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ARTISTS OF UTAH EZINE April 2002
The art that England makes is intregal to his life. The house itself, built four years ago by England, is a canvas for his art. Most artists have their art hanging on their walls. England has it in his nightlights, embedded into walls as display boxes, and even in the form of a canoe, which hangs upside down, in his kitchen. The house is like one of Englandís collage works, a mixture of diverse objects and images recontextualized by the hand of the artist.
Collage, which England calls "the art of the twentieth century," is the central focus of his work, and graphite his principal medium.
It was the way he had used the deceptively simple tool of a pencil to create large works of expansive beauty that had attracted me to England's art. Intrigued by the visual quality of the works, I had come to Alpine today to better understand how one might ďreadĒ a Mark England.
VISUAL IMAGES FIRST OF ALL
also in this edition
Gallery at the Center
What's Under Your Glass?
On Saturday the 9th of March a diverse and international exhibit opened at The Gallery at the Gay and Lesbian Community Center in Salt Lake City. The exhibit was entitled the International Coaster Project, Destination: The World and was coordinated by the TransCultural Exchange in Boston and brought to Salt Lake City by myself local artist and poet, Shawn Dallas Stradley.
In October of 2001, 100 artists from
around the world were invited to participate in The Coaster Project. The
requirements were as follows:
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