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April 2013
Utah's Art Magazine: Published by Artists of Utah
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Up & Upcoming: Salt Lake Area
Up & Upcoming This Month

ART BARN/FINCH LANE GALLERY UP:The Artists of Utah 35 x 35 Exhibition features work by 35 artists, 35 and younger.|1| Styles range from the traditional to the cutting edge, as Artists of Utah strives to present Utah with a snapshot of the best art being made by the state's younger artists.

UTAH MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART UP: The Sublime is Light and Easy-to-Assemble by Venessa Gromek in the Locals Only Gallery. Drawing on notions of the sublime in both nature and design, Gromek’s “Tents” series addresses the intersection of the outdoor industry with the aesthetics of modern sculpture, conflating the line between utility and creativity, as well as between masculinity and femininity. AND: Analogital is an exhibition of international artists who engage with concepts generated from the transitional space between analogue and digital. Specifically the notion analyzes the forms that emerge from our culture’s conversion from film grain to computer pixel (see our review in the February 2013 edition).|2| . AND: Ignacio Uriarte: Binaries, a survey of the workplace as a total medium. AND: Ana Prvacki: Neutralize Negative Feelings, an installation about etiquette.

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. AND: The Coen Brothers, Ralph Lauren and guitarist Bill Frisell are just a few artists who have found inspiration in the photographs of Mike Disfarmer, a small town photographer from Heber Springs, Arkansas (see our review in the February 2013 edition)|3|. AND: Bierstadt to Warhol: American Indians in the West features over 100 oil paintings, sculpture and works on paper drawn primarily from the Diane and Sam Stewart Collection examining depictions of American Indian identity (by both natives and non-natives) in a diverse array of styles (see our review page 4).|4| AND: salt 7: Lynette Yiadom-Boakye. Employing a palette and brushwork not unlike that of traditional western portraiture, Yiadom-Boakye's luscious, gestural paintings consider the role of the black figure, as both subject and author, in the art historical canon (read the article in the March 2013 edition).

CUAC UP: In Cinematic six artists explore connections between film and 2D media in visual art (see our review page 4). AND: Six Memories I’ve Never Had a video by Chilean artist Andrea Wolf where she explores the relationship to video and painting using layering and performance and an installation using found film footage and sculptural elements engaging in the relationship to film and sculpture and architecture as well as ideas about nostalgia and appropriation.|5| .

PINNACLE PERFORMANCE UP: New Topographies, Altered Landscapes and other Identities, delves into the way landscapes are rendered and manipulated by personal visions in contemporary art. Curated by Laura Allred Hurtado, who writes regularly for 15 Bytes, the exhibit includes work by five Utah artists: Adam Bateman, Steven Larson, Leah Moses, Jared Steffensen, and Mary Toscano|6|.

MESTIZO INSTITUTE OF CULTURE AND ARTSUPCOMING: On North Temple Street is a photographic collaboration between professional photographers and amateur students, documenting North Temple during a period of change. With the introduction of a new UTA TRAX line from downtown Salt Lake City to Salt Lake International Airport, the infrastructure and scenery of North Temple has been permanently altered.

ALPINE ART UP: Abiogenesis, a two person show featuring local artists Jane-Anne Mulholland and Mark Seely. Both artists use naturally uncontrollable processes and materials to compose work with organic results and naturally beautiful details. UPCOMING: Showcasing local printmaking talent and diversity featuring a variety of local printmakers, including: Leia Bell, Jim Despain, Justin Diggle, Tyler Hackett, Brent Haddock, Martha Klein, Nic Annette Miller, Justin Nelson-Carruth, Karl Pace and more.

