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Geoff Wichert

Geoff Wichert has degrees in critical writing and creative nonfiction. He writes about art to settle the arguments going on in his head.

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Local Hero: From Raw Nerve to Live Wire: Andrew Rice at Saltgrass Printmakers

[slideShowProSC width=”600″ height=”450″ album=”365″] On the radio recently, another self-proclaimed expert predicted confidently that from this day forward, the printing of maps would cease. Instead, from now on we will all find our way using the GPS-linked apps on our cell phones. An alternative future he unconsciously conjured, […]

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Between Worlds: Bernard C. Meyers at Alice Gallery

[slideShowProSC width=”610″ height=”450″ album=”339″] “I love ambiguity,” Bernard Meyers says, and with that refreshingly unambiguous confession, highlights a principal characteristic of his photography. Ambiguity is what makes his photos—unlike the majority of images produced by today’s ever-more ubiquitous cameras—valid additions to our common visual language. Or in other […]

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Being realistic about the future of painting: Joe Carter at Phillips Gallery

[slideShowProSC width=”600″ height=”450″ album=”323″] According to Wikipedia: The hippocampus (named after its resemblance to the seahorse, from the Greek hippos meaning “horse” and kampos meaning “sea monster”) is a major component of the brains of humans and other vertebrates. It belongs to the limbic system and plays important […]

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Installation in Salt Lake

Throughout human history, would-be invaders have been absorbed by, and have disappeared among, those they sought to displace. Why shouldn’t the best ideas of modern and contemporary art invigorate Utah’s characteristically vigorous, usefully traditional voice? Geoff Wichert explores installation in the local scene in the August 2014 edition […]

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Domestic Interiors: Mary Sauer & The Pressure of Perfection, in the Gittins Gallery at the U of U

‘If love is a story we tell ourselves then I had the story wrong. Or maybe passion is just, and always, a wrong-headed thing.’ — Anne Enright [portfolio_slideshow width=”600″ height=”600″] Either it’s becoming increasingly evident as we learn more about our species, or at least it’s become part […]