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January 2014
Utah's Art Magazine: Published by Artists of Utah
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Up & Upcoming: Salt Lake Area
Up & Upcoming This Month

RIO GALLERY UP: Borderline, an exhibit centered around the ways that we perceive the boundaries between public and private worlds and featuring the work of three artists, Joe Strickland,|1|Chuck Landvatter,|2| Megan Mitchell, |3| and working in three different mediums; painting, ceramics and photography (see our review page 6). UPCOMING: Presenting Only Light. This 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.

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. |4|(see our review page 1). UPCOMING: 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.|5| Her work lives in, and is activated by, viewer participation. AND: Tacita Dean 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) 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. 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.

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 page 1).|6| 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: Dark Markets, an exhibition curated by Interstate Gallery featuring the work of Joe Brittain, |7| Ann Hirsch, and Cheon pyo Lee. AND: Chris Purdie, a series of installations that focuses on objects and processes that serve as metaphors for abstract concepts like duration and time |8| (see our article in the December 2013 edition). UPCOMING: Steven Stradley, large-scale works that explore the history and nature of abstraction (see our article page 1).

SUGAR SPACE @ SUGARHOUSE UP: Will Thompson: The Hard Land. Representing the austere harshness and the deep beauty of this land we call home.

ALPINE ART UP: Alpine Art and Craft Lake City are partnering to provide unique, one-of-a-kind gift for holiday gift giving. The show will display a variety of small to medium works from some of Utah's artisans. Hand-made gifts from ceramics to jewelry will be displayed and available to purchase.UPCOMING: Oh The Places We Go!, a photographer's tale of what it takes to get just the right shot, a group photography exhibition.

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.

CHARLEY HAFEN GALLERY UP: Brad Slaugh |9|and Joy Nunn in concurring exhibits. Both painters compliment each other by their differences in this show titled Expressions (see our profile of Slaugh's Feast on page 4).AND: Annual Open House and Gift Gallery Group Show with numerous items of art perfect for giving provided by contributing artists. UPCOMING: 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.

UP: Enjoy a variety of winter escapes – including brilliant snow scenes by Phyllis Horne, pool scenes by Jamie Wayman, sunlit market scenes from Italy as well as new ballet and ballroom dancers by Karen Horne.

ART AT THE MAIN UP: A Few of Our Favorite Things, a holiday group show, reflects the eclectic styles, subjects, and mediums employed by Art at the Main’s 15 member artists. UPCOMING: Award-winning watercolorist Mary Pusey paints landscapes inspired by her travels, which, since 2007, have been mostly on a Harley.|10|

ART ACCESS GALLERIES UPCOMING: Large glass sculptures by CLOCHE, a SLC artists' collective. AND: Documentary photographs and writings by Kristina Lenzi and Sue Henich.

PHILLIPS GALLERY UP: Winter Group Show, featuring fine art by all gallery regulars as well as few new additions. UPCOMING: New landscapes by Connie Borup (see our review page 4).|11| AND: Spirit of Place, three takes on six iconic western sites by Mark Knudsen, Paul Vincent Bernard and Darryl Erdman.

CAFFE NICHE UP: Featuring mixed-media and collage collaborative works by Salt Lake artists Liberty Blake and Shawn Rossiter.|12|

UTAH ARTS FESTIVAL GALLERY UP: The Holiday Show features 26 artists working in stoneware, photography, fabric, paper, mixed medium, ceramics and acrylic and offers fantastic and unique gift ideas, including handcrafted jewelry, photography, glass, books, cards, clothing and handbags made by area artists and artisans.

SLUSSER GALLERY UP: Holiday group exhibit featuring paintings by top Utah and California artists.

ALDERWOOD FINE ART UP: Presenting the Miniature Christmas Show. A collection of our artists will be producing work 5x7 and smaller as ornaments and small gifts for the holidays. UPCOMING: Presenting a collection of emerging artists including the work of Shirley Tegan, Kaelynn Winn, Linda Marion and others.

ART BARN/FINCH LANE GALLERY UPCOMING: 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.|13| 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 mural was created. A 13-minute documentary about the project will also be shown in the gallery.

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

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.


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

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

SWEET BRANCH LIBRARY UP: Light, Trees, Mountains, and a Mars Rover by Albert Wint.

CHAPMAN BRANCH LIBRARY UP: A Path Through the Absurd: Watercolors and Prints by Doug Wildfoerster.|13|

DAY-RIVERSIDE BRANCH LIBRARY UP: I Noticed my Friends by Andrew Fillmore.

ANDERSON-FOOTHILL BRANCH LIBRARY UP: Soulscapes: Paintings by Sarabeth Clevenger, paintings of birth, death, resurrection and the growing cosmos as revealed by the Hubble Telescope.|14|

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.

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.

MOD A-GO-GO UP: January Gallery Stroll will feature an array of local abstract artists working in unique personal painting styles. New and current artists will display pieces in an variety of sizes to fit that space that’s just needs that personal touch.

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