Artist Reception: Friday, April 12, 2019 / 6-8pm
Granary Arts invites you to join us for “Anthology” an solo exhibition by artist Richard Gate.
Anthology is a retrospective of work created by Richard Gate between 1985 and 2019. Born in the lake country of northwestern Ontario and raised in the red rock country of southern Utah, Gate has spent a lifetime drawing migratory paths across the northern continent. Working seasonally in Sanpete, Utah from his rural studio, and traveling to remote areas of Canada to fish and Los Angeles to connect with the art scene – these repeated pilgrimages are evident in the evolution of his creative process.
Deeply influenced by jazz, rock n’ roll, the alternative subcultures of the 1960’s, and the desert rock landscape of the west, Gate’s work is an exploration of the metaphysical and alchemical. Informed by southern California hard-edge painting, he uses collage as a primary means of gathering signs and symbols into an orchestrated conversation – a contemporary renaissance collision of science, history, and art. This exhibition, spanning several decades of work and multiple mediums, is a nuanced visual autobiography of Gate’s experiences and visions translated from the pathways of his migratory travels.
Visit his website www.richardgate.com
Granary Arts is open Wednesday – Saturday 11am – 5pm.
86 N Main Street
Ephraim, Utah 84627
Wed – Sat / 11 am – 5 pm