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Studio Floor Still Life III by Craig Blietz

Up and Upcoming: To The North
Exhibition Listings in Northern Utah
Prepared by 15 Bytes staff unless otherwise indicated. UPCOMING and UP listings should reach us by the last Wednesday of the month. Those accepted will run until the closing date, or for one month if no closing date is given. Readers using the guide are cautioned to check with the exhibitor if the accuracy of the listing is crucial. Errors reported to us will lead to correction and earn good Karma. Please send listings for this page to editor@artistsofutah.org

The next Park City Gallery Stroll is Friday, October 31, from 6 to 9 pm.

Meyer Gallery
UP: Four Painters Whom Painters Admire, an exhibition of painters that other artists come in to admire. Several also teach painting classes and seminars. Featured artists are George Bodine, George Allen, Craig Blietz |above| and Kathleen Dunphy.

Gallery MAR UPCOMING: Children's Spookin Art Show, October 31.

Kimball Art Center UP: Brittany Powell: West Elm in the Main Gallery. Powell is a Portland based installation artist. She has created a site specific installation in the main gallery of the Kimball Art Center depicting a succession of wall-size pages from the West Elm catalogue. Powell entirely covers the painted walls with contact paper, and, afterwards, cuts detailed designs through with an exacto knife. Making the mass-produced into something unique and irreproducible Powell removes the act of commerce from the images. Through October 26.

AND: John Sproul: A Question Beautiful
in the Badami Gallery through November 3.

ALSO: Pop-Nostalgia, mixed media works by Paul Heath, through November 23. Meet Heath during the Gallery Stroll, Oct. 31 from 6-8 p.m.

Julie Nester Gallery UP: New Encaustic Paintings: Recent Work by Tracey Adams, Robin Denevan, Amber George, Thea Schrack and Kirsten Stolle, through October 8 (see September edition).

UPCOMING: Landscape 2008, a fresh take on landscape painting featuring recent works by four artists, October 10 - November 8 with an opening party October 10, 5:30 - 8 p.m.

Some of the earliest examples of landscape painting date to the first century A.D. where Roman landscapes were preserved at Pompeii and Herculaneum. Landscape painting officially became a painting genre in the fifteenth century in Europe. Over the last 2000 years, thousands of artists have painted natural settings in both traditional and experimental forms. The four contemporary artists featured in "Landscape 2008" bring a wide range of styles to their interpretation of the landscape. John McCormick's style of landscape painting clearly draws on western tradition, yet his contemporary landscapes have elements that unite aspects of traditional and modern styles and genres to create innovative paintings that are highly regarded throughout the country. Geoff Krueger's paintings have a particular emphasis on the depiction of light and space. Candice Eisenfeld's use of a lush color palette and artistic aesthetic were influenced by the Hudson River School – a group of painters who established the first true tradition of American landscape painting in the mid 19th century. Rather than depicting a specific locale in her paintings, her focus has been to evoke a sense of place inherent within the painting process. The landscapes are invented, and often referenced from photographs taken during travels. Her landscapes often show the environment as it moves from one state of being to another: the sun dipping just below the horizon, storm clouds gathering overhead, a foggy fall morning. Gerard Bourgeois' paintings are representational without being overly realistic; even moving into areas of abstraction. He follows a rigorous process of painting, readjusting, overpainting, sanding, scraping down and finishing. Like a frescoed wall eroded over time, the images in Gerard's paintings emerge from the accumulation of paint. Due to the heavy application of paint and the abstracted style, the settings within his paintings become ambiguous; a tree in the distance a hint of water in the foreground.

Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art UP: USES OF THE REAL: Originality, Conditional Objects, and Action/Documentation, Contemplation an exhibition of objects selected from the museum's collection, many of which will be shown in NEHMA for the first time. Through December.

AND: Women's Work, featuring the work of contemporary women printmakers from the collection of Jordan D. Schnitzer and his family foundation. Included in the exhibition are 56 prints by a number of contemporary women artists, including Anni Albers, Louise Nevelson, Louise Bourgeois, Barbara Kruger, Bridget Riley, Kiki Smith, Judy Pfaff, Pat Steir and Kara Walker, among others. Through March 1, 2009.

ALSO: Eden Revisited: The Ceramic Art of Kurt Weiser. Organized by Arizona State University's Art Museum Ceramics Research Center, this is the first major mid-career survey exhibition on the ceramic work of the artist. Weiser is a Regents' Professor in the ASU Herberger College of the Arts and maintains a studio in Tempe, Arizona. An unassuming genius, the artist is known for his technical mastery and inventive pottery forms. This hallmark exhibition comprises 40 ceramic sculptures and spans 30 years of creative excellence. Peter Held, curator of ceramics, curates the exhibition. Through December 21.

The Ogden First Fridays Art Walk takes place every month on the First Friday of the month. Galleries are open from 6 to 9 pm for receptions.

Universe City (2556 Washington Blvd, Ogden 458-8959 ) UP:
In conjunction with the First Friday Art Stroll in downtown Ogden, Universe City will open a new exhibit of photographs by Weber State University students Joshua Crawford-Bizzel and Rachel Neil, poems from John Hill and Thomas Hughes, watercolors from Evan Carlisle and work by other students, all produced while on tour through Peru this spring. An oral presentation of the poetry, in English and Spanish, short stories and also a discussion of their tour with be presented at 7:00 on Friday, October 10th at 7:00 pm. Light refreshments will be served.

Eccles Community Art Center UP: The Eccles Community Art Center, 2580 Jefferson Avenue, Ogden will exhibit work of Huntsville artist, Steve Johnson in the Main Gallery, with the paintings of Suzie Wood of Huntsville in the Carriage House Gallery October 3rd through 31st. A reception for the artists will be held Friday, October 3rd from 6 to 9 p.m. in association with Ogden’s First Friday Street Stroll. Regular gallery hours are weekday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. For information: 801-392-6935 or .

Gallery 25 UP: Artist Lorin Wilde will display his artwork.

Gallery at the Station UP:The works of 24 teachers from Weber junior and senior high schools, runs through Nov. 4. Reception during Ogden's First Friday Stroll, 6-8 p.m .

SHAW GALLERY AT WEBER STATE UP:North Star: A Film Installation by Michael C. McMillen. North Star is an installation that includes site-specific film footage incorporating historical and contemporary footage of Ogden, Utah and the surrounding area. North Star transports viewers to an abstracted American drive-in while it creates an atmosphere that alters the viewer’s sense of time and space. Los Angeles, CA based artist, Michael C. McMillen, is well known for his one-of-a-kind sculptural installations that include both large- and small-scale found objects, film, and sound. Using salvaged and re-constructed forms, his works deal with issues of memory, loss, and the passage of time. Through November 1.

BDAC UP: Annual Illustrators Exhibition, through October 10.

Apple Frame Gallery (70 N. Main, Bountiful) UP: Fourth Annual LeConte Stewart Country Show, through October 17.

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