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.
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.
A review of the dual-exhibit retrospective of the late V. Douglas Snow.
A video look at an exhibition that embraces novelty pencils.
In our March 2011 edition we take a look at three performing arts spaces that also function as visual art spaces.
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.
From his recent statements that degrees in the liberal arts are “degrees to nowhere” Utah State Senator Howard Stephenson (R, Draper) appears to be either: 1) disappointed in himself 2) a “liberal” 3) a seer Or possibly all three. Disappointed because his own bachelor’s degree in psychology has […]
As has happened with many before her, Jan Andrews’ epiphany came in the desert. She was in the Sinai studying the Bedouin for an anthropological project when she became convinced that her future lay in images rather than words. She returned to her home in Utah, began learning […]
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 a name is […]
1985.005 001 The visual arts have regularly been considered with regard to their relations: in the heyday of oil painting literature was the next of kin. In contemporary art the closest cousins are philosophy, and her bastard child, theory. But for a few decades in the middle of […]
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. […]
“I really like stuff,” Gretchen Dietrich tells me, her emphasis on the last word suggesting an orthographic marker somewhere between italics and ALLCAPS. “And I like order.” We are seated at a small round table in Dietrich’s office on the top floor of the Utah Museum of Fine Arts. Her […]