When confronted by a broadly-brushed lampoon such as Kelsey Harrison’s New Luxury Art Show in Downtown Salt Lake City, it’s tempting to sustain the illusion, play along, which in this case would be writing an ironic review: one that used the same hyperbolic, vacant language, touched on the […]
People tend to see something one way until someone shows them another. —Frank McEntire Anyone who knows the art of Frank McEntire, whether sculpture, mixed media, or assemblage, will have witnessed his technique of bringing together found objects, often in the presence of natural materials like stone […]
“Dinner Napkin No 1” Things were going swimmingly in the Garden of Eden before a sinister serpent offered Eve, Earth’s first woman, an apple. Though such a partaking was expressly off limits, Eve simply couldn’t resist the seduction of the deliciously bright and crisp fruit. Letting her selfish […]
The problem with contemporary art, post-modern art, call it what temporary label you will, the problem with new art is always that it doesn’t look like art. Two of the signature schools of late modernism-found art and assemblage-exemplify this dilemma. How can a jumble, not just of familiar […]
“I’ve found with a lot of these things,” Maisch says, gesturing across the studio, “that in my own life, they’re talismans, these ways of creating-I don’t want to say sacred, but these… wishful… moments. Or ways of imbuing little bits of magic into things.” Maisch is able to […]
“When I look back as a child, I was always making big 3-dimentional projects, although I did not see it as art,” says Stephanie Leitch, a Salt Lake City artist preparing for an upcoming exhibit at Nox Contemporary. While studying for her art degree at the University of […]
The group exhibition at Nox Contemporary provides perfect holiday fare: small works that make a large impact. The show’s title, The Herb & Dorothy Show, reflects the far-reaching impact of Herb and Dorothy Vogel, a New York City couple who collected art over their lifetime together, amassing […]
by Dale Thompson Time is a tricky thing. Minutes tick by and hours slip through our fingers never to be held again. Internationally recognized performance artist Marilyn Arsem is bringing her talents to Salt Lake City and tackling this elusive theme in a piece titled Marking Time. In […]
Tom Aaron’s new works at Nox Contemporary explore the land from many angles.
John Cage once said, “Wherever we are, what we hear is mostly noise. When we ignore it, it disturbs us. When we listen to it, we find it fascinating.” Fascination with noise is at the heart of Flinching Eye Collective, a Denver-based performance group that embraces, attacks and […]
New performance venues in Salt Lake, including the Dunce School for the Arts’ 12 Minutes Max series, premiering Sunday, May 20.
A conversation with sculptor Neil Hadlock in anticipation of his 20-year retrospective at Nox Contemporary.