Once upon a time the border between Mexico and the United States was about land and sovereignty. It wasn’t too difficult to cross that line. But then it got complicated. Especially since 9/11, the border isn’t just about land, but about trade, undocumented immigrants, terrorism, guns, drugs, and […]
One of the best known, most extraordinary photographs of the heavens ever taken is called the Hubble Deep Field. It was made by pointing the orbiting Hubble telescope, surely one of the greatest achievements in human history, into a tiny segment of space, about 1/30 the area of […]
Watching art and life come together in a way that seems nothing short of naturally organic is one of the joys of being an art critic. Aaron Ashcraft, whose works are on exhibit at Finch Lane’s West Gallery this month, brings his craft to full life-like fruition […]
Justin Wheatley explores the hidden meaning of homes in Salt Lake City in this video interview.
“Beauty in distress is much the most affecting beauty,” said Edmund Burke in his seminal “Philosophical Enquiry into the Origin of Our Ideas of the Sublime and Beautiful.” Burke might have appreciated the work of Chauncey Secrist as few are able: for it is easy to look at […]
Andrea Jensen is a masterful articulator of boundaries — not the pretty kind, the ones you were told not to venture outside of with your crayon, but the boundaries where phenomena collide at force, where humanity is compelled to acknowledge itself. These boundaries are “truth moments” for […]
The government may be watching you. So may Louise Åkebrand. But she’s also got her eye on the government. For the past three years Åkebrand’s art has been exploring the nature of surveillance. From a suite of works exploring “the most dangerous city in the world” to her […]
Layne Mecham keeps his eyes to the ground in a new show at Finch Lane Gallery.
It’s not always easy to find a unique, perfect gift for everyone on your Christmas list. But a good place to start is always in the local arts community. You can kick off your holiday shopping with a trip to the annual Finch Lane Gallery Holiday Art & […]
by Shawn Rossiter Kim Duffin, long-time Assistant Director of the Salt Lake Arts Council, passed away in his sleep this past Sunday, November 4th. The loss that his family and friends must feel is shared by an arts community that will sorely feel his absence. The first time […]
“Relative to a limited few local artists whose work is as exceptionally strong, I find in Ure’s current exhibit the most fascinating, emotional, captivating, entrancing, mesmerizing and generally distinctive work in recent memory. I marvel at her imagination, stand in awe of her skill and patience, and respect […]
A review of Brian Christensen’s exhibit of sculptures and installations at Finch Lane Gallery.