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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

From Desert to Ocean Crossings: Cody Chamberlain’s and Len Starbeck’s Intersections in Nature at the Park City Library

From the high deserts of Utah to the shores and redwood forests of the Pacific, the exhibit Intersections in Nature describes and investigates landscapes that have impacted artists and local residents Cody Chamberlain and Len Starbeck. Both artists use their histories of mixed outdoor employment to inform their […]

Exhibition Reviews | Visual Arts

UMOCA’s Survey of Utah Artists Explores The Possibilities of the Abstract

Abstraction broke onto the art landscape of different countries at different times, but often as a response to disillusionment with the narrative art relied on previous knowledge of religious or mythical stories. Instead, abstraction provided a totally self-referential possibility, where an artist created their own code of line, […]

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 […]