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Intersections: The Life and Art of Jim Jacobs

Intersections: The Life and Art of Jim Jacobs

“It feels kind of like I’m just out of graduate school and I can finally work in the studio,” says Ogden artist Jim Jacobs, who is enjoying his first year of retirement after three decades as professor of art at Weber State University. Down a one-way alley off Ogden’s 24th...

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Don't Leave: Maxfield Hegedus and Suhnee Venice's True Love Waits at CUAC

Don’t Leave: Maxfield Hegedus and Suhnee Venice’s True Love Waits at CUAC

Radiohead’s 2001 single serves as the title for Maxfield Hegedus and Suhnee Venice’s current exhibition at CUAC, which hedges on the failed communication between two entities. Like the desperate strains of the song, the exhibition positions two artists, whose work revolves around each other without resolution.  There are devices for...

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Painting Up the Parks: Erin Hanson's national park landcapes at the St. George Art Museum

Painting Up the Parks: Erin Hanson’s national park landcapes at the St. George Art Museum

About 10 years ago while at a personal crossroads, Los Angeles-based artist Erin Hanson began rock climbing in Nevada’s famous Red Rock Canyon. It was while she developed her adventurous new hobby that she rededicated herself to her work as a professional artist, inspired by the rugged beauty of the...

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Space for Place: Middle | Nowhere at Springville Museum of Art

Space for Place: Middle | Nowhere at Springville Museum of Art

The six prominent Utah artists now on exhibit in the Springville Museum of Art’s (SMOFA) Here, There, and Everywhere have each developed a personal style that is immediately recognizable as well as adept at evoking a sense of place. The exhibit is an examination of how ”spaces” become ”places,“ the...

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Utah Art for the Silicon Slopes: Adobe's new project creates a rotating exhibition of Utah artists

Utah Art for the Silicon Slopes: Adobe’s new project creates a rotating exhibition of Utah artists

“We’re used to trying new things out and learning what works,” says Jeremy Macdonald, Regional Site Operations Manager at Adobe in Lehi. So when the company’s “Utah Artists & Adobe” initiative was launched this year, Macdonald knew they would be learning from the experience and tweaking the project. Read about...

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What's New: Alexander Hraefn Morris

What’s New: Alexander Hraefn Morris

Alexander Hraefn Morris has a thing for ravens – they are a sort of totem, a recurrent, though abstracted figure in many of his paintings. It’s not surprising, then, that “Hraefn” translates to “raven” from the Old English and that Yorkshire, England, is where Morris recently moved and now contentedly lives and works, while continuing...

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For What It's Worth: The Life and Art of Tony Smith

For What It’s Worth: The Life and Art of Tony Smith

It’s a one-drawing showing. Opening at the Gallery at Library Square Friday, January 16, “The Big Tiny” features one drawing executed over a year’s time by “legendary” artist and former University of Utah professor Frank Anthony “Tony” Smith. For our January edition of 15 Bytes we profile the irascible and irrepressible artist. With words by...

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Processing Process: Randee Levine at Phillips Gallery

Processing Process: Randee Levine at Phillips Gallery

With Randee Levine it is hard to tell what comes first, philosophy or art. Levine’s art is an extension of herself, a physical manifestation of the psychological process and understanding that has brought meaning and awareness to her personal life, and has become central to her professional life as well. In an exhibit that opens...

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’Like nothing you’ve ever seen before.’ Larry Revoir’s vocabulary of annihilation comes to Finch Lane

’Like nothing you’ve ever seen before.’ Larry Revoir’s vocabulary of annihilation comes to Finch Lane

Larry Revoir’s animal bodies are hollowed out, sightless, their colors chemically altered or burnt black. They sometimes bring to mind an old photographer’s lament: that the lush colors of Kodachrome made even pollution beautiful, frustrating an artist’s desire to capture and convey the true horror of the original. Indeed, these small ruins are often as...

