Up & Upcoming: Salt Lake Area
Up & Upcoming This Month
NOX CONTEMPORARY UPCOMING: The Soft Animal of Your Body, an exhibition of sculptural works by Colour Maisch (see our Artist Profile page 1).|1| Maisch uses unorthodox, often fragile, uncertain materials to make connections and construct narratives that may seem to have little rhyme or reason, but in the end touch on something familiar and collective. The results are still lifes of lived moments that make perfect sense in a perfectly nonsensical way. “There seem to be two ways in which I understand the world: through my head and through my gut. While both modes have their place, I am drawn to the lush, animal nature of the gut.”
UTAH MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART UP: Ignacio Uriarte: Binaries, a survey of the workplace as a total medium. AND: Mondo Utah, the museum's inaugural biennial offers succinct artistic statements, collections, artifacts and positions that take an anthropological look at the history- past and present-of contemporary art, folklore and culture in Utah. Current exhibitions include The Readymade Persona, a selection of screentests from Andy Warhol of Marcel Duchamp, Jack Smith and Allen Midgette. AND: David Ruhlman: A History of the Hidden World features mixed-media paintings that are visual palindromes reflecting the circular nature of beginnings and endings and explore double entendres, surreal metamorphosis and natural phenomena.|2| AND: Faithful Abstraction, a collaboration with CUAC curated by Adam Bateman exploring the connection between abstraction and Mormonism. AND: A selection of religious artworks from the LDS Church History Museum that shows views of Mormon culture by outsiders and insiders.AND: A Sublime of Conceptual Landscapes, a selection of works from the Salt Lake Art Center Collection.
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. AND: CollaborART, a series of collaborative art projects sponsored by 15 Bytes and featuring area artists. AND: Things founded clean on their own shapes, an exhibit of collage works by resident artist Liberty Blake,|3| including a 4' x 36' collaborative wall project with Shawn Rossiter (see a photo essay of the studio space on page 2).
ART BARN/FINCH LANE GALLERY UP: Andrea Jensen's mixed-media paintings are intricately tied to the landscape —its use, misuse and particularly the individual’s sense of place within it. Her work calls attention to the way habituated human consumption and heedless lifestyles are directly implicated in environmental degradation.|4|. AND: 23424 hours, an installation by Carol Koleman that focuses on time and the moments that cause us to pay attention.|5| . AND: Chauncey Secrist’s exhibit Reliquary looks at religious beliefs from an outsider's perspective. Secrist uses mixed media construction as an expression of metamorphosis as the broken and discarded objects are reclaimed and given new meaning.|6| .
UMFA UP: 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)|7|. 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 in the April edition).|8| 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). AND:
CUAC UP: Don’t Force it, Son by Levi Jackson and Rapture by Josh Winegar. Jackson, a Brooklyn-based artist who completed an MFA at the Pratt Institute uses a camera to produce art objects that exist as a result of the documentation of interventions the artist makes in the landscape.|9| Winegar also makes interventions on the landscape with his photographs by using studio processes to erase any traces of human presence from the landscape (read our review of the exhibits on page 3).|10|
CHARLEY HAFEN GALLERY UP: Watercolor paintings of Richard M. Garland. His show is titled By Memory reflecting his watercolor process where unexpected images that appear on the paper reveal memories, some that are remembered and some that have only been imagined (see our review page 6) |11| UPCOMING: Anthony Granato's exhibit Dichotomy. This show is a fusion of image and technique that juxtapose old and new, beautiful and ugly or good and evil in a colorful social commentary.|12|
HORNE FINE ART UP: Featuring selections from the series of Salt Lake cityscapes that have just garnered the Mayor's Artist Award for Karen Horne, including scenes of the Capitol Theatre and the Utah Arts Festival. Also, enjoy new pastel and oil additions to "Romance of Dance", Karen Horne's series on ballroom dancers, and light-filled garden scenes by Phyllis Horne.
