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September 2014
Utah's Art Magazine: Published by Artists of Utah

Exhibition Announcements
Up & Upcoming to the South

Woodbury Art Museum UP: InCiteful Clay is a collection of ceramic objects that offer provocative critiques of current social and political inequities. The exhibition is toured by ExhibitsUSA, a national program of Mid-America Arts Alliance (M-AAA) and the National Endowment for the Arts.|1|

Brigham Young University Museum of Art UP: 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.|2| AND: The major traveling exhibition CUT! Costume and the Cinema 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. AND: Amar Kanwar, A Season Outside reveals the tension surrounding the militarized border between India and Pakistan. The work is an abstract digital video projection of the sunset ritual of closing the gate on the border at Wagah-Atari juxtaposed with images of enforced division, theatrical military posturing, and real violence in the region.|3| AND: Loving Devotion: Visions of Vishnu. Focusing on images of Vishnu and Krishna that span centuries of history, the exhibition explores how bhakti (the practice of fervent, impassioned devotion to deity) influences the lives and worship of Hindu people and reveals the depth and intimacy of their relationship towards the divine.. UPCOMING: Kim Schoenstadt, Block Plan Series: Provo, is a culmination of community effort and installation, that features three-dimensional wall drawings inspired by the architecture and identity of Provo, Utah.Springville Museum of Art UP: Gone to Paris: Utah Artists Abroad. The museum is bringing out old favorites from its permanent collection to feature 10 Utah artists who studied in Paris, including the museum’s two founding fathers, Cyrus E. Dallin and John Hafen. AND: Face-Off: Portraits by Casey Childs. UPCOMING: Fantasia for Fall, weaves together the unique style and imagery of four Utah artists — Pilar Pobil, Willamarie Huelskamp, Michal Onyon, and Emily King — connected by a continuous thread of color and imagination that harmoniously blend in beautiful unison. 

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. UPCOMING: The Bridge Reunion Exhibit features works by artists who participated in the Bridge Academy of Art in Salt Lake City. AND: 99 Names Exhibit.

Granary Art Center UP:

Notice His American Shirt, a group exhibition curated by Rebecca Maksym and featuring work by Christopher Kelly,|4| Tyrone Davies,|5| Marcela Torres,|6| and Morganne Wakefield,|7| 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.
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.|8| 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 places 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.|9|

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. AND: Breaking Imagination, a unique retrospective of delicate prints from the university’s archive. Curated by Iryna Sophia Stein, an Arts Administration MFA candidate, this exhibit features fine works from Goya, Whistler, Millet, Picasso, Chagall, Miro,|10| Dali, Chihuly and others. This special exhibition is a rare opportunity to experience a cornucopia of treasures from the Brathwaite Fine Arts Gallery’s vaults.

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 additional media coverage of the visual arts in Utah

8/1 Edie Roberson on the cover of Catalyst magazine

8/1 Kimball Arts Festival features art for all ages

8/1 Drive-By Art aims to beautify Salt Lake neighborhood

8/3 Thief steals paintings from Utah artist's home

8/5 Odgen hopes art work creates pedestrian corridor

8/8 David Blankenhorn: The best art crosses party lines

8/10 Lamplighter Art Gallery turns found objects into art

8/11 Gallery owner pursues passion for arts

8/11 Comic artist Athena Splett

8/13 'Starry Night' sets gallery aglow

8/13 Art in Kayenta Festival slated for October

8/14 Cedar City Arts Council's final Friday Art Walk and Gallery Stroll set

8/17 About Utah: She showed him the light.

8/18 Salt Lake arts groups to help end homelessness

8/18 Utah artist Edie Roberson, who used whimsy to great effect, dies at 85

8/19 Park City Banksy vandalism suspect tagged with arrest warrant.

8/19 Leonardo guests learn to sketch animals - inside and out

8/20 Casey Kawaguchi: State of the Art

8/21 Essentials: Entertainment picks Aug. 21-27

8/22 In setback, Kimball Art Center designs rejected.

8/25 Utah man faces 15 years for vandalizing graffiti

8/26 Art Truck artist creates kinetic sculpures at UMOCA

8/27 Essentials: Entertainment picks Aug. 28 - Sept. 3

8/28 Covey exhibit invites patrons to stop and smell the stories

8/31 Local painter preps for cross-country art project

8/30 SUU professor's abstract art goes on display

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