Frank McEntire is one of Utah’s most prominent artists. Though he is also well known for his ancillary activities — directing the Utah Arts Council, curating a number of museum exhibitions and writing art criticism for the Salt Lake Tribune for a number of years — McEntire has […]
It is ironic to call an exhibition that is installed every year on the same date “spontaneous.” That is the case, though, with Frank McEntire’s exhibit Spontaneous Memorial now on display at The Gallery at Library Square, level four of the downtown Salt Lake City Library. Spontaneous Memorial has already […]
DaVinci. Okay, there, I’ve said it, and now 15 Bytes can join just about every other publication you’ll read this month where you’ll find mention of the famous poet, engineer, painter and courtier from the little town of Vinci. Of course, you’ll also be reading about a code. […]
What if Edvard Munch’s famous painting had been named “The Migraine” instead of “The Scream”? Would it have become the iconographic emblem of existential angst it is today? Would it be hanging on museum walls (or being stolen from them)? Maybe. The work, after all, is the work, […]
by Allen Bishop Small Acts of Devotion– Frank McEntire’s recent assemblages and paintings – is the featured exhibit through November 15 at David Ericson Fine Art in Salt Lake City. From the looks of this show, it is quite clear that he continues to roll, and gathers no […]
WHAT ARE YOU READING LATELY? I’m enjoying a stack of new poems given to me by Utah’s Poet Laureate, Ken Brewer. Some of the by-the-bed books I’m chewing on, listed here as lifted from the stack, include: -Craig Childs’ The Secret Knowledge of Water (just a few pages […]
by Alex Caldiero The first time I saw Frank McEntire’s work was back in 1986. He had a one-person museum exhibit called “Divining.” In that show I was particularly impressed by his wrapped divining rods and the boxes full of “things,” things at once precious and banal. My […]
Frank McEntire, sculptor and independent curator, is the former art critic for The Salt Lake Tribune and Salt Lake Magazine. 15 Bytes article 15 BytesUTAH’S ART MAGAZINE SINCE 2001, 15 Bytes is published by Artists of Utah, a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah.