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February 2014
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: Short Stories, the most recent collaborative project between Bonnie Sucec and Susan Beck involves combining a visual description by one artist to the other artist of a work done in her studio. The artist who hears the description of the work created, then replicates the image, based on what the first artist told her. The output involves using this description, interpreting information, and incorporating it into a separate drawing.|1| AND: Multi-media artist Tara Carpenter straddles the boundary lines between psychology, sociology, and art and asks the viewer to become a participant in the visual art process. Using clay, artists’ statements, ink blot, hands on materials, and responses from viewers to the question, “What is art to you?”, Carpenter connects those responses into a visual installation that blurs the lines of art and science. AND: In the Park Room Gallery, Perspective Realia: Ten Years of Urban Art celebrates the creative collaboration between students, faculty, and public partnerships that has created public mural projects across the valley. The exhibition features 21 prints of the various murals completed, plus the context under which the mural was created. A 13-minute documentary about the project will also be shown in the gallery.

UMFA UP: The Savage Poem Around Me: Alfred Lambourne's Great Salt Lake. Of the varied landscapes Alfred Lambourne painted, nothing held his imagination so thoroughly as the Great Salt Lake. |2|(see our review page 1). AND: salt 9: Jillian Mayer. Cloaked with humor, fast editing, and pop soundtracks, Mayer's videos are designed for mass appeal but ask big questions about human connection and manufactured realities.|3| Her work lives in, and is activated by, viewer participation. AND: Tacita Dean's new film project JG takes its point of departure from the physical and thematic interplay between J. G. Ballard's short story The Voices of Time (1960) and Robert Smithson's Spiral Jetty (1970). Employing her patented technique of “aperture gate masking,” in which she uses stencil-like masks to alternately cover up and re-expose her film, Dean transfers images from one place to another, generating visual and conceptual juxtapositions within the space of the individual 35mm frame. Shot in Utah’s desert, the Great Salt Lake, and even the Hogle Zoo, the film intersperses a variety of salt-encrusted landscapes, machines, and animals with a host of abstract shapes and voids (see our article page 1). AND: The Center for Land Use Interpretation: Great Salt Lake Landscan, a commissioned work that uses gyro-stabilized high-definition video to create a portrait of Utah's largest body of water (see our article page 1).

UTAH MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART UP: Stephanie Leitch: Untitled Apogee. Drawing on the architecture of church spires, this installation explores the space between construction and gravity as a way to reconsider the heavenward thrust of the traditional steeple form (see our review in the January 2014 edition of 15 Bytes).|4| UPCOMING: do it, an internationally traveling exhibit curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist that begins with instructions conceived by 12 artists, translated into 9 languages, that are then realized locally in site-specific ways. AND: Trent Harris: Echo Cave, a retrospective of the Utah cult filmmaker featuring drawings, photographs, artist books and short films that illuminate the artist's process and style.

CUAC UP: Chris Purdie, a series of installations that focuses on objects and processes that serve as metaphors for abstract concepts like duration and time |5| (see our article in the December 2013 edition). AND: Steven Stradley, large-scale works that explore the history and nature of abstraction (see our review in the January 2014 edition of 15 Bytes).

CHARLEY HAFEN GALLERY UP: And Then There Was Rock And Roll an exhibit of Charley’s Psychedelic Poster Collection that best preserves an historic visual record of the music, the concerts and the artwork that was generated in the sixties by the emerging Rock and Roll counter-culture. UPCOMING: Light, Shadow, Space, a group exhibit by the artists from the Art At The Main Gallery. Light, shadow, and space are among the variables that distinguish the ways different artists see and portray their subjects. The fourteen artists featured in this show have made these and many other choices to express their artistic visions.|6|

UP: The emphasis is on color and romance. Karen Horne turns to ballet dancers in filmy tutus in her evolving Art of Dance series, and Phyllis Horne cheers with vivid flower and garden scenes. Fine examples of the work of Jamie Wayman, Ken Baxter, Barbara Edwards and Glen Edwards also available.

ART AT THE MAIN UP: Award-winning watercolorist Mary Pusey paints landscapes inspired by her travels, which, since 2007, have been mostly on a Harley.|7|

ART ACCESS GALLERIES UP: Large glass sculptures by CLOCHE, a SLC artists' collective (see our review page 4). AND: Documentary photographs and writings by Kristina Lenzi and Sue Henich.

