Tag: Bountiful Davis Art Center

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“Our Stunned Response”: Frank McEntire’s Spontaneous Memorial at BDAC

When the towers—there were more than two—of the World Trade Center fell on 9/11, emergency medical personnel anticipated an avalanche of critical injuries. While the survivors on that day were never counted, responders knew from experience what to expect: eight years before, when a bomb exploded beneath one […]

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What You See Isn’t Always What You Get: Adam Larsen & Jason Lanegan at BDAC

In biology, circumstances—what scientists call “niches”—summon particular organisms into being. So it may have been inevitable that BYU and Snow College, two of the principal breeding grounds of Utah art, would each possess a teacher who is also a prolific artist, a keen student of local culture, a […]

Exhibition Reviews | Visual Arts

Moments Unseen: Adam Watkins at BDAC’s Underground Gallery

“Arcanum,” Adam Watkins, 2015. Adam Watkins’ photography is strangely hypnotic. Using ornate settings, theater-like props, and bright colors, his images are given a life of their own, creating scenes he describes as “paradoxes of hyper-reality and the empathic tissue of the photographic narrative.” Watkins even admits to sometimes […]