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 […]
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.
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 […]
The Utah Cultural Celebration Center’s exhibit The Face of Utah Sculpture VI, opening this month and continuing through August 26, gives Utahns the opportunity to take a look at the work of over fifty Utah sculptors working in a variety of media. As a primer for the exhibit, we’ve […]
Shawn RossiterThe 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.
This month at Art at the Main Layton artist Terrece Beesley brings her brightly colored and densely organized watercolors to a Salt Lake audience. Beesley’s compositions are so animated with compositional energy that it seems difficult to call them “still” lifes. The backgrounds of her paintings have as much importance as any […]
This month at Gallery MAR you can view Randall Lake’s “Blue” paintings, a group of work first explored in our profile of the artist in the January edition of 15 Bytes. These deeply personal and stridently polemical paintings reveal a rarely seen aspect of the Utah artist best known for his […]
Josh and Catherine Kanter stand in an installaiton at the Salt Lake Art Center. In most families certain things are givens. Religious affiliation in some. Political parties in others. Even which sports team to root for can be an unspoken bond in a household. At the Chicago home […]
Kerry Transtrum places a piece of glass in the kiln. It’s a brisk Sunday morning in March. We’re in a large warehouse in South Salt Lake where Kerry Transtrumis demonstrating a technique that we can’t properly describe in these pages without the fear of internet filters shutting out our […]
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 that seemed a light enough read to flip through […]