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Mart Becomes Art: Terence K. Stephens' Art270 Gallery on Salt Lake's Main Street

Mart Becomes Art: Terence K. Stephens’ Art270 Gallery on Salt Lake’s Main Street

It took a lot of moxie to even consider turning AJ’s Kwik Mart into a decent art gallery, but Terence K. Stephens has done just that – even creating a “nice urban lofty kind of thing,” as he describes his elegant upstairs quarters, to reside in with his dog, Cougie. And he did all the...

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Before Language: Poet Nano Taggart responds to the art of Andy Marvick

Before Language: Poet Nano Taggart responds to the art of Andy Marvick

Nathaniel “Nano” Taggart first saw the work of artist Andy Marvik at the Braithwaite Gallery at Southern Utah University, where both of them work. “If I hadn’t already decided that the arts had to be at the center of my life,” reports Taggart, “I suspect that standing in front of [Marvik’s] ‘And all the streets...

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Long Live UMFA: Monty Paret

Long Live UMFA: Monty Paret

A pair of marble lions from 15th-century Italy flanks a wide opening between two of the UMFA’s European art galleries. Modestly scaled, these little-noticed figures are each barely 2 feet long and less than 10 inches high. The lion on the right is calm but alert; on the left, the lioness nurses two small cubs...

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Composer Michael Hicks Discusses His String Quartet for NOVA Chamber Music Series

Composer Michael Hicks Discusses His String Quartet for NOVA Chamber Music Series

Dr. Michael Hicks is a widely-published musicologist at Brigham Young University. He teaches music theory, score analysis and aesthetics. He is also a singer/songwriter and a composer. His new work for string quartet titled “Of the” will premiere on January 31st at Libby Gardner Concert Hall as part of NOVA Chamber Music Series’ concert “A...

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Passing Through: Richard Menzies' existential journey across America’s outback

Passing Through: Richard Menzies’ existential journey across America’s outback

by Christine Baczek America’s West is full of lonely roads and desolate countryside where a paper map and spare tire are more important than a cell phone. These roads set the stage for Passing Through, in which author and photojournalist Richard Menzies recounts the “existential wonderland of a rabbit hole” he encountered in the rural...

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Long Live UMFA: Scotti Hill

Long Live UMFA: Scotti Hill

Small and unassuming, Dirck Hals’ pair of “Merry Company” images embodies a morally potent message about the fragility of life. Both works depict a boisterous gathering of individuals, who through their interaction provide a glorious snapshot of 17th-century Holland. As a master’s student in art history, I studied such depictions and quickly learned that these...

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Jeri Parker's Unmoored

Jeri Parker’s Unmoored

by Krystal K. Baker Rennie’s dad is dead, and with his death, the life she’s known shrugs from her shoulders like a worn coat. Devastated and confused by the incidents surrounding his mysterious death, she is just as devastated by her father’s exit from her life as she was by his presence in it. Like...

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Long Live UMFA: Geoff Wichert

Long Live UMFA: Geoff Wichert

“The activity of actually making the painting, its successes and defeats, frequently is the most important factor we feel in the work, not simply how it ended up.” —Tony Smith I must have been among the last tourists to encounter the UMFA collection in its previous home, just as it was about to be relocated...

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Daniel Charon at 12 Minutes Max This Week

Daniel Charon at 12 Minutes Max This Week

Most local audiences know Daniel Charon as the new Artistic Director of Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company (his recent work for the company has been reviewed on 15 Bytes here and here). What they may not know is that his dancing identity not only includes artistic direction and choreography but also a long career as a performer. This Sunday...

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What's New: Connie Borup

What’s New: Connie Borup

To start out 2016 we checked in with some Utah artists to see what they are up to in the New Year. We’ll be running these short features throughout the month. When you think “Connie Borup” you think “nature” and often “trees,” though that theme has morphed in recent years. You think oil on a...

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Long Live UMFA: Hikmet Loe

Long Live UMFA: Hikmet Loe

Each fall and spring semester, I accompany my upper division art history students from Westminster College to the Utah Museum of Fine Arts so they have the experience of viewing global art in person, resulting in a research paper. After a tour of the galleries, I steal away to pay homage to one of my...

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