The impetus for artistic output can come from the most varied and sometimes the most unforeseen sources. A fleeting image, a chance encounter, an accident; all can be the catalyst for a surge of creative output and even major stylistic changes in an artist’s oeuvre. Had Pollock not […]
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.
The Utah Arts Alliance would like to give Salt Lake City a full-blown arts center in the heart of downtown. But they may need your help. The Utah Arts Alliance, a 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization, was formed in early 2003 by Derek Dyer, Angela Brown and Jason Stewart, […]
Why is art so damn expensive?!”
Apart from the obvious answer — that artists are the most important tier of society, providing the community the lens with which to look upon their souls, and should be appropriately compensated for their all-important work — we decided to examine this proverbiaal question and see if we couldn’t find an answer or two.
Ogden’s Gallery 25 is both an attempt to help revitalize a town as well as an opportunity for artists who have known and work together for many years to also be able to show and sell together. It was started in August of 2002. Dubbed “A Northern Utah […]
In a state known for its landscape painters, Ogden’s Brandon Cook could easily be mistaken for “just another landscape painter.” A cursory glance at his work might convince one to label Cook exactly that — just another landscape painter, accomplished in technique, but not much more. Nothing new. […]
On Friday March 7th, Sugar House’s Chroma Gallery opened a new exhibit featuring the work of many talented Utah artists, including Salt Lake’s Jennifer Worsley . In their front gallery, Chroma has introduced a couple of new names, including abstract painter Linnie Brown, from Lehi, and sculptor Colby […]
An article by Raphael Rubinstein in the March issue of Art in America entitled “A Quiet Crisis” caught my eye recently. In the article, Rubinstein lamented the growing trend for criticism to do everything but critique. “As a critic,” he wrote “lately I’ve begun to feel that something […]
Holly Mae Pendergast has always been one to follow her bliss. A bliss which has led her from her childhood home in the Appalachian Mountains of North Carolina to her current home in the hills above Utah’s Rockport Reservoir. In her stripped-down A-frame cabin she has little social […]
Salt Lake City photographer Jamie Clyde had an exhibition recently. Well, sort of. Clyde’s photographs were hanging for a time at Angles Café and Gallery, which took the space at 5th West and 2nd South recently vacated by Mestizo gallery. Midway through the exhibition, however, Clyde’s works were […]
Jamie Clyde’s photographs have received rough treatment lately (see here). Her photographs, which were hanging for a time in the Angles Gallery in SLC, caused a little bit of a stir when their religious content was claimed to be offensive. When I saw Clyde’s works, after hearing of […]
Layne Meacham is a child of the fifties. Not the fifties of Ike, apple pie, poodle skirts and crew-cut conformity, but the abstract fifties – the fifties of de Kooning, Kline, Twombly and Dubuffet. Meacham’s artwork is a synthetic form of abstraction, incorporating much of the advances in […]
I had never met Mark England, the spring morning when photographer Steve Coray and I approached his house in Alpine, Utah. Though I had seen his work in group and solo shows over the years I had never spoken with him. Luckily, after a short conversation on the […]