Visual Arts

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

Exhibition Reviews | Visual Arts

Capturing the Ineffable: Materiality and Art Making at the Rio Gallery

Art has long sought to capture the transitory and sensory in physical form. From the transformative capabilities of an artist’s two-dimensional canvas to contemporary art’s revolutionary experimentation with media, material doesn’t just inform art, it is art. Or as philosopher Marshall McLuhan famously stated, “The medium is the […]

Exhibition Reviews | Visual Arts

First Dates, Homesickness, and Desert Murals: Selected Works from the Intermountain Indian School, 1950-1984

‘“Where are my people?” the mountains cry out.’ This line from a young Diné (Navajo) poet sets the tone for an exhibition curated by Dr. James Swensen, Melanie Allred, and Meagan Anderson. Featuring visual art, poetry, and ephemera produced by students of the Intermountain Indian School, the display […]

Exhibition Reviews | Visual Arts

Save the Oceans, Fill the Galleries: Artists at BDAC Turn to Disposable Plastic as a Medium

Disposable plasticware is advertised as a convenient alternative to washing dishes, but are disposables really more convenient? With plastics clogging the ocean, factory waste, climate change, and multi-billion dollar initiatives needed to pull the earth back from the brink, we are being killed by disposables. However, convenience has […]