Some art is as concrete as the arranged objects it depicts or as prosaic as the theories it attempts to illustrate. But there is another type of art; one that revels in exploration of meaning and metaphor, its abstracted motifs and iconography lacking clear subjects or narrative purpose. […]
In 1992 MTV broadcast the first installment of The Real World and Reality TV was born, ushering in a flood of voyeurism and narcissism that has so permeated our pop culture that we no longer even feel the humidity. In Domesticated a group of Snow College art students […]
In the February 2011 edition of 15 Bytes Geoff Wichert reviews Stephen Foss’ exhibit of enamel paintings at Julie Nester Gallery.
” . . . For many, Brian Kershisnik’s paintbox is like the voice box of a diva . . .”
Read Geoff Wichert’s review of Kershisnik’s Meyer Gallery exhibit in this month’s edition of 15 Bytes.
Film has always been an exploration of technology, so it made sense when Sundance began a contemporary art exhibit as part of their annual festival four years ago that they would focus on technology-driven works. This year’s iteration of New Frontier, which was on display this past week in […]
The natural landscape may be the primary subject for Paul Vincent Bernard and Sherman Bloom’s exhibitions at the Gallery at Library Square, but their abstracted works transcend traditional representations of the genre to investigate essential meanings and structures. Bernard’s series of painted iconic forms, abstracted from geologic elements, […]
Kent Miles, photograph by Jared Christensen. Art as a profession has always come across to me as an extremely individual pursuit. Artists have their time in school to work in a group situation, participating in critiques and honing their vision throughout the course of several classes, but once […]
We expect alchemy from poets and artists. To hear Lance Larsen and Jacqui Biggs Larsen tell it, some of their audience expects more from them. In the text introducing Animal Brilliance, their collaborative exhibit of her paintings captioned by his epigraphs, they report being made to feel they should […]
1985.005 001 The visual arts have regularly been considered with regard to their relations: in the heyday of oil painting literature was the next of kin. In contemporary art the closest cousins are philosophy, and her bastard child, theory. But for a few decades in the middle of […]
Christus Consolator by Carl Heinrich Bloch Painted representations of Jesus Christ have been a primary subject of Western art, morphing in style and content according to individual artistic style but also the role of commissioning patrons: Roman Catholic imagery can contrast heavily with the art of Eastern Orthodox […]
Painted representations of Jesus Christ have been a primary subject of Western art, morphing in style and content according to individual artistic style but also the role of commissioning patrons: Roman Catholic imagery can contrast heavily with the art of Eastern Orthodox Christianity, each having a distinctive […]
by Shawn Rossiter At the Artists of Utah Office Holiday Party this evening I was pleased to meet Austen Diamond, a writer and editor for City Weekly. He told me he mostly writes on music but that in this week’s edition he has contributed two visual arts articles. […]