This Friday, March 6th, Artists of Utah invites you to our first installment of co-lab, part of our continuing effort to encourage collaborative art projects in Utah’s arts communities.
During the month of February we turned over the keys to a large work space at Poor Yorick Studios to Utah artists Christopher Kelly and Jared Steffensen.
We had no idea what they were going to do with it.
Neither did they.
They brought their individual artist perspectives and a load of left over materials to the 600 square foot space and began building.
The results are on view this week.
You can stop in the space Tuesday – Thursday, 12 – 6 pm and watch as they put the finishing touches on their project, “It’s going to take some getting used to.”
And join us Friday, March 6th, from 6-9 pm for a reception with the artists.
Poor Yorick Studios is located at 126 West Crystal Avenue (2590 South) in South Salt Lake.
Look for the red doors and chairs on the south side of the building.
Contact us with questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Jared Steffensen was born in Fairfax, Virginia. He earned a BFA in Intermedia Sculpture from the University of Utah in 2002 and a MFA from the University of Texas at Austin in 2006. He was a recipient of the Joan Mitchell Foundation MFA Grant in 2006. His work has been exhibited throughout the US, in Mexico, Germany and The Netherlands. He is currently the Curator of Public Engagement at the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Christopher Kelly grew up in Orem, Utah. Graduated with a BFA in sculpture from the University of Utah in 2013. Currently resides in Salt Lake City. Creates artwork when time and resources permit. Partial to the color brown, fond of Roy Orbison, loathes being the focus of attention.
The co-lab is part of Artists of Utah’s continuing effort to encourage collaborative art projects in Utah’s arts communities. It is funded in part by Salt Lake County’s Zoo Arts & Parks.
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