Between 1853 and 1870, under the direction of Napoleon III, Baron von Haussmann modernized a majority of inner-city Paris by transforming neglected neighborhoods into the tree-lined grand boulevards that characterize the city today. Although not on the scale of what would come to be known to history […]
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.
With their focus on texture, Bernard’s work can feel crude and raw, but his pieces do not arrive by accident. His array of roller brushes, each for its own specific texture and painterly result, attest to Bernard’s expertise in the field of painterly tactility, the material substance and […]
As minimal as the works are, one can find several levels of meaning and articulation working within Joe Ostraff’s sophisticated and nuanced canvases. They describe larger pictorial structures while at the same time addressing themselves intimately, thus speaking in variations to different aspects of a viewer’s receptivity. A […]
“When I look back as a child, I was always making big 3-dimentional projects, although I did not see it as art,” says Stephanie Leitch, a Salt Lake City artist preparing for an upcoming exhibit at Nox Contemporary. While studying for her art degree at the University of […]
The Alice Gallery opens Portrait as Narrative and Narrative as Portrait this month, an exhibit featuring three Utah artists, though visitors would be forgiven if they mistook it for the work of four. Rebecca Pletsch makes her impact felt in two distinct mediums, painterly oils and photographic collages. Full […]
Because kinetic sculptures are often seen in communal places — at Trax stations, in civic centers, parks, libraries — they too often assume associations of banality. Thankfully, the exhibit of small, intimate works by Cal Vestal now showing at the Dibble Gallery in Phillips, reconstruct the essential uniqueness […]
Ehren Clark takes a look at the work of Meri DeCaria, who is showing this month at The Town Club.
Layne Mecham keeps his eyes to the ground in a new show at Finch Lane Gallery.
In his new work, interlocking lines of colored metal, with no other compositional elements, Roland Thompson has gone to the core of his aims and has created pure objects.
What is exceptional about “Global Artists Living Locally,” an exhibit sponsored by the Utah Refugee Coalition now up in the atrium of Salt Lake’s Main Library, is that it does nothing to stigmatize the nature of the refugees it showcases – rather, it casts each artist in the […]
Gentry Blackburn, aka Frosty Darling, returns to her space on Broadway with a series of paintings she calls uniconic icons.
Painted, the artist says, during a period of immense trial and emotional pain, “A Lucky Life” is a surprisingly bright painting. In the bottom left, the bulbous and cuddly figure of a bear plays a game with a lovable cub, the frolicking figures enshrouded in patters of brilliant […]