A jewelry display by Kristie Krumbach (bracelets, earrings) glowing center-stage beneath the halogen at Phillips Gallery is a perfect counterpoint to the paintings of women by Megan Gibbons: not a one of the several lone women in the latter’s large oils on canvas is wearing a ring. Or […]
[dropcap]Their[/dropcap] current exhibit, Utah Utah, is another visual treat from Mark Knudsen and Leslie Thomas, the pair of painters who, for the past decade, have been carpooling to work — call it Paint the Badlands, Inc. — before heading off to their individual departments for research and development. […]
“You two just keep getting better,” Denis Phillips observed Wednesday afternoon at a walkthrough of the terrific new show by Mark Knudsen and Leslie Thomas. And he’s an artist who doesn’t hand out compliments readily. The public seems to agree: five paintings have sold already including a 24”x […]
Place is not a thing, it is not even a space, it is an experience. An experience that, through the artist’s hand, can be shared. This is the concept that drives “Spirit of Place,” featuring works by Darryl Erdmann, Mark Knudsen and Paul Vincent Bernard, currently up at […]
It’s all very Michelangelo. You’ve got your patron, your artist and your building in need of a triptych. (It was just one painting to begin with, but the space begged for three and the patron graciously agreed to pay for them.) The building is the Natural History […]
Leslie Thomas and Mark Knudsen present two visions of the New West at Phillips Gallery.
Another look at one of the artist couples feature in our February edition, saved for this week to coincide with Mark Knudsen’s exhibit at Phillips Gallery.
Phillips Gallery takes exceptional care of its artists. From putting the perfect background color on the walls to creating the ideal partnership in a two-person show — they know the right juxtaposition can result in a sale that benefits everyone. Gallery director Meri Ploetz DeCaria does the juxtaposition part […]
Mark Knudsen, a Utah native, worked for three decades as an illustrator, designer and writer for the Salt Lake Tribune before devoting himself full-time to his art.