A slew of new exhibitions, including one currently at the CUAC, has brought Japanese artist Ushio Shinohara back into the light. An award-winning documentary at Sundace also tells the story of his artist wife, Noriko.
The cover of the January edition of ARTnews magazine features the detail of a painting by an artist who isn’t even mentioned within its pages. Barbara Pollack’s cover story on the new wave of interest in postwar Japanese art mentions plenty of Ushio Shinohara’s compatriots, artists like Jiro Yoshihara, […]
Laura Hurtado takes a look at After the End, CUAC Contemporary’s inaugural exhibition.
by Laura Hurtado If the world ends this Friday in apocalypse and devastation, as predicted by the Mayan calendar, we’ll all miss out on the much-anticipated arrival of CUAC Contemporary. Opening Saturday December 22, 2012, from 8-10 PM from 6-10 PM and located on the corner of 2nd and […]
As the Park City Record has reported this week, the Kimball Art Center’s proposed expansion is causing something of a dustup among Park City residents. The $10 million renovation and expansion has been designed by BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group of Copenhagen and New York (see our article here). The […]
by Geoff Wichert My first published writings on art were written in Southern California, and published by a magazine in Portland, Oregon. They were written in the LA area because that was where my stained glass studio was, and the city was then a hot place for glass […]
The big local art news last week (while we were on vacation) was the announcement that the Central Utah Art Center is being evicted from its Ephraim home in August. As reported in the Salt Lake Tribune and the City Weekly, for the past six years the CUAC […]
Geoff Wichert examines two new shows at the CUAC that explore works that tap into various cultural narratives, from the super heroes of comic books to the mystic shamans of primitive cultures.
Matthew Choberka, a well-liked and influential painting professor at Weber State, can briefly be seen in overlapping exhibits in two of the most progressive galleries in Utah. His work could be called postmodernist, or painterly– environmentalist, but it seems to me that he partakes of a mainstream movement […]
While carrying out his pivotal role in the early days of Modernism, Cezanne found time to set a precedent for one of its characteristic exercises: in sixty-some paintings of Mont Sainte-Victoire and uncounted tabletop arrangements of apples, pears, bowls, and bottles, he showed that an artist can paint […]
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 Not, Want Not (see our December issue) saw […]
In his “Lamentation Over the Dead Christ, with Saints Jerome, Paul, and Peter,” Botticelli makes one of the Renaissance’s more subtle claims for the status of art and the artist. After all, of the three men he shows present at the crucifixion, one was not yet born, one had yet […]