Cein Watson and Joe McVetty III’s exhibit To Leave and Never Return is on view at Kayo Gallery in Salt Lake City through May 15. The artists were once students together at the Maine College of Art; Cein now lives in Salt Lake and is a triple major in philosophy, […]
The popularity of religion as a topic in art can easily conceal the true nature of its appeal. Generally speaking, large portions of the human race care about spirituality, but plenty of other things that are equally popular, if not more so, never inspire the outpouring of art […]
It’s not exactly the Bloods and the Crips; it’s not even the Jets vs. the Sharks; but hang around a university’s art department or the local gallery scene long enough and you’ll notice the tension — that unstated battle between the “artists” and the “illustrators.” The latter are […]
Within the matte and frame lies an almost blank, gray rectangle. Recognizing the one contrasting spot—a foot, toes downward, entering at the top-left corner—causes this undifferentiated area to pop into focus: a reach of asphalt or concrete stretching away from the camera, into which open space a woman […]
At Kayo in November, two eternal, contrary trends in art occupy opposing walls in what has become Shilo Jackson’s signature exhibition style. On one side, Ryan Harrington’s exquisitely crafted assemblages exemplify the Contemporary mode: each broadside makes a philosophical statement: here they comment on the universal, counterintuitive resort […]
Gentry Blackburn, aka Frosty Darling, returns to her space on Broadway with a series of paintings she calls uniconic icons.
Geoff Wichert takes a look at two unique though complimentary artists showing this month at Salt Lake’s Kayo Gallery.
A look at Cassandra Barney and Brian Kershisnik’s collaborative drawings now up at Kayo Gallery.
Salt Lake’s Kayo Gallery is moving. Though the move isn’t geographically very big — owner Shilo Jackson will be taking over the space adjacent to hers, recently vacated by Frosty Darling, allowing the former Kayo Gallery to be home to the expanding Green Ant furniture store — Jackson […]
Even though Steven Larson is one of the most successful young artists in Salt Lake City, he hesitates to allow this designation to define just who he is.
Chicago artist Tony Fitzpatrick is the type of colorful character that is welcome fodder for arts writers. In an art world overrun with degree-toting professionals who nip and tuck their way into stable careers while dreaming of blue-chip status, Fitzpatrick is a larger-than-life figure more at home in […]
After a four month hiatus, the much missed Kayo gallery is returning to Broadway—just a block and a half from its former location (now Nobrow coffee). At 177 East Broadway, a few doors down from Michael Berry Gallery, the new Kayo will share the ground floor with Frosty […]
by Jamie Gadette Jay Nelson thought he’d be an architect. Or maybe even a doctor, helping patients through illnesses such as that which left him bed-ridden for a good part of his adolescence. Ten years later, Nelson, 25, admits his altruistic instincts are best realized through paintings, sketches […]
Kayo Gallery opened seven months ago after a facelift transformed this previous optical center into a sleek contemporary art gallery and studio space. Located at 300 South at 315 East in Salt Lake City, Kayo Gallery sparked new life into this otherwise matured neighborhood. The list of emerging […]