“In Sanpete County, as in other rural towns, you have to build the community you want to be a part of,” says artist Amy Jorgensen. Build she has.
Since 2005, Jorgensen has worked as an associate professor of visual arts, and photography area head, at Snow College in Ephraim, Utah, transforming the department from one with a strong focus in process to one informed by conceptual art practices. During her tenure there, she has founded the Art Talks series, established two permanent student galleries, and developed the now thriving photography and media program from the ground up.
In Paul Harding’s novel Tinkers, a man, a clock repairman by profession, lies on his bed, dying. As his body fails him, he begins to hallucinate, picturing his carefully built world—the plaster on the wall, the paint in the rooms, the basement foundation he poured—crashing down. He sees it […]
“Lift not the painted veil which those who live Call Life: though unreal shapes be pictured there, And it but mimic all we would believe With colours idly spread…” Percy Bysshe Shelley In part, Shelley’s sonnet “Lift not the painted veil” is about casting fake appearance, putting up […]
I’ll drown my belief, to have your babies…and wash your swollen feet. Just don’t leave. Don’t leave. “True Love Waits”, Radiohead Such desperate subjugation of self, in an effort to pair with another, to mirror love, to feel heard, feels strained and achingly heartbroken when […]
The work in Levi Jackson’s Bushwacker exhibition now on display at the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art has a conflicted and ambivalent view of the West. This is in part due to two distinct and pervasive notions that permeate such depictions. The first is the West as an idealized and […]
As with all juried shows, this year’s annual Utah Ties exhibition is an inconsistent mixed bag —some works evoke the grotesque and the abject, while others are quietly beautiful and even majestic. As a collective, the show includes a select number of truly remarkable pieces here and there […]
When you stop by the visitor’s desk at Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, you’ll see a large glass bowl, placed there by curator Becca Maksym, topped full with apples. Red. Shiny. Delicious. The kind that greet you in hotel lobbies. As a fruit, it’s a sentinel of welcome, […]
The deadline for UMOCA’s artist-in-residence program is Saturday, July 20th at 11:59 PM. UMOCA’s Artist-in-Residence Program is designed specifically to meet the various needs of artists living in Utah today. As such, only Utah artists may apply and applicants will be selected primarily based on demonstrated artistic […]
In 1975, British feminist artist Mary Kelly, along with Margaret Harrison and Kay Hunt, completed a comprehensive conceptual art project called Women and Work: A Document on the Division of Labour in Industry. Part sociological study, part conceptual art, the book and documentation indexed the lives and daily schedules […]
The word cinematic most commonly makes reference to a relationship with, a suggestion of or being suitable for motion pictures. Yet, the diversity of media in CUAC’s most recent exhibition Cinematic makes evident that filmic culture has far reaching effects that spill well beyond its original parameters: it informs and […]
These days many people seem to have nostalgic feelings towards technologies of the 1980s — when the personal computer was still emerging with its DOS program and huge floppy discs captured and shaped our lived experience. Because our lives were once recorded on clunky video cassettes and […]
Laura Hurtado reviews curator Jeff Lambson’s new exhibit at the BYU Museum of Art.