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 […]
Laura Allred Hurtado is the Global Art Acquisitions Specialist for the LDS Church. She has worked at SFMOMA, BYUMOA and UMOCA. She received her master's degree in Art History from the University of Utah.
[slideShowProSC width=”600″ height=”500″ album=”688″] “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 […]
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 […]
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 […]