Whenever I think of Suzanne Simpson, I think of sunshine. And on learning of her passing from breast cancer on Nov. 3, I find that I still do. We first met more than 20 years ago, when I was working at the photo mecca of Borge Andersen & […]
Edward Bateman is an assistant professor at the University of Utah and teaches art in the Photography/Digital Imaging program.
Behaviourables and Futuribles A review of Telematic Embrace: Visionary Theories of Art, Technology, and Consciousness In 1970, Roy Ascott wrote, “If writing about art has any value at all at a time when art works and processes are themselves polemical, it can only be to discuss alternative futures.” […]
Changes in technology can bring about changes in expression in the arts. The art historian and critic Ernst Gombrich felt that the two main forces in stylistic change were technological improvements and social rivalry. Think about how the advent of the electric guitar changed music. Would rock have […]
It is often easy (yet dangerous) to pigeonhole artists. Amy Caron, winner of the Utah Arts Council’s 2007 Fellowship Award, is an artist who defies easy categorization. She’s a bit of a shape-shifter that pursues a variety of disciplines all linked to the physicality of her early years. With […]
October is the time for spooks and ghosts and this book, produced in conjunction with a 2005 show at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, is the prefect Halloween treat. The Perfect Medium: Photography and the Occult is a collection of images of ghosts, spirits, and otherworldly […]
As artists it is often easy to forget how magical the things that we do really are. We are so deeply involved with the phenomenon of seeing that, to us, its complexity can become invisible and be taken for granted. Human visual perception is the topic of Harvard […]