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 […]
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.
The landscapes and portraits of Ryan S. Brown, now on display at the Covey Center for Fine Arts in Provo, are investigations into fundamentals of the natural world and human nature. “Observations from Life,” which ends November 30th, displays Brown’s ability to penetrate to the core of the subject of […]
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 […]
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 […]
With the start of the month this week many of you may have been looking — unsuccessfully — for your 15 Bytes. But since the first Wednesday (our normal publication date) falls on the 7th this month, the October edition will not be out until next week. While […]
“Applicants for Admission to a Casual Ward” by Sir Samuel Luke Fildes, 1874 The complexity and rich magnificence of Victorian art comes to the fore at the Brigham Young University Museum of Art’s exhibition of works from the collection of British entrepreneur Thomas Holloway. Amassed between 1881 and 1883 to […]
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 […]
Are dreams so distinct from memories and are memories so distinct from dreams? Do we not ask ourselves, “Was that a dream?” or conversely, “Was I awake?” This month, Palmers Gallery explores the fantasy of dreams and what may or might not be fiction in memory with an […]
The Classical and Romantic are often convenient labels applied to certain discourses of the cultural arts. When hearing the terms “classical” and “romantic,” those who recall something of their university days will think of definite periods of time: the Romantics — in art, music and literature — of […]
A profile of Congolese artist in exile Emmanuel Makonga.
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 […]
Living in New York City in the early 20th century, married to one of its greatest and most influential photographers, and a full partner in an up and coming avant-garde — what would compel such a person to divorce herself from this centered existence to relocate in the then-primitive […]