A profile of Phoenix Ostermann, who, as Reclaimed Sentiment, is exhibiting a collection of collages inspired by “mid-century” illustrations at Nox Contemporary.
Becoming Pablo O’Higgins is a study of character that questions identity, integrity, authenticity and ultimately loyalty. This newly released biography by Susan Vogel, published to accompany the exhibit of O’Higgins work now at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts, gives us a compelling portrayal of Paul Higgins, a […]
“Some theorists will tell you that the artist, along with the author, is dead, but many artists act as if the viewer is the deceased one. The freedom offered by the limitless possibility made available through plurality of form and content seems to be tempting artists to ignore […]
“The visitor will find a dramatic sense of invention and innovation in color palettes and styles, various and pronounced moods, and compositional structures that lean from the fantastical to the starkly realistic, and from the very refined to the highly abstract. The limitless sublime qualities of nature in […]
The landscapes and portraits of Ryan S. Brown, now on display at the Covey Center for Fine Arts in Provo, are investigations into fundamentals of the natural world and human nature. “Observations from Life,” which ends November 30th, displays Brown’s ability to penetrate to the core of the […]
With the start of the month this week many of you may have been looking — unsuccessfully — for your 15 Bytes. But since the first Wednesday (our normal publication date) falls on the 7th this month, the October edition will not be out until next week. While […]
By Ehren Clark The Classical and Romantic are often convenient labels applied to certain discourses of the cultural arts. When hearing the terms “classical” and “romantic,” those who recall something of their University days will think of definite periods of time: the Romantics — in art, music and […]
A profile of Congolese artist in exile Emmanuel Makonga.
Exhibition Review: Orem Journeys Into the Sublime The Woodbury Invitational by Ehren Clark . . . The artist’s visions convey a range of the sublime: intense logos, sensitive pathos and emotive ethos. Each artist’s exhibit is a transcendental vehicle engaging the imagination, the heart and the spirit, allowing […]
Art Since 1960: Selections from the UMFA’s Permanent Collection by Ehren Clark With many under more of a strain balancing the budget this holiday season, it may seem superfluous to part with depleting dollars for non-essentials. However, for some good R+R from worries plaguing us all, a sacrifice of […]
Exhibition Review: Salt LakeA Vietnamese Yes We CanChanging Identities at the UMFAby Ehren ClarkThese artists are not the Asian "wall flowers" one might think Vietnamese woman to be. They are women of strength, unwilling to succumb to their relative obscurity in the world; instead these artists make bold […]
Exhibition Review: Salt Lake Art Under Fire Activist Art at the SL Art Center by Ehren Clark Art speaks with many voices. Historically, it has furthered authoritative needs (both secular and religious), strengthen cultural ties, and even served as a mouthpiece for its own sake. Since the sixties, […]