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Larry Elsner

Larry Elsner

“As a sculptor, my concern is for form,” Larry Elsner wrote in 1977, “a maddening search for the unity of space and mass.” An Idaho native and longtime Utah State University professor, Elsner would always choose form over function, regardless of the medium in which he was working: bronze, clay,...

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Abe McCowan at Saltgrass Printmakers

Abe McCowan at Saltgrass Printmakers

If the data that emerge from the surface detail of McCowan’s plants look familiar, that doesn’t mean they are meant to be translated, or must be in order to enjoy them. It’s enough that they draw the viewer’s imagination into the vegetable world. One onlooker commented that the roots of...

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Church vs. State at UMOCA

Church vs. State at UMOCA

Utah is often spoken of as a cultural monolith, even a theocracy, where church and state are inexorably intertwined. While recent legislation reminds us of the enormous sway the hierarchy of the LDS church does exert over state politics, it should not be forgotten that there has also existed a...

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Curtis Olson's Mandalas

Curtis Olson’s Mandalas

When you view Curtis Olson’s newest work, up this month at Park City’s JGO Gallery, you’re likely to sense something familiar: some of the pieces may remind you of the spirograph kits and t-shirt designs of your youth (if you are of a certain age), while in others you may...

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Plein Air Pair: Antonin Passemard and Anastasia Dukhanina

Plein Air Pair: Antonin Passemard and Anastasia Dukhanina

Those who are under the impression that plein air painting is a practice of subject and technique exclusive to the western United States may experience a reality check this month upon visiting Slusser Gallery, where for the March Gallery Stroll the work of owner Mark Slusser will be featured along...

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Who Do You Love: Craig Cleveland

Who Do You Love: Craig Cleveland

  Salt Lake City artist Craig Cleveland, who studied fine art and design at USU and the Art Institute of Chicago, tells us: “Love is an action. Love is a verb. Love is a noun. Love is. Love is a word, and words and their letterforms have played heavily in my recent body of work...

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Less is More: Alexander Morris at Alderwood Fine Art

Less is More: Alexander Morris at Alderwood Fine Art

Inspiration comes from many places, and what inspires an artist to create may not be the same thing that inspires a viewer to appreciate, but the power of good art is that ability to act as a mediator, as a go-between, from the source of initial artistic inspiration to the work’s ability to inspire something...

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Who Do You Love: Fletcher Booth

Who Do You Love: Fletcher Booth

  Fletcher Booth, an artist who lives in Salt Lake City and says he enjoys “hot rods, beer, Jayhawk basketball and, sometimes, art” took time out from this busy schedule to tell us who he loves, or rather doesn’t: “Love is such a strong word. I have difficulty saying I love any inanimate object. I...

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Who Do You Love: Trent Alvey

Who Do You Love: Trent Alvey

  New York and London’s David Zwirner Gallery just closed a show by the West Coast video artist Diana Thater that The New York Times called “spectacular”. Salt Lake City artist Trent Alvey, who herself blends art and science in her work, says a news release from the gallery explains that scientists have learned that...

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Who Do You Love: Traci O'Very Covey

Who Do You Love: Traci O’Very Covey

For February we’re asking Utah artists about a specific piece of art or artist living or dead, local or global, that has sparked their curiosity or influenced their work. We’ll be running some of their responses throughout the month.   Artist Traci O’Very Covey was born in Salt Lake City and received a Bachelor of...

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Utah Symphony premieres new work by Augusta Read Thomas

Utah Symphony premieres new work by Augusta Read Thomas

When a symphony orchestra performs a concert that includes a Beethoven concerto, a Prokofiev symphony, and a world premiere composition by a living American composer, the chances of the premiere being able to withstand any comparisons are remote. But remote does not imply impossible. And EOS: Goddess of the Dawn (A Ballet for Orchestra)...

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Who Do You Love: Paul Vincent Bernard

Who Do You Love: Paul Vincent Bernard

  The artist Paul Vincent Bernard who is as well-known for his work as for his wife Irene Maya Ota’s fabulous sushi served at most of his openings tells us: Who do I love? Let me count the ways. Let me count some of the artists. All of them are old school moderns, minimalists, post-minimalists...

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Who Do You Love: Ric Blackerby

Who Do You Love: Ric Blackerby

For February we’re asking Utah artists about a specific piece of art or artist living or dead, local or global, that has sparked their curiosity or influenced their work. We’ll be running some of their responses throughout the month.   “First I loved the painting. Then, the artist.” Ric Blackerby, whose work appears on Catalyst...

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Sunday Blog Read: Michael Sowder

Sunday Blog Read: Michael Sowder

SUNDAY BLOG READ is your glimpse into the working minds and hearts of Utah’s literary writers. Each month, 15 Bytes offers works-in-progress and / or recently published work by some of the state’s most celebrated and promising writers of fiction, poetry, literary non-fiction and memoir. Today, 15 Bytes features Logan-based poet Michael Sowder. Last year,...

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Who Do You Love: Chauncey Secrist

Who Do You Love: Chauncey Secrist

  Salt Lake City artist Chauncey Secrist’s latest work has been inspired by the “grey clouds that hang over the tops of the mountains after a storm. “ That influence, he says, has spawned a series of abstract oil paintings “vaguely resembling obscured landscapes.” But another of his recent paintings, “The Dinner Party,” was compared...

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Plan-B's "Mama": You Laugh, You Cry

Plan-B’s “Mama”: You Laugh, You Cry

  Plan-B’s “Mama” is an absorbing play, beautifully performed Wednesday night by a quartet of fine actors. A rich mixture of high tech and solid theater, it resonates with a hymn to every sort of mother. Bad or good, absent or too-much present, drunk or sober, playwright Carleton Bluford makes clear that in the end...

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Who Do You Love: Portia Snow

Who Do You Love: Portia Snow

For February we’re asking Utah artists about a specific piece of art or artist living or dead, local or global, that has sparked their curiosity or influenced their work. We’ll be running some of their responses throughout the month.   Portia Snow, a Utah native and Salt Lake City photographer and multimedia artist has this...

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