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Ehren Clark

Ehren Clark studied art history at both the University of Utah and the University of Reading in the UK. For a decade he lived in Salt Lake City and worked as a professional writer until his untimely death in 2017.

Randall Lake stands in front of his SLC studio, photo by Shawn Rossiter
Artist Profiles | Visual Arts

Randall Lake

How does an Orange County boy, a homosexual with a growing reputation as a painter in Paris, become one of Utah’s most known and venerated painters? By obeying the rules. These days, that is exactly what Randall Lake is not doing. Lake grew up in affluent circumstances. In the ’60s […]

Organization Spotlight | Visual Arts

Bad Dog Rediscovers America: An interview with Michael Moonbird and Victoria Lyons

Bad Dog Rediscovers America is a grassroots arts organization that is flourishing. From its beginning in 1997 in a small, live/work apartment where it served about 30 low-income youths, the organization now has spacious digs in the Artspace City Center building, serves 2,000 students annually with a curriculum that […]

Exhibition Reviews | Visual Arts

A Return to Grandeur The Hudson River Fellowship at Springville Museum of Art

Katerskille Cove by Ryan S. Brown This month the Springville Museum of Art presents the work of the Hudson River Fellowship, a group of artists devoted to investigating the nature of landscape by revisiting the 150-year-old artistic tradition of the Hudson River School. The exhibit, which includes work by Utah painter Ryan […]

Exhibition Reviews | Visual Arts

Weighty Matter: Is the Art of Collage Collapsing?

  Ever since the Cubists first started gluing real-life materials, like newspapers, onto their two-dimensional representations of the same materials, collage has become an increasingly dominant art practice. Throughout the 20th century, in movements like Dada, Arte Povera, Fluxus, the post-painterly Abstractionsists and Pop art, collage played an important […]

Exhibition Reviews | Visual Arts

The Great Things of God: LDS International Art Competition

  Remembering the Great Things of God, the LDS Church’s 8th International Art Competition currently at the LDS Conference Center, is a bold and vibrant display of more than 200 artists’ individual manifestations of the religious experience. In this exhibit, artists of many nationalities address their own spiritual perspectives and incorporate […]