Guided by basic color theory and an expert understanding of paint, Michael Bernard launches into a process of discovery, talking his way through what might happen in the forthcoming steps with prescient presence of mind. “I’m going to grab… I’m thinking by this I’m going to pull what’s […]
Ehren Clark studied art history at both the University of Utah and the University of Reading in the UK. He is now a professional writer living in Salt Lake City.
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 this month opens Portrait as Narrative and Narrative as Portrait, an exhibit featuring three Utah artists, though visitors would be forgiven if they mistook it for the work of four. Exhibiting artist Rebecca Pletsch makes her impact felt in two distinct mediums, painterly oils and […]
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 […]
“Relative to a limited few local artists whose work is as exceptionally strong, I find in Ure’s current exhibit the most fascinating, emotional, captivating, entrancing, mesmerizing and generally distinctive work in recent memory. I marvel at her imagination, stand in awe of her skill and patience, and respect […]
Ehren Clark takes a considered look at the work of J. Kirk Richards, which is on exhibit this month at the St. George Museum of Art.
Tom Aaron’s new works at Nox Contemporary explore the land from many angles.