Ben Wiemeyer likes to work big. For many years “big” meant graffiti art thrown up on the sides of buildings, the aspect of his work that usually generates interest in local media outlets. But Wiemeyer, a University- trained artist, also likes to work big when exploring aesthetic issues in […]
A little extra salt in the landscape is the last thing the Caineville Wash area needs. The land there is already overly saline and erosion by off-wheelers in the area threatens to increase the runoff of salt into the streams and ground water. Recently, though, Levi Jackson, a […]
A profile of Salt Lake artist Connie Borup on the occasion of her solo exhibit at Phillips Gallery.
The Classical and Romantic are often convenient labels applied to certain discourses of the cultural arts. When hearing the terms “classical” and “romantic,” those who recall something of their university days will think of definite periods of time: the Romantics — in art, music and literature — of […]
The specs are simple: take a wide-mouth canning jar—Kerr, Mason, or Ball brands are preferred, to create a sense of uniformity—and put whatever you like inside, which immediately takes that notion of uniformity and turns it on its head. That’s the basic recipe behind what mixed-media artist […]
The Visual Art Institute’s new GARFO Gallery opens this weekend with an exhibition entitled 1982: let’s start here. The Gallery has been carved out of empty space in Sugarhouse’s Garfield School by VAI staff Kenny Riches and Cara Despain. The Visual Art Institute has been in the Garfield […]
Jessica Norie is the Executive Director of Artspace, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation founded in 1980. Artspace’s mixed-use projects incorporate affordable housing and commercial spaces such as artist studios, galleries, offices for nonprofits and small retail shops. Their newest project, Artspace Commons, is under construction at 423 West 800 South in […]
During the May Gallery Stroll Gavin, of Gavin’s Underground, stopped by the Pickle Factory and talked to Executive Director Kristina Robb about the space’s past, present and future. The exhibition space is currently showing works by University of Utah students. Read the article here.
Local artist and art promoter qi peng interviewed Artists of Utah Executive Director and 15 Bytes editor Shawn Rossiter for examiner.com. You can read the interview here.
Though he lived to be eighty, Phillip Henry Barkdull’s artistic career is known by a short three-year spurt of artistic output cut short by tragedy. Barkdull came to his style late, and years as a teacher meant he didn’t have much time to devote to his own work, […]
Certain trade-offs seem unavoidable. Taking time off from work yields more free time, but what good is time without money? A new car rarely needs to see a mechanic, but instead of repair bills there’s a monthly payment to the bank. The encounter with art is an intimate […]
You may not have noticed it but video art, something that has been slow to arrive to our inland sea, has been popping up all over Salt Lake recently. First there was the four-part video series at the Salt Lake Art Center’s Project Gallery. It began in October 2008 with […]