Over just the past 40 years, the number of people in the nation’s prisons and jails has increased a staggering 500%, for a total of 2.2 million people currently behind bars, according to The Sentencing Project. Agnes “Aggie” Gund — art collector, philanthropist and President Emerita of MOMA […]
We lose something in technical drawing. Kids draw fearlessly, without worrying about whether it is “good”; but as we get older, we lose that sense of confidence and ability, and we either grapple with the pencil, forcing it into precision, or we put it down. At Bountiful Davis […]
What would you come back to see if you could, after death? Would you want to sit in your favorite restaurant? The one you’d been in hundreds of times, with servers who you knew by name, even your own kin at the table? They wouldn’t be able to […]
In Art Access’s exhibition In Search of Homeland, Iranian artist Heydar Rasoulpour explores themes of personal identity and home in a series of abstracted figural paintings that evoke sentiments of unease and intrigue. Paired with Rasoulpour’s work are the abstract paintings of Clarence Bowman, works that vary widely […]
From the mountain nest that is Park City, the snowy roads bustle with ski-racked SUVs. Since it sits on a higher plateau than the smoggy Salt Lake Valley, the air is clear and you can see the tree-lined ridges above — a wintery second home for many people […]
Navajo photographer Eugene Tapahe blends new technology with old sensibilities and the resulting images are stunning. You can see them for yourself tonight at Alpine Gallery, 430 E. South Temple, next to Mrs. Backer’s Bakery, during Gallery Stroll. The artist will be there from 6-9 p.m. He gave […]
A feeling of almost baronial formality falls over you as you approach paintings by Heather Barron, a feeling you should straighten your clothes as you approach framed mirrors. Petits fours, anyone? In America, petits fours are received as a gift in a long, very shallow box: they’re a […]
The works in Vertical Obedience, Nolan Flynn’s upcoming exhibition at Finch Lane Gallery, bring together two ends along the timeline of contemporary abstraction, mixing Jason Craighead’s ephemeral mark making and exposed canvas with the subconscious notes scribbled within the compositions of Jean-Michel Basquiat’s paintings. In Flynn’s raw […]
“The strange and disconnected are the stuff of my creations.” – Marcee Blackerby Like Saint-Exupery’s The Little Prince, Salt Lake City author and artist Marcee Blackerby, born in Castle Dale 75 years ago, followed her star and left this planet around 1:15 a.m. on Dec. 30, 2019. […]
“In Sanpete County, as in other rural towns, you have to build the community you want to be a part of,” says artist Amy Jorgensen. Build she has.
Since 2005, Jorgensen has worked as an associate professor of visual arts, and photography area head, at Snow College in Ephraim, Utah, transforming the department from one with a strong focus in process to one informed by conceptual art practices. During her tenure there, she has founded the Art Talks series, established two permanent student galleries, and developed the now thriving photography and media program from the ground up.
Utah women artists of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries were formidable: they traveled the world, led art movements and artist societies, and advocated for the importance of artmaking and collecting to a broader Utah public. These women were not wallflowers. They were actively engaged in creating community, meaning and transformation through the visual arts.
Is it possible to make sense of a large, statewide exhibition constructed on little more than common mediums and the tastes of one or two jurors? Possibly, but it’s not easy; or always advisable. So, for the Utah Division of Arts and Museum’s 2019 statewide annual at the […]