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Kelly Skeen

Kelly Skeen ( is an independent arts writer and marketer based in Santa Fe, New Mexico where she's worked in the gallery world as an art consultant, marketing director and gallery director.

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Anna Betbeze’s Primal Wool-Rug Abstractions Saturate the Senses at UMOCA

 Anna Betbeze’s hide-like abstractions in Dark Sun cling to UMOCA’s gallery walls, sagging slightly as they loom over the viewer with a deranged, yet mysteriously beautiful presence. Betbeze’s irregular painting surfaces are wool rugs that the artist burns, tatters and douses with ink and industrial acid-dyes. Vibrant colors […]

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String Theory: Steve Smock turns to his engineering skills for a new body of large-scale paintings at JGO Gallery

this slideshow may not appear in some version of Safari and Chrome Originally from a small Midwest town in rural Indiana, Steve Smock moved to Utah for its alluring outdoor adventure and rugged nearby mountains. An avid biker, Smock found a home in Salt Lake City’s cycling scene […]

Exhibition Reviews | Visual Arts

Figuratively Speaking: Russell Wrankle brings together an impressive roster of ceramic artists in Meyer Gallery’s Epics, Myths and Fables

Now on display in Park City, Epics, Myths and Fables transforms Meyer Gallery’s mezzanine into a vision of three-dimensional folklore fantasy. Forty ceramic sculptures emit the curious intellect and imagination of their creators, who range from mid-career to established artists from all over the country. Not only does […]