While No One is Watching: Karen Sorenson at Altspace reviewed by Geoff Wichert “Time held me green and dying, though I sang in my chains like the sea.” The great Welsh poet Dylan Thomas was that rare individual who could retain the feeling of being young until he […]
When art addresses topics on a conceptual level, the concept becomes the subject of that art. In BYU Museum of Art’s exhibition Cliché and Collusion: Video Works by Grant Stevens, the subject is mass media and the many questions associated with mass media. This is a widely discussed topic today, a […]
The art of the Western world has thrived because it has existed in a generally recognized and appreciated visual vocabulary. Generally speaking, a Carravagio will elicit similar effects from most viewers. A Raphael will allow reverence, a Rembrandt awe and wonder. Poussin is calm. David conveys intense desire to act, […]
Public vs. Private: Who Owns the Light? Sean Slemon and Herman Dutoit at CUAC by Geoff Wichert From ten feet away it appears that in Tied Up/Tied Down, Sean Slemon has filled a shadow box with bits of leafy foliage and then overlaid lengths of orange ribbon in […]
Bevan Chipman, a friend to many of us at 15 Bytes and a champion of the visual arts in Utah, died Saturday after a long struggle with prostate cancer. You can view some of his paintings at his website. Read about his role as a collector here and as […]
Many are aware of classical art, but most are unaware of the fullness of the tradition, whose elements are so fundamental to the basic structure of painting, sculpture, and architecture. It was a tradition that had its genesis with the Greeks, the Romans, subsequently the Renaissance revival, and […]
A profile of Utah artist Eva Jorgensen.
Beautifully articulated color combinations, carefully balanced compositions, credulous perspective, figural accuracy; all are to be found in the art of the Leipzig School, a group of artists trained at the Leipzig Art Academy whose works are now on display at the Salt Lake Art Center. The works in Life After […]
by Geoff Wichert Forty-five years is a lifetime on the job: long enough to stretch from school to retirement. It is also the age of the American studio glass movement, which began in the 1960s with glass blowing breakthroughs by Harvey Littleton at the University of Wisconsin. Since […]
“Mother and Child” by Paul Nielson The history of the beginning of modern art is often told in terms of a reaction to and discarding of the longstanding tradition of the Academy. The art academy has its roots in sixteenth-century France, coming on the heels of the artistic […]
Profile of Salt Lake City artist Jim Frazer.
Over 20 years ago, philosopher and art critic Arthur C. Danto published his seminal essay reinterpreting the Hegelian concept of “the end of art” and introduced his notion of the “post-historical era.” Thirty years prior, another influential philosopher and shaper of aesthetic theory, Theodor Adorno, gave his own […]