Up & Upcoming to the South
Brigham Young University Museum of Art UP: 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 (see our review in the November 2014 edition). AND: 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 (see our review in the November 2014 edition). AND: Folding Paper: The Infinite Possibilities of Origami is a groundbreaking exhibition that explores the evolution of origami from craft to fine art and its stunning modern-day applications in the fields of mathematics, engineering, design, and the global peace movement.|5| AND: The first exhibition dedicated to Japanese Art Deco shown outside Tokyo, Deco Japan: Shaping Art and Culture, 1920 – 1945 provides dramatic examples of the spectacular craftsmanship and sophisticated design that defined an iconic style long associated with Japan. |1|
BYU Harold B. Lee Library UP: Brazilian Graffiti: The New Art on the Streets, curated by Christiane Erbolato-Ramsey, Fine Arts Librarian and Rex Nielson, Associate Professor of Portuguese and Brazilian Studies.
Springville Museum of Art UP: Beyond Memory: The Daydreams of Corinne Geersten. A sometimes humorous, always insightful collection of pictures assembled digitally from photos of ancestors creating surreal and quirky visual narratives about psychological predicaments. Watch for odd juxtapositions, non sequiturs, and the possible element of surprise (see our review in the February 2015 edition).|2|
Woodbury Art Museum UP: The Hal Wing Photography Collection, from the Museum's permanent collection. AND: Hidden Voice: Native Peoples. AND: A Man and His Bird: Lynn Blodgett.
Granary Art Center UP: A Measure of Salt: Contemporary Artists Engaging Great Salt Lake is a group exhibition of twenty artists from Salt Lake City, New York City, and Los Angeles, each of who finds artistic inspiration in the salt of Utah's inland sea. The lake, no matter where one lives in the state of Utah, is a defining geographical feature, born of the much larger ancient Lake Bonneville. Since the mid-nineteenth century, the state's history, industries, then in the course of time - art – have found commonality in this mineral (see our review on page 7).|3| AND: #Blessed brings together 8,000 digital Instagram snaps, all taken in a single day and presents them IRL (in real life). Curator Christin Aucunas mined Instagram for images with #blessed, a hashtag that has been used over 34 million times since Instagram's inception. Users classify their own sense of "#blessed" making the content wildly diverse from the spiritual to the profane. In a community as unique and as global as Instagram?s users, what is our collective view of #blessed in a world where the secular and spiritual often strain to exist together? The exhibition does not seek to offer any definite answer to these questions, but offers a visual trace of the curators own adventures in the digital photographic playground (see our review on page 7).|4|
Braithwaite Fine Arts Gallery UPCOMING: Senior BFA portfolio exhibition.
St. George Art Museum UP: Here Comes The Gown: 150 Years of Wedding Dresses explores the most iconographic fabric art in our culture. Most lenders, many of them the brides who first wore the dress, recorded a personal story so that each gown has a voice. Sears Art Museum UP: 28th Annual Robert N. & Peggy Sears Dixie Invitational Art Sale & Exhibition.