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November 2012
Utah's Art Magazine: Published by Artists of Utah
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Anna Campbell Bliss at The Leonardo
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Up & Upcoming: Salt Lake Area
Up & Upcoming This Month

THE LEONARDO UP: Blockbuster exhibition Da Vinci - The Genius, is a multimedia exploration of the work of Leonardo da Vinci, featuring over 200 pieces, including super-magnified, high-resolution images, 3D animations and other high-tech displays. AND: The Labyrinths of the Mind, featuring the art of Anna Campbell Bliss (see our article in the October 2012 edition), with a screening of Arc of Light: A Portrait of Anna Campbell Bliss.|0|AND: Geomorph Exhibition at the Lab features amazing shape-changing geometrical structures, animations of dynamic geometries, and learn about the geometries of the past. UPCOMING: First annual art celebration, featuring workshop tutors, residency artists, and selected work from our Fall season of workshops, including printmaking, collage, clay and book art.

UTAH MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART UP:Battleground States brings together local, national, and international artists who critically engage with the discourse of visual culture and gender studies. Through video, sculpture, installation, and photography, these artworks explore ideas of how figuration, the body and identity intertwine (see our review page 1).|1|
ABRACADABRA by Salt Lake City artist Jason Metcalf. Whether conscious or unconscious, with zeal, skepticism, or denial, our behaviors, daily rhythms, architecture, and design are determined by superstitions both arcane and contemporary.|2| AND: Your Land/My Land: Election ’12, a special exhibition coinciding with the 2012 American Presidential election is a reimagined installation originally presented by Jonathan Horowitz during the 2008 presidential election. At each location (as in ’08), red and blue area rugs will divide the exhibition space into opposing zones, reflecting America’s color-coded, political, and cultural divide. Back-to-back monitors will be suspended between the carpets, with one broadcasting a live feed of Fox News, the other of MSNBC. AND: No chance to move backwards and see, Megan Geckler's site-specific installation transforms the gallery space, inviting the viewer to take an exploratory journey through polychromatic examples of architecture, design, sculpture, and painting. The exhibit presents woven wall murals, a custom sculptural extension of architectural elements, several modular sculptural works, and nine tape ‘paintings’ that offer a Joseph Albers-esque color study of the colors of the installation.|3|

PHILLIPS GALLERY UP: New paintings by Lindey Carter and Patricia Kimball |4| Photography by Stephen Seko showing concurrently in our Dibble Gallery. UPCOMING: Holiday Group Show,

ART BARN/FINCH LANE GALLERY UP: The title for Maureen O'Hara Ure's exhibit, Here Be Monsters, calls forth a phrase used to denote dangerous or unexplored territories, in imitation of the medieval practice of putting sea serpents and other mythological creatures in uncharted areas of maps. (see our review page 5)|5| The show includes 15 mixed-media paintings on panels, interspersed with medium-scale text elements and poems by Ure's longtime collaborator Katharine Coles. AND: Matt Kruback’s paintings continue his “exploration of landscape as understood through experiential and sensorial memory, the concepts of fantasy, the fantastic, and ‘defamiliarization,’ as well as conventions of landscape paintings from 19th century American and European Romantic artists."|6|AND: Marina Alexandrescu, exhibiting in the Park Gallery, is a first generation immigrant from Eastern Europe, an experience which influences her works that explore the concept of boundaries, internal and external, "charged areas where conflict and resolution coexist in a delicate balance."|7| UMFA UP: 5 Blocks is an exhibition of youth artwork created in collaboration with UMFA educators by students at Hawthorne Elementary and Granger High School. By investigating a five block area near their school, students demystified how we shape the spaces we live in and how those spaces shape us. AND: Dale Nichols: Transcending Regionalism, an exhibition spanning much of the artist's long career.|8| Nichols' early paintings focused on the often-difficult relationship between Midwest farmers and their land. His stylized landscapes and red barns, representing both shelter and sustenance, held images of hope for a struggling nation and honored the agrarian ideal. AND: Horizon: Selections from the Guild of Book Workers showcases the current work of the members of the Guild of Book Workers who were invited to interpret "horizon" as broadly or as narrowly as they wish. AND: Nancy Holt: Sightlines offers an in-depth look at the early projects of this important American artist whose pioneering work falls at the intersection of art, architecture, and time-based media (see our October 2012 edition).|9| AND: salt 6: Emre Huner features the premier of a new film by the Turkish, Berlin-based artist, whose work explores questions surrounding progress, modernity, science fiction, and utopian impulses. |10|(see our review page 4). .

