Shawn Porter and Ron Russon were childhood friends who grew up in Lehi, Utah, and though both have become professional artists — Porter an installation artist, Russon a painter — they had never worked together until we brought them together for Artists of Utah’s May co-lab. In this […]
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.
America has a way of normalizing rebellion. Beat poets in smoky coffee shops turned into hipster coders in Starbucks; the opt-outs of surf culture were transformed into commercial commodities packaged by Gidget and The Beach Boys; and the body art once reserved for sailors has become a rite of passage for 21st-century housewives. Mid-century hot-rod culture has gone through a similar domestication: vestiges of its fiery independence and outsider quality can be found in the low-rider tradition of Mexican Americans, but hot-rods are now a matter of nostalgic collecting for graying baby boomers, and the “weirdo” vibe of Kustom Kulture has become normalized to the point that the bulgy-eyed, adrenaline-fueled monsters that were once synonymous with the rebellious nature of the subculture have become part of the mainstream: you’ll see similar characters on almost any program of the Cartoon Network.
[slideShowProSC width=”600″ height=”400″ album=”465″] After two years of operating out of a temporary home in Farmington, the Bountiful Davis Art Center (BDAC) has returned to Bountiful’s Main Street, inaugurating their exciting new space on the corner of 100 North with their annual statewide exhibition and a piano marathon. […]
When you view Curtis Olson’s newest work, up this month at Park City’s JGO Gallery, you’re likely to sense something familiar: some of the pieces may remind you of the spirograph kits and t-shirt designs of your youth (if you are of a certain age), while in others […]
A 2012 profile in Southwest Art tells the coming-of-age story of Billy Schenck, painter of the southwest now exhibiting at Modern West Fine Art: a Midwest boy who learned how to draw by copying comic books, in the mid-1960s he heads to art school, where he discovers the works of […]
At a time when “new media” is all the rage, Salt Lake City artist David Wolske uses a centuries-old printing technique that has disappeared from its once-ubiquitous place in the commercial world but which lives on in small studios like Wolske’s and at book art centers like the […]
. . . In her work as an academic, Loe has taken numerous individuals and groups, both by land and by air, to visit the lake and its world-famous landmark Spiral Jetty. Her trips to the lake in helicopters provide for the most striking images in her portfolio, […]
When he’s not busy raising money for Repertory Dance Theatre or editing 15 Bytes’ literary content, David Pace pounds away at his laptop, tablets and phone, writing his own fiction and essays. After two decades of writing and re-writing a novel manuscript, Pace is anticipating the publication of […]
For intermedia artists, installing a show is never a simple task. Where for artists working in more traditional media might simply ship the work off to a curator to install, for artists working with sound, light and moving parts, installation is not an afterthought, but part of the […]
Another Language Performing Arts Company’s latest project Ghost Town is currently in development but is already generating excitement in artists across a number of disciplines. Ghost Town is a crowd-sourced, online event involving artistic work inspired by Utah ghost towns and will be unveiled in 2015 as the company’s signature project marking […]
Sculptor Joe Norman returns to Utah this month with an exhibit of works at Park City’s Gallery MAR that marks a shift from practical to theoretical concerns. Norman first came to our attention in 2009, when he was selected for that year’s iteration of the 35×35exhibition, Artists of Utah’s […]
Grant Fuhst had an idea. He and his wife love attending Plan-B Theatre in Salt Lake City, so last year he asked the company’s director, Jerry Rapier, if he would be willing to provide season tickets if Fuhst agreed to design the playbills for the company’s 2014-15 season. […]