So you’re feeling a little adventurous. You want to add a little culture to your life. If you’re thinking visual art, it’s not too hard — or at least not too expensive: around here, galleries, and even most museums, are free (that being said, yes, if you’re new […]
The founder of Artists of Utah and editor of its online magazine, 15 Bytes, Shawn Rossiter has undergraduate degrees in English, French and Italian Literature and studied Comparative Literature in graduate school before pursuing a career in art.
There is no doubt that simple symbols, from a fish drawn in the sand to a yellow star sewn on a shirt, have always had the ability to carry more weight than their fragile contours lines would suggest. In our own time, the addition of an emblematic swoosh […]
One culture’s culinary pleasure is another culture’s entrenched taboo. Which can come in handy if, say, you’re a young maritime Republic looking for divine protection and a little tourist industry: legend has it the Venetians swiped the relics of St. Mark, their patron saint, by layering them in […]
You probably know Traci O’Very Covey’s work from the year’s she did design work for the Utah Opera; and Denis Phillips is one of the better known artists in the state. In this new exhibit, at Ogden’s Gallery at the Station, both artists exhibit new bodies of works that […]
The applause is still echoing from the Rose Wagner Arts Center. Saturday night, Artistic Director Charlotte Boye-Christensen concluded her 11-year run with the Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company and the audience let their appreciation be heard. Dancer Jo Blake, who is also leaving the company, received just as warm […]
The government may be watching you. So may Louise Åkebrand. But she’s also got her eye on the government. For the past three years Åkebrand’s art has been exploring the nature of surveillance. From a suite of works exploring “the most dangerous city in the world” to her […]
It’s not exactly the Bloods and the Crips; it’s not even the Jets vs. the Sharks; but hang around a university’s art department or the local gallery scene long enough and you’ll notice the tension — that unstated battle between the “artists” and the “illustrators.” The latter are […]
The April edition of 15 Bytes is going to be so big, so brimming with artistic marvels, so chalk full of poise-perfect prose and eye-snapping images, that you’ll be begging us for mercy. You can thank Dale Thompson. Okay, it’s not all Dale. A lot of people put […]
[portfolio_slideshow slideheight=700] For the Park City Gallery Stroll tonight, (yes, it’s the last Friday of the month already) J GO Gallery is revealing a new body of work by Curtis Olson — three years in the making. The exhibit’s title, Antikythera: Knowledge Objects, is a reference to […]
A slew of new exhibitions, including one currently at the CUAC, has brought Japanese artist Ushio Shinohara back into the light. An award-winning documentary at Sundace also tells the story of his artist wife, Noriko.
One of Britain’s most famous artists, David Hockney has survived the various “funerals” held for the art he has practiced for over five decades: painting. His works from the sixties and seventies – paintings of swimming pools and portraits of his friends – have become iconic images of […]
A look at the UMFA’s new exhibit of idiosyncratic photographer Mike Disfarmer, whose portraits of the rural residents of Cleburne County Arkansas have made him a posthumous art star. With a free lecture and movie screening tonight at 7 pm.