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August 2014
Utah's Art Magazine: Published by Artists of Utah
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Exhibition Announcements
Up & Upcoming to the South

Gallery Gala UP: With her Life of Color exhibit, Aimee Bonham demonstrates the integral role color plays in her creative process. From feeling or emotion to selection of a limited palette to finished product, her work, which is sometimes read as abstracted landscapes, generalizes location and shows movement in a larger context. Muted obscure organic forms and animated pencil mark-making result in colorfully harmonious art works full of life and passion.|1| AND: With his Ancient Hues exhibit, Andrew Marvick contemplates the concept of abstract art being invented earlier than the 1900s. For some time his art has been driven by an idea: what if the formal foundations for abstraction and non-objective art had developed organically alongside classical naturalism beginning with the early Renaissance at the start of the 15th century? Marvick concludes as a way of proceeding in his art, he starts with the language of form, then place it in the visual context of time. His paintings are a way of reconstructing the history of modern art as if it were, in fact, the history of art. Created specifically for the gallery, the exhibit solidifies Marvick’s complex technical skills utilizing oil, watercolor, acrylic, plaster and resin on canvas.|2|

Braithwaite Fine Arts Gallery UP: Featuring works by some of Southern Utah’s most celebrated artists as well as introducing the art of rising young talent, the annual Southern Utah Art Invitational Summer Exhibition & Sale will display over 100 pieces from many mediums including painting, photography and ceramics.

St. George Art Museum UP: Permanent collection comes into the light.

Sears Art Museum UP: Recent acquisitions by Maynard Dixon, Jim Jones, and Robert Shepherd.

Granary Art Center UP:

Notice His American Shirt, a group exhibition curated by Rebecca Maksym and featuring work by Christopher Kelly,|3| Tyrone Davies,|4| Marcela Torres,|5| and Morganne Wakefield,|6| addresses the legacies of manifest destiny, the 19th century belief that expansion of the United States throughout the American continents was both justified and inevitable. Looking to the historic frontier of the American West, this exhibition explores how notions of modernization and westward movement are appropriated and re-envisioned in the contemporary imagination. The works presented engage with notions of the West as both a literal place ripe with opportunity and a metaphorical space laden with memories of conquest. Davies and Kelly examine issues of innovation and obsolesce through technological forms of colonization, while Torres and Wakefield focus on the intersection of history and identity and how the complexity of heritage challenges both geographical and cultural borders.


Brigham Young University Museum of Art UP: Edward Burtynsky: The Industrial Sublime. A collection of Edward Burtynsky’s photographs of industrial spaces – from factories in China to mines in Canada – displaying what Burtynsky calls “the beauty in the beast.”|7| AND: Showcasing ralli quilts from the exceptional contemporary textile collection of Patricia Ormsby Stoddard, Fabric of Belonging explores how historical traditions contribute to the deep sense of belonging that ralli quilts provide for people living in the areas of Sindh, Pakistan and West India. For their owners, ralli quilts are a personal form of identification that connects them with their region and their heritage. AND: The major traveling exhibition CUT! Costume and the Cinema. The exhibition, presented by Exhibits Development Group, takes an in-depth look at the art of making costumes that set the scene, establish character and provide authenticity in period films. Films represented in the exhibition depict five centuries of history, drama, comedy, fantasy and adventure through costumes worn by such famous film stars as Johnny Depp, Keira Knightley, Ralph Fiennes, Daniel Craig, Kate Winslet, Sandra Bullock, Uma Thurman, Anjelica Huston and many others. In all, more than 30 actors will be represented from 27 films, including Academy Award-winner The Duchess and perennial favorites Sherlock Holmes, Pirates of the Caribbean, Sense and Sensibility and The Phantom of the Opera. Springville Museum of Art UP: 41st Annual Quilt Show features quilts of various styles and designs, both traditional and contemporary offering quilt lovers a visual feast of color, texture, pattern and style.

Woodbury Art Museum UP: Art of OUR CENTURY & The Natural Man. contemporary works take over the entire museum space for this exhibition pairing. Art of OUR CENTURY is a annual juried show of new works from the western region of the United States. AND: Mark Hedengren's The Natural Man showcases large-scale photographs acting as portraits of human and habit. This immersive exhibition includes installations and new projects from Hedengren, Utah Arts & museums 2013 Visual Arts Fellow.|8|

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