UTAH'S ART MAGAZINE SINCE 2001
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Artist Profiles
Karen Horne: Night and Day

Karen Horne: Night and Day

 In his 1863 essay “The Painter of Modern Life,” Charles Baudelaire stated that ‘modernity’ required, “above all a man of the world to fulfill. He has every-where sought after the fugitive, fleeting beauty of present-day life, the distinguishing character of that quality which, with the reader’s kind permission, we have called ‘modernity’. Often weird, violent...

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Edward Bateman: Artist Profile

Edward Bateman: Artist Profile

You suspect that he’s going to be a little quirky from looking at his work (especially those automatons, his preferred term for the robots), but what doesn’t come across is the puckish charm of the fellow: Ed Bateman is delightful. There apparently isn’t much that doesn’t please or interest him. He’s into chocolate and books...

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Artist Profile: Howard Brough and the Comically Grotesque

Artist Profile: Howard Brough and the Comically Grotesque

For years, Howard Brough helped artists hang their work at the Salt Lake City Library. Measuring twice before nailing, righting a frame with a level, carefully adjusting lighting . . . scores of local artists can attest that his work was meticulous. But by his own admission it was not always wholehearted. “It was great...

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Logan Madsen: Artist Profile

Logan Madsen: Artist Profile

In 2006 Salt Lake artist Logan Madsen had his first solo exhibit, a series of floral paintings, at Art Access Gallery. He returns to the gallery this month with another solo exhibit, a series of paintings of a much more personal nature. Madsen, along with his sister Heather, have an incredibly rare disease known as...

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Brian Kershisnik: Artist Profile

Brian Kershisnik: Artist Profile

In good art, meaning is metaphorical, so a work can support more than one reading. A recent Brian Kershisnik painting, A Child with the Law of Gravity, provides a case in point. A blond toddler in a green dress sits on a black floor, in a variously scribbled blue space. A large arrow, pointing down,...

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Artist Profile: Paul Davis

Artist Profile: Paul Davis

Paul Davis likes his studio dark. He compares the former garage — now rendered useless by the roof-high pile of firewood in front of its doors — to “the bat cave.” Inside, where the windows are blacked-out, the only natural light comes from a small skylight that the artist keeps mostly obstructed. “It’s a little...

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Artist Profile: Steven Stradley

Artist Profile: Steven Stradley

“My paintings come out of my love/hate relationship with Modernism,” says Utah artist Steven Stradley. “Modernism pigeon-holed itself, I think. [Clement] Greenberg pigeon-holed it as he had all of those ideas about painting as a flat surface, ideas about painting super-imposed upon the work that maybe did not involve the work itself.” Stradley is in...

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Artist Profile: Mark Hedengren

Artist Profile: Mark Hedengren

Photographer Mark Hedengren has traveled the world on assignment, but he says his favorite place to shoot is here in Utah, his own backyard. So when he learned that two of Photography’s greats, Ansel Adams and Dorothea Lange, came here in the 1950s to shoot “Three Mormon Towns” for Life Magazine he was immediately intrigued...

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Chris Gauthier: Artist Profile

Chris Gauthier: Artist Profile

Chris Gauthier’s photography has always had a message. For years, it was the message of others, but at a certain point Gauthier had an epiphany and decided to devote the skills he had learned in the advertising industry to the things he wanted to say. It was after a move to Utah, where Gauthier took...

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Marking Time: Matthew Allred on Heliography

Marking Time: Matthew Allred on Heliography

As part of our 35×35 exhibition in the spring of 2013, 15 Bytes interviewed participating artist Matthew Allred, who was selected for the Artists of Utah Board of Directors award. 35×35 gave us a glimpse at the artist’s Heliography series, which is now on exhibit at Salt Lake City’s Finch Lane Gallery through November 15th....

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Isaac Hastings: The Art of Illustration

Isaac Hastings: The Art of Illustration

I thought that in order to be a true artist I needed to be a painter and I tried for a very long time to be a painter before coming to the realization that I just wasn’t—my medium had always been a pencil and paper. Isaac Hastings, an emerging Utah artist who works out of...

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Artist Profile: Hadley Rampton

Artist Profile: Hadley Rampton

   When Hadley Rampton travels she is drawn, she says, “to the old places. There is history there.  When I travel that is what really intrigues me, that is what really excites me… and I also really love history.  I want to get to what the truth of these places is.” These travels come back...

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