Up & Upcoming to the South
CUAC UP: Sanpete is for Lovers, a two-part exhibition where Jason Metcalf acts as curator-artist-folklorist in an investigation into superstitions specific to the locale of the Sanpete Valley. In half of the exhibition, Metcalf has conducted research into and gathered evidence of supposed Sanpete Valley sightings of the forever-traveling figure of Master Mahan – the wandering Biblical Cain who has been cursed to roam the earth until the end of days. The resulting historical survey is a display of photographic documentation, written accounts, and cultural artifacts relating to sightings of the nomadic fugitive. The other half of the exhibition examines the formal and theoretical affinities that are had with quilt barn paintings and Modernist geometric abstraction.|0| Metcalf has placed quilt barn paintings within the galleries of CUAC, while simultaneously displaying examples of the latter on the original grain storage building which is situated on the historic pioneer complex of the art center, as well as throughout the Sanpete Valley. AND: Localized: Working in Proximity,
an exhibition of work by Snow College professors Scott Allred, Amy Jorgensen, Adam Larsen, and Brad Taggart.|1| This exhibit explores the relationship between colleagues and what role location and proximity plays in the creation of art.
Woodbury Art Museum UP: Art of Our Century, returns to the UVU's art museum for its second year and features a selection of contemporary works from the Western region of the United States. |2| Over 30 contemporary artists will be exhibiting, including Utah artists: Catherine Downing, Larry Goodin, Etsuko Kato, Nick Mendoza, Scot Olson, Natalie Raevsky, Tawni Shuler, Marcus Vincent and Taylor Wright. AND: A selection of faculty works from UVU’s Art & Visual Communication Department for the Faculty Show 2011.
Terra Nova Gallery UP: People, Places & Things, works by Marie Withers, Kathryn Roberts, Jenae Green |3| & Laura Romero.
Utah County Art Gallery UP: Freedom Festival Children's Show,
Springville Museum of Art UP: 38th Annual Quilt Show. Co-Sponsored by the Utah Valley Quilt Guild and Corn Wagon Quilt Company, this exhibition showcases the talent and artistry of quilters throughout Utah.
BYU Library Exhibits UP: Elise Lauren Capener
Photography Student Project.
Terrazzo Gallery, level 3. AND: Smart Space I
BYU Visual Arts Dept. Student Projects
Humanities Reference area, level 5.
There will be different installations every couple of months. AND: Justin Hackworth
"30 Strangers" Project, 2011
Portraits of Mothers & Daughters.
Brigham Young University Museum of Art UP: The Matter of Words: Adam Bateman,|4| Harrell Fletcher, and John Fraser features 46 works of art by three contemporary artists that reference the medium of the printed word. AND: Selections from the Anthony Pritzker and Pritzker Family Trusts Collection of Contemporary Art, an installation that brings together unique artworks of familiar objects. Altering natural qualities, these artists manipulate basic elements to recalibrate our focus. AND: Wide-Open Spaces: Capturing the Grandeur of the Southwest explores how artists developed new approaches in composition, color, and technique to capture the grandeur of the region. It includes works from the museum’s own collection with selections from the Diane and Sam Stewart Art Collection, currently on loan to the museum.
Back of Beyond Books/Arches Book Company UP: Dave Wilder creates watercolor paintings with a potent brew of humor, surrealism and classic Southwestern imagery.
Framed Image Fine Art UP: John DePuy, abstract expressionist, Taos Modernist, confirmed desert rat and best friend of writer Edward Abbey, returns to Framed Image with new works in oil and watercolor as he enters his 84th year.
Overlook Gallery (83 E. Center St.
435-259-3861) UP: New works by Carolyn Dailey, Kim Whitesides and Louise Seiler.
Moab Arts and Recreation Center UP: Eleanor Inskip, fabric artist, started creating the Atomic Priesthood Regalia Collection in 2008. Each creation illuminates a unique spirit using the colors and textures of cloth.
ST. GEORGE AREA
St. George Art Museum UP: Dramatic Rembrandt, etchings from the permanent collection gifts of Dr. Hardy.|5| AND:
Amado Pena: Painting the Spirit
Show. A mestizo of Mexican and Yaqui ancestry, Amada celebrates the strength of the Native Americans, who survive by living in harmony with an adversarial, untamed environment, with works characterized by bold colors, dynamic composition and unexpected spatial relationships.|6| AND: Charles Thomas: Desert Dreams shows the artist's response to "the mystery of the Colorado Plateau, a limitless source of visual inspiration."|7| AND: Minerva Kohlhepp Teichert - Intimate Watercolors from the Diamond K Ranch 1915 - 20.|8|
Sears Gallery UP: Follow the Leader an exhibit by Rockford Orvin that looks at the power of modern media and its effects in creating a mass produced individual. Orvin spreads a unique social commentary through dramatic images and assertive color selection.
Braithwaite Fine Arts Gallery UP: Southern Utah Art Invitational:
Summer Exhibit and Sale, featuring invited artists from across southern Utah working in a range of media including watercolor, ceramics and oil. . AND: The Costume Designers' Art:
50 Years at the Utah Shakespeare Festival features various costumes, costume renderings, and other artwork highlighting the work of the Festival’s costume artists and technicians.
South Hall Gallery UP: NOW, a selection of images from students in the ART 3800: Digital Photography class.
This summer, the SUMA Community Engagement Committee is sponsoring an Art Home Tour. All proceeds benefit the future Southern Utah Museum of Art (SUMA).
The Tour features five homes with magnificent art collections, combined with a gourmet lunch, catered by Chef Imi of Orchids, at the home of the SUU President.
Tickets are $50 and include the tour of the five homes and the luncheon. After purchasing a ticket, participants can pick up an information packet and map to the homes outside of the Artisans Gallery the afternoon of August 5 or early morning on August 6.