Visual Arts

Utah Visual Arts articles published in 15 Bytes, arranged by category.

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 […]

Dance | Performing Arts | Visual Arts

Salt Lake City Library to be Transformed by the Performance Art Festival

The 7th annual Salt Lake City Performance Art Festival is fast approaching, and the festival’s founder, Kristina Lenzi, has curated 24 presenters whose works are appropriate for all ages, visually and conceptually interesting, and unrehearsed. Lenzi demands that “unrehearsed” remain an emphasized component and descriptor of these works. Unrehearsed, […]

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 […]