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Kaziah Hancock

Kaziah Hancock

She’s known for goats and for soldiers. The first she has raised for years on her ranch south of Manti, where she’s been given the nickname The Goat Woman: she bears the moniker proudly, her affection for the animals going back to an almost mythical origin story, her birth on...

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Downy Doxey-Marshall's kloTH at Alice Gallery

Downy Doxey-Marshall’s kloTH at Alice Gallery

Although our clothing is intensely personal and helps make up individual identities, in her larger works, Doxey-Marshall takes what we often consider to be part of the “everyday” or domestic, and reminds viewers of a richer, charged symbolism. This connects the themes present in Doxey-Marshall’s early works and brings them...

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Among the Shadows: Jorge Rojas' Painted Veil at Rio Gallery

Among the Shadows: Jorge Rojas’ Painted Veil at Rio Gallery

Connections between Rojas’s reading of the veil and Shelley’s poem, from which the exhibition takes its name, are stronger in some works than others. But overall the collective body of work is impressive, and even when the reference to the notion of veiling falters or feels contrived, there remains, with...

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Katie Porter and Devin Maxwell's Listen/Space Brings New Music to the Mountains

Katie Porter and Devin Maxwell’s Listen/Space Brings New Music to the Mountains

The year was 2003. Hundreds of sound designers, composers, and musicians were gathering at the Game Developers Conference in San Jose to network and share ideas on the gaming industry and, specifically, game audio and interactive music. The Game Audio Network Guild was hosting its first annual awards and Katie...

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Reality Reorganized: Walter Askin and Wayne Kimball at BYU

Reality Reorganized: Walter Askin and Wayne Kimball at BYU

For this reviewer, the highlight of the show is “Grape Crusher Modified” (2015), a collaboration by Walter Askin and Wayne Kimball. One can see the hand of Askin in the humorous figures of grape dancers/crushers, as well as the stylized, twisting pencil on the right side. The orange polka-dot walls,...

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John Hess's The Seeing Eye at Gallery at Library Square

John Hess’s The Seeing Eye at Gallery at Library Square

Intense, saturated color, often painted on single-woven surfaces. Seemingly tribal patterns: perhaps Australian Outback, American Indian or Celtic in origin? Dimensional forms created by double-weaving on a hand loom. John Hess is a master of what he does and his show at The Gallery at Library Square, The Seeing Eye:...

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Wild Inquiring: The Art of Claire Taylor

Wild Inquiring: The Art of Claire Taylor

For a graveyard, the Salt Lake City Cemetery teems with life. Covering 120 acres and about 10 miles of paved road, the largest city-operated cemetery in the country is home to a varied and plentiful array of flora and fauna. Not far from the city center is a wild kingdom,...

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Weekend Recommends May 13-15

Weekend Recommends May 13-15

Got a few bucks to spend on some artful activities this weekend? Or are you stony broke? Either way, we’ve got suggestions for taking a walk on the creative side. Salt Lake City May 12-14 Color Animal, one of the musical projects of local musician Andrew Shaw (their latest album was released April 1st and...

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Brian Snapp

Brian Snapp

Like one of his pieces at Finch Lane, the world is twisted, says Brian Snapp.  “Everything is twisted. It’s so layered and so twisted and so convoluted and it’s so hard to unpack what is going on in the world and how the hell we got here.” But with Snapp, what it all comes down...

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Michael Ryan Handley and Cara Despain at CUAC

Michael Ryan Handley and Cara Despain at CUAC

Michael Ryan Handley and Cara Depain, native son and daughter of Utah, returned to the state this month for solo exhibitions at CUAC, in Salt Lake City. Handley has been living in Philadelphia and New York City after finishing an MFA at Yale, and Despain has been working as an artist, writer and curator in...

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Sarah May's Identity Retablos at Mestizo

Sarah May’s Identity Retablos at Mestizo

From the moment we take our first breath to the dying exhalation of our last, we explore our individual identity in a larger world. Artists have wrestled for centuries with the deep desire to know who they are within societies that often see individuality as something to be ashamed of instead of celebrated, something to...

