Daily Bytes

Daily posts on happenings in Utah’s visual arts community.

News

Top 25 Arts Destinations

Every year American Style Magazine ranks America’s Top 25 Arts Destinations. Since the rankings are based on readers’ votes, the list of winners — separated by city size — is as much about mobilization of voters in a city as it is about nationwide recognition. As you might […]

Book Reviews

The Art Instinct

The Art Instinct Denis Dutton Bloomsbury Press 2009 Reviewed by Steve Holladay It has been a year since Denis Dutton published The Art Instinct: Beauty, Pleasure, and Human Evolution, and since that time the book has continued to receive attention, both by art specialists and the public at […]

Book Reviews

Spiral Jetta

Spiral Jetta: a road trip through the land art of the American West by Erin Hogan The University of Chicago Press, Chicago and London 2008 In the 1960s and 70s, artists were drawn to slogans. “Art is dead” was followed by “Museums are where art goes to die.” […]

Book Reviews

Photojojo

Photojojo!: Insanely Great Photo Projects and DIY Ideas By Amit Gupta and Kelly Jensenreviewed by Amanda Moore Photojojo! Is a great book for the flickr addict, scrap booker and diy enthusiast. The book is separated into two halves. The first half is all about unique crafts and presentations […]

Book Reviews

Provenance

Provenance: How a Con Man and a Forger Rewrote the History of Modern Art Laney Salisbury Penguin Press 2009 352pp You couldn’t write a better story line if you were dealing with fiction. John Drewe, a working-class chameleon of a racconteur passes himself off as a posh nuclear […]