Bevan Chipman, a friend to many of us at 15 Bytes and a champion of the visual arts in Utah, died Saturday after a long struggle with prostate cancer. You can view some of his paintings at his website. Read about his role as a collector here and as […]
Many are aware of classical art, but most are unaware of the fullness of the tradition, whose elements are so fundamental to the basic structure of painting, sculpture, and architecture. It was a tradition that had its genesis with the Greeks, the Romans, subsequently the Renaissance revival, and […]
A profile of Utah artist Eva Jorgensen.
Beautifully articulated color combinations, carefully balanced compositions, credulous perspective, figural accuracy; all are to be found in the art of the Leipzig School, a group of artists trained at the Leipzig Art Academy whose works are now on display at the Salt Lake Art Center. The works in Life After […]
by Geoff Wichert Forty-five years is a lifetime on the job: long enough to stretch from school to retirement. It is also the age of the American studio glass movement, which began in the 1960s with glass blowing breakthroughs by Harvey Littleton at the University of Wisconsin. Since […]
“Mother and Child” by Paul Nielson The history of the beginning of modern art is often told in terms of a reaction to and discarding of the longstanding tradition of the Academy. The art academy has its roots in sixteenth-century France, coming on the heels of the artistic […]
Profile of Salt Lake City artist Jim Frazer.
Over 20 years ago, philosopher and art critic Arthur C. Danto published his seminal essay reinterpreting the Hegelian concept of “the end of art” and introduced his notion of the “post-historical era.” Thirty years prior, another influential philosopher and shaper of aesthetic theory, Theodor Adorno, gave his own […]
A profile of Utah watercolor artist Roland Lee.
The following was written by Trent Thursby Alvey in regards to her exhibition Paintings and Assemblages on exhibit at the Salt Lake Main Library from Feb 25 through March 31. My experience exhibiting at the library became an opportunity for self-discovery. The reasons for creating art vary for different […]
by Emily Chaney It’s Saturday, March 18th. Leaving my sweats, television, and usual married-Saturday-night at home, I venture onto Park City’s Main Street. Starting at the top of the street and walking down, I end up in front of Chester’s Blacksmith clothing store. The large windows display images […]
Entering Art Access’s Access II Gallery, where Linnie Brown’s Landmarks: Recent Works is on display through April 13th, one might ask, “Has Picasso gone crazy?” No, Picasso has not gone mad, but Linnie Brown has lucidly painted — constructed (as cubists do) — a series of abstract works which are […]