Hilary Jacobsen likes to paint skulls, but don’t call her fascination morbid.
“I control what I can control and then I try to manage what I can’t control,” says Utah County artist Amy Tolk Richards. Richards is speaking on both an artistic level and on a personal level: as a mother, spouse, and human being. Richards’ canvases are simple and […]
In the center of David Ruhlman’s UMOCA exhibition, standing like an altar, there is an ancient card table. The black material of the table is rubbed off around the edges, with the old plywood substructure showing though at the corners and in patches across the surface. Painted across […]
“I’ve found with a lot of these things,” Maisch says, gesturing across the studio, “that in my own life, they’re talismans, these ways of creating-I don’t want to say sacred, but these… wishful… moments. Or ways of imbuing little bits of magic into things.” Maisch is able to […]
Philip Barlow doesn’t want to be pigeonholed, boxed in as this kind of painter or that kind. The 80-years-young artist says he keeps “one foot in the box and the other outside – exploring the unexplored.” That’s why, in his exhibit this month at Phillips Gallery, you’ll see […]
Exciting, bold, adventurous and energetic color; rich, luscious, raw and sensuous texture; lucid, mannered and eclectic form; intricate exhaustive, varied and diminutive pattern — surely a cornucopia of formal painterly elements such as this is the result, at the nine o’clock hour, of an extensively attended Gallery Stroll. […]
Jared Lindsay Clark is one of three artists chosen to inaugurate the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art’s (UMOCA) artists-in-residence program. Along with Brian Patterson and Mary Toscano, Clark will have access to national curators and critics, workshops in professional development, monthly critiques, special access to visiting artists and […]
Last month at Utah Valley University artist Inez Harwood broke the Guiness World Record for the longest tie-dye. That, she says, was the fun part. The work leading up to 3000 feet of vibrant color was full of its own set of complications — and also wonderful […]
Spending an afternoon in the “Grotto of Kass” is like taking a journey through world politics, architecture, higher education and art history- without leaving the comfort of Mountain Standard Time and the confines of friendly neighbors and family. In the March 2013 edition of 15 Bytes, Julie Dunker […]
Artists have always loved transformation. Shakespeare’s plays are full of characters who hide behind masks or switch gender roles. And for Renaissance artists, Ovid’s Metamorphoses was second only to the Bible as source material. Contemporary artists also deal with metamorphosis, but the transformations are much more realistic and […]
When an entire roll of film taken at the Keukenhof Gardens in the Netherlands came out blurry, Shalee Cooper decided it was time to study photography. After returning from her study abroad, she enrolled in the foundation program at the University of Utah, and has made Salt Lake […]
A look at Logan artist Heather Campbell, whose elaborately modeled sculptures are now on exhibit at Park City’s Meyer Gallery.