As minimal as the works are, one can find several levels of meaning and articulation working within Joe Ostraff’s sophisticated and nuanced canvases. They describe larger pictorial structures while at the same time addressing themselves intimately, thus speaking in variations to different aspects of a viewer’s receptivity. A […]
The often stated aphorism, “That which does not kill us makes us stronger,” may buoy one in rough times but can leave a person wondering how to navigate from emotional or physical turmoil back to a place of strength. That sort of emotional and physical tension is evident […]
Because kinetic sculptures are often seen in communal places — at Trax stations, in civic centers, parks, libraries — they too often assume associations of banality. Thankfully, the exhibit of small, intimate works by Cal Vestal now showing at the Dibble Gallery in Phillips, reconstruct the essential uniqueness […]
Leslie Thomas and Mark Knudsen present two visions of the New West at Phillips Gallery.
It’s a South Temple mansion filled with ideas – as well as a major Utah art collection. A singular place founded on a single principle: that of the Golden Rule.
by Ehren Clark Labyrinths of intersecting lines, weaving through each other and breaking apart, accented by amorphous forms meandering through a canvas that seems weighted to the point of breaking. These are the works of Michael Hall now up at Phillips Gallery. These webs of linear intricacy are […]
Ehren Clark wonders what it is about Heather Barron’s paintings that makes her one of the best-selling artists in town.
[slideShowProSC width=”600″ height=”500″ album=”664″] If these lingering autumns— where the clocks change before the leaves do, children solicit candy sans parka, and the first real snow tarries long enough to come as dressing on the turkey — if they are the West’s new reality, then Connie Borup is […]
In anticipation of his upcoming exhibit at Phillips Gallery, Sue Martin talks to John Erickson about his process.
“A conversation with Francesc Burgos ranges from ancient ceramic firing methods to the way Mozart visualized a musical composition “almost as a three-dimensional form” before he ever wrote it down, a method not unlike this ceramist and sculptor’s manner of creating his own work. . .” Read Ann […]
Artist Profile of Ogden artist Meri DeCaria.
A profile of Salt Lake artist Connie Borup on the occasion of her solo exhibit at Phillips Gallery.