Look! Waaay up there! That’s an Edie Roberson flying machine perched in a vibrant blue sky on the Dinwoody Building, 37 W. 100 South, in downtown Salt Lake City. Soaring over a wall brimming with portraits of 268 Utah women, it is part of a community-created mural directed […]
What does it mean to be a woman in Utah? In the exhibit Rogue: Utah Women’s Voices, curator and artist Nancy Andruk Olson’s selection of works by Utah artists focuses on women’s relationships with their homes, nature, and with others. Olson’s stated purpose in the exhibition is sharing […]
Although Jimmie Jones exhibited at Phillips Gallery in downtown Salt Lake City for more than a decade (1977-88), some people north of southern Utah have not heard of the great canyons’ landscape artist who died in 2009 at the age of 76. After spending his childhood growing up […]
Florence Ware aimed big. A stalwart of the Utah art community in the 1930s and 1940s, Ware was anywhere you looked. She was the first president of the Associated Utah Artists, taught art at the University of Utah and at venues in the community, showed in galleries from […]
If you hit UMOCA on Saturday night, opportunity for fame awaits: the chance to digitally distort or enhance the work of a respected local or nationally or internationally famous artist and get your resulting image in a database and printed catalog. Not only that, but at 8:30 sharp […]
Never underestimate the influence of teachers, wherever you may find them. Connie Borup, now one of Utah’s best-known landscape painters, hadn’t the slightest inclination of becoming an artist until she met an art history teacher in Germany. Borup was raised in Kaysville, Utah, a town that was still a largely rural community dominated by fields in the 1950s. Growing up in that environment has its advantages, but Borup always knew she wanted “to get out.” Which explains why she jumped at the chance to become an exchange student. “That was such an eye-opener,” she recalls. “A 17-year-old Mormon girl leaving her town and going to Germany.” At the gymnasium in Cologne, she met Herr Beppo, who opened her eyes to art. “I made a decision right then — I’m going to be an artist.”
Our relationship with the land is an ancient one, one as old as civilization. One device we have invented to navigate this connection is landscape painting, a genre dating back several millennia. As we approach a situation in which the delicate balance between ecologies becomes increasingly untenable, we […]
Art majors may start out thinking they just want to learn how to make art. When they study with Kim Martinez, they learn a lot more: how to work collaboratively, how to build community, how to secure grant money, and how to invest their art with meaning. Within […]
As part of Artists of Utah’s 35×35 exhibition, at Finch Lane Gallery through June 5, 2020, we spoke with the artists about their work. Justin Watson normally works with sound and moving images in his video and installation work, but for Artists of Utah’s 35×35 exhibition, Watson has produced still […]
Trishelle Jeffery is a cartoonist and printmaker who lives in Salt Lake City. She was a student at Snow College and the University of Utah as an undergraduate, and received her MFA in Printmaking from Wichita State University in 2018. She is currently a member at SaltGrass Printmakers and an instructor at the University of Utah.
The automobile: it’s the most public private space we inhabit. And Natalie Kirk is watching you there, through her rearview mirror.
As part of Artists of Utah’s 35×35 exhibition, at Finch Lane Gallery through June 5, 2020, we spoke with the artists about their work. Salt Lake City artist Laura Hope Mason works both abstractly and figuratively. Her works featured in Artists of Utah’s 35×35 exhibition come from a series of […]