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The Poetic Finesse of Katharine Coles’ Flight

The Poetic Finesse of Katharine Coles’ Flight

Katharine Coles’ writing style is pared-down and precise. The former Utah Poet Laureate (2006-2012) often uses punctuation in order to minimize verbiage, and favors “erasures” to create new poems by eliminating words from an existing text. The effect can seem a bit chilly, though it set the perfect tone for her marvelous The Earth is...

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Lay of the Land:  A Profile of Wayne Geary

Lay of the Land: A Profile of Wayne Geary

Wayne Geary is a big fan of Salt Lake City’s Main Library. He’s a frequent patron, and holds a Friends’ annual membership, which has allowed him to buy hundreds of CDs from the bi-annual library sales a day before most everyone else can. ”That’s when you get the really good stuff,” he says. A year...

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John Sproul's Body to Body exhibit brings inexhaustible pleasure to Finch Lane Gallery

John Sproul’s Body to Body exhibit brings inexhaustible pleasure to Finch Lane Gallery

... one of his accomplishments here is to replace the accidental character of those indelible images with a way of reproducing their effects: one he can control and even direct like a flashlight into certain dark areas that tantalized his awareness when he first began to make art,

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A Refreshing Inversion: Lane Twitchell returns to Utah with "eye-popping aides for critical reflection"

A Refreshing Inversion: Lane Twitchell returns to Utah with “eye-popping aides for critical reflection”

Not all inversions are unhealthy or unpleasant. Some are downright intriguing, colorful, and refreshing. Case in point is Lane Twitchell’s artistic Inversion, a fascinating exhibit currently on display in downtown Provo until the end of January. . .

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A Visual Testimony: Neglected during her lifetime, Minerva Teichert's illustrations for the Book of Mormon find a warm embrace from a new generation

A Visual Testimony: Neglected during her lifetime, Minerva Teichert’s illustrations for the Book of Mormon find a warm embrace from a new generation

In A Visual Testimony: Minerva Teichert’s Book of Mormon Paintings, Brigham Young University’s Museum of Art brings these paintings together — with a handful of related works — in an exhibit that celebrates the Mormon modernist’s vibrant talent and begs the question: why did it take so long for these works to become part...

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James C. Christensen: 1942 - 2017

James C. Christensen: 1942 – 2017

Renowned fantasy artist James C. Christensen passed away Jan. 8 after a long battle with cancer. He was 74. Born Sept. 26, 1942, in Culver City, California, Christensen studied at UCLA and BYU where he later earned his MFA and taught from 1976-1997. Artist and BYU Professor Joseph Ostraff says of his friend, “Jim was...

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Unfinished Analogies: A Profile of Lynn Kilpatrick

Unfinished Analogies: A Profile of Lynn Kilpatrick

A profile of SLC-based writer Lynn Kilpatrick, author of In The House, who will be part of the upcoming READ LOCAL series at Finch Lane Gallery, Thursday, January 12.

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Figuratively Speaking: Russell Wrankle brings together an impressive roster of ceramic artists in Meyer Gallery's Epics, Myths and Fables

Figuratively Speaking: Russell Wrankle brings together an impressive roster of ceramic artists in Meyer Gallery’s Epics, Myths and Fables

Now on display in Park City, Epics, Myths and Fables transforms Meyer Gallery’s mezzanine into a vision of three-dimensional folklore fantasy. Forty ceramic sculptures emit the curious intellect and imagination of their creators, who range from mid-career to established artists from all over the country. Not only does the exhibition present an array of allegorical...

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Vessels from a Hindu goddess to Mae West: Paisley Rekdal’s Imaginary Vessels.

Vessels from a Hindu goddess to Mae West: Paisley Rekdal’s Imaginary Vessels.

Paisley Rekdal, who won the 2013 15 Bytes Book Award in Poetry for “Animal Eye” (as well as an impressive number of other fancier prizes), has published a new book of poetry with the prestigious Copper Canyon Press. As with her previous books, Imaginary Vessels is sheer pleasure to read. Words tumble over each other...

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Asking "What If . . .": Stacy Phillips and the Creative Life

Asking “What If . . .”: Stacy Phillips and the Creative Life

One of the most annoying questions you can ask an artist is: “How long did this take to make?” Stacy Phillips’ solo exhibit at Trove Gallery, opening Dec. 30, demonstrates the long gestation time it takes to bring creative ideas to life. In fact, it provides a glimpse into the nonlinear way an artist can,...

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Fun in Public Spaces: Lewis J. Crawford and Phoebe Berrey at the Gallery at Library Square

Fun in Public Spaces: Lewis J. Crawford and Phoebe Berrey at the Gallery at Library Square

The Gallery at Library Square boasts a unique perspective, allowing its audience to peer from its tidy enclosure over the fourth floor railing and into the towering abyss of the library’s atrium. Yet so quick are we to become inured to experience that this once acrophobia-inducing encounter has, for most of us, long since ceased...

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Movement Matters: Dance in Times of Adversity

Movement Matters: Dance in Times of Adversity

Attending two performances addressing themes of gender, sexuality, race, and power in Salt Lake City over the same weekend in November was disorienting. UMOCA’s When Flesh Becomes Matter: Bodies Unbounded, by choreographer Yasin (Ya-Ya) Fairley, and the University of Utah School of Dance’s Gender/Power, by Maya Ciarrocchi and Kris Grey alongside U of U students,...

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Painting on Hallowed Ground: A new exhibition and publication explore the landscapes of the Mormon Trail

Painting on Hallowed Ground: A new exhibition and publication explore the landscapes of the Mormon Trail

In a new exhibit and publication from The Church History Museum, John Burton, Josh Clare and Bryan Mark Taylor travel the Mormon Trail with paints in hand.

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Sacred Art for Secular Times: New Work by J. Kirk Richards

Sacred Art for Secular Times: New Work by J. Kirk Richards

At a private event in his Woodland Hills home this past month, J. Kirk Richards unveiled his newest body of art, including 2-D and 3-D work, further establishing his reputation as an impressive artist able to create works that speak both to a local, religious audience as well as to a broader art-loving public ....

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A New Way of Seeing and Painting

A New Way of Seeing and Painting

Not all artists see the same. The difference between the way a novice sees a scene and how a seasoned artist views it can be great, and can be the key between a good painting experience and a frustrating one. The serious student artist needs to see in a new way. This new way of...

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