“Cloven,” by Nicole Pietrantoni, at the Kimball Art Center, photo by Stanna Frampton “Reader, this is a record of loss and abundance. Let me be clear – what is vulnerable has potential for change. Reader, as this is consequential, so let us be systematic.” So opens an excision […]
Two artists featured at Art Access, beginning Feb. 16, bring similar precision to abstract design using different mediums. Eric Fairclough paints with acrylic or aerosol paint on birch panels, while Jessica Springman cuts her geometric designs out of paper using a very sharp knife. Fairclough is a […]
When Phyllis Forsey left for New York City in 1957, she was not headed for The Art Students League like some of her Utah peers. She took a more circuitous route to a painting career. Forsey had just finished her freshman year at BYU, where she had taken […]
“The photograph that we experience is not always the photograph that we see,” writes Joe Marotta on paper tacked to a wall of his show at Gittins Gallery. “I can look at a photograph I’ve looked at a dozen times and come up with a different story.” And […]
Valentine’s Day seems to find its way into all fields of interest throughout the month of February: the themes of love and relationships, with their symbols of bright red and pink hearts and flowers, decorate homes, stores, and offices, in celebration of the season. Becoming a part of […]
Exchange Place Mural February 2018. A series of buildings on the northeast corner of Exchange Place and State Street, including the home of The Heavy Metal Shop, has served as one of the city’s biggest street murals for over a decade. The mural has more or less been in […]
Brian Kershisnik is one of Utah’s best-loved and most-respected artists, and his paintings, whether mural size or off the easel, are in private and public collections from Logan to St. George. He was given the Governor’s Mansion Award in 2010, was selected in 2014 as one of the […]
In Plain SiteWith our In Plain Site byline we feature publicly viewable art, both official and street art, throughout the state of Utah.
As someone who studies and writes about Contemporary art, I have often pointed out its tendency to be overly specific. There’s a real difference between Theodore Gericault’s “Raft of the Medusa” (1819), protesting a single event that scandalized Europe, and a porcelain figure of Michael Jackson by Jeff […]
Since 2015, Rock Canyon Poets in Provo has proven to be a community hub for poets to “promote the disciplined study of writing poetry as a serious art form.” With a little more than 50 members born out of a group of close friends from Utah Valley University’s […]
Wallace F. Bennett Federal Building. The fountain was designed by Angelo Caravaglia, who was known for his figurative work in various levels of abstraction. In Plain SiteWith our In Plain Site byline we feature publicly viewable art, both official and street art, throughout the state of Utah.
“Farmington Winter” (1924) by LeConte Stewart sold for $126,000. By unanimous vote, the Logan City School District Board of Education finalized the sale of 10 paintings in the district’s collection purchased with the milk money of elementary students in the 1930s that became worth a good deal: in […]