Will the human body ever become cliché ? For thousands of years it has served western—and most non-western art—very well. In fact, except when specifically proscribed, it has been the centerpiece of our visual world (even during the brief interlude of abstraction’s orthodoxy, when critics rather than clerics […]
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.
Photography liberated painting says the traditional narrative of art history. Freed by the advent of photography from the burden of faithful reproduction, artists of the nineteenth century began experimenting with their mediums, stretching their descriptive possibilities while exploring new manners of seeing and understanding the world. Something similar […]
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 […]
In the 1990s, a theory gained popular traction — though never professional credence — that in the nineteenth-century quilts were used to help runaway slaves along the Underground Railroad. Hung outside a house or slave shack, the theory went, the quilts were either signals to passing slaves — […]
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 […]
Traci O’Very Covey’s sinuous line, which dances across the surface of her paintings to create overlapping and interlocking planes of color, will be familiar to fans of the Utah Opera, where for four years Covey used her unique graphic style to interpret the storylines of the company’s […]
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 […]
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 an ancient […]
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.