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Exhibition Reviews
Don't Leave: Maxfield Hegedus and Suhnee Venice's True Love Waits at CUAC

Don’t Leave: Maxfield Hegedus and Suhnee Venice’s True Love Waits at CUAC

Radiohead’s 2001 single serves as the title for Maxfield Hegedus and Suhnee Venice’s current exhibition at CUAC, which hedges on the failed communication between two entities. Like the desperate strains of the song, the exhibition positions two artists, whose work revolves around each other without resolution.  There are devices for communication, such as a microphone,...

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Painting Up the Parks: Erin Hanson's national park landcapes at the St. George Art Museum

Painting Up the Parks: Erin Hanson’s national park landcapes at the St. George Art Museum

About 10 years ago while at a personal crossroads, Los Angeles-based artist Erin Hanson began rock climbing in Nevada’s famous Red Rock Canyon. It was while she developed her adventurous new hobby that she rededicated herself to her work as a professional artist, inspired by the rugged beauty of the southwestern landscape. Committing herself to...

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Space for Place: Middle | Nowhere at Springville Museum of Art

Space for Place: Middle | Nowhere at Springville Museum of Art

The six prominent Utah artists now on exhibit in the Springville Museum of Art’s (SMOFA) Here, There, and Everywhere have each developed a personal style that is immediately recognizable as well as adept at evoking a sense of place. The exhibit is an examination of how ”spaces” become ”places,“ the interaction between the concrete and...

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"I want to be happy in this picture" - Art Access Welcomes Turn City for the Arts

“I want to be happy in this picture” – Art Access Welcomes Turn City for the Arts

Utah is home to a wide variety of art venues, from those that deal in highly polished decor to others showing art so conceptual the gallery may look empty at first. Museums play a role here, varied by location—one downtown, another in the shopping mall—and their mix of public and private sponsorship. Dependably locating a...

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Wrestling with the Self: Andrew Moncrief at UMOCA

Wrestling with the Self: Andrew Moncrief at UMOCA

When ancient Greek city-states vied against each other, not in ruthless combat but in the more civilized arena we now call the Olympics, they were transforming the frequently violent but seemingly ever-present desire for conflict into a ritualized and artistic form of competition. Foremost among these was the essential form of man-to-man conflict, wrestling. Strange...

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Something for Everyone: Tess Cook, Grant Fuhst and Larry Revoir Fill the House at Finch Lane

Something for Everyone: Tess Cook, Grant Fuhst and Larry Revoir Fill the House at Finch Lane

It may seem like there are as many possible artistic goals, and strategies for achieving them, as there are artists, but it’s not really true. Just as the number of genres remains finite—landscape, portrait, figure, still life, and so on—and the variety of qualities, like abstraction, representation, or expression, while infinitely graduated, still ranges among...

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The Art of the Mask at Utah Arts Festival Gallery

The Art of the Mask at Utah Arts Festival Gallery

The annual Utah Arts Festival (UAF) mask exhibition, now in its fourth year, opened Friday, Jan. 15, for Gallery Stroll at the UAF Gallery at Artspace, 230 S. 500 West, Salt Lake City. Featuring the work of 29 local artists, the exhibit is not only a display of creative design and artisan skill, but it’s...

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Processing Process: Randee Levine at Phillips Gallery

Processing Process: Randee Levine at Phillips Gallery

With Randee Levine it is hard to tell what comes first, philosophy or art. Levine’s art is an extension of herself, a physical manifestation of the psychological process and understanding that has brought meaning and awareness to her personal life, and has become central to her professional life as well. In an exhibit that opens...

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’Like nothing you’ve ever seen before.’ Larry Revoir’s vocabulary of annihilation comes to Finch Lane

’Like nothing you’ve ever seen before.’ Larry Revoir’s vocabulary of annihilation comes to Finch Lane

Larry Revoir’s animal bodies are hollowed out, sightless, their colors chemically altered or burnt black. They sometimes bring to mind an old photographer’s lament: that the lush colors of Kodachrome made even pollution beautiful, frustrating an artist’s desire to capture and convey the true horror of the original. Indeed, these small ruins are often as...

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Michael Beasley Reveals His Masks

Michael Beasley Reveals His Masks

“Very different,” “unique,” “colorful” – all are words Michael Beasley hears when he shows his three-dimensional masks to people. The artist has been making the intricately patterned masks, reminiscent of Native American or Mexican folk art, for nearly five years but had never tried to sell them until recently, when he accepted Thomas Howa’s invitation...

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Sparkle and Bling at J-GO Gallery

Sparkle and Bling at J-GO Gallery

What does an art collector do when she runs out of wall space? She collects art jewelry. There’s no need for wall space and you can show off pieces of your collection on the go. If this is the least bit appealing, be sure to visit the J-GO Gallery in Park City for the Sparkle...

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Borders of Being: Sarina Villareal at the Gallery at Library Square

Borders of Being: Sarina Villareal at the Gallery at Library Square

Efflorescent Interference, Sarina Villareal’s current exhibit at the Gallery at Library Square, explores the fine balance between the control one has over one’s life and those things out of one’s control, between what can be gained and what can be lost by life in the world. With paintings that are abstract and figural, concrete and...

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A Rain of Discord: The 2015 Utah Statewide Annual

A Rain of Discord: The 2015 Utah Statewide Annual

One of the Old World’s grand definitions of art-that art is craft in the service of inspiration-seemingly went out of service when fashionable insistence by artists on absolute creative freedom trumped the audience’s taste for demonstrations of skill. But the pendulum continues to swing, and ironically enough, new, more sophisticated media intended to give artists...

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Freedom From Fear: Norman Rockwell at BYU's Museum of Art

Freedom From Fear: Norman Rockwell at BYU’s Museum of Art

In response to the famed “Four Freedoms” speech given by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in January, 1941, American painter Norman Rockwell created an iconic series of paintings by the same name (finished in 1943). The first painting, entitled Freedom of Speech, features a man engaged in offering a dissenting opinion to the prevailing views of...

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Power in the Image: Picturing the Iconic at the Kimball Art Center

Power in the Image: Picturing the Iconic at the Kimball Art Center

This summer, The Kimball Art Center (KAC) abandoned its longtime location in Old Town Park City, a decision resulting from a dispute with city leaders about what was architecturally appropriate for the resort town’s Main Street and the Kimball’s long-term plans for a new permanent home. KAC has temporarily relocated to a former church on...

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