ART AT THE MAIN UPCOMING: Water media painter Nancy Swanson's new exhibit at Art at the Main includes landscapes, cityscapes, still life, figures and abstracts - all inspired by glimpses of life close to home or far away. Her travels in Utah and around the world afford her beautiful vistas, both urban and rural, but she is often drawn to "the funky stuff others might overlook." From her photos, she works in watercolor and acrylic back in her studio.
ART ACCESS GALLERIES UP: 300 Plates. UPCOMING: Ceramic wall pieces depicting waves and tides by MiYoung Kim. AND: And Justice for Some installation with multimedia performance on gallery stroll opening by Brolly Arts.
PHILLIPS GALLERY UP: Philip Barlow (see our artist profile in the May 2013 edition), Dan Toone, Sandy Freckleton Gagon, and John Telford. UPCOMING: Tom Bettin (see our article page 6), Connie Erickson, and Meri DeCaria.
EVERGREEN FRAMING CO. & GALLERY, INC. UP: Featured artists Aaron Fritz and Linda Kalmar. Fritz's inimitable paintings create an approachable style and reflect his love of the outdoors. Kalmar's glass creations are both whimsical and bold and really reflect her love of the medium.
ALICE MERRILL HORNE GALLERY UP: Mélange: This is an exhibition that presents a snapshot of work from the State of Utah Fine Art Collection. When brought together, the range of paintings, prints, sculptures, and mixed media works, and their wide focus of subject — goblins, political figures, artistic strife, the everyday, metaphorical monsters, and curious reproductions — expose the varied and thorough assortment and conglomeration of works included in the 114 years of the Fine Art Collection’s history. Featured artists include Francis L Horspool, Frank McEntire, Carole Doubek, Roscoe A. Grover, Boyd Reese, and Rose Howard Salisbury, Nancy Hawkes |13| among others. . UPCOMING: Love Hours is an exhibition that investigates motherhood in a contemporary setting, particularly through the lens of labor (work). The artists render the mother figure without any efforts to idealize her, but rather complicate motherhood outside of its traditional idealism through a variety of media.
WILLIAMS FINE ART UP: New arrivals by top Utah artists Dennis Smith, John Collins and Rob Adamson |14| as well as numerous early Utah artworks. UPCOMING: Several new and notable artwork arrivals, including works by Kimbal Warren, as well as early Utah artists Mahonri Young, Paul Fjellboe,|15| Joseph A. Everett, Florence Ware, and Louise Richards Farnsworth.
GALLERY AT LIBRARY SQUARE UP: To Be Unnamed, Blind Drawings by John Sproul with poems by Lynn Kilpatrick (see our review page 1).AND: Bones: Photographs by Logan Havens. .
SLC PHOTO COLLECTIVE UP: Geography Lessons 4.2: conceptual photographs by Albert Fallick-Wang. In this provocative series, Albert uses Google Street View and Google Earth applications on the iPad to create environmental documentary photographs that reframe the nature of photography using cutting-edge technology on a computer. .
HOPE GALLERY AND MUSEUM OF FINE ART UPCOMING: Featuring a distinct collection of European masters from the 16th to 21st centuries, including the largest collection of original Danish works (outside the national museums) by notable artists such as Bloch, Kroyer, Henningsen, Wegmann and Molsted.
KUDU AFRICAN ART UPCOMING: Presenting landscape artists of Port Elizabeth, South Africa.
LANNY BARNARD GALLERY UPCOMING: Lanny's landscapes have always been at the heart of her most loved paintings. This newly finished, mostly olive toned, very tranquil piece measures 30 by 30 inches. Come in and visit this one, you'll feel as if you traveled to far off Utah.
MESTIZO INSTITUTE OF CULTURE AND ARTS GALLERY UPCOMING: Lalo Alcaraz, award-winning editorial cartoonist and Latino journalist, captures the essence of the country's changing cultural and political landscape.
TURN CITY CENTER FOR THE ARTS UPCOMING: At TURN CCA we help adults with disabilities to enrich their lives through the arts. This month, we will be featuring all new works from our eighteen artists.
UTAH ARTS ALLIANCE UPCOMING: Featuring artists Sril, Chew, Kuhr, Betso and Berg in Local Urban Alchemist at the Urban Art Gallery.
