The Gaze: glass half-full . . . If you wanted to demonstrate that there is such a thing as a male gaze, different from the way a woman looks at the world, you might assemble pairs of photographs, one in each pair displaying a man’s perspective, one a […]
Under Pressure: it’s the title of a Queen/David Bowie song, whose opening riff was famously not ripped off by Vanilla Ice (aka Robert Van Winkle); it is what we are in this modern world; but most importantly (i.e., most relevant to what you are reading right now), it’s […]
In 1968, the Scottish-Canadian experimental filmmaker Norman McLaren found a new use for an optical printer, a device that copies motion picture films. Any moving image will consist of a sequence of still images, each briefly flashed before the eye while the mind builds a version of the […]
by Jann Haworth We sat in the front row Rach, Sarah and me…like groupies at a POP concert. We were early and I expected such established celebrities to be late. Twisting round to check if the auditorium was full about five min. before the scheduled start time — […]
Sure, the weather we’re having, with its frequent shifts in temperature and sudden downpours, can be a bit tricky, but man does it provide some great visuals — the changing shadows, the saturation of local color, the dramatic clouds draping and transforming our cliffs and mountains. This is […]
When Frank Sanguinetti, former director of the Utah Museum of Fine Arts, introduced the public to the museum’s new building in 2001, a few scratched their heads. The “guava” color of the walls might take some getting used to, they seemed to mumble. In the upper galleries, where […]
Anyone who has attended the Utah Symphony over the past two years knows how Thierry Fischer has helped changed the artistic landscape of the state. What most don’t realize, however, is what his wife has done for that same landscape. The Fischers live in Geneva, Switzerland and spend […]
[portfolio_slideshow slideheight=700] Individual works in Bierstadt to Warhol: American Indians in the West at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts (UMFA) may include western scenery, desert skies, colorful iconography, ethnic clothing and possessions, horses, and assorted mythic activities, alone or in various combinations. Some contain none of these. But […]
In the artist conversation for the just-opened salt 7 show at the Utah Museum of Fine Art, Whitney Tassie seems relaxed and at home. Tassie is the new Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the UMFA, and the work she’s chosen for her inaugural offering to Utah […]
A look at the UMFA’s new exhibit of idiosyncratic photographer Mike Disfarmer, whose portraits of the rural residents of Cleburne County Arkansas have made him a posthumous art star. With a free lecture and movie screening tonight at 7 pm.
. . . Emre Hüner’s works in salt 6 are fraught with suggestive gestures that are not only allusive, but also elusive. Never offering a complete citation, Hüner’s references are instead oblique and incomplete hints at another source, always pointing elsewhere but never exactly anywhere . . . […]
Hikmet Sidney Loe considers seminal artist Nancy Holt in anticipation of a major new exhibit of her works at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts.