When we sat down at our local coffee shop to talk to next month’s featured artist, Amanda Moore, one topic we had to discuss was the challenge that faces artists who use a camera instead of a brush or chisel in their work. After all, photographic artists like Moore […]
Unmonumental: the object in the 21st century reviewed by Geoff Wichert Unmonumental is simultaneously the name of a book, a pioneering exhibition at the New Museum’s new home in the Bowery for which it functions as catalog, and a school of sculpture that the book argues is the […]
The Unexpected Nature of Installation by Geoff Wichert Sometimes an installation gets an unexpected boost from nature: so it was in the outdoor sculpture garden at the Central Utah Art Center this week. One of the rare sumptuously beautiful works of art with critical credibility, Roscoe Wilson’s Waste […]
A profile of Utah artist Eva Jorgensen.
[slideShowProSC width=”600″ height=”600″ album=”480″] At first sight, Sean Morello’s two-dimensional works seem too slight to support a title that properly belongs to an encyclopedia. But to view What Art Is as a summary is to look through the wrong end of the telescope. Morello, like Art Danto in […]
Sexual Dimorphism & the Sacred Profane Casey Jex Smith and Sara Osebold at C.U.A.C. by Geoff Wichert [portfolio_slideshow] I. If it has become a cliché that art usurps the place in modern life once held by religion, it’s an ironic cliché, for of all the subjects and sources of […]
Not Your Mother’s Mormon Art Annie Kennedy at the Central Utah Art Center by Geoff Wichert In Doctrine and Covenants, a kind of L.D.S. handbook, Joseph Smith enjoins his followers on venerable theological grounds to practice moderation in all things. Those good people, responding out of impulses set […]