UTAH'S ART MAGAZINE SINCE 2001
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Korean Vision in Ogden

Korean Vision in Ogden

Hyunsung Cho did something artists have traditionally been expected to do: he saw something on the street—it happened to be a mailbox—thought of his parents, then went home and made a work of art about it. Because Cho works in glass, he was able to create a luminous bubble, fragile as thought, that mimics the...

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Logan Madsen: Artist Profile

Logan Madsen: Artist Profile

In 2006 Salt Lake artist Logan Madsen had his first solo exhibit, a series of floral paintings, at Art Access Gallery. He returns to the gallery this month with another solo exhibit, a series of paintings of a much more personal nature. Madsen, along with his sister Heather, have an incredibly rare disease known as...

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Plural & Partial @ Rio Gallery

Plural & Partial @ Rio Gallery

In Plural & Partial, curator Laura Hurtado has focused seven artists on a reading from Salman Rushdie: that as individuals we find ourselves incomplete, but we can ease this predicament by connecting to past selves, or we can look to the promise of the future, unknowable in detail but exercising broad influence on our present...

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Susan Kirby at Williams Fine Art

Susan Kirby at Williams Fine Art

 Susan Kirby became an artist not by any decision but by a realization, an epiphany. She was 19, in Paris for a two-year study program, practicing a self-taught style she felt insecure about. A detached artist leads to complacency and the artist needs validation and Kirby realized hers in a grand manner in Paris.  Nothing...

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Modern West Fine Art

Modern West Fine Art

Diane Stewart and Donna Poulton sustain that Utah’s history is a rich palette by which to draw multiple artistic perspectives. By in large, Utah is excluded from the various hubs of Western art in the surrounding states of New Mexico, Wyoming and Colorado. As such, Mountain West Fine Art attempts to include Utah within this...

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Laura Hurtado

Laura Hurtado

Laura Hurtado, who curated the Plural and Partial show at the Rio this month, says she might throw into the mix a work of her own: a performance piece. The exhibit is about intergenerational relationships, so it seems appropriate that Hurtado is due to give birth to her third child some time during the exhibition;...

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Lance Olsen's Theories of Forgetting

Lance Olsen’s Theories of Forgetting

For fans of experimental or metamodern fiction, Lance Olsen is a well-known name. He has published over twenty volumes of fiction, essays, and “anti-textbook” work, with another forthcoming. There are few writers working today who are more prolific, inventive and as simultaneously micro- and macrocosmic in scope as Olsen. In his twelfth novel, Theories of...

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RDT's Land, in Dance and Art

RDT’s Land, in Dance and Art

One of Utah’s best artistic resources is its landsape. From the high-mountain country of the Uintahs to the wetlands of our inland sea to the redrock cliffs of the Colorado Plateau, the place in which we live provides a limitless source of material for artists. And not just for the plein air painters who flood...

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Cary Griffiths' Black Paintings

Cary Griffiths’ Black Paintings

Vulnerability will be on tap when the Art at the Main exhibits Cary Griffiths’ new show April 14th – May 10th, with an artist’s reception April 18th 6-9pm. While Griffiths is well known for dissonant mood work (read: expressionist abstract), Light in a Dark Place is a risk for him. “I’ve never told people about...

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Yebel Gallegos & Tara McArthur

Yebel Gallegos & Tara McArthur

This year has been one of great change for Ririe-Woodbury. In addition to celebrating the 50th Anniversary and welcoming new Artistic Director Daniel Charon the company has also welcomed new dancer Yebel Gallegos as they prepare to say goodbye to Tara McArthur. Rather than interview either, it seemed appropriate to share their own conversations about...

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Draw Till You Drop: Kristina Lenzi and Gretchen Reynolds

Draw Till You Drop: Kristina Lenzi and Gretchen Reynolds

Several features can characterize works of Performance Art. One is duration. Performance artists often (not always) push the boundaries of their audience’s patience, creating a corner in time that proceeds according to the work’s inner tempo. The artist’s stamina can also be pushed – to exhaustion. Another feature that can so easily accompany works of...

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Urban Faces: Jimmi Toro at Urban Arts

Urban Faces: Jimmi Toro at Urban Arts

If you haven’t figured out what “urban art” is, or thought it was just skateboards, skulls, and graffiti, please see the Jimmi Toro exhibition at the Urban Arts Gallery in Salt Lake City’s Gateway Mall. It may dramatically elevate your earlier perceptions. Toro, winner of the top award in last year’s Park City Arts Festival,...

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