SLUSSER GALLERY UP: Contemporary California Impressionism exhibition. UPCOMING: Figures, an exhibition featuring oil paintings by Lee Udall Bennion, Bryce Billings, Paul Davis, Nathan Florence, Jeffrey Hein, Randall Lake, Matthew Larson, Zachary Proctor, Randall Sexton and others.
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. UPCOMING: Featuring new works by John Harris including giclee' on canvas and high-key photography, and new watercolor works by our young artist, Ruby Williams. Concept is also introducing abstract pieces by Trent Pettry.
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.
BENGT ERLANDSSON INTERIOR DESIGN UP: Contemporary art from artist Lloyd Tabing and landscape art from artists Steve Chamberlain and Darrell Thomas.
ALPINE ART UP: Alpine Art represented artists. . UPCOMING: Alpine Art is hosting a benefit for Artists for Local Agriculture, a local non-profit, and the Railyard, a community garden. Displayed works include donated pieces by Vic Back, LuckySeven, Tai Taeoalii, Adrienne Taeoalii, Halee Jean, Daniel Overstreet and others.
UAF GALLERY UP: Visual Perception/Light and Space examines various ways to look at the world.
15th STREET GALLERY UPCOMING: Featuring a mix-up of all our artists…some new, some old.
CORNERSTONE GALLERY OF FINE ART UP: New works by Rosetta, Luke Frazier, Sherrie McGraw, Robert McKay, Jim Wilcox, Seth Winegar, Bruce Dodd and Randall Lake. UPCOMING: Announcing the addition of Robert Duncan to our group of artists. Also, new works by Kent Ullberg and Bruce Dodd.
CAFFE NICHE UPCOMING: Photographs by local artist, John Fortuna. The theme is metallic meets mountains. The new exhibit will feature a new print medium with metallic photo paper. The photographs capture the majesty of the Wasatch Mountains.
EVOLUTIONARY HEALTHCARE UPCOMING: Featuring giclee’ prints on watercolor paper by Portia Snow and powder graphite on watercolor paper and illustration board paper by Regina Stenberg.
LOCAL COLORS UP: Between the Lines. Painter Catherine Darling Hostetter, glass artist Mae Wellington, and photographer Kerry Jones interpret the theme in unique ways. UPCOMING: Much construction leads to much new business and a much revitalized Sugar House. Come see how local artists celebrate this as Local Colors exhibits a group show.
MICHAEL BERRY GALLERY (163 E Broadway 801-521-0243) UPCOMING: Oils, Acrylics and Watercolors by the Intermountain Society of Artists.
SOUTHAM GALLERY UP: Presenting a group show, Thirty Years of Excellent Utah Art, featuring 30 artists’ work.
ATELIER AFA UP: Presenting fine art giclee prints by Corinne Humphrey. UPCOMING: Presenting Collective Wisdom: Landscapes & People of Peru & other Stories by Judy Lynn Nelson.
BLONDE GRIZZLY UP: Marsh King's Daughter features new paper cuttings by Cindy Bean. UPCOMING: 2nd Annual Star Wars Group Show. Over 20 artists are participating.
RIO GALLERY UP: Tin, a selection of works from BYU art students who graduated ten years ago. Curated by Jared Clark. . UPCOMING:Presenting DesignArts Utah ’13 – This juried exhibition features some of the best Utah designers in graphic, industrial/product, and architecture design.
UTAH ARTIST HANDS UP: Presenting BLUE, a collection of fine art photography by Salt Lake artist, Stephen Speckman.
SPRAGUE BRANCH LIBRARY UP: Faces of China by Julie Lefgren.
DAY-RIVERSIDE BRANCH UP: Marry the Night by Mark Rindflesh.
SWEET BRANCH LIBRARY UP: Dordogne Dreams: The Perigord of Old, In a Different Light by Jeff Clay.
ANDERSON-FOOTHILL BRANCH LIBRARY UP: Spending Time in Tuscany by Suzanne Barton.