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Exhibition Reviews
Korean Vision in Ogden

Korean Vision in Ogden

Hyunsung Cho did something artists have traditionally been expected to do: he saw something on the street—it happened to be a mailbox—thought of his parents, then went home and made a work of art about it. Because Cho works in glass, he was able to create a luminous bubble, fragile as thought, that mimics the...

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Form: The "Tie" That Binds: Utah Ties at CUAC

Form: The “Tie” That Binds: Utah Ties at CUAC

In a January 2014 article Catherine Craft reassessed a 1970 Whitney Museum exhibition by African American artist Melvin Edwards asserting, “A reconsideration of Edward’s exhibition reveals its seminal place in art of the period as both an incisive response to the most radical forms of sculpture and installation and as an uncommonly nuanced articulation of...

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Plural & Partial @ Rio Gallery

Plural & Partial @ Rio Gallery

In Plural & Partial, curator Laura Hurtado has focused seven artists on a reading from Salman Rushdie: that as individuals we find ourselves incomplete, but we can ease this predicament by connecting to past selves, or we can look to the promise of the future, unknowable in detail but exercising broad influence on our present...

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Susan Kirby at Williams Fine Art

Susan Kirby at Williams Fine Art

 Susan Kirby became an artist not by any decision but by a realization, an epiphany. She was 19, in Paris for a two-year study program, practicing a self-taught style she felt insecure about. A detached artist leads to complacency and the artist needs validation and Kirby realized hers in a grand manner in Paris.  Nothing...

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Cary Griffiths' Black Paintings

Cary Griffiths’ Black Paintings

Vulnerability will be on tap when the Art at the Main exhibits Cary Griffiths’ new show April 14th – May 10th, with an artist’s reception April 18th 6-9pm. While Griffiths is well known for dissonant mood work (read: expressionist abstract), Light in a Dark Place is a risk for him. “I’ve never told people about...

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Draw Till You Drop: Kristina Lenzi and Gretchen Reynolds

Draw Till You Drop: Kristina Lenzi and Gretchen Reynolds

Several features can characterize works of Performance Art. One is duration. Performance artists often (not always) push the boundaries of their audience’s patience, creating a corner in time that proceeds according to the work’s inner tempo. The artist’s stamina can also be pushed – to exhaustion. Another feature that can so easily accompany works of...

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Urban Faces: Jimmi Toro at Urban Arts

Urban Faces: Jimmi Toro at Urban Arts

If you haven’t figured out what “urban art” is, or thought it was just skateboards, skulls, and graffiti, please see the Jimmi Toro exhibition at the Urban Arts Gallery in Salt Lake City’s Gateway Mall. It may dramatically elevate your earlier perceptions. Toro, winner of the top award in last year’s Park City Arts Festival,...

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Starting from Scratch: Mark by Mark at Alice Gallery

Starting from Scratch: Mark by Mark at Alice Gallery

  To non-specialists, the timeline of art history is marked by long periods when nothing happens, punctuated by sudden expansion. About half a million years ago, our part-ape, part-human ancestors noticed that certain things—rocks, branches, bits of bone—resembled other things, like faces or the bodies of animals, and took to carrying them around as personal...

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Movement at Mestizo

Movement at Mestizo

Mestizo’s current exhibit showcases mixed media works by Sonia Pentz and an elaborate installation by Nadia Rea Morales. Upon first glance, any viewer could easily suppose that the exhibition was a pre-planned collaborative effort between Morales and Pentz, but in fact the two never met each other until they were in the space, ready to...

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Oonju Chun at Phillips Gallery

Oonju Chun at Phillips Gallery

Oonju Chun says she is not a conceptual painter, “but a spontaneous, reactionary painter. When I paint, it is a purely spontaneous visual response to lines, colors and composition. I am not thinking on a conceptual level and I love that. It is liberating and exhilarating.” Quite simply put, this is art that is linear...

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Trent Harris at UMOCA

Trent Harris at UMOCA

The exhibition culminates in the new media gallery, where Harris’s Echo Cave title comes full circle. The gallery’s dark enclosed space mimics a real cave, a space where viewers are visually assaulted by multiple clips from Harris’s film career on one giant screen. To Harris, this selection is a natural conclusion, a finale for those...

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Motoi Yamamoto

Motoi Yamamoto

Given our region’s abundance of salt and ensuing history, it is no surprise the international artist Motoi Yamamoto would be interested in visiting Utah to create not one, but two installations in his creative signature style using salt. Weber State University (WSU) and Westminster College (WC) have collaborated to bring Yamamoto to Utah to create...

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