[slideShowProSC width=”600″ height=”500″ album=”664″] If these lingering autumns— where the clocks change before the leaves do, children solicit candy sans parka, and the first real snow tarries long enough to come as dressing on the turkey — if they are the West’s new reality, then Connie Borup is […]
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.
David Linn, whose immaculately rendered monochrome images of figures in states of spiritual struggle and enlightenment are well-known in this state, says the creation of art “requires and elicits self discovery.” One of art’s greatest powers are the surprises and revelations that emerge from the artistic process, he […]
In Reflections on Venus, photographer Zuzanna Audette explores costume and space as they create personal identity.
We return to our series of reviews of novels set in the art world with Shawn Rossiter’s review of Ernesto Sabato’s existential classic The Tunnel.
A review of the dual-exhibit retrospective of the late V. Douglas Snow.
When Carol Fulton met her husband Bill, who helped photograph the couples in the feature she wrote for us this month, their interest in art was relatively dormant: she owned a few works of art, and he had once gone through Betty Edwards’ Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain. Twenty-three years later, though, the couple says that art is the cement that holds their relationship together.
by Shawn Rossiter Does it really matter what we call something? I doubt Romeo was thinking about linguistic theory when he pleaded with Juliet to forget the silly names keeping them apart, telling her “a rose by any other name would smell as sweet”; but his point, that […]
Cipher reviewed by Shawn Rossiter Ririe-Woodbury Dance’s Cipher, playing Thursday through Saturday at Salt Lake’s Rose Wagner Art Center, is an opportunity. An opportunity for what? There’s no right word for it, or at least not one. For entertainment, yes, because whether you like Glenn Gould, Schubert, the […]
by Shawn Rossiter At the Artists of Utah Office Holiday Party this evening I was pleased to meet Austen Diamond, a writer and editor for City Weekly. He told me he mostly writes on music but that in this week’s edition he has contributed two visual arts articles. […]
Secrets of the Contemporary Art World? – Shawn Rossiter On a recent trip I picked up two books about the contemporary art world, Everything You Wanted to Know About Gallerists But Were Afraid to Ask, an interview format book dealing with fifty-one gallerists from all over the world […]
The Forger’s Spell by Edward Dolnick The Man Who Made Vermeers by Jonathen Lopez reviewed by Shawn Rossiter Art forgers have frustrated and fascinated the art world for years. The critics whose reputations can be ruined by false attributions, and the collectors who find themselves holding a painting […]
a photo essay by Shawn Rossiter Large, encrusted canvasses featuring flattened, enigmatic figures fill the orderly working space of Salt Lake artist John Sproul. The converted garage in the middle of an extended lot in the Sugarhouse neighborhood serves as a studio for both John and his wife, […]