ART AT THE MAIN UP: Art and Whimsy Joan Zone's new collection of whimsical paintings are inspired by the natural world and her travel destinations, but they reflect her own quirky world view. Her exaggerated colors, shapes, perspective, and pattern create an exciting dynamic between the painting and the viewer. UPCOMING: What began as a simple goal – “to paint trees better” – evolved for artist Joy Nunn into an intimate conversation and discovery of the inner qualities of trees.|7| 

NOX CONTEMPORARY UPCOMING: Stephanie Leitch’s exhibition at Nox Contemporary, Untitled Congregation, is the first full space installation to be hosted at Nox. Comprised of some 6000 LDS plastic sacrament cups filled with water, Untitled Congregation, is an immense installation utilizing the entire main space of the gallery.|8| (see our review in the March 2013 edition).

HORNE FINE ART UP: Featuring the evolving show "ROMANCE OF DANCE"   Enjoy this latest series of works in the Karen Horne's ongoing "Art of Performance" series, with a new focus on ballroom dancers. An amateur ballroom dancer herself, this artist also draws on her extensive experience and skill as a figurative artist depicting gesture and movement. |9| AND: Just in time for spring, featuring the delightful garden scenes of Phyllis Horne.

CHARLEY HAFEN GALLERY UPCOMING: Bill and Amber DeBirk, husband and wife, combine forces to create a modern eco-friendly art exhibit using recycled and scrap materials.|10-11|

THE LEONARDO UP: Nature's Toolbox: Biodiversity, Art and Invention is a contemporary art exhibition that draws attention to the life-or-death interdependence between the 10-20 million species on Earth, including humans, and the quality of the environment we share.

CONCEPT UP: Featuring several new glass artists: Lori Scharf, Mary Young, Onno Matheus and Mark Lee. Slumped and fused glass combined with dramatic color and texture are what make these pieces remarkable.

UAF GALLERY UP: Liza Julien's collage and mixed media work, Kent Budge's photography and Stephanie Swift's digital illustrations. UPCOMING: Contemporary Artists/Traditional Techniques, with five local artists working with historical methods in the 21st century. Artists for April include three from Salt Lake City, including Kathleen Carricaburu, metal smithing, Desarae Lee, working in pen and ink, and Jeff Beck, working in mixed media.|12|

15th STREET GALLERY UP: Featuring John Collins, Gary Max Collins, Cheryl Collins, Lane Bennion and Patrice Snow-Whitby.

ART ACCESS GALLERIES UP: Clay Arts of Utah’s Biomimicry, innovations inspired by nature and Westish, animated Western characters by Ryan Perkins.UPCOMING: Abstract paintings by Cal Johnson and handbag reproductions in clay by Lacey Kay. In the Art Access II Gallery, there will be desert paintings and clay pots by Cory Dangerfied.

PHILLIPS GALLERY UP: The minimalist work of Joe Ostraff, Heidi Moller Somsen's mixed media sculpture exploring the fight or flight impulse, and the colorful works of Gerald Purdy. UPCOMING: Landscape oil paintings by Tom Howard and figure and landscape oil paintings by Kathleen Peterson. Showing concurrently in the Dibble Gallery are abstract paintings by Josanne Glass.

WILLIAMS FINE ART UP: Featuring new arrivals of Dennis Smith, Elva Malin, Henri Moser and LeConte Stewart. Gallery Stroll will also be the final night of the 6th Annual 30% sale, with over 100 works of art available.

RIO GALLERY UP: Kristina Lenzi, Gretchen Reynolds, and Eugene Tachinni. The exhibit will include installation, photography, mixed media, puppetry, and performance art.

CENTRAL GALLERY UPCOMING: Captivated by the alluring things he sees, Richard Vroom captures everyday glimpses of our time and lands while standing in the shoes of an artist. Vroom’s current exhibit features a love of the beach; expanding from coasts of California to Florida in his newest “Beach Scenes” series, which reflects the most wonderful places for surfing, cruise biking and sailing.

GALLERY AT LIBRARY SQUARE UP: Resurfacing, new paintings by Claire Wilson with rust, concrete, nails, and other industrial products/byproducts that reveal their origins and history.

SLUSSER GALLERY UPCOMING: Presenting Contemporary California Impressionism, a group exhibition displaying over 60 oil paintings by nine award-winning plein air painters from California, including Utah native Bryan Mark Taylor. Live music by Millie & the Moths. Hors d'oeuvres will be served.