ALICE MERRILL HORNE GALLERY UP: Fare explores the relationship of food to culture with a group of artists who were asked to think about how their favorite food is a telling characteristic of their culture. Features works by Martin Blundell, Sam Wilson, Trent Call, Dorothee Martens, Anthony Siciliano, Shami Kanekar, Fahime Amiri,|11| Kim Martinez and Joe Ostraff and others. NOX CONTEMPORARY UPCOMING: The Herb & Dorothy Show, the gallery's first group show in 2 years features work from Colour Maisch, Cris Baczek, Reclaimed Sentiment, Beth Krensky, Tom Aaron, Court Bennett, Robin Ward, Laura Sharp Wilson & John Sproul, and is named for Herb & Dorothy Vogel, a pair of civil servants in New York City who amassed 4,782 works of art said to be worth millions of dollars which they donated to the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC in 2008. On display will be lower priced work from each artist such as works on paper, prints and smaller works.

ART AT THE MAIN UP: In Oh, the Places I’ll Go!Landscapes and Dreamscapes by Sue Martin the artist uses her vast collection of travel photographs for inspiration, but she doesn’t try to replicate them. “For me, the purpose of a painting is to capture the feeling of place and the associated memories, not every realistic detail,” she says. Her work often includes personal symbols, like stamps in a passport, signifying that the places she’s been have left their mark on her. Martin’s dreamscapes are mostly abstract explorations of color, patterns, and line layered in the kind of overlapping, surreal way that dreams unfold.|12| UPCOMING: Global Artists Living Locally, an exhibit partnered with Utah Refugee Coalition featuring works by Emmanuel Makonga, Arash Armin, Ali Al Hammashi, and Atem Aleu.

ART ACCESS GALLERIES UP: Icons and Relics:The Places Where We Live and Work, paintings by Waldo Kidd and urban photographs by Paula Rudd. AND: Child's Play, paintings by Daren Young in Access II Gallery. UPCOMING: Holiday Group Exhibition, with work by over 36 local artists. AND: Landscape, photographs by Miranda Whitlock exploring the dichotomy of landscape photography of the 19th and 20th centuries -- which was used to promote the idyllic lifestyle of the west -- to the landscape photography of the 1970s New Topographics photographers, who focused on capturing the relationship between man and the land.

ALPINE ART UP: What the future of design holds, work from students studying design at universities around the Salt Lake area, curated by David Morgan, BYU School of Technology. UPCOMING: A group exhibit of local artists featuring Zuzanna Audette, Erin Berrett, Christine Baczek, Trent Call, Lori Campbell, Carlisle, Al Denyer, Nancy Green, Cristall Harper, Bruce Hucko, Melissa Hughston, Shilo Jackson, Cassandra Louise, Dennis Mecham, Jayne Anne Mulholland and others.

ALVIN GITTINS GALLERY (U of U campus) UPCOMING: A Priori. The newly established U of U Sculpture Club is showcasing a Junior and Senior Sculpture Intermedia exhibition to demonstrate the evolution of contemporary sculpture within a local framework. These local artists belong to the current generation living on the fringes of a technologically immersed culture, where the boundaries of virtual experience and everyday presence are blurred by our connection to electronics, digital communication, and new media. This exhibit counters the virtual and digital experience by presenting object-based work; a physical invocation to critique a swiftly expanding and ever-shifting globalized world saturated with digital expression.

