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April 2012
Utah's Art Magazine: Published by Artists of Utah
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John Bell at Nox Contemporary
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Up & Upcoming: Salt Lake Area
Up & Upcoming This Month

ART BARN/FINCH LANE GALLERY UP: Mixed media work by Roldan Din, sculptures by Bryon Draper and photographs by members of Salt Lake Seven. Bryon Draper’s exhibition includes large and small stone and bronze sculptures. Each piece is made of limestone and cast bronze figure fragments and emphasize the artist's process.|0| Roldan Din’s mixed media work focuses on change, and this exhibit features work from 2006 to the present.|1|Members of the Salt Lake Seven (SL7) photography group title their Finch Lane show Prisoners of Consciousness.|2|
UMFA UP: Georges Rouault: Circus of the Shooting Star.|3| The images in Rouault's portfolio of etchings, Cirque de l'Etoile Filante (Circus of the Shooting Star), demonstrate Rouault's attempt to strip away the "spangles" of the clown's costume and reveal the "reflection of paradise lost"(see page 4). AND: At Work: Prints from the Great Depression features Depression-era prints focusing on men and women at work, and speaks powerfully to contemporary questions—underscored by anxieties surrounding the great recession—about the place of labor in our lives.|4|AND: The Faculty Show: Recent Work by The University of Utah Art Faculty (see our review page 4). AND: salt 5: Daniel Everett. In his installation, Everett contemplates the changing role of now-obsolete technologies by repurposing them and putting them to use in fresh and inventive ways.

UP:Joshua Luther’s Meaning, the second installation at UMOCA's Locals Only, features semiotic based work that uses languages and symbols to play with meaning and arbitrary relationships.|5| AND: Sundance Film Festival's New Frontiers 2012 exhibit (see our review in the February 2012 edition). |6|AND: FAX, guest curated by João Ribas and co-organized by The Drawing Center and Independent Curators International, has traveled world-wide, amassing faxes in Europe, Asia, and the Americas.|7| UPCOMING: Elizabeth Tobias: Let Them Eat Cupcakes combines performance, outreach and installation to create a sobering commentary about the scale of hunger in the United States. During her one-night-only appearance on April 6 from 8-10 pm, Tobias will barter homemade cupcakes to visitors who share an idea or memory about hunger on an index card. The hunger index cards from the evening, along with cards from earlier iterations of the performance in Los Angeles, Boston and other American cities, will be arranged inside a colorfully lit emergency-relief tent surrounded by images of confectionary sprinkles. The residue of the April 6 performance, including tent, lanterns, index cards and images of sprinkles—but not cupcakes—will be on view at UMOCA through May 19.

UTAH CULTURAL CELEBRATION CENTER UP: Renewal: Finding Life through Art, nine artists breathe life into discarded or forgotten objects through collage and assemblage. Features Zane Anderson, Amy Adams, Marianne Cone, Brian Christensen, Jason Lanegan, Adam Larsen,|8| Suzanne Larson, Frank McEntire, and Reclaimed Sentiment. A few writers will be invited to look at the work and use it as inspiration for a short work of their own.

GALLERY AT LIBRARY SQUARE UP: Worry Lines by Mary Toscano.|9| Influenced by traditional fables and myths, and contemporary news stories on science and the natural world, Mary Toscano focuses her work on themes of isolation, fatalism, and the threat of impending cultural and environmental shifts (see our review page 5). AND: Body Immigrant by Alex Moya. Alex Moya presents twenty images that document a performance of ritual and reconciliation,|10| The performance took place at noon during a fall equinox, the artist walked barefoot on the Bonneville Salt Flats carrying dirt his mother brought for him from his grandfather’s garden in Mexico.

NOX CONTEMPORARY UP: Postmodern Blues, with new works by John Bell features paintings, installation, mixed media and a photographical display, Portraits without Faces, where the subject's primary source of expression, their face, is removed and replaced with a mask (see our artist profile page 1). |11|

CHARLEY HAFEN GALLERY UP:Janelle Call Davis’ art and pottery exhibit: Waking up to Life, inspired by the unfolding new seasons of life.|12|UPCOMING: New works by Anni Stafford exploring diversity and color in her portraits, figures and people living their daily activities|13|

WILLIAMS FINE ART UP: Annual 30% off sale featuring work by gallery regulars.

