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Josanne Glass: Comfortably Free

Josanne Glass: Comfortably Free

Like Glass herself, these abstract paintings are cohesive, and the structure allows the color to marry, and to give life and fruition to the other, to “spill over,” to complement, to create an abundance, where each element is a viscous unity of exciting yet controlled elements, alive and fecund. Ehren...

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Brian Blackham

Brian Blackham

I’m practicing my golf stroke every day — showing you the significance of balance and placement and the way that objects look in light . . . I am trying to get better at presenting the thing that I find beautiful, and what I find beautiful is trying to re-create...

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Installation in Salt Lake

Installation in Salt Lake

Throughout human history, would-be invaders have been absorbed by, and have disappeared among, those they sought to displace. Why shouldn’t the best ideas of modern and contemporary art invigorate Utah’s characteristically vigorous, usefully traditional voice? Geoff Wichert explores installation in the local scene in the August 2014 edition of 15...

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The Double World: A Survey of Spiral Jetty's Stewardship

The Double World: A Survey of Spiral Jetty’s Stewardship

Spiral Jetty is surrounded by the variegated topography of the Great Basin and by equally varied land ownership. Immobile in the natural environment, no material markers delineate property lines for the 10 acres of leased land where Spiral Jetty resides. A “double world” (Smithson 1972: 229) exists of earthwork and...

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The Extraordinary and the Ordinary: The Courthouse Cube

The Extraordinary and the Ordinary: The Courthouse Cube

Wilford Woodruff records that when Brigham Young first saw the Salt Lake Valley he said: “It is enough. This is the right place. Drive on.” Now, 165 years later, the Salt Lake Valley may be the right place and the Design Excellence process may be the right heuristic for producing an...

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Anne Albaugh at 15th Street Gallery

Anne Albaugh at 15th Street Gallery

We can arrive at a colloquial but genuine understanding of the sublime in its original Burkean context as we look and see the work of artist Anne Albaugh, currently on display at 15th Street Gallery in Salt Lake City. That sublime is generated by the artist’s passion, intense sensibility to...

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Linda Sillitoe's The Thieves of Summer

Linda Sillitoe’s The Thieves of Summer

Sillitoe was one of Utah’s most respected journalists before dying in 2010 of an aortic dissection, following a long battle with chronic fatigue and immune dysfunction syndrome (CFIDS). She was 61 years old. A staff writer for the Deseret News and news feature editor for Utah Holiday magazine, she was...

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Daughters of Mudson 2014

Daughters of Mudson 2014

by Danell Hathaway   Daughters of Mudson 2014 from loveDANCEmore on Vimeo. Having reviewed last season’s Daughters of Mudson, I came to the 2014 performance last weekend with much expectation.  The 2013 show lingered with me long after I left the Studio Theater at the Rose Wagner. and this year’s iteration didn’t disappoint, leaving me...

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Lily Havey reads Gasa Gasa Girl Goes to Camp

Lily Havey reads Gasa Gasa Girl Goes to Camp

Local art fans likely will be familiar with local artist Lily Havey’s watercolors depicting the lives of Japanese Americans in internment camps during World War II. Over the past seven years she’s had a number of exhibits displaying these works, including  one currently at the Salt Lake Main Library Urban Room — Social Justice: Personal Views...

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SB Dance's The Pushers

SB Dance’s The Pushers

by Emma Wilson Sex, religion, gender, race, art, and drugs. All of these topics were confidently (sometimes cockily) juggled by SB Dance’s The Pushers, all the while gliding through the wine and beer that was served to audience members. The show is truly a modern day cabaret. Each attendee was given a velcro-backed seat marker...

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Edward Bateman: Artist Profile

Edward Bateman: Artist Profile

You suspect that he’s going to be a little quirky from looking at his work (especially those automatons, his preferred term for the robots), but what doesn’t come across is the puckish charm of the fellow: Ed Bateman is delightful. There apparently isn’t much that doesn’t please or interest him. He’s into chocolate and books...

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Creation and Erasure at the UMFA

Creation and Erasure at the UMFA

How many views does it take to depict the steady, human-formed creation of absence on the land? In the case of Utah Museum of Fine Art’s (UMFA) current exhibition Creation and Erasure: Art of the Bingham Canyon Mine, the answer is over one hundred. This well-researched, historical view of the mine — Donna Poulton’s last...

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Connecting the Dots: Craig Cleveland at Zuriick

Connecting the Dots: Craig Cleveland at Zuriick

Connectivity is an abstract term, a function that acts prolifically in multitudinous ways in all functioning of daily living.  Through it, by connecting seemingly distant or unrelated terms or ideas, we create new meanings. Making art with meaning that is fundamentally based on connectivity requires a subject for which connectivity is a oblique tool and...

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NOW ID'S Collaborative Feast

NOW ID’S Collaborative Feast

The fact that NOW ID is utilizing a variety of art mediums is a wonderfully positive step, and speaking after the performance, Smith described the NOW ID collaborative process as something that was personally and artistically productive: “From the beginning…everything came together in a very organic, energized and thoughtful place. It wasn’t always candy canes and gumdrops,...

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Walking in Beauty: Denae Shanidiin at Mestizo Arts

Walking in Beauty: Denae Shanidiin at Mestizo Arts

Emerging artist Denae Shanidiin, 21, wishes the emphasis wasn’t so much on “Navajo” for her show currently at Mestizo Gallery. “Because you call someone a Navajo artist and people expect traditional. I wish I were traditional, but I’m not,” she says with a smile. “I just don’t think that’s realistic in this day and age....

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Sourcing the New: Morgan Donovan, Nancy Vorm and John Mack at Finch Lane

Sourcing the New: Morgan Donovan, Nancy Vorm and John Mack at Finch Lane

Every time art renews itself, there is the impression that something entirely new is taking place: something coming into being that has never been seen before. More likely, taking in the whole picture, the artists are actually narrowing the field, selecting a small part of what went before, and by isolating a kernel, foregrounding a...

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Seeing With a Wheel: Using a Value Scale

Seeing With a Wheel: Using a Value Scale

Using a value scale to assist your efforts when painting out in nature can be useful, especially when there is a lot of glare, like in snow painting, beach scenes, or just regular sunny days. The need arises when you have a value that you are trying to reproduce from nature and at the same...

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A Complicated Web: Nate Liederbach's Negative Spaces

A Complicated Web: Nate Liederbach’s Negative Spaces

Nate Liederbach’s Negative Spaces is a short collection of three stories — just 82 pages — packed with magical writing and imagery that sticks with you long after you’ve closed the covers. Set in the American West and Midwest — Idaho, Colorado, Kansas — this is a challenging but quite entertaining volume that demands close...

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Build Local: Variety in Early LDS Meetinghouses

Build Local: Variety in Early LDS Meetinghouses

  In Utah’s newer neighborhoods, it is difficult to tell one LDS meetinghouse from another. A continuing process of central planning and modular design has meant that over the past half-century LDS ward houses have come to look more and more alike: increasingly large parking lots surround a generally unadorned structure with minimal windows that...

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