The Classical and Romantic are often convenient labels applied to certain discourses of the cultural arts. When hearing the terms “classical” and “romantic,” those who recall something of their university days will think of definite periods of time: the Romantics — in art, music and literature — of […]
By Tiffani Porter The specs are simple: take a wide-mouth canning jar—Kerr, Mason, or Ball brands are preferred, to create a sense of uniformity—and put whatever you like inside, which immediately takes that notion of uniformity and turns it on its head. That’s the basic recipe behind what […]
A profile of Congolese artist in exile Emmanuel Makonga.
Artist Profile of Chad Crane on the occasion of his Taming the Myth exhibit at Palmers Gallery.
a photo essay by Shawn Rossiter Large, encrusted canvasses featuring flattened, enigmatic figures fill the orderly working space of Salt Lake artist John Sproul. The converted garage in the middle of an extended lot in the Sugarhouse neighborhood serves as a studio for both John and his wife, […]
“The Gathering” by Joshua Wallace Jensen Remembering the Great Things of God, the LDS Church’s 8th International Art Competition currently at the LDS Conference Center, is a bold and vibrant display of more than 200 artists’ individual manifestations of the religious experience. In this exhibit, artists of many nationalities address their […]
Artist Profile: Salt Lake Blue Notes Rest assured that Blue Critchfield is not splegiarizing . . . whatever that means by Tiffini Porter Widlanksy | photos by James Stoddard . . . “When I look at a piece of art,” Blue explains, “I think, ok, so what is […]
Living in New York City in the early 20th century, married to one of its greatest and most influential photographers, and a full partner in an up and coming avant-garde — what would compel such a person to divorce herself from this centered existence to relocate in the then-primitive […]
. . . The lake is teaming with microorganisms brought forth to life in abstraction. Here we see vestiges of foam, bacteria, brine shrimp, salt, minerals, and maybe more we don’t know of, because we see through a lens. The surface of Tuft’s photographs, which are hung without […]
by Elena Shtromberg . . . The narrative is fractured, presented in a brief succession of fragments somewhat clumsily following one another and together mirroring the artist’s anxiety. The shots with the handheld camera and its constant motion as well as moments of musical crescendos, a cinematic strategy […]
On Friday, March 6, at the Sego Art Center 35 performers will be playing the role of one visual artist: Chris Purdie. Wearing the artist’s “uniform” — black clothes, black glasses, black knit cap — they will be acting out the part of the visual artist during the three-hour performance. This […]
Artist Profile of Salt Lake City artist Blue Critchfield in the March 2009 edition of 15 Bytes.