One of Utah’s best artistic resources is its landsape. From the high-mountain country of the Uintahs to the wetlands of our inland sea to the redrock cliffs of the Colorado Plateau, the place in which we live provides a limitless source of material for artists. And not just for the plein air painters who flood the trails and byways whenever the weather permits. Abstract artists like Doug Snow and Lee Deffebach expanded the urban aesthetic of abstract expressionism to express the vastness and versatility of the west, and influenced generations of local artists. And today artists working in a variety of media, and coming from diverse philosophical backgrounds respond to the land in their work. The influence of place extends to the realm of Dance as well . . .
Read the article in the April 2014 edition of 15 Bytes.