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Natasha Danae’s "For the Love of Tigers"

Natasha Danae’s “For the Love of Tigers”

Thanks to over a century of tireless efforts by heroic avant-garde artists and their supporters, no meaningful distinction exists today between contemporary artworks and the ordinary objects that surround them. Paintings cannot be distinguished from illustrations, sculptures from decor. Art galleries fill with redundant advocacy for already popular social and environmental causes, and the average...

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All Paragraphs in the Same Story: Susan Makov's Prints and Paintings at A Gallery

All Paragraphs in the Same Story: Susan Makov’s Prints and Paintings at A Gallery

After a game of cribbage and a glass or two of Cointreau, my grandfather was apt to rise and recite from “As You Like It”: And this our life, exempt from public haunt, Finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks, Sermons in stones, and good in everything. I would not change it. Susan...

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Myles Howell: 35x35 Interview

Myles Howell: 35×35 Interview

He was doing the “typical watercolor, oil painting” stuff when he took a college course in stone carving and found the true medium for his art. Myles Howell talks about the discovery in this video interview recorded as part of Artists of Utah’s 35×35 exhibition. Artists of Utah’s 35×35 Finch Lane Gallery Salt Lake City...

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Lydia Gravis: 35x35 Interview

Lydia Gravis: 35×35 Interview

  The director of the Mary Elizabeth Dee Shaw Gallery on the campus of Weber State University, Lydia Gravis earned a BA in Painting and Drawing from Warren Wilson College and a MFA in interdisciplinary visual art from the Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University. She’s represented in the 2016 installment of Artists of...

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Evidence of an Alien Universe: Elmer Presslee's “Unprovoked Collaborations” at God Hates Robots

Evidence of an Alien Universe: Elmer Presslee’s “Unprovoked Collaborations” at God Hates Robots

If somehow the primal essences of cult horror movies, ‘80s arcade games, abandoned amusement parks, and pulp sci-fi magazines were smashed together, Elmer Presslee’s art might have been fused from the resulting debris. Although many elements feel familiar—callbacks to subcultures of the 1970s and 1980s—Presslee’s style is so distinct that the whole body of work...

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James Aton, Winner of the 2016 15 Bytes Book Award for Art Book

James Aton, Winner of the 2016 15 Bytes Book Award for Art Book

15 Bytes is pleased to announce the winner of the 2016 15 Bytes Book Award for Art Book, James Aton’s The Art and Life of Jimmie Jones, about the late southern Utah landscape painter. Growing up in Louisville, Kentucky, James Aton had a Catholic education – grade school through college. He received an MA in English...

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Ne Plus Ultra: An interview with Arte Haus Collectif's Holly Addi

Ne Plus Ultra: An interview with Arte Haus Collectif’s Holly Addi

In Charlotte Boye-Christensen’s Ne Plus Ultra feature, the co-founder of NOW-ID highlights the creative talents of people in the local and international communities she collaborates with. In her most recent feature, she talked with Holly Addi, an artist in Salt Lake City as well as owner of Arte Haus Collectif, which hosts NOW-ID’s “meet the...

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Degrees of Authenticity: David Brothers' Places and Propositions

Degrees of Authenticity: David Brothers’ Places and Propositions

David Brothers has worn many hats. He has produced, written and acted in radio dramas (most notably The Church of Jayne Mansfield and The New Atomic Age); written, illustrated and published comic books, pamphlets, religious tracts, trading cards and Tijuana bibles; created films and videos—some animated, some feature-length— three of which appeared at Sundance; he has...

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Alchemical Experiments: Colour Maisch and Gary Vlasic at Finch Lane Gallery

Alchemical Experiments: Colour Maisch and Gary Vlasic at Finch Lane Gallery

Albedo | Nigredo , the collaborative exhibit by Colour Maisch and Gary Vlasic at Finch Lane Gallery, takes an attentive sculptural approach to exploring the mystical way that everyday materials are transformed by artists’ creative processes and the unique environment of gallery space. The gallery creates a space that mimics an ancient alchemical laboratory, where...

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Reclamation Projects: Carol Berrey and Simon Blundell at the BDAC

Reclamation Projects: Carol Berrey and Simon Blundell at the BDAC

All of us — well, most of us — have become conscientious recyclers, making sure to set aside our plastic bottles and aluminum cans so they can be turned into bicycles, or our cardboard and paper products so they can, well, be turned back into paper and cardboard. But Carol Berrey, now showing at the...

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Sustained Gaze: Sunny Taylor's Resolutions at Julie Nester Gallery

Sustained Gaze: Sunny Taylor’s Resolutions at Julie Nester Gallery

What does one say about abstract art? It neither depicts a scene nor tells a story. It does not reference, investigate, or negotiate — or any number of the vague, Latinate verbs endemic to curatorial statements these days— anything. It is, in a term which has been largely forgotten in favor of its better-known-but-less-accurate cousin,...

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Inspiration in the Familiar: Jacqui and Lance Larsen's Three-Mile Radius at Springville Museum of Art

Inspiration in the Familiar: Jacqui and Lance Larsen’s Three-Mile Radius at Springville Museum of Art

What do a rusty sewer grate,  “Llama Crossing” street sign, rabbit, and a metal screen door have in common? On the surface, not much. Aside from the llama-crossing sign, these are all ordinary things anyone might see in a neighborhood or while out for a drive in the country. Perhaps even within a three-mile radius....

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A Museum of One's Own: Jimmie Jones' vision becomes a reality in the Southern Utah Museum of Art

A Museum of One’s Own: Jimmie Jones’ vision becomes a reality in the Southern Utah Museum of Art

It’s not every artist who can get their own museum. Certainly no Utah artist has.* But to hear talk at the ribbon cutting of the new Southern Utah Museum of Art (SUMA), it seems Jimmie Jones has come close. Jones was the impetus behind the sweeping white structure that now greets drivers as they enter...

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A Life in Art: Biography of Jimmie Jones explores the art and influence of the southern Utah painter

A Life in Art: Biography of Jimmie Jones explores the art and influence of the southern Utah painter

“So, I guess there’s Maynard Dixon and this guy,” a friend muses, thumbing through landscapes of Zion and Grand canyons in The Art and Life of Jimmie Jones. And because he is an excellent landscape painter himself, that comparison sticks. Although Jones exhibited at Phillips Gallery for more than a decade (1977-88), some people north...

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The Beverley Taylor Sorenson Center for the Arts

The Beverley Taylor Sorenson Center for the Arts

Though 55 years old, the Utah Shakespeare Festival is shiny and new this season. With the dedication Thursday of the Beverley Taylor Sorenson Center for the Arts, which includes the Southern Utah Museum of Art (SUMA) and Engelstad Shakespeare Theatre, the festival will find a new home in state-of-the-art facilities on a single block of...

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