Born in Chama, New Mexico, David Maestas had an unhappy experience studying painting and drawing at the University of Utah where he felt criticized rather than encouraged, but went on to explore abstract art and develop his own style in that genre. He has done well over numerous […]
Katharine Coles’ writing style is pared-down and precise. The former Utah Poet Laureate (2006-2012) often uses punctuation in order to minimize verbiage, and favors “erasures” to create new poems by eliminating words from an existing text. The effect can seem a bit chilly, though it set the perfect […]
Painter and mixed-media artist Jacqui Larsen has received two Utah Visual Arts Fellowships (1996 and 2006), and an artist’s residency fellowship from The Anderson Center in Red Wing, Minnesota. Recently, her work has appeared in a number of literary journals, as well as on the covers of three University of […]
In October, 2016, Willy Littig finished walking the Camino in Spain, with wife Pamela Grubaugh-Littig, and celebrated his birthday both there and again later in Salt Lake City with a bash for friends at Mestizo Gallery (to which this writer was not invited, ahem!). We heard it was […]
Denis Phillips, co-owner of Salt Lake City’s Phillips Gallery and a prolific artist who paints most anything seen and unseen — “I like the change,” he once said of his genre switches. “It keeps things from getting too routine… — drew us this cartoon in response to our […]
Wayne Geary is a big fan of Salt Lake City’s Main Library. He’s a frequent patron, and holds a Friends’ annual membership, which has allowed him to buy hundreds of CDs from the bi-annual library sales a day before most everyone else can. ”That’s when you get the […]
Known for her books and broadsides as owner of Green Cat Press, Susan Makov holds a bachelor’s degree from Syracuse University, New York; an MFA from the State University of New York at Buffalo; and a diploma from Brighton University in the UK. She taught art at Weber State […]
… one of his accomplishments here is to replace the accidental character of those indelible images with a way of reproducing their effects: one he can control and even direct like a flashlight into certain dark areas that tantalized his awareness when he first began to make art,
A Refreshing Inversion: Lane Twitchell returns to Utah with “eye-popping aides for critical reflection”
Not all inversions are unhealthy or unpleasant. Some are downright intriguing, colorful, and refreshing. Case in point is Lane Twitchell’s artistic Inversion, a fascinating exhibit currently on display in downtown Provo until the end of January. . .
A Visual Testimony: Neglected during her lifetime, Minerva Teichert’s illustrations for the Book of Mormon find a warm embrace from a new generation
In A Visual Testimony: Minerva Teichert’s Book of Mormon Paintings, Brigham Young University’s Museum of Art brings these paintings together — with a handful of related works — in an exhibit that celebrates the Mormon modernist’s vibrant talent and begs the question: why did it take so long for these works to become part of the Mormon community’s visual consciousness?
Cody Chamberlain says 2017 is starting out on a good note. His piece “Inside the Mesa,” is on exhibit in the Statewide Annual Competition at Rio Gallery through Jan. 13. The work was conceptualized during a three-day backpacking trip in Cedar Mesa, just south of The Bears Ears Buttes, […]
Renowned fantasy artist James C. Christensen passed away Jan. 8 after a long battle with cancer. He was 74. Born Sept. 26, 1942, in Culver City, California, Christensen studied at UCLA and BYU where he later earned his MFA and taught from 1976-1997. Artist and BYU Professor Joseph […]