2007 has been a good year for Salt Lake City artist Nate Ronniger. In addition to exhibiting at the Bountiful/Davis Art Center and Terzian Galleries in Park City, Ronniger has been recognized for his work with purchases, awards and publication. The Salt Lake County Art Committee purchased his work, “Promenading Primary Feathers,” for the County’s collection. His “2 Wrong Turns Don’t Make a Right” received the First Place award in the Deseret News annual Color of the Land exhibition this summer. And his work received a four-page spread in the October/November edition of New American Paintings. This month, Ronniger’s brand of “Contemporary Realism” is on exhibit at Tanner Frames along with paintings by Allison Leigh Smith.
What hangs above your mantel?
No mantel, but there’s a nice still life drawing by Lowell Tolstedt, an Allison Leigh Smith or 2 and some Rick Graham and Paul Davis figures.
What is your favorite building in Utah?
Angelina’s Corner on 700 So. and 200 West. Simple modern design with bold colors and uniquely tilted windows. It’s very refreshing to see, we need some more of this in Utah.
What is the most memorable exhibit you’ve seen recently?
Will Cotton. Can’t describe it, you just have to see the paintings for yourself.
This is our chance to check in with members of Utah’s art community to see what they’ve been reading, seeing, doing.