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Hannah McBeth

Hannah McBeth studied art history, classics, and Mediterranean archaeology before getting a Master's at Cambridge University. She enjoys writing, hiking, and traveling to far-off places. Follow her on Twitter @hannahmcbee.

Exhibition Reviews | Visual Arts

Diving Into the Abstract: J. Vehar Evanoff at Modern West Fine Art

Diving into the Abstract: J. Vehar-Evanoff at Modern West Fine Art BY HANNAH MCBETH ON JUNE 27, 2017 • ( LEAVE A COMMENT ) In Submerged Reflection, up this month at Modern West Fine Art, the versatile painter J. Vehar-Evanoff moves away from depicting the natural world of animals to abstracted landscapes and unpredictable natural elements. As […]

Exhibition Reviews | Visual Arts

Escaping into the Vita Contemplativa: Tranquility at Julie Nester Gallery

“Becoming Whole” by A.J. Oishi. Acrylic on canvas. 60″ x 72″ Notifications pinging and screens flashing: the average person’s day is filled with hundreds of stimuli demanding attention. In The Human Condition, philosopher Hannah Arendt writes that the point at which the world passed into modernity is when people stopped […]

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Bodies of Nature: Ryoichi Suzuki’s Suggestive Stone Sculpture at A Gallery

[slideShowProSC width=”600″ height=”600″ album=”741″] In his new exhibit, Ryoichi Suzuki’s carved, flowing forms of wood and stone punctuate two rooms in Salt Lake City’s A Gallery. In each sculpture on display, Suzuki uses different types of stone or wood to produce elongated and graceful organic forms. A native […]

Exhibition Reviews | Visual Arts

Evidence of an Alien Universe: Elmer Presslee’s “Unprovoked Collaborations” at God Hates Robots

If somehow the primal essences of cult horror movies, ‘80s arcade games, abandoned amusement parks, and pulp sci-fi magazines were smashed together, Elmer Presslee’s art might have been fused from the resulting debris. Although many elements feel familiar—callbacks to subcultures of the 1970s and 1980s—Presslee’s style is so […]