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Triffids Land at Leonardo

Just when you thought Salt Lake was a nice, quiet town, a sculptural installation at The Leonardo will make you think again. Dangling over the foyer like “Olympic Tower’s” demonic sister, “Hylozoic Veil” by Philip Beesley creates a dramatic addition to the museum and more generally, to sculpture in Salt Lake. It also joins an international coterie of triffids threatening world invasion.

Philip Beesley’s installation at The Leonardo may not always work as hoped, but Alexandra Karl still finds the work enchanting. Read her article in the July 2012 edition of 15 Bytes.

Alexandra Karl did a BFA in Ottawa (Canada) and then spent ten years studying art history in Europe. She worked at Munich’s Lenbachhaus for five years while completing her Masters, and received her PhD in the History of Art from Cambridge. She has taught at the U, the McGillis School and Congregation Kol Ami. She has led tours to the Spiral Jetty and Frank Lloyd Wright’s Stromquist House. She believes a vigorous art scene is essential to any thriving society.

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