Video West, the video series curated by Radio West’s Doug Fabrizio and KUER, recently posted a film called “Jetty,” shot by Skylar Nielsen of Vita Brevis Films, and featuring a reading of Smithson’s words by actor Julian Sands. You can check out all the Video West films at http://videowest.kuer.org. […]
One is liable to see things in maps that are not there. Robert Smithson, “The Spiral Jetty” Introduction American artist Robert Smithson (1938-73) chose Rozel Point on the north shore of Great Salt Lake, Utah, to situate his first large-scale earthwork, Spiral Jetty. Created in April 1970, the work […]
How many views does it take to depict the steady, human-formed creation of absence on the land? In the case of Utah Museum of Fine Art’s (UMFA) current exhibition Creation and Erasure: Art of the Bingham Canyon Mine, the answer is over one hundred. This well-researched, historical view of […]
On March 18th, the Utah Museum of Fine Arts (UMFA) unveiled a work by American artist RobertSmithson (1938-1973), on loan from Dia Art Foundation. The regional partnerships Dia formed in early 2012 with UMFA and Westminster College’s Great Salt Lake Institute regarding Smithson’s monumental earthwork Spiral Jetty finds its first publicly-seen collaborative venture in the loan of Smithson’s sculpture “Leaning […]
A profile of Art Historian Hikmet Loe, author of an upcoming book about Robert Smithson.
Photos by Hikmet Sidney Loe Robert Smithson’s first career choice was “naturalist.” As he shifted his gaze towards art, his lifelong fascination with the materials of the earth and with the transformations that time manifests became incorporated into his work. The Spiral Jetty best embodies this synthesis of […]