In 1968, the Scottish-Canadian experimental filmmaker Norman McLaren found a new use for an optical printer, a device that copies motion picture films. Any moving image will consist of a sequence of still images, each briefly flashed before the eye while the mind builds a version of the […]
Justin Wheatley explores the hidden meaning of homes in Salt Lake City in this video interview.
Take a detour into South Salt Lake to check out interactive murals, painted electrical boxes and other eclectic artistic expression.
Pilar Pobil’s art, and her marvelous house are both colorful fixtures in Utah’s art scene. Her friends plan to keep it that way.
It has become an annual tradition that every August we ask Jo-Ann Wong to send us a selection of her snapshots from her active life in Utah’s art community. From concerts, to art shows to political rallies and more, it seems Wong is everywhere. And wherever she is, […]
Contemporary representations of parenthood are rampant in popular culture. Ranging from idyllic to distressing, such portrayals oftentimes generalize a complicated experience. Love Hours, an exhibition currently at the Alice Gallery in Salt Lake City tackles this immensely personal and time-honored experience. As a scholar of feminist art, the show’s curator […]
“Cloud,” a public artwork commissioned by Utah Arts & Museums, has been named as one of the 50 best public art projects by the 2013 Public Art Network Year in Review by Americans for the Arts, the nation’s leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts. Installed at Dixie […]
When Kim Duffin passed away in 2012, after serving as the Assistant Director of the Salt Lake Arts Council for 25 years, everyone knew his shoes would be hard to fill. In fact, the Arts Council has had to find two people to do it. As we announced […]
Dancers do it. Musicians do it. Even writers do it (we’re thinking of Wu Ming). So why not artists? This month, Artists of Utah is celebrating the art of collaboration with a special event at The Leonardo during the Utah Arts Festival that explores what happens when […]
by Chris Cutri BYU professor of art Sunny Belliston Taylor likes shapes. For the past decade she has built an increasingly sophisticated body of work that explores the “objecthood” of painting. Her abstracted paintings make overt references to their own structure, to the boundaries of the panel’s dimensions, […]
The Lab @ The Leonardo is a multi-use space: it hosts impromptu as well as formal art workshops for the museum’s visitors; and since each month a new artist moves their studio into the space and creates work on site, allowing visitors to watch an artist work in […]
Literary readings are curious animals. They’re the writers’ primary public event to see and be seen, hear and be heard. But what are they really? Theater? A discussion? Celebrity sighting? Two readings in April, one following the other, became a study in contrasts for me. The first, the […]