Think globally, act locally. That’s Carol Sogard. From Detroit, Sogard has been a professor of graphic design at the University of Utah for more than two decades. Her work as a designer, educator and community-engaged artist focuses on the type of contemporary issues that affect the entire globe: […]
Variant of Concern
Commercial and academic settings generally prefer to pigeonhole an artist. Our "Variant of Concern" series cuts across this grain, exploring the practices that may lie outside an artist's more recognizable output.
For several years Paul Crow’s art was about the outside world. The Weber State University professor’s work was frequently lens-based, passing through and observing the world, whether it be urban, ex-urban or rural. “Before, during and for a several years after art graduate school [MFA, University of Southern […]
It was 2020 and the pandemic was raging. Kristina Lenzi was teaching an online drawing class through Weber State University. The students were confined to their rooms and had been assigned an art kit that lent itself to mixed-media drawing: black and white acrylic paint, brushes, charcoal pencils, […]
In a feature we are introducing this month called Variant of Concern, we ask a Utah artist about a body of work that falls outside their normal practice. For Laura Ekerson’s upcoming exhibit at Writ and Vision, you can expect to be wowed by an appropriately Spring […]