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Lenka Konopasek

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Artist Profile: Salt Lake City
The Ecclecticism of Lenka Konopasek
by Laura Durham/ photos by Steve Coray

When artists from other countries work in Utah (which, despite some protests to the contrary, is hardly a melting pot) they are often labeled as a pure product of their country. Viewers automatically look to see clear evidence of that in their work. Some galleries around town even carry artwork created by artists specific to a particular nationality or culture. Mestizo Gallery carried Hispanic work exclusively. Liberty Art Gallery at Trolley Square currently represents mostly Russian artists who paint mostly landscapes of their native country . . .

READ THE FULL ARTICLE IN THE FEBRUARY 2004 EDITION OF 15 BYTES

Exhibition Review: Salt Lake City
Drawing the Light In
Lenka Konopasek at the Salt Lake Art Center
by Geoff Wichert

. . . Konopasek’s idea was, in large part, for the project to be the transition over time from a dark, closed space to one flooded with light and with sight-lines to and from the patio, hillside, and beyond. She began by cutting away segments of paint. Many of these cuts are rectangles, merging together into dashed lines that flow together from the floor before rising dramatically and bursting into flame-like arrays overhead. In other places the marks are irregular, more rough and gestural in themselves. The effect is a kind of ambiguity seen occasionally in stained glass . . .

READ THE ARTICLE IN THE MAY 2011 EDITION OF 15 BYTES.

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