Provenance: How a Con Man and a Forger Rewrote the History of Modern Art Laney Salisbury Penguin Press 2009 352pp You couldn’t write a better story line if you were dealing with fiction. John Drewe, a working-class chameleon of a racconteur passes himself off as a posh nuclear […]
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 profile of Salt Lake artist Connie Borup on the occasion of her solo exhibit at Phillips Gallery.
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, […]
a photo essay by Shawn Rossiter Fresh from an exhibit in Palm Desert, Draper artist Wendy Chidester was busy preparing for a show at Coda Gallery when we visited her studio in February. Chidester has converted her spacious garage into a studio space, storage unit and frame shop. […]
Notes for Bob and Bill Flowers and Feuds The Utah Arts Council’s Early Years by Shawn Rossiter Part II: Storm Clouds (the first part of this article was published in our November 2008 edition) . . . The first signs of a problem in Utah’s art world were […]
Exhibition Review: Provo Plastic Poetry Dan Steinhilber at BYU’s Museum of Art by Shawn Rossiter . . . The materials are crass and mundane, but Steinhilber employs them with the sensitivity of a nature poet, concentrating on the unique qualities of the man-made materials at his diposal to […]
Notes for Bob & Bill Flowers & Feuds The Utah Arts Council’s Early Years by Shawn Rossiter Part I: Alice Merril Horne’s Flower Power Alice Merrill Horne loved flowers, and she knew how to use them: as decor, as subjects for her paintings, and as tools for political […]
15 Bytes got a nice mention in "The List" section of the March/April issue of Salt Lake Magazine. So, anyone out there collecting everything 15 Bytes (this means you mom) be sure to pick up a copy at your local newstand. Shawn RossiterThe founder of Artists of Utah and editor […]
This month’s Art Professional Profile is about an absence rather than a presence; about a possibility rather than the actuality. In October of 2007, after over ten years as its Director, Ric Collier resigned from the Salt Lake Art Center. The search for his replacement provides the Board and […]
Those of you living or working near downtown Salt Lake may have been wondering what the fireworks were all about last Friday. They were part of the celebration of the reopening of the Utah State Capitol. The fireworks followed a PRIVATE rededication ceremony and preceded a PRIVATE reception, just […]
The Salt Lake Art Center announced Thursday that local artist Annie Kennedy has been appointed the new Curator of Education for the Center. Kennedy, who holds an MFA from the Parsons School of Design in New York, comes to the Center after having served as the Director of Education and […]
Not Your Grandmother’s Stroll Gallery Stroll Turns Two This Month To most of you in Salt Lake it might come as a surprise when I tell you that the Salt Lake Gallery Stroll is two years old this month. “Surely,” you’ll say, “Gallery Stroll has been around longer […]