by Geoff Wichert From the Renaissance on, the theme of history has been expansion: the Age of Exploration carrying adventurers and map-makers to every corner of the globe; the Reformation replacing a monolithic church with religious diversity; philosophy yielding to ideology; capitalism finding the price of everything while […]
Geoff Wichert has degrees in critical writing and creative nonfiction. He writes about art to settle the arguments going on in his head.
Geoff Wichert examines two new shows at the CUAC that explore works that tap into various cultural narratives, from the super heroes of comic books to the mystic shamans of primitive cultures.
by Geoff Wichert I’m suspicious of anything calling itself an art festival. It doesn’t really matter whether it’s Pasadena’s world-renowned Pageant of the Masters, with dressed-up volunteers posed in three-dimensional tableaus based on famous paintings, or the local fair, anywhere, at which children get their faces painted while […]
Read Geoff Wichert’s review of Esperanza Cortes’ and Michael Pribich’s Dollar Daze at Mestizo Art.
A review of Joe Carter’s exhibit of still life art at Phillips Gallery.
Geoff Wichert muses on decoration, craft, art and life with a review of Ric Blackerby and Mary Boerens Sinner at Art Access.
Geoff Wichert daydreams about Fatima Ronquillo, whose works are on exhibit at Meyer Gallery beginning Friday, March 30.
If you’re wondering what to see during Gallery Stroll this evening, take a look at Geoff Wichert’s preview of the Laura Sharp Wilson retrospective at House Gallery.
by Geoff Wichert What is the FAX machine? It’s a teleportation device. It’s the beginning of the Internet! —Aaron Moulton, Senior Curator of Exhibitions, UMOCA, in an interview on KCPW. Aaron Moulton is wrong about the relation of the Fax, or facsimile machine, to the Internet. While the […]
Geoff Wichert traces the search for form in exhibits by Brian Usher and Teresa Kalnoskas at Park City’s Julie Nester Gallery.
In the March 2012 edition of 15 Bytes Geoff Wichert visits three Salt Lake City exhibits to peek into the Palace of Art. Artists reviewed include Irwin Greenberg, Maritza Torres, Amber DeBirk, Jane Catlin and Sue Cotter. Geoff WichertGeoff Wichert has degrees in critical writing and creative nonfiction. […]
For most photographers, finding the right moment to press the shutter is crucial. Dayle Record, whose large, color photographs of the Great Salt Lake, Singular Images: The Lake I Love, are currently on display in Charley Hafen’s cozy, brick-and-glass jewel box of a gallery, handles the critical moment like a painter who first draws her subject, then waits until the sun is right to limn the light and capture the defining moment.