Exhibition Reviews

Utah Exhibition Reviews published in 15 Bytes, Utah’s art magazine, including reviews of local Utah artists, regional artists, group exhibitions and traveling exhibits of national and international artists.

Exhibition Reviews | Visual Arts

Kathryn Wingard’s “A Loving Struggle” Explores the Push and Pull of Intimacy with the Inanimate

  In Viktor Shklovsky’s “Art as Technique,” the character of a horse, contemplating the relationship between humans and their private property, wonders at the oddity of a person’s need to claim an object as “mine” without regard to if that object presents any function or necessity for the […]

Exhibition Reviews | Visual Arts

Nancy Friedemann-Sánchez’s “Casta Paintings” Are Haunting Works About Hybrid Identity

In the darkened gallery they float like apparitions, life-size outlines of figures captured in poses that shift between submission and aggression, carved masks sprouting from their flattened surface suggesting fear, defiance, bafflement, awe. Nancy Friedemann-Sánchez’s Casta Paintings, currently on exhibit at the Street Gallery of the Utah Museum […]

Exhibition Reviews | Visual Arts

Shaw Gallery’s “Perspective in Printmaking” Will Change Your Ideas About the Form

An artistic process that’s been practiced for centuries, from Albrecht Dürer’s woodcuts to Andy Warhol’s silk-screens, printmaking is a dynamic art form with capabilities that extend far beyond its typical associations with wall posters or flattened reproductions. Contemporary printmaking surprisingly lends itself to a variety of processes, from […]

Exhibition Reviews | Visual Arts

Bathing in the Uncanny: Madison Donnelly’s Bathhouse at UMOCA

A teacup rests on a saucer, an accompanying spoon at its side. Covered in coarse fur, the seemingly innocuous objects’ deviation from the familiar is jarring and uncomfortable. Swiss artist Méret Oppenheim’s iconic “Luncheon in Fur,” from 1936, is the ultimate Surrealist sculpture, a work that invariably elicits strong responses […]

Exhibition Reviews | Visual Arts

From Desert to Ocean Crossings: Cody Chamberlain’s and Len Starbeck’s Intersections in Nature at the Park City Library

From the high deserts of Utah to the shores and redwood forests of the Pacific, the exhibit Intersections in Nature describes and investigates landscapes that have impacted artists and local residents Cody Chamberlain and Len Starbeck. Both artists use their histories of mixed outdoor employment to inform their […]

Exhibition Reviews | Visual Arts

UMOCA’s Survey of Utah Artists Explores The Possibilities of the Abstract

Abstraction broke onto the art landscape of different countries at different times, but often as a response to disillusionment with the narrative art relied on previous knowledge of religious or mythical stories. Instead, abstraction provided a totally self-referential possibility, where an artist created their own code of line, […]