EVERGREEN FRAMING CO. & GALLERY, INC. UP: Featured artists Aaron Fritz and Linda Kalmar. Aaron's inimitable paintings create an approachable style and reflect his love of the outdoors. Linda is new to the gallery. Her glass creations are both whimsical and bold and really reflect her love of the medium.

MICHAEL BERRY GALLERY (163 E Broadway 801-521-0243) UPCOMING: The Utah Surface Design Group presents Surface Slant. The annual exhibit opens with the April 19 gallery stroll.|13| Members work will include art quilts, encaustic paintings, wearables and mixed media (look for a video piece on the exhibit in Daily Bytes the week of the show).


ATELIER AFA UPCOMING: Presenting fine art giclee prints by Corinne Humphrey.

BENGT ERLANDSSON INTERIOR DESIGN UP: Contemporary art from artist Lloyd Tabing and landscape art from artists Steve Chamberlain and Darrell Thomas.

BLONDE GRIZZLY UP: A tribute to two of our favorite actors: Richard Pryor and Gene Wilder. Over 20 local artists will be participating. UPCOMING: Featuring new paper cuttings by Cindy Bean. Her show, the Marsh King's Daughter, will surely delight.

DAVID ERICSON FINE ART UP: Something Happening About the Sky, new paintings by Frank Ray Huff Jr.

A GALLERY UP: Awash in January white, A gallery artists were asked to make work that expresses "green". We may have learned "color" but a large part of our art practice is an attempt to understand it.|14|

UTAH ARTIST HANDS UP: Presenting BLUE, a collection of fine art photography by Salt Lake artist, Stephen Speckman.

SPRAGUE BRANCH LIBRARY UP: Botanical Prints and Encaustics by Michael Peterson.

DAY-RIVERSIDE BRANCH UP: Reida Fillmore Watercolor Exhibit "Scenes From Terceira." Watercolor Paintings from the Azore Islands, Portugal.

BALDWIN RADIO FACTORY (3474 S 2300 E; 801-842-9167)
UP: Grotto Gallery presents works from Chase Coleman and Josh Savage. Art studios will be open featuring original paintings, fused glass, mixed-media, metal sculpture and fine woodwork.

CORNERSTONE GALLERY OF FINE ART UPCOMING: Presenting new works by new gallery artists Sherrie McGraw, Lloyd McCaffrey, Jim Wilcox, Luke Frazier and Gary Hale. UPCOMING: New works by Rosetta, Luke Frazier, Sherrie McGraw, Robert McKay, Jim Wilcox, Seth Winegar, Bruce Dodd and Randall Lake.

CAFFE NICHE UPCOMING: Brody-ism is taking over the walls of Caffe Niche with a new exhibit of photographs.

EVOLUTIONARY HEALTHCARE UP: Megan Mitchell, Chuck Landvatter and Joe Strickland in Exposure, which focuses on the ways we perceive worlds usually kept private.

LOCAL COLORS UP: Between the Lines. Painter Catherine Darling Hostetter, glass artist Mae Wellington, and photographer Kerry Jones interpret the theme in unique ways.

SOUTHAM GALLERY UP: Presenting a group show, Thirty Years of Excellent Utah Art, featuring 30 artists’ work.

LANNY BARNARD GALLERY UP: Lanny Barnard has just finished two portraits of a man almost lost to abstraction; one small one large, these paintings are deeply impressionistic. Stroll on in and meet this man from tomorrow.

UTAH ART AND ENVIRONMENT COLLABORATIVE UP: Featuring Brush with the Wild Bessann Swanson's vivid and sensual watercolors that recall the teeming mountains, expectant deserts, rushing rivers and clear skies of Utah wilderness.

UTAH STATE CAPITOL UP: People of Utah 1892-2011 on the 4th Floor of the Utah State Capitol. The pieces demonstrate a variety of styles, from 19th-century painting to 21st-century mixed media on canvas and bronze sculpture.

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