from a University of Utah building. “Arnies Boy” features a bearded male model with a bare torso and leather cowboy hat. University police have released a security photo of a possible suspect and ask anyone...

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Avenues Open Studios Returns This Saturday

Avenues Open Studios Returns This Saturday

It started, as many things on the Avenues do, over cocktails. That was some three years ago and Avenues Open Studios – “Art . . . Off the Grid” remains a going concern with 24 artists, though the number changes from year to year. Check it out for yourself Saturday from about 11 a.m. to...

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Artists of Utah's 35x35 Awards

Artists of Utah’s 35×35 Awards

On Friday evening, at the Artists of Utah 35×35 Awards Reception and 15-year anniversary celebration at Finch Lane Gallery, Executive Director Shawn Rossiter presented the awards for the 35×35 exhibition. The arts professionals from the Utah community were asked to select their favorite pieces from the exhibition. THE JURORS AWARDS ARE: MERIT AWARDS Were given...

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Sarah May: 35x35 Interview

Sarah May: 35×35 Interview

Sarah May’s “Glances” feature text and images based on a narrative of split realities. Check it out at: Artists of Utah’s 35×35 Finch Lane Gallery Salt Lake City August 12 – September 23, 2016

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Holly Cobb: 35x35 Interview

Holly Cobb: 35×35 Interview

  Holly Cobb is obsessed with the things that obsess us — those desires that consume us physically and psychologically. Check out her work in: Artists of Utah’s 35×35 Finch Lane Gallery Salt Lake City August 12 – September 23, 2016

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Jamie Kyle: 35x35 Interview

Jamie Kyle: 35×35 Interview

  Jamie Kyle collects stuff. Then she lights it, photographs it and creates tiny worlds of wonder. Artists of Utah’s 35×35 Finch Lane Gallery Salt Lake City August 12 – September 23, 2016

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Max Rosenzweig: 35x35 Interview

Max Rosenzweig: 35×35 Interview

  In his photo-based digital creations, Max Rosenzweig takes a look at how the West wasn’t won. Check out the artist’s work at the 35×35 exhibition.   Artists of Utah’s 35×35 Finch Lane Gallery Salt Lake City August 12 – September 23, 2016

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SUNDAY BLOG READ: Scott Abbott

SUNDAY BLOG READ: Scott Abbott

SUNDAY BLOG READ is your glimpse into the working minds and hearts of Utah’s literary writers. At least once a 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 Utah Valley University writer...

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Improvising Life and Art with Tzveta Kassabova

Improvising Life and Art with Tzveta Kassabova

“One…two…three…four…five…six.” We’re at my home in my kitchen with my four-year-old daughter. Tzveta Kassabova is not counting out the moves from her choreography (if you know her well enough then you know that she doesn’t often, if ever, work with counts). She is counting cups of flour. She is teaching my daughter how to make...

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Nomad at the Nomad Network

Nomad at the Nomad Network

Dancer stands in black Mouth open yelling no sound the streetcar leaves dusk is coming, clouds backlit, urban landscape another dancer approaches Nomad presented a handful of new works by recent University of Utah graduates Natalie Border, Austin Hardy, and Elle Johansen at the Nomad Network, a collective arts space that sits alongside the Sugar House...

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Watching Another: Notes on a Place and a Moment in Artists of Utah's 35x35

Watching Another: Notes on a Place and a Moment in Artists of Utah’s 35×35

by Tabitha Nikolai Thanks to comments sections, opinions on art are less than a dime for more than a dozen. In spite of this glut on the market, Artists of Utah board member Stefanie Dykes asked me to share mine on the occasion of their latest incarnation of 35 x 35, Utah’s triennial+ of young local...

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