For nearly three decades in his role as a professor of ceramics at Brigham Young University’s department of art, and as an award-winning artist with a long list of regional and national exhibitions on his CV, Brian Christensen has been able to observe the changing critical and commercial […]
Brigham Young University art professor Brian Christensen says the “most seminal experience of epiphany in 2018” happed during the second season of BYU’s Art Advanced Summer Intensive program, which he organized with colleague Collin Bradford. During the program students visited land art sites and engaged the landscape with […]
Curation is always difficult. It involves hours of work and focus with the added combination of a keen eye and a strong will. More often than not, it means accepting that in the eyes of some you’ll be a hero and a genius, while for others, you might […]
There’s a hint of cruelty in the Rio Gallery’s choice to devote August, a month most people spend wearing as little as modesty permits, to the subject of clothing. Among the nine artists here, there are enough heavy garments, long-sleeved shirts, and gloves to bring a suggestible viewer […]
A review of Brian Christensen’s exhibit of sculptures and installations at Finch Lane Gallery.
by Namon Bills On November 15th sculptor Brian Christensen will install five outdoor works on the Snow College campus in Ephraim. Entitled Reinterpretation, the show, says Christensen, “is based on reinterpreting and finding meaning in materials with a previous functional life and history. Each piece has elements that […]
Some sculptors treat language as just another malleable substance, no different from wax or bronze. BYU Sculpture Professor Brian Christensen has chosen to call the dozen new works on display at the Central Utah Art Center Body and Time. Here “and” stands in for a word we lack: […]
by Jennifer Davis To take a walk in someone else’s moccasins is a strategy that encourages seeing things from a different point of view or perception. Brian Christensen, an associate professor at Brigham Young University, focuses on perception in his latest series of sculptures, which are now on […]