Dan Gerhart’s 2003 sculpture, featuring a bronze sphere atop a stainless steel pole and named for the 6th-century Greek, rises up out of the cattails near the Pioneer Precinct police station. A lot is attributed to Pythagoras — in the fields of mathematics, astronomy, philosophy — but it […]
In Plain Site
With our In Plain Site byline we feature publicly viewable art, both official and street art, throughout the state of Utah.
Squatters Pub in West-Downtown Salt Lake City is a mine for public murals!—designed and created by some of the most well-known local muralists. Trent Call painted the black-and-white brewery how-to mural which is sandwiched between Chuck Landvatter’s colorful hop-bearded micro-brew god, Mackinzie Donovan’s celebratory 25-year Squatters brand mural, and Mike Murdock’s “25 […]
In Plain SiteWith our In Plain Site byline we feature publicly viewable art, both official and street art, throughout the state of Utah.
“It is with the reading of books the same as with looking at pictures; one must, without doubt, without hesitations, with assurance, admire what is beautiful.” – Vincent van Gogh If you want good art, go to good bookshops. That is because art and language and knowledge are one […]
German-born sculptor Ursula Brodauf is best-known for her modernist works that deploy a keen sense of form and space. You’ll find her “Intensity” at the entrance to Salt Lake City’s Fire Station #11, tucked away along the east end of the Salt Lake City airport grounds. An image of […]
Mural by Chuck Landvatter celebrating Thelma McDonald, the original landlord of the homes that were bulldozed to make way for the new apartment complex. Corner of 600 West and North Temple. In Plain SiteWith our In Plain Site byline we feature publicly viewable art, both official and street […]
Darl Thomas’ sculpture makes the invisible (the wind) visible as the sculpture slowly rotates with the breeze. It’s location at Fire Station #9, west of the Salt Lake International Airport, means it gets plenty of winds, and most days you’ll be able to see its slow rotation. In […]
The creeks that flow into Salt Lake City have helped to shape the east bench neighborhoods, but just as important is the Wasatch Fault Line, which basically runs along 1300 East and is the reason there’s a steep drop off west of the thoroughfare. Few of the residents […]
Neil Haddock’s sinuous steel form was commissioned by the Boyer Company in 1983, and since then has added a bit of life to the courtyard of this otherwise mundane office building at 400 E. South Temple. In Plain SiteWith our In Plain Site byline we feature publicly viewable […]
Back in the September 2013 edition of 15 Bytes we featured a photo essay on the street art — public and private — of South Salt Lake. Because our office is in the city, we continue to get to know the area and discover new gems, including this pair of […]
This mural is for the selfie generation. Designed by University of Utah professor Kim Martinez, and executed with the help of her students, this mural near 2700 South features quotations from a number of famous art works and the placement of painted footprints to suggest one take a photo of oneself in the […]
As the new light rail line to the airport opens this month, we can learn a lot about our Westside neighbors through the public art installed at TRAX stations. In fact, 15 Bytes and Salt Lake City Arts Council, in partnership with Salt Lake Gallery Stroll, invite you […]