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Artist Profile: Earl Jones

Artist Profile: Earl Jones

In anticipation of his upcoming show at Phillips Gallery, Ann Poore talks with Earl Jones about art, life and revolution.

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Jason Manley at CUAC

Jason Manley at CUAC

Here lies the truth, and that is the secret of the reality of the forest that transcends all, even the forest itself.

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Weber State's Biennial Faculty Show

Weber State’s Biennial Faculty Show

Two things are soon apparent on entering the Shaw Gallery. The first is that, to paraphrase The Wizard of Oz, we’re not in Utah any more . . .

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Ron Russon at Utah Artist Hands

Ron Russon at Utah Artist Hands

Russon’s agrarian background and career in illustration can be seen in his paintings, which depict practical things like farmland and machinery, but with a highly developed sense of design that modulates various abstract elements. His paintings are also charged with a well-developed spiritual and metaphorical sensibility.  “For me, my story...

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St. George's Split Rock Gallery

St. George’s Split Rock Gallery

This gallery is always in shift because if I weren't able to bring in elements and things I love and we love as a group, I'd be bored and our clients would be bored.

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At Home Or On the Move: Spike Ress's Studios

At Home Or On the Move: Spike Ress’s Studios

His "Art Spirit" van has been transformed into a mobile studio, the envy of many plein air painters throughout the state, who suffer under the rain or from the wind and cold while Ress is comfortably painting ensconced in his warm, dry environment.

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Matthew Allred: Clinamen at UMOCA

Matthew Allred: Clinamen at UMOCA

. . . Allred’s fascination with the elemental basics of photography has led him to an expansive exploration of time, space and understanding. The tools of his trade allow him to explore universal ideas, to bring the expansive nature of the universe into the four walls of a gallery or museum. These ideas are powerful...

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In Memoriam: Edie Roberson

In Memoriam: Edie Roberson

In “Tip Top Tours” a vintage bus spurts smoke out of its exhaust as it climbs a hill outside what looks like Capitol Reef. Inside, a host of characters including Mona Lisa and Felix the Cat stretch their heads out the windows, wave flags and snap photographs. It’s a party van, the kind Edie Roberson...

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Lindsay Frei: Borders of Beauty

Lindsay Frei: Borders of Beauty

“I don’t think I’ve come to a resolve,” says Frei about this recent work, and her ongoing exploration of beauty. “But I think I am more comfortable with the idea that I don’t have to be resolved, and that it’s an ambiguous thing.  For a long time I just wanted answers, and that’s not how...

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The Blisses and Black Mountain College

The Blisses and Black Mountain College

Black Mountain College: Shaping Craft + Design is a comprehensive and comprehensible traveling exhibition about the revolutionary experimental  liberal arts college (1933-57) that continues to be influential in education and the visual, performing and literary arts even though it closed 57 years ago. This absorbing show includes ceramics, textiles, furniture, sculpture, paintings, printed material and...

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Poor Yorick Studios

Poor Yorick Studios

Every six months thousands of art lovers fill the halls and studios of South Salt Lake’s Poor Yorick Studios. During the Spring and Fall Equinox Open Studio events there are so many bodies and so much art, you might never actually notice the space that houses the event. Poor Yorick is separated into four wings,...

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Changing Dance Seasons

Changing Dance Seasons

Salt Lake’s summer dance landscape is slowly shifting; rather than most locals going off contract and skipping town, many community dance artists go “off contract” from full-time teaching positions and use the summer as a space for premiering new work or exploring new contexts for choreography. It’s hardly a new phenomenon with Salt Lake taking...

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An Effect That Exceeds Its Causes: Brian Komei Dempster’s Topaz, winner of the 2014 15 Bytes Book Award in poetry

An Effect That Exceeds Its Causes: Brian Komei Dempster’s Topaz, winner of the 2014 15 Bytes Book Award in poetry

reviewed by Aaron Cance I was just over half way through reading Brian Komei Dempster’s debut collection of poetry, Topaz, when I recalled a recently read philosophical contention by the Slovenian philosopher Slavoj Zizek in which he posits that an event (in this case the internment of over a hundred thousand Japanese-Americans in the American...

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The Penguin Lady Presents at Rose Wagner

The Penguin Lady Presents at Rose Wagner

by Erin Womack The Penguin Lady Presents, a night of choreography by Natosha Washington, premiered to a full crowd at the Rose Wagner Black Box Theater.  The show begins with a personal and heartfelt message that thanks the audience for coming to partake in an evening of dance, and asks us to connect with and...

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UTAH Copper: Thomas Schulte's Tacoral

UTAH Copper: Thomas Schulte’s Tacoral

Thomas Schulte Tacoral 1982 Copper and aluminum On June 30, 1980, a storm in Salt Lake City blew copper off the Utah State Capitol dome. In an attempt to salvage the copper and preserve a significant piece of Utah history (the copper was installed in 1916), Governor Scott M. Matheson, the Utah Arts Council, and...

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Plein Bear Painting: John Hughes's 2014 Summer Plein Air Adventures

Plein Bear Painting: John Hughes’s 2014 Summer Plein Air Adventures

The thing I love about this event is that I don’t have to be anywhere for days on end, which gives me the freedom to roam to my heart’s content. My method for picking painting spots on any given day is dictated only by which way the wind happens to be blowing. Typically, I will...

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The Great Waldo Kidd: an American Contemporary Realist Painter at Charley Hafen

The Great Waldo Kidd: an American Contemporary Realist Painter at Charley Hafen

  Let’s perhaps take a minute to review how far we’ve come. Late in the twentieth century, a consensus arose that Modernism was dying, if not already dead. This is not as sad as it sounds: the first artist to be called modern was Dante, and he’s also dead. The first modern art movement was...

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Spring City Plein Air

Spring City Plein Air

As we mentioned in our August 2014 edition of 15 Bytes, Spring City sponsors their annual artist studio tour this weekend, and opportunity to visit with 20 plus artists who live and work in the area. The tour happens Saturday August 30, 10 am to 4 pm. If you want to make a weekend of...

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