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Kelly Carper

Kelly Carper is an Ogden-based arts writer with a background in Santa Fe’s commercial gallery world in sales, marketing and management. Her current freelance work extends from arts journalism to gallery marketing and can be found at kellycarper.com.

Exhibition Reviews | Visual Arts

Yasuaki Onishi Sculpts with Light and Gravity at Weber State’s Shaw Gallery

Reverse of Volume, Yasuaki Onishi’s ethereal, transformative installation at Weber State University’s Mary Elizabeth Dee Shaw Gallery, is created from simple material yet alludes to complex phenomena. Light and gravity contribute to the work’s perceptual illusion in which a wavering plastic sheet appears to float in midair with […]

Exhibition Reviews | Visual Arts

Art That Awakens: Kimball’s Alas Alack is a Visually Stimulating Installation with an Intelligent, Meaningful Message

“Cloven,” by Nicole Pietrantoni, at the Kimball Art Center, photo by Stanna Frampton  “Reader, this is a record of loss and abundance. Let me be clear – what is vulnerable has potential for change. Reader, as this is consequential, so let us be systematic.” So opens an excision […]

Exhibition Reviews | Visual Arts

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 bleed and […]

Exhibition Reviews | Visual Arts

Figuratively Speaking: Russell Wrankle brings together an impressive roster of ceramic artists in Meyer Gallery’s Epics, Myths & 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 the exhibition […]