Venessa Gromek is fairly new to the Utah art scene, but is already making quite a splash. She has a piece in CUAC Contemporary’s inaugural show After the End, which opened on December 22nd; and other works are being installed this week in a solo show titled, The […]
EVE, Salt Lake’s three-day new year celebration of light art and sound, happens this weekend at ten different venues downtown. During the celebrations there’s plenty of live music at the Gallivan Center, but if you want to get out of the cold there are a number of […]
The Utah Museum of Contemporary Art (UMOCA) announced today that Adam Price, its Executive Director since 2009, will be leaving the museum before the end of the year. Price oversaw the transformation of the institution from the Salt Lake Art Center into the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, […]
Over UEA weekend I took a trip with the family to the desert, and we stayed for a couple of nights at the Ramada Copper Queen Casino in Ely, Nevada. It’s an odd sort of hotel, with an open floor plan similar to many residential homes: all the […]
In so many ways our modern societies are enlightened, more civilized in matters of personal liberty than was true in the past. Most of us probably take for granted that the ongoing debate over same-sex marriage marks a watershed in evolving public attitudes. Yet while there has been […]
Not since the construction of City Creek Center has there been such a racket on West Temple. Eight videos in UMOCA’s summer exhibition Cantastoria are creating quite a ruckus in the usually hushed galleries, as a cacophony of chanting, giggling and clicking converges in the subterranean galleries . […]
Images of Christ are abundant in residences worldwide, with various styles and portraits to choose from. But how much do we really think about the inspiration for such images? Because Christian imagery has become standard, viewers seldom think of the contemporary ‘industry’ of religious art. In the documentary […]
We didn’t make it there ourselves but the word on the streets is that on Friday night the UMOCA was hopping. There might be a 15 Bytes bump (see our article on curator Aaron Moulton); but the crowds could have also had something to do with all that […]
Simon Blundell talks with Aaron Moulton about the art of making exhibitions.
A review of Sundance’s new media exhibition New Frontier 12 at the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art.
When Adam Price became the Director of the Salt Lake Art Center at the end of last year the fate of the non-profit art experiment he began in 2007 and named for its original incarnation, the 337 Project, was left in limbo. The Project’s Art Truck, which currently features an interior installation […]
Liu Xiaodong’s “Hotbed,” 2005 The Salt Lake Art Center invites you to sit and contemplate their current exhibition of contemporary Chinese art. In Displacement: The Three Gorges Dam and Contemporary Chinese Art four artists respond to the Three Gorges Dam project, a massive engineering feat that, while harnessing the Yangzi […]