“It has been very quiet in the halls here at Poor Yorick Studios,” says Salt Lake City artist Lisa McAfee. Originally from the California coast, McAfee earned her BFA from California State, Long Beach, before coming to Utah. She works with painting, printmaking and mixed media to depict “expansive landscapes, objects, and animals integrated with personal symbolism.”
Mike Jensen says he has used positive affirmation statements to help guide him through 2021. “It has been a year of introspection and growth. With everything going on in the world, and all of the isolation, my fear was that I would struggle. Fortunately, I’ve learned to thrive … and I have created more artwork than any other year.”
“There is nothing more interesting to me than how light bounces across the surfaces of a front porch,” says Elise Zoller. “I love front porches. Reflected light might be the whole reason I do this,” she says of her practice of painting architectural landscapes en plein air. A graduate of Princeton (in architecture), Zoller has studied drawing and painting at the Academy of Realist Art in Boston and Masters Academy in Springville, Utah. In the warmer moths, Zoller works primarily in northern Utah and heads south, to St. George and points beyond, in the winter.
The Poor Yorick Fall Open Studio returns this weekend with a chance for fun, great art and even our 15 Bytes tee shirts. The event has moved from Friday to Saturday, and Poor Yorick has added a couple extra hours (4-6 pm) before the big party for those […]
by Kim Duffy photos by Jamie Clyde A number of Salt Lake City artists call 530 West 700 South their home. Brad Slaugh, who created the space, calls it Poor Yorick Studios. How came the studio to be named Poor Yorick? It’s named for King Hamlet’s jester Yorick, […]