ART ACCESS GALLERIES UP: Metal sculptures and jewelry by Ric Blackerby and oil paintings by Mary Boerens Sinner (see our review page 1) UPCOMING: Gestalt Portraits by Margaret Tarampi. AND: Wooden Sculptures by Shirley Tegan.

MESTIZO ARTS UP: I Know A Leader for Social Justice, the work of the winners of the Salt Lake City School District's Fourth Annual Cesar Chavez Visual and Language Arts Contest.

UAF GALLERY UP: Perception, Works by Verl Adams, Blake Palmer & Miranda Whitlock.

New works by Steven Larson (see our Artist Profile in the March 2012 edition) and Wren Ross.

RIO GALLERY UPCOMING: Untitled, the fourth installment of The Utah Arts & Museums exhibit that asks patrons to provide titles for the works exhibited. Featuring thirty Utah artists curated this year by Namon Bills.

PHILLIPS GALLERY UP: New work by Joe Carter,|14| and in the Dibble Gallery: "10 X 3" 10 photographs X 3 photographers Kim Riley, Weston Hall, & Maureen Brannelly. UPCOMING: Earl Jones, Denis Phillips Tony Smith, Deral Barton. AND: In the Dibble Gallery: Richard Burton

HORNE FINE ART UP: Enjoy a fling with spring with gorgeous new garden scenes by Phyllis Horne, (including her popular hollyhocks) as well as dappled patios and exuberant ballroom dance scenes by Karen Horne.|15|

ART AT THE MAIN UP: Watercolorist Caryn Feeney. She has traveled to far sides of the globe to photograph animals. The photographs serve as references for her highly realistic paintings in Animal Magnetism. |16| UPCOMING: Whimsy Through Art IV, Joan Zone's new collection of whimsical cows, sheep, rabbits, and landscapes.|17|

UTAH ARTS ALLIANCE UP: New airbrush works from artist Keith Eccles and the Laser People photo series from artist, Derek Dyer.

SOUTHAM GALLERY UP: An Asian-themed celebration for the Grand Opening of their new location at 152 South Main.

ALPINE ART UPCOMING: Utah State University Student and Staff Exhibition showcases 25 USU drawing and painting students and their instructors (Zachary Proctor,|18| Matt Larson, and Chuck Landvatter).

UTAH ARTIST HANDS UP: 10-Year Anniversary Celebration, a group show from the UTah Artist Hands family.

James Charles at Rio Gallery


Dave C. Thomas

SPRAGUE BRANCH LIBRARY UPCOMING: Silhouettes 2011: A Stamp in Time, works by Dave C. Thomas. The artist highlights aspects of his photographs by silhouetting figures and laying them on digitally created backgrounds.

CAFFE NICHE UP: Using delicate watercolors Bassann Swanson captures the vibrant light and color of Utah’s landscapes.

BLONDE GRIZZLY UP: Second Annual Utah Jazz Show. We will be debuting two new Jazz shirts and Copper Palete Press is designing a special limited edition Jazz print for the show.

Paintings by Kevin Hogge & Dianne Gulezian.
Geography Lesson II by qi peng .

SWEET BRANCH LIBRARY UP: Red Rock Refraction, landscape paintings by Carol Berrey.

MICHAEL BERRY GALLERY UP: Docents from the UMFA in a group show.

15th STREET GALLERY UP: Oils by Dennis Smith and Sheryl Thornton, as well as work by Lindsay Frei.

LOCAL COLORS UP: With a Whiimsical View, featuring work by Cheryl Glenn, Catherine Darling Hostetter and Melody Johnson.

SLUSSER GALLERY UP: St. Patrick's Day celebration exhibit.

6th Avenue Gallery & Frame Shop (752 E 6th Avenue) UP: Present Future, contemporary landscapes by Ryan Akerley utilizing bright oil paints.

CENTRAL GALLERY (228 East 500 South, Ste 100) UP: Iron Within, paintings by Paul Winter.

HOUSE GALLERY UP: Resonance, new abstract works by Jerry Hardesty.

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