The combinations seem perverse, unholy — Claude Monet’s “Poppy Field at Giverny” and a plastic manufacturing plant; a delightful landscape painting by LeConte Stewart and a decomissioned chemical agent disposal facility in Tooele; a Georgia O’Keefe and the Facebook Data Center in Eagle Mountain. But the results are somehow mesmerizing.
As part of Artists of Utah’s 35×35 exhibition, at Finch Lane Gallery through June 5, 2020, we spoke with the artists about their work. Justin Watson normally works with sound and moving images in his video and installation work, but for Artists of Utah’s 35×35 exhibition, Watson has produced still […]
Like microplastics, Justin Watson seems to be everywhere these days. There was “The Fountain of Youth,” his video installation at Bountiful/Davis Art Center, that came down recently, and currently you can see his piece |human| at Nox Contemporary and the exhibition . . . the future is the past is the future is […]
Justin Watson (b. 1984) received his MFA from the University of Utah in Sculpture Intermedia (2016). Watson uses multimedia installations and digital processing as a platform for iconoclasm, appropriation, and systems design to investigate power and identity as transmitted through new media technologies. Watson has shown extensively throughout […]