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 I met Kim, […]
Painted, the artist says, during a period of immense trial and emotional pain, “A Lucky Life” is a surprisingly bright painting. In the bottom left, the bulbous and cuddly figure of a bear plays a game with a lovable cub, the frolicking figures enshrouded in patters of brilliant […]
A review of Brian Christensen’s exhibit of sculptures and installations at Finch Lane Gallery.
A profile of the artist on the occasion of her exhibit at Finch Lane Gallery.
Some art is as concrete as the arranged objects it depicts or as prosaic as the theories it attempts to illustrate. But there is another type of art; one that revels in exploration of meaning and metaphor, its abstracted motifs and iconography lacking clear subjects or narrative purpose. […]
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 […]
Laurel Casjens is an unabashed tourist. The photographs in her exhibit at Finch Lane Gallery are, for the most part, landscapes or architectural subjects, but they were not taken with the calculated precision which characterizes most landscape or architectural photographers. Instead, the images were all taken on the move, […]
A Disparate Cohesion: Lou Ann Heller, Judith Romney Wolbach and Jennifer Worsley at Finch Lane Gallery
Salt Lake area artists are very fortunate to have great non-profit galleries to exhibit their work in. Finch Lane Gallery has been one of the most coveted fine art venues for more years than most of the artists that exhibit there have been on the planet, let […]
OK, here I go. I’m gonna lay it on the line. All my future critical responses will be judged by this one utterance, this one assessment, this giving of a 10 by which the 9s and 6s and 7s of future critical reviews will be metered. I stand […]