Process Points | Visual Arts

Mural Art

Ever wonder how artists work on giant “canvases,” like the sides of buildings, whole rooms, or gymnasiums? Start to finish, it’s a process that not only involves art, but also fundraising, negotiations, diplomacy, and problem solving. This I learned from Kim Martinez, who teaches a course in mural […]

Visual Arts

Artistic Temperaments

Despite early signs of improvement in some sectors of the American economy, there is no denying we remain in recession. When unemployment is on the rise and houses are threatened with foreclosure, luxuries like collecting contemporary art often take the first hit. For this reason, I asked three […]

Exhibition Reviews | Visual Arts

Displacement

Liu Xiaodong’s “Hotbed,” 2005 The Salt Lake Art Center invites you to sit and contemplate their current exhibition of contemporary Chinese art. In Displacement: The Three Gorges Dam and Contemporary Chinese Art four artists respond to the Three Gorges Dam project, a massive engineering feat that, while harnessing the Yangzi […]

Film

Who Does She Think She Is?

by Cristin Zimmer Virginia Woolf, Edith Wharton, Georgia O’Keeffe, Lillian Hellman, Emily Dickenson. Not one of these creative forces in the arts had a child. Sure their influential work continues to inspire, and as a 30-year-old graduate student in fine art, I can only hope for as much […]

Randall Lake stands in front of his SLC studio, photo by Shawn Rossiter
Artist Profiles | Visual Arts

Randall Lake

How does an Orange County boy, a homosexual with a growing reputation as a painter in Paris, become one of Utah’s most known and venerated painters? By obeying the rules. These days, that is exactly what Randall Lake is not doing. Lake grew up in affluent circumstances. In the ’60s […]

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 […]

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New Year’s EVE

If you didn’t make it to the opening night of Salt Lake City’s EVE last night you’ve already missed its main visual arts event — the Gallery Stroll treasure hunt, where participants visited six participating galleries to find clues to claim a free work of art. There are […]