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Exhibition Reviews
Fat Phobia at Art Access

Fat Phobia at Art Access

  The world is awash with proverbial sayings about beauty — it’s in the eye of the beholder or only skin deep. Such notions seem at odds, however, with our society’s prescription for a monolithic kind of beauty, a preoccupation for which women across the generational spectrum have fallen victim. Art Access’ latest exhibition “Fat...

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McGarren Flack painting and sculpture featured at Dixie Showcase

McGarren Flack painting and sculpture featured at Dixie Showcase

The annual Dixie State University Art Department Showcase, held this year from April 15th to May 4th in the Eccles Fine Arts Center, Sears Gallery, is a must-see for a well-rounded view of contemporary art developments in St. George. The work exhibited has become more diverse over the last several years, due in large part...

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Connie Borup: Nature Observed, a film by Claudia Sisemore

Connie Borup: Nature Observed, a film by Claudia Sisemore

Connie Borup’s exhibit of new landscape paintings at Phillips Gallery once again demonstrates the artist’s ability to create ethereal images that cast a loving gaze on the continual shifts of the natural world. Claudia Sisemore’s film “Nature Observed,” shot in 2008, reminds us that this current work goes back more than a decade.   Connie...

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Deceptively Simple: Laurel Caryn's History of Photography at Alice Gallery

Deceptively Simple: Laurel Caryn’s History of Photography at Alice Gallery

For generations of non-millennial students, the slide library, darkened lecture hall and distinctive hum and click of the slide projector were hallmarks of the educational experience. Prior to digital imaging and asking The Goog for any and all things, professors loaded slide carousels with small plastic squares holding positive film so that when the slides...

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Painterly Precision: Brad Teare's Woodcuts at Alpine Art

Painterly Precision: Brad Teare’s Woodcuts at Alpine Art

Brad Teare has been making woodcuts for more than 20 years. It’s a process he began during his career as a freelance illustrator. But as his work has progressed it’s become more painterly, in a precise sort of way. You will see that painterly progression in the largest exhibition of his woodcuts to date this...

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Visual Splendor: Nina Tichava at Gallery MAR

Visual Splendor: Nina Tichava at Gallery MAR

Nina Tichava’s mixed-media paintings, now on exhibit at Park City’s Gallery MAR, are so easy to look at, so enticing to the hungry eye, that one might dismiss them too easily as mere eye candy, as inconsequential props in an interior designer’s stage set. And they are sweet to the first taste, seductive to the...

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Andrew Rice and Justin Diggle's 'Redefining Structures' at the Salt Lake City Library

Andrew Rice and Justin Diggle’s ‘Redefining Structures’ at the Salt Lake City Library

  Printmaking exists as one of art’s most revered mediums. Its influence is impossible to overstate, as early practitioners were responsible for disseminating the written word and visual illustration to countless individuals for whom such access was previously limited. In the modern era, fewer artists aspire to be master printmakers. The exhaustiveness of its procedure...

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Matter of Scale: Dave Malone Goes Big at Phillips Gallery

Matter of Scale: Dave Malone Goes Big at Phillips Gallery

When Dave Malone exhibited at Salt Lake’s Phillips Gallery two years ago, his two-dimensional works were small to midsize, abstract pieces that measured anywhere from a foot square to a standard 26” x 40” sheet of watercolor paper. At his current show, most of the works are twice that size. One barely fit into the...

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The Remains of Lost Time: Laura Hope Mason’s Extinct

The Remains of Lost Time: Laura Hope Mason’s Extinct

The sister fields of archaeology and paleontology share the near-impossible aim of putting eons of earth’s time into human perspective. The movement and scale of time are notoriously difficult for people to understand, but facing the physical remnants of plants, animals, and early humans brings millions of years into a more relatable focus. Laura Hope...

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Telling the sacraments in the Church of Frank McEntire, Scientist

Telling the sacraments in the Church of Frank McEntire, Scientist

 ‘The assemblage quality in my work is no more than a direct expression of the fundamental assemblage quality of my life.’ —Frank McEntire For a long time, now, I’ve been aware that Frank McEntire, aside from being one of the most prolific, influential, and important artists in Utah history, is also one of the most...

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On the Border: Paintings from the Myanmar/Thailand Border Focus Attention on Refugee Populations

On the Border: Paintings from the Myanmar/Thailand Border Focus Attention on Refugee Populations

Since 1962, the minority ethnic peoples of Burma (Myanmar) have been subjects of an ethnic cleansing. Many escape into Thailand and live in camps along the border; some have been given refugee status and live here in Salt Lake City. When local artist Hadley Rampton traveled to the Thai/Burmese border last year to introduce visual...

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Painting The Painted: Kevin Red Star at Modern West Fine Art

Painting The Painted: Kevin Red Star at Modern West Fine Art

Kevin Red Star’s paintings at Modern West Fine Art give the immediate impression of no-nonsense stability and strength. Their compositions—featuring mounted Crow warriors, tipis against starry skies, or profiles of chiefs in traditional costume—are balanced and deliberate. Most shapes are fully delineated. The predominant colors are subtle, earthy tones, which make the canvas look in...

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Crafting Change Through a Lens: Unfolding Truth Features 13 Documentary Photographers from Around the World

Crafting Change Through a Lens: Unfolding Truth Features 13 Documentary Photographers from Around the World

The rare power of documentary photography is its ability to capture a moment and give the viewer access to a raw scene that evokes a disconcerting sense of intimacy with an unfamiliar, sometimes uncomfortable subject. It’s the visual equivalent of reading a journal filled with personal stories, including narratives that are usually kept private. This...

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Humor and Hyperbole: Idealogue at the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art

Humor and Hyperbole: Idealogue at the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art

There’s a work in Ideologue you can’t avoid. It’s a music video whose soundtrack floods the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art’s (UMOCA) main hall, its saccharine lyrics following you from one room to the next, eating away at your skull like a cavity finding its way to a sensitive nerve. “America, we must carry on!”...

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We are the People: Experiments in Contemporary Indigenism at WSU's Shaw Gallery

We are the People: Experiments in Contemporary Indigenism at WSU’s Shaw Gallery

Overshadowed and undervalued by the history of Caucasian colonizers, the diverse tapestry of America’s indigenous peoples is frequently molded together to form a digestible monolithic narrative. An increasingly urgent call to arms regarding minority representation in art accompanied the civil rights movements of the 1960s and, while significant efforts have been made since then, the...

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