From time to time, artists redirect the trajectory of art. Sometimes they make huge changes: ones that large parts of the art world then follow. At other times, subtle, self-contained discoveries stand alone, changing the way we think about art more than the way it’s done. And while […]
In an observation regarding humankind’s cerebral relationship to the landscape, controversial author Salmon Rushdie once stated, “we will, in short, create fictions, not actual cities or villages, but imaginary homelands, Indias of the mind.” Many have cited the interconnected discourses of art, environment and human perception. Indeed, […]
If you went strolling in Salt Lake last night and instead of checking listings first decided to simply stop by a few of your favorite galleries you may have encountered a surprise or two. For instance, Patrick Moore Gallery in Sugar House was all shuttered up, and the […]
A review on Mary Toscano’s Worry Lines at the Main Library. It’s all about space.
For years Jim Williams has been turning every inch of his house into a work of art. For one week a portion of it comes into public view.
by Kasey Boone, Geoff Wichert, Shawn Rossiter While not everything, context is something in a work of art and these three reviews of current shows in Salt Lake examine various ways in which what goes on once a work has left the studio can influence what we call “art.” Erin Berrett […]
This month at Kayo Gallery Salt Lake City artists Cara Despain and Mary Toscano open an exhibit of individually executed drawings, as well as a collaborative installation piece, entitled Into the White. The relatively young artists share a similar aesthetic, with an interest in expressive line executed on sparse […]
White. Pure, innocent, cleansing, good, virtuous, virgin, whole, positive, light, new, reviving, awakening. White is the fullness of the spectrum of color, the element we do not see in the vicissitudes of the rainbow, in the vicissitudes of life. It is all encompassing yet invisible. At this time […]
Mary Toscano grew up in Salt Lake City and received a BFA in Printmaking and Photography from the University of Utah. Toscano works in drawing, printmaking, installation, and works on and with paper. She has shown her work locally and nationally. Toscano is an Artist-in-Residence at the Utah […]