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Myth-Busting: Branding the American West explores the shifting layers that defined the post-frontier West

Myth-Busting: Branding the American West explores the shifting layers that defined the post-frontier West

Branding the American West, the new exhibit in Brigham Young University Museum of Art’s main floor gallery, is so full of colorful, engaging, accessible paintings, by talented, brand-name artists of regional interest, that patrons likely will find themselves breezing through the exhibit, enjoying one scene after another, with little regard for the larger scope of...

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Lewis Crawford's Constructs at Finch Lane Gallery

Lewis Crawford’s Constructs at Finch Lane Gallery

“Everyone leaves marks, both physically and emotionally,” says Lewis Crawford. The artist, who is featured in a group show now up at Finch Lane, uses this philosophy to guide a conceptually fluid assortment of visual experiments, or “constructs.” Crawford’s works are simultaneously philosophical and simple—emphasizing the primal role of mark-making in art. The two-dimensional pieces...

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Rosie Trump's Fill in the Blank at Sugar Space

Rosie Trump’s Fill in the Blank at Sugar Space

In Fall 2013, loveDANCEmore published a performance text by Rosie Trump, a Nevada- based choreographer. Since that time, the text has become fully realized as a performance, Fill in the Blank, to be presented at Sugar Space this month. When asked to describe the performance text in context, Trump says the idea was to have...

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Eric C. Robertson reads from The Salted Earth

Eric C. Robertson reads from The Salted Earth

Eric C. Robertson's novel The Salted Earth won the Utah Division of Arts & Museum's 2015 Original Writing Contest for Novel. In this video he reads the first chapter, accompanied by images from Utah photographer Christine Baczek.

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Janell James at Green Loft: Layering Trees Through Plexi

Janell James at Green Loft: Layering Trees Through Plexi

Like the intricate, alluring trees she paints, Utah artist Janell James experiences seasons of change and growth. In her debut for this spring, the artist has branched out to a new medium by moving from her familiar oil and canvas to acrylic and Plexiglas. The transition is a natural extension of her studio practice, giving...

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That Thing You Love: Celebrating the National Parks

That Thing You Love: Celebrating the National Parks

Ever think you might be killing the thing you love by telling people about it? That if you let all the high rollers at Deer Valley and all the ski snobs with Alta passes know how great Brighton is (because the night skiing extends the season by a third) pretty soon the runs on top...

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Utah Original Writing Competition and READ LOCAL

Utah Original Writing Competition and READ LOCAL

The Utah Original Writing Competition (UOWC)  is one of the country’s oldest, continuously curated state-run writers contests.  Past winners have included Poets Laureate Lance Larsen and Katharine Coles and a slew of other writers, including the likes of Utah native Ron Carlson, who have gone on to wide acclaim as poets, novelists, short story writers...

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Color Animal's music video for "Heal Me"

Color Animal’s music video for “Heal Me”

Color Animal, one of the musical projects of local musician Andrew Shaw, who was profiled in this month’s edition of 15 Bytes, has released their first music video, for “Heal Me,” from their third full-length album Why Don’t We Have Fun? “All four members of the band … are passionate about the community where we...

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MiXeD MeDiA: City Weekly on Salt Lake City Art & Architecure

MiXeD MeDiA: City Weekly on Salt Lake City Art & Architecure

Over the past month, City Weekly has devoted two of its cover stories to exploring the art and architecture that defines (or hopes to define) our capitol city. A month ago it was Stephen Dark’s cover story on the $3 million public art project in downtown Salt Lake City that didn’t quite make it. While...

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Weekend Recommends May 6 - 8

Weekend Recommends May 6 – 8

Got a few bucks to spend on some artful activities this weekend? Or are you stony broke? Either way, we’ve got suggestions for taking a walk on the creative side. Friday SLC May Day on Main: Well, this is VERY cool. Floral-themed exhibitions, Garden Stroll Pop-up Parks and Painters, Street Performances by Utah Opera and a bunch...

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Terry Tempest Williams: Mormon Songdog

Terry Tempest Williams: Mormon Songdog

The Salt Lake Tribune reports today that University of Utah professor Terry Tempest Williams has tendered her resignation after a dispute with the University over the nature of her courses within the Envrionmental Humanities Program. This seemed an appropriate time to post Camille Pack’s essay on the acclaimed author that appeared in our 2014 publication...

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