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Intersections: The Life and Art of Jim Jacobs

Intersections: The Life and Art of Jim Jacobs

“It feels kind of like I’m just out of graduate school and I can finally work in the studio,” says Ogden artist Jim Jacobs, who is enjoying his first year of retirement after three decades as professor of art at Weber State University. Down a one-way alley off Ogden’s 24th Street, in a salmon-colored building...

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Painted Sky: Book on artists of the Rocky Mountain West gives 14 Utahns lots of ink

Painted Sky: Book on artists of the Rocky Mountain West gives 14 Utahns lots of ink

Factoid: White men can’t dance. (Well there was Baryshnikov, Nureyev, David Bowie. . .) But this has nothing to do with our book review—just an attention-grabber. Factoid: Most artists can’t write about their own work . . . Fact: It’s much easier to write long than short. So why would an author ask “106 Artists...

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Don't Leave: Maxfield Hegedus and Suhnee Venice's True Love Waits at CUAC

Don’t Leave: Maxfield Hegedus and Suhnee Venice’s True Love Waits at CUAC

Radiohead’s 2001 single serves as the title for Maxfield Hegedus and Suhnee Venice’s current exhibition at CUAC, which hedges on the failed communication between two entities. Like the desperate strains of the song, the exhibition positions two artists, whose work revolves around each other without resolution.  There are devices for communication, such as a microphone,...

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Painting Up the Parks: Erin Hanson's national park landcapes at the St. George Art Museum

Painting Up the Parks: Erin Hanson’s national park landcapes at the St. George Art Museum

About 10 years ago while at a personal crossroads, Los Angeles-based artist Erin Hanson began rock climbing in Nevada’s famous Red Rock Canyon. It was while she developed her adventurous new hobby that she rededicated herself to her work as a professional artist, inspired by the rugged beauty of the southwestern landscape. Committing herself to...

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Space for Place: Middle | Nowhere at Springville Museum of Art

Space for Place: Middle | Nowhere at Springville Museum of Art

The six prominent Utah artists now on exhibit in the Springville Museum of Art’s (SMOFA) Here, There, and Everywhere have each developed a personal style that is immediately recognizable as well as adept at evoking a sense of place. The exhibit is an examination of how ”spaces” become ”places,“ the interaction between the concrete and...

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Utah Art for the Silicon Slopes: Adobe's new project creates a rotating exhibition of Utah artists

Utah Art for the Silicon Slopes: Adobe’s new project creates a rotating exhibition of Utah artists

“We’re used to trying new things out and learning what works,” says Jeremy Macdonald, Regional Site Operations Manager at Adobe in Lehi. So when the company’s “Utah Artists & Adobe” initiative was launched this year, Macdonald knew they would be learning from the experience and tweaking the project. Read about Utah Artists & Adobe in...

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"I want to be happy in this picture" - Art Access Welcomes Turn City for the Arts

“I want to be happy in this picture” – Art Access Welcomes Turn City for the Arts

Utah is home to a wide variety of art venues, from those that deal in highly polished decor to others showing art so conceptual the gallery may look empty at first. Museums play a role here, varied by location—one downtown, another in the shopping mall—and their mix of public and private sponsorship. Dependably locating a...

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Wrestling with the Self: Andrew Moncrief at UMOCA

Wrestling with the Self: Andrew Moncrief at UMOCA

When ancient Greek city-states vied against each other, not in ruthless combat but in the more civilized arena we now call the Olympics, they were transforming the frequently violent but seemingly ever-present desire for conflict into a ritualized and artistic form of competition. Foremost among these was the essential form of man-to-man conflict, wrestling. Strange...

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Something for Everyone: Tess Cook, Grant Fuhst and Larry Revoir Fill the House at Finch Lane

Something for Everyone: Tess Cook, Grant Fuhst and Larry Revoir Fill the House at Finch Lane

It may seem like there are as many possible artistic goals, and strategies for achieving them, as there are artists, but it’s not really true. Just as the number of genres remains finite—landscape, portrait, figure, still life, and so on—and the variety of qualities, like abstraction, representation, or expression, while infinitely graduated, still ranges among...

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Wolves That Lope Into Your Dreams: Rob Carney's "88 Maps"

Wolves That Lope Into Your Dreams: Rob Carney’s “88 Maps”

Every now and then I run across a poem so tasty I’m greedy for more by the same poet, which is how I felt after finding Rob Carney’s prize winning “Seven Pages from The Book of Sharks” on terrain.org. The poem tells a wholly invented myth of sharks in plainspoken and often lighthearted language. I...

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Arrowhead Gallery ETC Shakes Up Downtown St. George's Art Scene

Arrowhead Gallery ETC Shakes Up Downtown St. George’s Art Scene

Brought forth through months of hard work by the Southern Utah Art Guild, the Arrowhead Gallery ETC is a vibrant new addition to the pedestrian-friendly array of galleries in St. George’s flourishing arts district. “It’s going to be a fun venture for the artists and the community,” SUAG board member Michael Zabriskie says. The gallery...

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For What It's Worth: The Life and Art of Tony Smith

For What It’s Worth: The Life and Art of Tony Smith

It’s a one-drawing showing. Opening at the Gallery at Library Square Friday, January 16, “The Big Tiny” features one drawing executed over a year’s time by “legendary” artist and former University of Utah professor Frank Anthony “Tony” Smith. For our January edition of 15 Bytes we profile the irascible and irrepressible artist. With words by...

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Processing Process: Randee Levine at Phillips Gallery

Processing Process: Randee Levine at Phillips Gallery

With Randee Levine it is hard to tell what comes first, philosophy or art. Levine’s art is an extension of herself, a physical manifestation of the psychological process and understanding that has brought meaning and awareness to her personal life, and has become central to her professional life as well. In an exhibit that opens...

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’Like nothing you’ve ever seen before.’ Larry Revoir’s vocabulary of annihilation comes to Finch Lane

’Like nothing you’ve ever seen before.’ Larry Revoir’s vocabulary of annihilation comes to Finch Lane

Larry Revoir’s animal bodies are hollowed out, sightless, their colors chemically altered or burnt black. They sometimes bring to mind an old photographer’s lament: that the lush colors of Kodachrome made even pollution beautiful, frustrating an artist’s desire to capture and convey the true horror of the original. Indeed, these small ruins are often as...

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Mart Becomes Art: Terence K. Stephens' Art270 Gallery on Salt Lake's Main Street

Mart Becomes Art: Terence K. Stephens’ Art270 Gallery on Salt Lake’s Main Street

It took a lot of moxie to even consider turning AJ’s Kwik Mart into a decent art gallery, but Terence K. Stephens has done just that – even creating a “nice urban lofty kind of thing,” as he describes his elegant upstairs quarters, to reside in with his dog, Cougie. And he did all the...

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