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March 2012
Utah's Art Magazine: Published by Artists of Utah
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Krista Harris at JGO Gallery
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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. Please send listings for this page to editor@artistsofutah.org

The Park City Gallery Stroll usually takes place the last Friday of every month.

JGO Gallery UP: Sherri Belassen Windows into the Modern and Mythic West. Belassen's vibrant and multi-layered abstract figurative works depict icons of both the modern and mythic west.|1| The various subjects that enter Belassen's vision include larger-than-life mythic cowboys, longhorns, and horses, as well modern Western icons: dancers, gardens, and golfers. (see our article on Belassen's process in the February 2010 edition of 15 Bytes). UPCOMING: Inception: New Work by Krista Harris. |0| Krista Harris is a modernist painter whose work has its roots in the abstract expressionist tradition, yet embraces a style that is uniquely her own. Elegantly composed and delicately balanced, her work has a mesmerizing quality. Shapes and line appear to morph in and out of focus, colors shift like seasons, and subtle imagery whispers beneath the surface.

Meyer Gallery UP: Modern Tradition, new work by landscape painter Jeffrey R. Pugh.|2| In his work trees are pixelated, cows are geometric shapes, even the barns and fields become flattened and planar. Pugh combines rough textures, bold and subtle colors and graphic shapes into compositions that move back and forth between representational and abstract. UPCOMING: On the Rise, featuring Santa Fe artist Fatima Ronquillo,|3| and Utah artists Darci Bertelsen and Mark Crenshaw.

Gallery MAR UP: Up Close and Far Away, contemporary wildlife paintings by Matt Flint.|4| UPCOMING: Tracing Tangents, contemporary abstract paintings by Michael Kessler |5| and Shawna Moore. AND: Homeward Bound, works inspired by the mythology of the west by Maura Allen and Ronald Ray Rogers.

Julie Nester Gallery
New artwork by Teresa Kalnoskas and Brian Usher. Brian Usher currently lives in Salt Lake City, after numerous years of living and exhibiting in Europe. His cast glass is beautiful in its ability to have both a sense of weight and delicateness. His goal is to use the pieces to create a space, both physical and emotional, which provokes the viewer to confront and consider the interplay of opposing ideas - strength versus fragility, stasis versus change, surface versus depth, light versus darkness - and to wonder about the possibilities of transformation.|6| Most of the paintings in this exhibit by Bay Area artist Teresa Kalnoskas are still lives of fruit, painted in an abstracted fashion. Kalnoskas uses oil paints combined with alkyds and wax, which allow her to layer, glaze, and scratch into the surface of the paintings. The result is very rich, flowing, vibrant paintings. Her paintings speak of the essences of objects...their forms, the relationships of those forms and their presence in space.|7|

Kimball Art Center UP: 10th Anniversary of Salt Lake 2002 Olympic & Paralympic Winter Games Retrospective, an exhibit of official Olympic photographs and memorabilia.|8| In addition, an Olympic community wall will be featured on the lower level of the Kimball where members of the community can post copies of their own photographs and stories sharing their Olympic experiences. AND: SCI Institute: The Art of Science. As internationally recognized leaders in scientific visualization, researchers at the Scientific Computing and Imaging Institute at the University of Utah work constantly to develop new and better ways to visualize and communicate the results of scientific inquiry. Although their visual designs are created to serve science, many of SCI's visualizations of computer simulations in combustion or bioelectric activity in the heart and brain, or of data ranging from a galactic scale down to a cellular level, can also be viewed as works of art.|9| AND: Visualizing Finance. Carl Richards’s simple sketches make complex financial concepts easy to understand for thousands of people every week on the Bucks blog on the NYTimes.com. Richards’ art, which is part of a larger movement that he refers to as Visualizing Finance, will also appear in his first book, The Behavior Gap: Simple Ways To Stop Doing Dumb Things With Money (Portfolio/Penguin, January 2012). The work of freelance artists from major publications such as The Economist will also appear in the exhibition.|10|

Coda Gallery UP: Ben Steele, paintings that examine the shifting sands between icons and everyday objects.|11| UPCOMING: New interpretations of nature by Charley Snow. .|12|

District Gallery UP: Surfaces Rendered, new works by Chris Turri |13|and Jeff Ham.|14|

Thomas Anthony Gallery UP: Symphony of Color, a new collection of impressionistic paintings by Vilanova.

Terzian Galleries UP: Life As We Know It featuring paintings by Sara Shepherd Edgar and sculpture by Linda Lewis. An artist, mother and wife, Edgar layers thoughts, lists, and ideas on canvas about her everyday experiences. The artist relates life to a "circus" in our fast paced world. Frequently she speaks to the viewer through these ideas with constant friend, Gary, the dog.|15| Long time teacher, wife, mother, grandmother and artist, Lewis' funny and insightful interpretations of life capture the viewer and leaves them with a smile.

Western Heritage Art Museum UP: 21st Annual Uinta Basin Local Artists Exhibit, with an open theme, is open to all Uinta Basin area artists, novice to professional.

Brigham City Museum UP:
Minerva Teichert Revisited features 36 of Minerva Teichertís artworks from private and public collections, some of which have never been on display in a museum. While the artist is known for her religious paintings, she also created many portraits, still lifes and western scenes.

Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art UP:
Bang! Thwack! Plop! %#$&!!! Comics: an Influence on Contemporary Art explores the intersection of comics and art with specific attention on how certain themes and stylistic forms have crossed over from the genre of comics into the world of visual art. AND: Fragments of Terror: Drawings by Jim Starrett features approximately 25 drawings showing, in the words of Patrick E. White, how Starrett's works, "...vibrate with such cool passion, such fiery ice, that they seem at once both hard products of a systematic rationality, of an almost mechanical design, and works of extraordinary emotional resonance."

The Ogden First Fridays Art Walk takes place every month on the First Friday of the month. Galleries will hold receptions 6-9 pm.

Mary Elizabeth Dee Shaw Gallery (Weber State University) UP: Weber State Student Art Exhibition.

Eccles Community Art Center UP: Art commemorating 100 years of girl scouting by members of the Palette Club of Ogden. Historical items from the girl scout of Utah’s past will be displayed with artwork that was created by members Palette Club of Ogden. Also on exhibit, works by members of Salt Lake's Art at the Main Gallery.

Gallery 25
Carol Fielding's Images of Africa, featuring zebras, elephants, giraffes, and leopards among others, executed in oils and pastels.|16| Fielding will also be showing her hand-crafted jewelry, made with semi-precious stones, along with fashion beads.

Bountiful/Davis Art Center’s Annual Statewide Competition, juried by Adrian Van Suchtelen, features works by Utah artists in all media, including first place winner Ruth Menlove.
Ruth Menlove at Bountiful Davis Art Center

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