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Wendy Wischer: And There Was Light

Wendy Wischer: And There Was Light

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 work. That’s why on Black Friday, when...

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Enrique Vera at Mestizo

Enrique Vera at Mestizo

In theory, we look at each work of art individually; a bad painting by a famous painter is still a bad painting, while quality can stand in isolation. In reality, though, reputation and the aura of greatness are the original resumé, and a familiar body of work is like the knowledge-over-time that makes an old...

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Finding Existence in the Depths of a Portrait: Jenny Morgan at CUAC

Finding Existence in the Depths of a Portrait: Jenny Morgan at CUAC

Perhaps what keeps each of these portraits fresh and distinctive, each one a learning experience, is that the subjects that are the vehicle for ontological experience are members of the artist’s intimate circle of close family and friends. That she knows each subject personally, and not merely from a candid glimpse, is a vital factor...

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Gift to Self: The Wearable Art of Meredith Franck

Gift to Self: The Wearable Art of Meredith Franck

It was not my intention to buy myself a gift. I already own a Meredith Franck original, purchased many years ago. I simply wanted to interview her and write about her newest designs, influenced by her interest in abstract art. But there’s something magical about walking down the shadowy path beside her house, through the...

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Seeing is Believing: Springville's Spiritual & Religious Art of Utah

Seeing is Believing: Springville’s Spiritual & Religious Art of Utah

Throughout history, when the vast majority of the populace was illiterate, the visual arts have been used to tell the stories and express the aspirations of religious and spiritual communities around the world. The arts could be a tool of enlightenment but also a tool of control, used to tell the devoted how to think,...

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Another Language's Ghost Town

Another Language’s Ghost Town

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 byUtah ghost towns and will be unveiled in 2015 as the company’s signature, celebratory project marking their 30th anniversary....

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Literary Gift Guide: Books to Fish, Pray and Cut Your Fingers By

Literary Gift Guide: Books to Fish, Pray and Cut Your Fingers By

In its second year of regularly covering literary fiction, nonfiction and poetry, 15 Bytes cast its net broadly. The magazine and blog reviewed works by Utah and Mountain West authors, as well as books that had a particular relevance to Utah and Western audiences. It also experimented with its first “inverted interview” in which, during...

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Joe Norman's Bountiful World

Joe Norman’s Bountiful World

Joe Norman, showing this month at Gallery MAR, first came to our attention in 2009, when he was selected for that year’s iteration of the 35×35 exhibition, Artists of Utah’s showcase of the state’s young talent. As Norman explained in a video interview we recorded at the time, he had studied engineering and taught science...

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Grant Fuhst's Plan-B

Grant Fuhst’s Plan-B

 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. As it would happen, the artist Plan-B...

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Artsy Fartsy Friday?

Artsy Fartsy Friday?

We’d suggest a new we-just-made-this-up-but-repeat-it-enough-times-and-maybe-it-will-stick post-Thanksgiving shopping day. Along the lines of Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday. Call it “Artsy Fartsy Friday,” the day you go looking for handmade crafts and art to gift to those on your list with discerning tastes. Problem is, not everyone is doing it on the same...

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Christo & Jeanne-Claude at the Kimball

Christo & Jeanne-Claude at the Kimball

by Scotti Hill The Kimball Art Center in Park City, Utah is the recipient of a traveling exhibition composed of over 130 drawings, sculptures, collages, photographs and original artworks by the world famous husband and wife artistic team Christo and Jeanne-Claude. Initially organized by the Sonoma County Museum in Santa Rosa, CA, from the private...

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A Sustaining Gaze: Paul Davis at Modern West Fine Art

A Sustaining Gaze: Paul Davis at Modern West Fine Art

by Julie Dunker Ever since Magritte declared “Ceci n’est pas une pipe,” artists have had their tongues planted firmly in cheek. This is Paul Davis’ playground. In an exhibition of new work at Modern West Fine Art in Salt Lake City, Davis shows perhaps a little bit of rebellion in this newly established gallery whose...

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