When I remember my favorite movie scenes, it’s often because of something particularly revealing that an actor does. But in the hands of a really good director, there is always another actor in the scene whose work I may not remember — may not even consciously notice — but whose work precedes those I do notice and may be far more telling. Perhaps the camera holds a shot for a several seconds, until I become aware that through its lens I am fixated, staring at something. Then it wheels about and fixes on something else, and I understand what the character sees and how they are thinking. The camera in those minutes reveals itself as the most important actor.
One thing that can probably be said with relative certainty about part-time Utah resident and full-time artist Cara Despain is that she’s not in it for the money. Nothing in her current outing at the Kimball in Park City says “Collectable.” Even the show’s “hood ornament” — […]
The Kimball Art Center may have been liberated by its new location at the back of the Yard — a warren of working-class haunts across the street from Park City’s cemetery — full of 19th-century miners and bar-keeps. A case in point is the current show, When Evening […]
Freedom Would Be Mine at the Kimball Art Center celebrates the career of feminist art heroine Niki de Saint Phalle (1930-2002), whose earliest sociopolitical artwork preceded the 1970s flourish of feminist artists. Because she was an initial outlier to the feminist art movement typically associated with names like […]
Art That Awakens: Kimball’s Alas Alack is a Visually Stimulating Installation with an Intelligent, Meaningful Message
“Cloven,” by Nicole Pietrantoni, at the Kimball Art Center, photo by Stanna Frampton “Reader, this is a record of loss and abundance. Let me be clear – what is vulnerable has potential for change. Reader, as this is consequential, so let us be systematic.” So opens an excision […]
Sibylle Szaggars was in her high desert home in the southwest of New Mexico when the idea for the rain paintings came to her. It was 2010 and the monsoon rains, visible for miles in the distance, would arrive regularly in the afternoon. She decided to lay one […]
This summer the Kimball Art Center (KAC) abandoned its longtime location in Old Town Park City, a decision resulting from a dispute with city leaders about what was architecturally appropriate for the resort town’s Main Street and the Kimball’s long-term plans for a new permanent home. KAC has […]
We’ve all been guilty of it — visiting an exotic locale, taking a few shots of its iconic attractions, and feeling like we’ve captured the essence of the place. If we’re alert, we come home and realize that everyone else has a shot of Venice’s gondolas from St. Mark’s Square, or the winding streets of Montmartre (and that all the people in the shots are tourists) and wonder if there wasn’t something more to be discovered. Our backyard is such a locale for millions of tourists from across the country, many of whom visit the national parks as quickly as we might Rialto and St. Mark’s. Those of us who live here, though, know what the place looks like from within — the myriad attractions tucked away into cliffs and canyons far from the motorist’s gaze…
The Kimball Art Center in Park City, Utah is the recipient of a traveling exhibition composed of over 130 drawings, sculptures, collages, photographs and original artworks by the world famous husband and wife artistic team Christo and Jeanne-Claude. Initially organized by the Sonoma County Museum in Santa Rosa, […]
Last week the Kimball Art Center got tough in its negotiations with Park City over their redesign. After a second design was rejected by the city because it didn’t comply with historic preservation guidelines (see here) the Kimball Board of Directors announced it would look for a new […]
Once again, Park City’s Kimball Art Center has had to send their BIG (Bjarke Ingels Group) architects back to the drawing board for their 10 million dollar renovation project. The original design, first revealed in early 2012 (see our article here), caused some issues with locals, who took […]
The creative process is one particularly unique from person to person. A vast array of art is generated every single day from almost nothing but an artist’s imagination. When the Kimball Arts Center in Park City teamed up with SRAM to put on the SRAM pART PROJECT, individual […]
As the Park City Record has reported this week, the Kimball Art Center’s proposed expansion is causing something of a dustup among Park City residents. The $10 million renovation and expansion has been designed by BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group of Copenhagen and New York (see our article here). The […]
The Kimball Art Center has announced that its Board of Directors and Building Committee will host a “Meet Your Designer Night” with the Top Five architects (out of 18 invited firms) chosen to compete for the Kimball Art Center Transformation Project. At the historic Egyptian Theater the invited […]
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