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Denis Phillips

Denis Phillips

Denis Phillips is every sort of artist: he flows comfortably between abstraction and realism, moves easily from the Renaissance of restoration work and making frames to the Space Age of creating his own computer-generated prints and synthesizer music.  “I like the change,” he once told me of his genre switches. “It keeps things from getting...

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A Measure of Salt at the Granary Art Center

A Measure of Salt at the Granary Art Center

“It is fascinating to move with these artists through their exploration of salt, and of the lake. The space is reverent, but also, when you get closer, irreverent. There is an exploration of the molecular structure of salt, as well as the vast, sweeping landscape of the lake. There is time, both the present moment,...

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Pure Paint for Now People at WSU's Shaw Gallery

Pure Paint for Now People at WSU’s Shaw Gallery

Whoever believes she knows the proper task of art can click the arrow below that is the digital equivalent of turning the page. For the rest, the good news is that one of the most eagerly anticipated exhibitions of the 2014-15 academic year just opened at Weber State’s Shaw Gallery, and that it lives up...

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Wachira Waigwa-Stone

Wachira Waigwa-Stone

… Waigwa-Stone maintains constant sensitivity to the movement. Even when offered little direction he’s able to create music that’s deeply responsive to not just the structure of counts but also the qualitative shifts in performance. “I like the job of figuring out how to translate from one language to the other — watching a phrase...

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Culture Creators: Ruby Chacon and Natalia Deeb-Sossa at Mestizo

Culture Creators: Ruby Chacon and Natalia Deeb-Sossa at Mestizo

Culture has a powerful ability to shape many aspects of personal identity including political, social and familial interactions. Gender also plays a powerful role in this equation. Much has been made about how cultures structure male and female roles, but what happens when this culture is transplanted to a new space and is forced to...

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It's going to take some getting used to: Artists of Utah presents co-lab with Chris Kelly and Jared Steffensen

It’s going to take some getting used to: Artists of Utah presents co-lab with Chris Kelly and Jared Steffensen

This Friday, March 6th, Artists of Utah invites you to our first installment of co-lab, part of our continuing effort to encourage collaborative art projects in Utah’s arts communities. During the month of February we turned over the keys to a large work space at Poor Yorick Studios to Utah artists Christopher Kelly and Jared...

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Stumbling in the Dark: Meg Day's Last Psalm at Sea Level

Stumbling in the Dark: Meg Day’s Last Psalm at Sea Level

by Tim Erickson Meg Day’s debut collection of poems, Last Psalm at Sea Level reveals the realities, at base, of the scientific age in which we find ourselves located: the clash between a quantum and a classical mechanical understanding of nature. That is to say, we can no longer situate ourselves; the very matter of...

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Pygmalion Productions' Hellman v. McCarthy

Pygmalion Productions’ Hellman v. McCarthy

Playwright Brian Richard Mori set himself a challenge when he set out to dramatize one of the 20th century’s most illuminating literary feuds. While more than half of all Americans must be old enough to remember this and other events from the early 1980s, few things can have a shorter lifespan than celebrity, and there...

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50 Shades of Red: Horne Fine Art and Sprague Library Exhibits Examine the Color Red

50 Shades of Red: Horne Fine Art and Sprague Library Exhibits Examine the Color Red

Art critic Clement Greenberg once said that “…for Western art in its Modernist phase ‘purity’ has been a useful idea and ideal, with a kind of logic to it that has worked, and still works, to generate aesthetic value and maintain aesthetic standards as nothing else in our specializing culture has over the last hundred-odd...

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Our America: Latino Presence at the UMFA

Our America: Latino Presence at the UMFA

by Scotti Hill To consider oneself an American is to acknowledge an inherent lack of cultural homogeny. The nation is comprised of countless national ancestries, cultures, religions and customs. So much so that the traditional and hopeful “melting pot” metaphor has given way to the more realistic “tossed salad.” The Utah Museum of Fine Art’s...

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Less is More: Alexander Morris at Alderwood Fine Art

Less is More: Alexander Morris at Alderwood Fine Art

Inspiration comes from many places, and what inspires an artist to create may not be the same thing that inspires a viewer to appreciate, but the power of good art is that ability to act as a mediator, as a go-between, from the source of initial artistic inspiration to the work’s ability to inspire something...

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Who Do You Love: Traci O'Very Covey

Who Do You Love: Traci O’Very Covey

For February we’re asking Utah artists about a specific piece of art or artist living or dead, local or global, that has sparked their curiosity or influenced their work. We’ll be running some of their responses throughout the month.   Artist Traci O’Very Covey was born in Salt Lake City and received a Bachelor of...

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