Exhibition Reviews | Visual Arts

The Degradation of Justin Watson

Like microplastics, Justin Watson seems to be everywhere these days. There was “The Fountain of Youth,” his video installation at Bountiful/Davis Art Center, that came down recently, and currently you can see his piece |human| at Nox Contemporary and the exhibition . . . the future is the past is the future is the past at Finch Lane, which features several of his work. When he’s not busy recycling your plastics (seriously, he runs a recycling business), this “systems artist” is recycling old video footage, or creating new ones that are so overloaded they look recycled. In this short video interview, recorded as part of our 35×35 exhibit last year, Watson talks about his work and process.




The founder of Artists of Utah and editor of its online magazine, 15 Bytes, Shawn Rossiter has undergraduate degrees in English, French and Italian Literature and studied Comparative Literature in graduate school before pursuing a career in art.

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