UTAH'S ART MAGAZINE SINCE 2001
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Our monthly edition is published on the first Wednesday of every month and we follow that up with daily bytes posts on this site. You'll find links to artistsofutah's other programming to the right.
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Concept Gallery

Concept Gallery

Manhattan has SoHo, San Francisco has SoMa, and if John Harris is right, Concept Gallery is in what will become SoSa. With partners Jeffrey Barker and Jeffrey Potts, John Harris has opened Concept Gallery, an exhibition space that features handmade furniture, made out of concrete and recycled wood, and fresh art by Utah locals. In...

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Transitions in Art and Theatre

Transitions in Art and Theatre

Artists have always loved transformation. Shakespeare’s plays are full of characters who hide behind masks or switch gender roles. And for Renaissance artists, Ovid’s Metamorphoses was second only to the Bible as source material. Contemporary artists also deal with metamorphosis, but the transformations are much more realistic and the outcomes not merely matters of comedy...

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Humor in Art

Humor in Art

Geoff Wichert takes a look at artists using humor in their work, at Finch Lane and Art Access.

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Artist Profile: Shalee Cooper

Artist Profile: Shalee Cooper

When an entire roll of film taken at the Keukenhof Gardens in the Netherlands came out blurry, Shalee Cooper decided it was time to study photography. After returning from her study abroad, she enrolled in the foundation program at the University of Utah, and has made Salt Lake City her home base ever since. Working...

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Cutie and the Boxer: Noriko and Ushio Shinohara Jostle for Attention

Cutie and the Boxer: Noriko and Ushio Shinohara Jostle for Attention

A slew of new exhibitions, including one currently at the CUAC, has brought Japanese artist Ushio Shinohara back into the light. An award-winning documentary at Sundace also tells the story of his artist wife, Noriko.

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Making Music: Morris Rosenzweig

Making Music: Morris Rosenzweig

“Writing music has to do with your version of what you think music is — and it’s hard to have it taken at just that,” explains Salt Lake City composer Morris Rosenzweig. “People often think you’re trying to make some kind of point, but I don’t think that’s what it’s about at all; it’s about...

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Lenka Konopasek at the SLC Library

Lenka Konopasek at the SLC Library

Many of Lenka Konopasek’s contemporaries share her interest in destruction, in the many threats to humanity not prevented by, often even caused by, our technology. But most of them, believing that art should proselytize, end up producing visual sermons: warnings about the dangers of environmental depredation, greed, and incivility that require volumes of text to...

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Analogital at UMOCA

Analogital at UMOCA

Collectively, Aaron Moulton’s Analogital is an examination of the “condition” where artists, using various technological media, take on the analogue or revise and pay tribute to the digital by fetishizing the transitional space between the two. Read Laura Hurtado’s exhibition review in the February 2013 edition.

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Rebecca Pletsch

Rebecca Pletsch

The Alice Gallery this month opens Portrait as Narrative and Narrative as Portrait, an exhibit featuring three Utah artists, though visitors would be forgiven if they mistook it for the work of four. Exhibiting artist Rebecca Pletsch makes her impact felt in two distinct mediums, painterly oils and photographic collages. Full of opposing tensions –...

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Laura Hurtado's New Topographies

Laura Hurtado’s New Topographies

In an observation regarding humankind’s cerebral relationship to the landscape, controversial author Salmon Rushdie once stated, “we will, in short, create fictions, not actual cities or villages, but imaginary homelands, Indias of the mind.” Many have cited the interconnected discourses of art, environment and human perception. Indeed, artistic practice is analogous to the landscape itself...

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Red Queen Book Arts

Red Queen Book Arts

  Visitors who step through the door of Red Queen Book Arts, which held its grand opening on January 19, will find themselves in a showroom of creative work that may illustrate the future of books: books as art. Owner Melissa Sanders is drawn to the art form, in part because of its ability to...

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Arrivals/Departures

Arrivals/Departures

Periodically, something new arrives on the scene, something that offers a different take on what a gallery can be, what art can be, a new way of seeing and experiencing. And from January 18, coinciding with the Sundance Film Festival, through March 8 (yes, you can still see it!), that something is Arrivals/Departures, a film,...

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