UPCOMING: During the month of February, the Meyer Gallery features a new opening every week.
Saturday, February 10, 2007 Gabriela Ibarra
and Brad Overton. Working with collage, acrylic, oil, and pastels, as well as printmaking and drawing, Ibarra creates boldly colored artwork with contemporary flair.|0|
New to the Meyer Gallery, Utah-based Brad Overton's artwork ranges from exquisitely detailed tromp l’oile paintings to still life compositions of massive size and intriguing composition.|1|
Friday, February 16, 2007 Craig Blietz
and Shanna Kunz
. Blietz has received very thorough and formal training in design, anatomy, portraiture, figure painting and traditional painting methods. As well as painting the figure, Craig is also known for his still life work and occasional landscape. Shanna Kunz brings a new series of landscapes to the Meyer Gallery, 2007 marking her sixth annual exhibition. She is an avid student of early 20th century American landscape painters; their sensitive, delicate, high key palettes inspire Kunz's own pieces with a common thread of subject matter, palette themes or value keys.|2|
Friday, February 23, 2007 James Shay
. Before becoming a full-time painter, Shay practiced architecture for 26 years. His background in architecture has helped him to think of paintings as flat surfaces, somewhat like frescos in buildings. Shay paints in casein, which allows his surfaces to dry to a matte finish, after many layers of scraping and sanding until a visual richness is revealed. |3|
Saturday, March 3, 2007 Cary Henrie
. Coming to the Meyer Gallery after ten years of work in New York, Henrie's unique combination of media has already been very well received across the nation. The vivid colors and textures of Henrie's pieces are sculpted atop his two dimensional canvases.|4|
Julie Nester Gallery
UP: Lessons Learned, an exhibit of paintings by Stephen Foss through February 27. |5|
Stephen Foss is widely known for the visually rich surface finish and color that show a return to heavily worked finishes in contemporary painting. The "Lessons Learned" grouping is a prime example of the physical nature of Foss' visually rich surfaces. Foss applies paint in numerous layers; he then works the surface to allow sublayers and carefully prepared groundwork to peek through the top layer. This results in paintings with varied colors and great depth. Many of Foss’ new paintings have a palette that ranges from washed Scandinavian to mid-century carnival, with colors ranging from amber through white to red-orange. Forms are simple and frontal, and the patterning, particularly in the large works, is reminiscent of something archaic. In the large Foss paintings, beauty comes at a formidable physical cost; his process. All of the material-rich Foss works have countless layers that can have up to 60 pounds of paint per painting, each layer nurtured over months at a time.
Kimball Art Center
UP:Managing Gravity: Sports Photography
by David Burnett through March 11 in the Main Gallery. Burnett has won the most important photography awards available worldwide. This globe trotting photojournalist is exhibiting his artwork for the first time in his home state of Utah at the Kimball Art Center. ALSO: Nathan Thomas Jones: Scattered Shadows and Collected Light
through March 11 in Garage Gallery. This Salt Lake City photographer uses an antique view camera combined with new technology printing to produce unique scenic photographs. AND: In the Badami Gallery, Lesleigh: Paris -- A City of Light
through March 11. This artist comes from Paris to Park City to display her unique artform combining photographs of Paris landmarks superimposed with ghostlike images fleeting across the scenes.
Montgomery Lee Fine Art
UP: Works by Northern Utah landscape painter Steve Songer. An artist's reception will be held Friday, February 9, 6 to 9 pm. UPCOMING: Bryan Mark Taylor and David Richey Johnsen, Friday, February 23rd.
UPCOMING: February 10th Realist Painter-Joe Carter |6|
and Industrial Painter Christopher Shill.
Of Carter, Allen Bishop has written "Joe Carter is an experienced electrical engineer, but left the field in 1998 to pursue his lifelong dream of painting. His engineering background carries through to solving the problems of naturalistic painting, one step at a time. He works to record, as faithfully as possible, relatively small objects that he collects for their very quality of being considered common, mundane or worthless though they reflect the very culture that considers them so" (June 2004
). Friday February 23rd, Utah Plein-air painter Doug Braithwaite |7|
. March 3, landscape painter Ronald Ray Rogers.
UP: Curtis Olson, mixed-media paintings exploring the experience of the western landscape (see page 7
). UPCOMING: Susan Swartz and James Vilona, beginning February 16th.
UPCOMING: Opening February 23rd, Ben Steele and Tessa Mecham. Of his canvases filled with pop imagery of masterpieces of western art, Steele says, "My paintings are about how we see icons and everyday objects. The playful side of my work deals with the difference between a child's naivety and the desensitized view of an adult." For a look at his studio, see page 2
. Mecham, a Utah native now living in New York, she rarely enters her studio with a preconceived image in mind. Instead, she begins with a compositional division of the canvas. Her interest lies in the marks that are created as she applies her paint to the surface. The marks bring an abstract quality to her work. She focuses on figures, interiors and exteriors.
Chester's Blacksmith Shop
UP: Hang 'm High ,
through February 25th,
is a group show curated by Justin Giarla and Andres Guerrero of San Fransisco's White Walls Gallery
. this exhibit of Street, Graffiti and New Fine Art
features the work of Shepard Fairey, Gary Baseman
, Sam Flores
, Mike Giant, Caleb Neelon
, Sylvia Ji
, and Anne Faith Nichols.
The Redstone Gallery
UP: Hamilton Aguiar during the month of February.
Two Sisters Fine Art
UP: Bold Images of Utah
, featuring art by Joyce Baron, through February 15. UPCOMING: A solo exhibition by Utah figure and landscape artist Steve McGinty.|8|
A reception will be held Saturday, February 17th from 7 until 9 pm. McGinty's landscapes fully capture the essence of rural Utah.