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Scotti Hill

Scotti Hill received her Juris Doctorate from the S.J. Quinney College of Law in 2018, with a certificate in intellectual property law. She previously received a Master’s and a Bachelor’s Degree in Art History and taught art history courses at Westminster College and the University of Utah. She continues to write for 15 Bytes and the Deseret News.

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Weaving the Unexpected: Navajo Pictorials from the Lucke Collection at BYU

Art maintains a remarkable ability to change and augment our perceptions of different cultures and traditions. As a title, “Weaving the Unexpected” anticipates the exhibition’s capacity for redefining what is typically known about this subject. The works contained in this show present remarkable craftsmanship and skill in their own right, made even more impressive when given the added layer of modernity…

Exhibition Reviews | Visual Arts

Abstract at Rio Gallery

Art lovers and the general public alike have long been captivated by abstract art. The seemingly endless array of brushstrokes, scribbles, collages and color planes have beckoned labels ranging from grotesque to beautiful. Now, over a century after its explosion onto the cultural landscape, abstraction continues to assert […]

Exhibition Reviews | Visual Arts

Love Hours at Alice Gallery

Contemporary representations of parenthood are rampant in popular culture. Ranging from idyllic to distressing, such portrayals oftentimes generalize a complicated experience. Love Hours, an exhibition currently at the Alice Gallery in Salt Lake City tackles this immensely personal and time-honored experience. As a scholar of feminist art, the show’s curator […]

Exhibition Reviews | Visual Arts

A Dialectic of Space: Laura Hurtado’s New Topographies at Pinnacle Performance

  In an observation regarding humankind’s cerebral relationship to the landscape, controversial author Salmon Rushdie once stated, “we will, in short, create fictions, not actual cities or villages, but imaginary homelands, Indias of the mind.” Many have cited the interconnected discourses of art, environment and human perception. Indeed, […]