CHARLEY HAFEN GALLERY UP: West By Southwest, a series of eclectic mixed media paintings by Hilary Wilkinson that combine Mexican folk, Gothic and Renaissance art, Native American patterns, animal symbolism and Southwestern imagery.|13| UPCOMING: Impressions of the Loire Valley, watercolors by Josie Fife that seek to 'find ways to evoke a particular mood and one or two particular emotions in a viewer'. |14

SPRAGUE BRANCH LIBRARY UP: Martin Stensaas's works incorporate his background in figure, landscape, surrealism, and synthetic abstract painting to convey a glimpse of visionary states of consciousness, inspired by themes from Mayan art and biological/botanical beauty.|15|

Martin Stensaas at Sprague Branch Library

ANDERSON-FOOTHILL BRANCH LIBRARY UP: Utah's Desert Horses, photographs by John Steel. |16|

DAY-RIVERSIDE BRANCH UP: Expressions of Innocence, watercolor paintings by Aleksandra Cegielska Johnson.

GALLERY AT LIBRARY SQUARE UP: Photographer Peter McBride and author Jonathan Waterman have collaborated on a book full of stunning images to tell the story of the Colorado River. The fifth largest river in the United States supports over thirty million residents for drinking water, electricity, and irrigation. It is one of the most diverted, dammed, silted-up, loved and litigated rivers in the world. The heavy demand on the river has permanently altered the ecology of the Colorado River Basin.|17|

CHAPMAN BRANCH LIBRARY UP: And There Was Light, works by
Jayne-Anne Mulholland.

SWEET BRANCH LIBRARY UP: Hidden Nooks, paintings by Hadley Rampton. Through

HORNE FINE ART UP: People Watching, figurative paintings from city streets, the dance floor, the beach, and the living room, demonstrating Karen Horne's skill capturing the figure in movement and in repose.|18| Also radiant fall landscapes by Phyllis Horne.

MESTIZO ARTS UP: Local First Utah celebrates artists and independent business owners for their risk-taking and place making, in a series of photographic narratives. Photography by Will Olivet-Gallo and James Singer. UPCOMING: In honor of the mesoamerican/indigenous celebration of el Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), this exhibit will consist of four community-built altares. Ofrendas (offerings) will be placed on each altar to honor our ancestors and those no longer physically with us.

UTAH ART & ENVIRONMENT COLLABORATIVE (800 S 400 W #B113 -- West side of Artspace Commons) UP: Tutored by the Land, featuring photographs and writings of participants on the University of Utah's Go Learn trip to Centennial Valley, Montana, led by Stephen Trimble (see our article page 7).

WILLIAMS FINE ART UPCOMING:Braithwaite will be displaying several newly-painted masterpieces, and the gallery will also be displaying several stocking-stuffer-sized paintings, by various notable Utah artists, which make for wonderful affordably-priced holiday gifts.

PATRICK MOORE GALLERY (2233 South 700 East) UP: Paintings and prints by London-based abstract artist Scott Blaser (see page 3).|19|

JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER UP: Changed methods. Changed media. Changed perspectives. Visual artists KC Muscolino and Cathy Dern push past their comfort zones with Shift Happens, an encaustic and mixed media show of recent work that explores changes in their lives and their art.

DAVID ERICSON FINE ART UP: Recent paintings by Jeff Pugh and Emily McPhie.

15th STREET GALLERY UP: Breakfast Club featuring work by Marian Dunn, Carole Evans, Nancy Droubay, Judy Mayron, Sue Valentine, Dottie Miles, Woody Renzetti, Steven K Sheffield and Glenda Bradley (see page 5).

ATELIER AFA UP: Summer Memories by Nan Gray, limited edition giclee. UPCOMING: Contemporary Look at Traditional Presentation by Mark Goodson.

