With their latest installation, Park City’s Kimball Art Center adds itself to a prestigious international list of exhibition hosts for internationally renowned artist Lee Mingwei. The Taiwanese-American artist’s work focuses on (among other things) intimacy and connection. He explores the ubiquitous nature of these raw human moments and […]
Heather Hopkins recently received her BA in Art History from the University of Utah. She is also an arts writer for Southwest Contemporary. When she isn’t lost in a museum or art gallery, she can be found hiking and camping with her wife and their cat.
Film, like family, contains more beneath the surface than meets the eye. In his latest exhibition, Salt Lake City artist Justin Chouinard exposes the imperfect intricacies of human relationships via his manual manipulation of film. Beneath the buzz of their annual winter art market, lies Bountiful Davis Art […]
When visitors enter the UMFA’s newest exhibition, Tatau: Marks of Polynesia, what appears to be a survey of Samoan tattoos quickly reveals itself to be an exploration of Fa’asāmoa — the Samoan way of life. This is because the two are inextricably linked. As recently as a generation […]
The soaring ceilings and commodious galleries of Ogden Contemporary Arts make an ideal environment for large-scale installations. Two simultaneous exhibitions on view right now prove the point. The staff at OCA, along with independent curator Kelly Carper, have brought in two artists who are well established in their […]
The Great Salt Lake has been a beacon for scientists and artists alike for years. Like any other place warranting so much attention, it becomes progressively more difficult to offer new perspectives on it. Artist Dan Tree has accomplished just that with his show Shoreline Meditations. A simple […]
Artists have long explored the infinite layers of humanity. With The Many Suits We Wear, Alix Twiggs Wright takes that exploration into her practice to create physical suits that represent our many real and metaphorical identities. In the far back gallery of Bountiful Davis Art Center, viewers can […]
If the name Eccles sounds familiar, that is likely due to its ubiquitous use on public buildings throughout Utah, and even surrounding states. David Eccles, a Scottish immigrant, came to Utah in the late 1800s. He and his wife Bertha, a Danish immigrant, made Ogden, Utah their home […]
New Mexico artist Eric Garcia is the latest recipient of a spot in Ogden Contemporary Art’s (OCA) artist-in-residence program. The program, as showcased with their inaugural artist-in-residence Ya La’Ford aims, to bring national and international artists to Ogden to investigate via their art issues that affect both Utah […]
A new space in Sugar House (2006 S 900 East) aims to serve as a unique cultural hub in Salt Lake City. The opening nights for 2006: Space Oddity, Friday, Dec. 9 and Saturday, Dec. 10, will include live music by local indie bands, as well as an […]
If recent weather is any indication, I don’t think we’ll have to dream of a white Christmas. Bing Crosby’s wishes will likely be a reality for Utah residents. While I love the winter wonderland, I have to admit the icy forecast has me dreaming of spring florals. With that being said, what I want for Christmas is some unique floral works by local artists.
Jennifer Rasmusson was just featured in her newest solo exhibition at ‘A’ Gallery in Salt Lake City.
Salt Lake City is being illuminated for the 6th year in a row, as Utah Arts Alliance presents its latest rendition of ILLUMINATE: Utah’s Light Art +Creative Tech Festival. Previously presented in The Gateway, this year’s festival has moved to Library Square to accommodate the growing show. While […]
In her opening remarks on Friday, October 7, 2022, UMFA executive director Gretchen Dietrich stated that Air (on display until Dec. 11) is an intentionally diverse exhibit. Former UMFA curator Whitney Tassie’s artist selections range from local artists like Virginia Cathrall highlighting the air quality issues experienced here […]
The Great Salt Lake Fringe Festival is back once again to bring the art of theater performance from the fringes of society to the center of downtown Salt Lake City. Shianne Gray and Jay Perry, co-directors of the festival, put together 24 live performances to be enjoyed for […]
After a two-year Covid hiatus, the Utah Arts Festival has returned to downtown Salt Lake City, June 23 – 26, with six stages, more than 170 artists and 200 performances. Here’s a taste: Artists of all mediums show off their talent, ensuring you’ll be able to find […]
In an overheard conversation prior to our interview, a passerby who knows the artist exclaims, “You made your earrings?!” Instead of a simple yes, Heather Rison opts for, “I make a lot of things,” followed by a smirk. A seemingly simple statement was an apt introduction to this […]
UN.RU.LY Adjective disorderly and disruptive, and not amenable to discipline or control. If this definition brings your mind to the rebellious nature of the arts, your thinking is in line with the owners of one of the latest additions to Salt Lake City’s monthly Gallery Stroll. While it […]