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 […]
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.
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 […]
A collector is someone who has more art than they have wall space. They purchase art not simply because they have walls to cover, but because they have developed an addiction for beauty that is more powerful than mere interior design. Bevan Chipman is a collector. His Salt […]
The Utah Arts Council is facing two great losses in its immediate future. One is certain. Another is still only a possibility, but one which has stirred a lot of anxiety in the arts community. Bonnie Stephens will be retiring as Director of the Utah Arts Council this […]
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 […]
Anthony Siciliano’s evocative array of collage pieces now on display at the Atrium Gallery in Salt Lake City’s downtown library express the montage of images, both private and public, that float across the eyelids of our collective experience. The fascination of many of the works on display […]
While brisk, autumn weather finally crept into Utah at the end of October, young Utah artist Jeff Hein allowed Artists of Utah to sneak into his Salt Lake City home and studio: The smell of linseed oil mixes with that of the Heins’ pet rabbit, which scurries […]
The work of young sculptor Andrew Smith at Chroma Gallery.
Darryl Erdmann transforms his store for retro furniture into a gallery for contemporary art.