On April 20, Nox Contemporary opens an exhibition of new works by Frank McEntire, one of the 15 artists selected in 2013 as “Utah’s most influential artists.” McEntire certainly has not been resting on his laurels since receiving that honor, have exhibited in a number of locations in Utah […]
Hikmet Sidney Loe
has taught art history at Westminster College since 2006, and has also taught at the University of Utah and Weber State University. Her extensive exploration of Spiral Jetty will published next year by the University of Utah Press in a book titled The Spiral Jetty and Rozel Point: Rotating Through Time and Place.
“The airplane has unveiled for us the true face of the earth.” Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Wind, Sand and Stars Imagine life as Leonardo da Vinci: you want to know everything. The land, the sky, how things work, how things within invisible spheres exist, how to make brand new […]
[slideShowProSC width=”600″ height=”700″ album=”733″] DemoGraphics, the Rio Gallery’s recent group exhibition, was a showcase of seven regional artists brought together through themes of visual language and communication. According to the gallery: “The exhibition explores communication with a personal, visual language, asking the viewer to let the artwork be […]
[slideShowProSC width=”600″ height=”600″ album=”704″] “They paved paradise and put up a parking lot” – Joni Mitchell The idea of paradise is about as slippery as the idea of landscape: no two are exactly alike. They look different to each of us, smell different, imbued with […]
Each fall and spring semester, I accompany my upper division art history students from Westminster College to the Utah Museum of Fine Arts so they have the experience of viewing global art in person, resulting in a research paper. After a tour of the galleries, I steal away […]
Public art matters. That is the takeaway message from viewing Patricia Johanson’s monumental public artwork in Sugar House, Salt Lake City. It matters, and in the hands of a seasoned and passionate artist, it matters deeply and is successfully translated to the public. Johanson’s environmental work —with the Echo Canyon portion completed this June—not only addresses many audiences and their interests, it’s a work that takes us on a journey from the macrocosm of history and time to the microcosms embedded in her work; from natural beauty to environmental sustainability to cultural heritage.
A new residency program in northeastern Nevada, just miles from the Sun Tunnels, offers artists an opportunity for work and reflection in a remote desert setting.
CLUI (directed by Matthew Coolidge with a dedicated corps of staff and volunteers) trains an objective eye on the land, resulting in photographs, videos, articles, lectures, and regional tours that reflect the myriad ways we use the land. Tacita Dean, on the other hand, employs the mediums of […]
Alfred Lambourne’s unabashed adoration of Great Salt Lake is refreshing. I relished slipping away in time, thoroughly immersed in paint, color, motion, and emotion. Lambourne consistently layered paint, atmospheric effects, and influences in his lake paintings, taking us back in time through works that embody a specific time […]
When the French painter Paul Cézanne headed back to the south of France, he was retreating from an art world that greeted his paintings with indifference, but he was also returning to his ancestral home, full of a bright, penetrating light so different from the moisture-laden haze of […]
Through the process of light, both Winegar and Jackson direct our gaze to embodied landscapes where human forms are cloaked or only implied. Both artists encompass the history of the Western United States and the cultural ideas that formed how we now view the environment and its stewardship. […]
The group exhibition at Nox Contemporary provides perfect holiday fare: small works that make a large impact. The show’s title, The Herb & Dorothy Show, reflects the far-reaching impact of Herb and Dorothy Vogel, a New York City couple who collected art over their lifetime together, amassing […]