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July 2014
Utah's Art Magazine: Published by Artists of Utah
Page 9   

Exhibition Announcements
Up & Upcoming to the South

EPHRAIM
Granary Art Center UPCOMING:

Notice His American Shirt, a group exhibition curated by Rebecca Maksym and featuring work by Christopher Kelly,|1| Tyrone Davies,|2| Marcela Torres,|3| and Morganne Wakefield,|4| 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

UTAH COUNTY
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.”|5| AND: Simpler, Brighter, Stronger: Early Modernism and Southwest American Art, features work from the collections of Diane and Sam Stewart and the BYU Museum of Art |6| (see our review in the November 2013 edition). AND: e.g. Sarah O Donnell features installations that immerse the viewer in a space created with projected light and images. 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. UPCOMING: 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: Voices: People, Places and Things curates images of individuals from different time periods and social or economic backgrounds as they pursue varied interests and engage in different life experiences; grand landscapes, towering buildings and intimate everyday spaces; and a blend of artistic responses that stimulate the mind and the imagination. UPCOMING: 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. 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.|7|

ST. GEORGE AREA
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.

CEDAR CITY
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.

Gallery Gala UP: The gallery's inaugural exhibition features painter Terrance Wright,|8| mixed media artist David Ence,|9| and sculptor Jack Seibold.|10| With the inaugural group exhibition, the gallery is demonstrating its commitment to introducing new and emerging artists. The bold collections from all three artists is a must see for all art lovers. As part of the gallery’s opening strategy, the group exhibition will be on display for the remainder of the winter season in preparation for an exciting spring and summer exhibition schedule (see our article page 5).

 
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 additional media coverage of the visual arts in Utah

6/1 Lee Bennion on the cover of Catalyst magazine

6/1 Pat Bagley explains characters in his mural at The Leonardo

6/1 Hamblin & Peterson: Art and the language of the divine

6/1 Artist depicts real life contemporary cowboys

6/2 Utah Museum of Fine Arts goes deep, with art of Bingham Canyon Mine

6/5 Who owns art? The answer isn't always simple

6/5 'Faces Off' at Springville Museum of Art

6/5 Essentials: Art picks
June 5-11

6/5 Find arts around Utah with Tribune's summer events bucket list

6/6 Nature's glory at Bountiful/Davis Art Center's spring exhibit

6/9 Ogden Arts Festival takes over Union Station

6/10 Intersections: Stories and art converge to chronicle pivotal life moments

6/12 Essentials: Art picks June 12-18

6/14 Local artists showcased at Utah Arts Festival

6/17 Banksy vandalism restitution could top $12,000

6/19 Essentials: Art picks June 19-25

6/21 LDS Church History Museum hosts LDS artists panel June 26th

6/22 Gavin's Underground: Kevin Arthofer

6/24 Christopher Kelly: 'God Complex' explores the human psyche through fantasy.

6/26 Utah Arts Festival 2014: Robert Wilhelm

6/26 Utah Arts Festival 2014:
Jodi Steen


6/27 SUU invitational has art for kids, adults

6/27 Utah artist illustrates an American anthem with diverse landscapes

6/27 Upcycled: New art made from old stuff

6/27 Utah Arts Festival: ColLABorART at the Leonardo

6/27 Utah Arts Festival 2014: Paul Steege

6/28 In the Loop: Getting Artsy before it burns.

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