Art Since 1960: Selections from the UMFA’s Permanent Collection by Ehren Clark With many under more of a strain balancing the budget this holiday season, it may seem superfluous to part with depleting dollars for non-essentials. However, for some good R+R from worries plaguing us all, a sacrifice of […]
Colleen Howe:Total Immersion Crossing Over from Pastel to Oil by Curt Hawkins “I’m going back to using oils. Totally immersing myself. It is how I’ve always approached my art. I don’t know any other way to go about it,” says Colleen Howe, a Salt Lake City artist best-known […]
Artist Profile: Salt Lake Life Assembled The Art of Marcee Blackerby by Geoff Wichert No one really knows what makes a person become an artist; talent apparently can sprout in almost any circumstances. Then again, if the seed thrives, it may well feel possible to discern how […]
The first piece could easily be overlooked. It’s an upholstered pair of what the British call “inverted commas,” but Americans call quotation marks. Its mate, the last piece, closes the quotation, marking the 20 works in between as something of a statement. “It’s my nod to Postmodernism,” quips […]
photos by Shalee Cooper When artists talk about their work they often project a feeling of inevitability. It had to be; either that or they say it was an accident. Speaking on film, Georgia O’Keeffe points to the top of a nondescript hill she feels she must climb with […]
by Megan Holm “This is what I am and this is what I do: the land and the desert.” Those are the words Cache Valley illustrator-turned-artist John Berry uses to sum up how he feels about his art, which portrays the sparse, light-infused desert-scapes of Nevada and Utah. Berry made the […]
photos by Kelly Brooks Painter, filmmaker, free-lance graphic artist, educator, and Director of the Central Utah Art Center, Jared Latimer can often be found huddled over a laptop in his limestone–walled basement office at the Art Center, a few blocks from Snow College in the Sanpete County town of Ephraim. He may […]
When I asked photographer Chris Dunker to define “fine art photography” for me, he answered, “A photograph is fine art when it is made with the sole intention of a self-expression; not for money or client but because the artist is motivated and driven by the image.” As […]
by Kimberly Rock | photos by John Steele Vividly present in the current moment, Steve Songer creates pieces indicative of his positive intensity. By means mysterious, even to himself, Songer channels his palpable freshness and immediacy into his widely-sought works, invigorating every subject he portrays. “I have a theory that there’s […]
Jason Metcalf With so many artists and so many mediums in today’s art world, to make it an artist needs to find big shoes and have feet large enough to fill them. A young artist is hard pressed to find his or her way through artistic channels to […]
A profile of Utah artist Eva Jorgensen.
Profile of Salt Lake City artist Jim Frazer.