Up & Upcoming to the South
ST. GEORGE AREA
St. George Art Museum UP: Starry, Starry Night, National Parks through the Lens of Wally Pacholka Show features photographs from Pacholka's “America the Beautiful at Night” project, where he photographs the fascinating night skies over America’s key national parks and landmarks.|0| AND: Clouds and the Night Great Basin Exteriors: A Photographic Survey, an exhibition of 30 photographs by three regional artists – Adam Jahiel, Daniel Cheek and Nolan Preece – which examines loss, change and abandonment in the American West.|1| AND: Starry, Starry Night: The Paintings of Serena. The beauty, truth, and freedom of canyons and rivers pulse through Serena Supplee. Her passionate palette captures the expansion of rims, the movement of rivers, and the dance of clouds with the lighting on canyon walls, and the night which is dark though alive with the star filled sky full of galaxies.|2|
Sears Art Gallery UPCOMING: There are Always Stories to Tell, St. George artists Craig Fetzer, Sam Lawlor, Dilleen Marsh, Lonni Clarke, BJ Thorkelson and Bonnie Conrad paint the local landscape.
AND: In the ECCLES Grand Foyer: Greg Murray: Photography.
Braithwaite Fine Arts Gallery UP: Center
Into the Woods: A Painted Diary of the Dixie National Forest, twenty works by Arlene Braithwaite marking the opening of a new campus exhibition space in the Hunter Conference Center.|3|
CUAC UP: superHUMAN features artists who pull freely from speculative models, (from classic Greek myths to comic books and graphic novels, from sci-fi literature to television) working in various mediums to help shape modern hybrid styles and bring new audiences into the conversation, challenging the assumptions that have sometimes kept speculative art outside serious discussion. By incorporating the mythical and fantastic, these artists compel audiences to look beyond our contemporary notions regarding race, gender, sexuality, cultural rituals, and even art itself. They resist easy categories, thwart the boundaries between high and low, and present a new vision of a shared superhuman experience. Works by Blanka Amezkua, Edgar Arcenaux, Kevin Darmanie, Kurt Forman, Chitra Ganesh,
Fay Ku, Shaun El C. Leonardo, Kerry James Marshall, Wanda Ortiz, Dulce Pinzón, William Pope.L,|4| Robert Pruitt, Xaviera Simmons, Saya Woolfalk.
AND: The artists in New Mystics reinvent the role of mystic for themselves, calling attention to the ambiguities of both creativity and mysticism while also invoking the shaman’s important role as the community’s first artist. They direct us toward our own human frailties and vulnerabilities, their work suggesting that these supposed imperfections may, in fact, be genuine strengths—and for the artist especially, the very source of his or her greatest creativity. Featuring work by Fidalis Buehler,
Fionn McCabe and
Covey Center for the Arts UP: Line: Photography by M.A. Coberly is an ongoing body of work that illustrates simplistic landscapes with an emphasis on strong graphic shapes while maintaining a natural and pleasing feel.|5| These lines can be found in large scale, like the sandstone canyon walls of Southern Utah as well as small intimate settings of ice formations in Alberta Canada.
Brigham Young University Museum of Art UP: Beauty and Belief: Crossing Bridges with Arts of Islamic Culture poses the question “What makes Islamic Art, Islamic?” To address this, Dr. Al Khemir has created a show of over 250 works that features historical and geographic background with succeeding sections of calligraphy, figurative imagery and pattern. |6| People in a Hard Land: Iconic Images of Life in the Southwest focuses on iconic images of people in the American Southwest: pioneers, cowboys, and Indians moving across a vast uninhabited landscape;
men and women engaged in the hard labor of taming a wild land. |7|
AND: Object of Devotion, medieval English alabaster sculpture from the Victoria and Albert Museum that date back to the early 1300s.|8| AND: In e.g. video artist Will Lamson visualizes relationships between serenity and chaos through the art of balancing.|9| UPCOMING: michael whiting: 8-bit modern, in the Museum's Sculpture Garden features brightly painted, massive, pixilated sculptures explore the visual relationship between early video games and 1960s minimalism.|10|
BYU Library Exhibits UP: BarbraJean Hardwick Whiteley's
Celebrate Park City. North Gallery, level 2. AND: Michael Slade
Sweden: Family History Sites. Auditorium Gallery, level 1.
Utah County Art Gallery UP: Spring Fine Art Juried Show.
Woodbury Art Museum UP: Wet Into Wet. The show's title refers to the term used by artists working in water media. The technique uses layers of wet paint to achieve different effects within an image. This exhibition is arranged by varying techniques and represents local work by the Utah Watercolor Society and Jan James, with new pieces by James C. Christensen.
Springville Museum of Art UP: 88th Annual Spring Salon is open to all styles of artistic expression.|11| The exhibition will attempt to balance various areas of artistic concern, including Traditional, Realism, Impressionism, Modernism, Visionary, Conceptual and Western/Americana (see a review in our May edition).
Thanksgiving Point Gardens UP: Follow His Light, presented by Inspirational Artists Association, depicts the teachings and miracles of Jesus Christ through approximately 70 sculptures, paintings and other art mediums.