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Scotti Hill

Scotti Hill is a lawyer, art critic, and curator based in Salt Lake City. She has contributed to various publications and serves as an adjunct professor of art history at Westminster College. She has a Master's Degree in art history from the University of Utah.

Exhibition Reviews | Visual Arts

A Newcomer’s Story: Jiyoun Lee-Lodge’s Enchanting Drawings Engulf the Alice Gallery

Major transitions often feel overwhelming, like a wave of dislocation that renders one temporarily paralyzed. Spatial transitions are among the most disarming, engendering unique challenges to the foundation of one’s personal, social and often cultural identity. This idea of “belonging” or existing as an “outsider” has been a […]

Exhibition Reviews | Visual Arts

Diving in the Headlines with Sandy Brunvand’s Divisive Landscapes

As our most dynamic organ, the brain is at once remarkably expansive and persistently conservative, constantly aiming to preserve its energy. The ever-increasing pace of social media has nurtured this trend of mental conservation—instead of reading and prioritizing media according to its supposed importance or significance, we often […]

Exhibition Reviews | Visual Arts

Between Force and Fragility: Lydia Okumura and the gendered nuances of Minimalist sculpture

Between Force and Fragility Lydia Okumura and the gendered nuances of Minimalist sculpture by Scotti Hill When writing about sculpture, critics often use inadvertently masculine vernacular, expending such terms as “dominant” or “forceful” in describing a work’s construction and effect. While feminist scholars are right to point out […]

Exhibition Reviews | Visual Arts

Threads on the Margins: Erin Coleman’s stains and stitches at The Gallery at Library Square

Long ago relegated to the domestic sphere, embroidery is often seen as a decidedly feminine form of labor. Which is why, taking a renewed interest in practices such as textile work and ceramics, feminist art sought to question society’s often demeaning classifications of such mediums as ”women’s work.“ […]

Exhibition Reviews | Visual Arts

Drawing Outside the Frame: Lewis Crawford’s Constructs at Finch Lane Gallery

“Everyone leaves marks, both physically and emotionally,” says Lewis Crawford. The artist, who is featured in a group show now up at Finch Lane, uses this philosophy to guide a conceptually fluid assortment of visual experiments, or “constructs.” Crawford’s works are simultaneously philosophical and simple—emphasizing the primal role […]

Exhibition Reviews | Visual Arts

Andrew Rice and Justin Diggle’s ‘Redefining Structures’ at the Salt Lake City Library

  Printmaking exists as one of art’s most revered mediums. Its influence is impossible to overstate, as early practitioners were responsible for disseminating the written word and visual illustration to countless individuals for whom such access was previously limited. In the modern era, fewer artists aspire to be […]

Exhibition Reviews | Visual Arts

We are the People: Experiments in Contemporary Indigenism at WSU’s Shaw Gallery

Overshadowed and undervalued by the history of Caucasian colonizers, the diverse tapestry of America’s indigenous peoples is frequently molded together to form a digestible monolithic narrative. An increasingly urgent call to arms regarding minority representation in art accompanied the civil rights movements of the 1960s and, while significant […]