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Visual Arts
Mary Sinner's Mementos at A Gallery

Mary Sinner’s Mementos at A Gallery

In the century and a half since photography rose up to challenge painting as an image source, artists have invented countless strategies for incorporating photos into their working methods. Some use snapshots to replace the traditional sketch book. Others primarily paint things they could never see in person, either because they are remote, rare, no...

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Linnie Brown

Linnie Brown

Linnie Brown explores the intersections of opposites, especially the natural and the manufactured. Over the past decade the Lehi artist has watched what was once a semi-rural community turn into a center for urban sprawl complete with busy highways, dense housing developments, factory outlets and office high-rises. I still think that where the natural and...

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Conjuring Couture: Articles of Clothing at the Rio Gallery

Conjuring Couture: Articles of Clothing at the Rio Gallery

There’s a hint of cruelty in the Rio Gallery’s choice to devote August, a month most people spend wearing as little as modesty permits, to the subject of clothing. Among the nine artists here, there are enough heavy garments, long-sleeved shirts, and gloves to bring a suggestible viewer to the brink of heatstroke. On the...

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West Jordan Mural Controversy

West Jordan Mural Controversy

“This is outrageous,” erupts Chicana artist Ruby Chacon on Facebook about the West Jordan mural set-to. “What are people thinking?!?! Seriously . . . I don’t get this mentality.” Miguel Galaz’s mural project on the side of a West Jordan restaurant stirred up controversy this month, on social media and at city hall. Read about...

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Yolande Harris at the Woodbury Museum of Art

Yolande Harris at the Woodbury Museum of Art

In Yolande Harris's current exhibit at the Woodbury Museum of Art the artist uses sound, light and installation to upend the senses.

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Flora + Fauna at Alice Gallery

Flora + Fauna at Alice Gallery

The weeks of August are truly the doldrums for art exhibitions, no less in Utah than elsewhere. For whatever reasons—the population crowding their vacations into what’s left of the summer, the colleges that house many of the nonprofit galleries being between semesters, perhaps some artists already looking ahead to the Christmas holidays—fewer shows see less...

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The enduring power of art:  Katie Marie Liechty at BYU

The enduring power of art: Katie Marie Liechty at BYU

On July 16, in the Harris Fine Arts Building, a traditional showcase for BYU student projects, senior Katie Marie Liechty installed what might have been intended to be three separate ensembles, although the complete installation also works well as one compound work. Given the subject matter of this innovative triptych of installations, she surely must...

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Russell Wrankle

Russell Wrankle

I like to use animals to make a visual narrative of the human condition—the way that Aesop’s Fables did, to explore human personalities and types,” Russell Wrankle says. “So all my work is about the human condition, primarily using the animal as a starting point in that conversation. They have a lot to say. Step...

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You Are Here: Svavar Jonatansson and Jared Steffensen's Takes on Place at the Kimball Art Center

You Are Here: Svavar Jonatansson and Jared Steffensen’s Takes on Place at the Kimball Art Center

We’ve all been guilty of it — visiting an exotic locale, taking a few shots of its iconic attractions, and feeling like we’ve captured the essence of the place. If we’re alert, we come home and realize that everyone else has a shot of Venice’s gondolas from St. Mark’s Square, or the winding streets of...

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Patricia Johanson's Monumental Public Art

Patricia Johanson’s Monumental Public Art

Public art matters.  That is the takeaway message from viewing Patricia Johanson’s monumental public artwork in Sugar House, Salt Lake City. It matters, and in the hands of a seasoned and passionate artist, it matters deeply and is successfully translated to the public. Johanson’s environmental work —with the Echo Canyon portion completed this June—not only...

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Eliding the Hypen: Nichloas Galanin’s video series at BYU examines cultural hybridity

Eliding the Hypen: Nichloas Galanin’s video series at BYU examines cultural hybridity

Our country is increasingly becoming a place of hyphenated identities, in which we speak of ourselves in relation to the countries or continents our ancestors came from — African-American, Italian-American, Korean-American. This increased focus on cultural and ethnic identity is double-edged: the hyphen acts as both a bond, recognizing and respecting our individual cultural traditions,...

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Sean Morello’s Constellations & Supersymmetries at UMOCA

Sean Morello’s Constellations & Supersymmetries at UMOCA

Successive movements in art don’t make what follows necessary; what they do is make it possible: liberating subject matter from representation, a goal of Modernism that took decades, for example, made abstraction acceptable to the public. In his current exhibition of collages at UMOCA, Sean Morello, an artist exquisitely alert to this history, celebrates the...

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