PHILLIPS GALLERY UP: New landscapes by Connie Borup (see our review in the January 2014 edition of 15 Bytes).|8| AND: Spirit of Place, three takes on six iconic western sites by Mark Knudsen, Paul Vincent Bernard and Darryl Erdman (see our review page 7).

UTAH ARTS FESTIVAL GALLERY UP: Figures, Faces & The Masks We Wear. With the 2014 Masquerade Party just around the corner, the Utah Arts Festival Gallery has invited 18 local artists to create one of kind masks. Eighteen artists representing mediums from steel to mixed media, spray paint, leather, acrylic, and sculpted clay, donated their time and talents to participate in the Mask Exhibit. Artists include Cassandra and Dan Barney, Craig Cleveland, Garrick Dean, Adam Fernandez, Mason Fetzer, Sheryl Gillilan, Sarinda Jones, Joey Maynard, John Mecham, Kali Mellus, Cat Palmer, John Rees, James Rees, Cat Rogers, Stephanie Swift and Maggie Willis.

ALDERWOOD FINE ART UP: Presenting a collection of emerging artists including the work of Shirley Tegan, Kaelynn Winn, Linda Marion and others.

URBAN ARTS GALLERY UP: The Urban Arts Gallery is hosting a UAA family group show. Featuring Derek Dyer, Cat Palmer, Renee & Todd Keith, Chris Madsen, Sarah Elizabeth, Timm Paxton, Vanessa Martineau & many more.

SUGAR SPACE @ SUGARHOUSE UP: Theme & Variation / Dance Party with Little People, photography by Jeremy Bigelow and visual arts by Ching-I Chang.

MESTIZO INSTITUTE OF CULTURE AND ARTS GALLERY UP: Presenting the Art of Peace Pt.3 [Soldiers of Peace] and Salt Lake's 3rd Annual Peace Through Pie Social. This group exhibition will feature work by nine local artists around the theme "peace" curated by Justin Johnson.

RIO GALLERY UP: Presenting Only Light, an exhibit examines topics that relate to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s spirit and accomplishments, as well as considers artworks that have a dialogue with the civil and human rights issues of today. Artists, both contemporary and historical, will be included to recognize the varied populations that have struggled for equality.


GALLERY AT LIBRARY SQUARE UP: Always Within Never, small works by Una Pett that pay homage to the main library building and block (see our review page 4). AND: Considerations of the Mixed Media Still Life, photographs by Jamie A. Kyle.

SPRAGUE BRANCH LIBRARY UP: The Grey Area, works by Kristin Gulledge.

CHAPMAN BRANCH LIBRARY UP: A Path Through the Absurd: Watercolors and Prints by Doug Wildfoerster.|9|

ANDERSON-FOOTHILL BRANCH LIBRARY UP: Necessary Distance, Paintings by Kevin Marcoux.

HOPE GALLERY AND MUSEUM OF FINE ART UP: 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.

15th STREET GALLERY UP: Presenting a group mix show featuring all of our talented artist from the past year.

SOUTHAM GALLERY UP: Presenting Miniature Works Exhibit, a Christmas window of small, reasonably priced works of art.

ATELIER AFA UP: Colores de la Vida, limited edition, canvas giclee prints by Pilar Pobil. UPCOMING: Original tattoo art work by Nick Phillips.

ILLUME GALLERY OF FINE ART UP: Presenting the continuing show, 7 in the Spotlight. This month features the works of 7 artists: Rett Ashby, Brian Blood, Ben Hammond, Michael Malm, Lori Putnam, Kate Starling and Kathryn Stats.

SLUSSER GALLERY UP: Mark Slusser solo exhibition.

MICHAEL BERRY GALLERY UP: Presenting David Estes, Willamarie Huelskamp, Paul Heath, David Marti, Javier Mixco, Irene Rampton and Michael Berry.

LOCAL COLORS UP: Presenting Dreamscapes and Wonderlands. This is the time of the year when Local Colors features a group show as their artists explore the wonderlands and dreamscapes of their creative imagination.

A GALLERY UPCOMING: Featuring select work from a variety of artists. Works will be on display from Gary Ruddell, Jennifer Rasmusson, Brent Godfrey, John O'Connell, Andy Taylor and others. Come see wintry work ranging from Utah landscapes to contemporary abstracts.

ALPINE ART UP: Oh The Places We Go!, a photographer's tale of what it takes to get just the right shot, a group photography exhibition.

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