BALDWIN RADIO FACTORY (3474 S 2300 E; 801-842-9167) UP: Harvest Celebration Exhibition with works from Sheryl Thornton, David Estes, Greg White, Debra Russell, Cheryl Merkley, Candy Rideout, Stephanie Saint-Thomas and many more

RIO GALLERY UP: Utah 2012: Craft & Photography features 59 pieces by 44 artists, working in both craft mediums and photography (see our October 2012 edition for a video interview with the jurors).

EVOLUTIONARY HEALTHCARE UP: Mark Seely, painter and mixed media artist and Brian Patterson, video artist.

MICHAEL BERRY GALLERY (163 E Broadway 801-521-0243) UP: Michael Ryan Perez’s Nebulous with Dana Ryan Perez. The Perezs’ first joint gallery exhibition features explorations with serigraph prints. UPCOMING: Group show with gallery regulars.

A GALLERY UP: LAND, contemporary landscapes.

SLUSSER GALLERY UP: Danse Macabre: An Exhibition of Art Celebrating All Things Dark and Strange. Also featuring sugar skulls, altars for the dead and live music by Satan’s Fingers and Millie and the Moths. Refreshments will be served. UPCOMING: Group show with John Erickson, Vincent Fitches, Nathan Florence, Randall Lake, Kim Martinez, Millie Montag, Gretchen Reynolds, Sri Whipple and Sam Wilson. Also Darin Tinney’s stop motion video and Jesse Levesque’s wire sculptures.

BLONDE GRIZZLY UP: The 3rd Annual Monster Show, featuring over 30 artists.

KAYO GALLERY UP: Box, Paper, Scissors, Kayo's annual fundraiser event. UPCOMING: Ryan Harrington and Gentry Blackburn (see page 1).

CAFFE NICHE UP: Paintings by local artist and teacher Peter Hayes. UPCOMING: New works by local artist Howard Brough.

UAF GALLERY UP: Hemolution by Logan-based artist Trevin Prince. Prince uses blood and resin to capture the human figure on Plexiglas canvases. UPCOMING: A show featuring artists Melody and Kurt Bellock, David Leslie, Michael Lucarelli and Sally Neilson.

LOCAL COLORS OF UTAH UP: Falling features interpretations of autumn by Catherine Darling Hostetter and Jane Autry, both local painters, and Cheryl Glen, potter.

CENTRAL GALLERY (228 East 500 South) UP: Naive Melody: A Celebration of Natural Beauty in the Utah Landscape.

EVERGREEN FRAMING CO. & GALLERY UP: Volcano and desert photography of Brad Lewis and the amazingly detailed work of naturalist painter Carel Brest van Kempen. UPCOMING: New work by Shea Guevara, painting contemporary cityscapes, balanced by the all new abstract landscape work of Jodi Steen.

SOUTHAM GALLERY UP: Lasting Impressions, excellent new works by gallery artists including AD Shaw, Richard Boyer and Rob Adamson.

UTAH ARTIST HANDS UP: Friends and Amici, work from Pilar Pobil, Willamarie and visiting, Italian artist Angelo Maggi.

UTAH CULTURAL CELEBRATION CENTER UP: Day of the Dead Altar. UPCOMING: Trees of Diversity annual exhibit.

RED KILN CLAY CONNECTION UP: Imposition of Time, ceramic installation by Dawn Atkin.

UTAH ARTS ALLIANCE GALLERY UP: Rachael Domingo will be exhibiting her eerily elegant paintings as well as her fashion designs. Brittany Johnson will be showcasing her “monster” sculptures. UPCOMING: New photographic works by Renee and Todd Keith.

SLC POLICE PIONEER PRECINCT (1040 West 700 South). UP: Light & Shadow, a collaborative exhibit that includes a visual arts project led by Salt Lake City Arts Council’s, Kelsey Moon, and a dance performance led by Kelby McIntyre-Martinez.

SUGARHOUSE GALLERY UPCOMING: Looking in the Last Place I Always Look, new works by Chad Crane.

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