One thing that can probably be said with relative certainty about part-time Utah resident and full-time artist Cara Despain is that she’s not in it for the money. Nothing in her current outing at the Kimball in Park City says “Collectable.” Even the show’s “hood ornament” — […]
No self-respecting dramatist would set a Biblical Apocalypse in the parking lot of a shopping center; it’s too mundane, too much a whimper and not a bang, to produce the proper sense of doom. Yet today it’s a routine event to carry the groceries out to the car, […]
Michael Ryan Handley and Cara Depain, native son and daughter of Utah, returned to the state this month for solo exhibitions at CUAC, in Salt Lake City. Handley has been living in Philadelphia and New York City after finishing an MFA at Yale, and Despain has been working […]
There’s a lot happening tonight in Salt Lake’s art world. You’ve already read about some of it in this month’s edition of 15 Bytes, and you can see a full list of exhibitions on page 10. There are a couple of exhibits you have to see tonight if […]
For years Jim Williams has been turning every inch of his house into a work of art. For one week a portion of it comes into public view.
by Kasey Boone, Geoff Wichert, Shawn Rossiter While not everything, context is something in a work of art and these three reviews of current shows in Salt Lake examine various ways in which what goes on once a work has left the studio can influence what we call “art.” Erin Berrett […]
Friends of Friends, an exhibition of contemporary works that use paper as a medium or surface, opened at the GARFO, on February 26. I spoke with participating artist Amber Heaton in early February as she was designing and constructing a paper sculpture to be installed in the exhibition space. […]
Check out Gavin’s Underground today for interviews with Jason Metcalf and Cara Despain, who are showing this month at Salt Lake’s Kayo Gallery. Metcalf, who works in a variety of mediums including painting and performance, was our featured artists in January and Despain, whose recent paintings are featured […]