Ever since the Cubists first started gluing real-life materials, like newspapers, onto their two-dimensional representations of the same materials, collage has become an increasingly dominant art practice. Throughout the 20th century, in movements like Dada, Arte Povera, Fluxus, the post-painterly Abstractionsists and Pop art, collage played an important […]
Are dreams so distinct from memories and are memories so distinct from dreams? Do we not ask ourselves, “Was that a dream?” or conversely, “Was I awake?” This month, Palmers Gallery explores the fantasy of dreams and what may or might not be fiction in memory with an […]
Frank McEntire is one of Utah’s most prominent artists. Though he is also well known for his ancillary activities — directing the Utah Arts Council, curating a number of museum exhibitions and writing art criticism for the Salt Lake Tribune for a number of years — McEntire has […]
A profile of Salt Lake artist Connie Borup on the occasion of her solo exhibit at Phillips Gallery.
The Classical and Romantic are often convenient labels applied to certain discourses of the cultural arts. When hearing the terms “classical” and “romantic,” those who recall something of their university days will think of definite periods of time: the Romantics — in art, music and literature — of […]
By Tiffani Porter The specs are simple: take a wide-mouth canning jar—Kerr, Mason, or Ball brands are preferred, to create a sense of uniformity—and put whatever you like inside, which immediately takes that notion of uniformity and turns it on its head. That’s the basic recipe behind what […]
A profile of Congolese artist in exile Emmanuel Makonga.
Artist Profile of Chad Crane on the occasion of his Taming the Myth exhibit at Palmers Gallery.
a photo essay by Shawn Rossiter Large, encrusted canvasses featuring flattened, enigmatic figures fill the orderly working space of Salt Lake artist John Sproul. The converted garage in the middle of an extended lot in the Sugarhouse neighborhood serves as a studio for both John and his wife, […]
“The Gathering” by Joshua Wallace Jensen Remembering the Great Things of God, the LDS Church’s 8th International Art Competition currently at the LDS Conference Center, is a bold and vibrant display of more than 200 artists’ individual manifestations of the religious experience. In this exhibit, artists of many nationalities address their […]
Artist Profile: Salt Lake Blue Notes Rest assured that Blue Critchfield is not splegiarizing . . . whatever that means by Tiffini Porter Widlanksy | photos by James Stoddard . . . “When I look at a piece of art,” Blue explains, “I think, ok, so what is […]
Living in New York City in the early 20th century, married to one of its greatest and most influential photographers, and a full partner in an up and coming avant-garde — what would compel such a person to divorce herself from this centered existence to relocate in the then-primitive […]