Ehren Clark takes an alternate look at LeConte Stewart’s Depression era paintings now on exhibit at the Utah Museum of Fine Art.
Ehren Clark studied art history at both the University of Utah and the University of Reading in the UK. For a decade he lived in Salt Lake City and worked as a professional writer until his untimely death in 2017.
Joint exhibits at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts and the Church History Museum present the largest ever assembled collection of works by LeConte Stewart. This month we look at the exhibit of rural landscapes.
A look at House Gallery’s exhibit of Charles Fresquez, which comes down on March 26.
Some art is as concrete as the arranged objects it depicts or as prosaic as the theories it attempts to illustrate. But there is another type of art; one that revels in exploration of meaning and metaphor, its abstracted motifs and iconography lacking clear subjects or narrative purpose. […]
The natural landscape may be the primary subject for Paul Vincent Bernard and Sherman Bloom’s exhibitions at the Gallery at Library Square, but their abstracted works transcend traditional representations of the genre to investigate essential meanings and structures. Bernard’s series of painted iconic forms, abstracted from geologic elements, […]
Christus Consolator by Carl Heinrich Bloch Painted representations of Jesus Christ have been a primary subject of Western art, morphing in style and content according to individual artistic style but also the role of commissioning patrons: Roman Catholic imagery can contrast heavily with the art of Eastern Orthodox […]
Painted representations of Jesus Christ have been a primary subject of Western art, morphing in style and content according to individual artistic style but also the role of commissioning patrons: Roman Catholic imagery can contrast heavily with the art of Eastern Orthodox Christianity, each having a distinctive […]
Becoming Pablo O’Higgins: New book and UMFA exhibit shed light on one of Utah’s lesser known artistic sons
Becoming Pablo O’Higgins is a study of character that questions identity, integrity, authenticity and ultimately loyalty. This newly released biography by Susan Vogel, published to accompany the exhibit of O’Higgins’ work now at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts, gives us a compelling portrayal of Paul Higgins, a young […]
“Deseret Alphabet” by Bob Moss The creative ability is part of what makes us human — what separates us from the rest of the animal kingdom — and allows us our world. In a developed society like our own we have established roles for creative people. But outside […]
As Art Access celebrates its twenty-fifth year as a force in Utah’s art community, they could pick no better show than their current one, Outside is In!, to highlight the aim of their exhibition space: as director Ruth Lubbers says, their two galleries are there to “provide a voice to relevant […]
As much as the quality of paint, or the illusion of depth, the relationship between art and viewer is a fundamental element of what we call art. So what happens when an artist denies their viewer this essential relationship, cutting off the dialogue that is the product of […]
Conrad Buff (1886-1975), Canyon Land, L2009.40.1, ca. 1935, oil on masonite, collection of Edenhurst Gallery, Palm Desert, Calif. The Continuing Allure: Painters of Utah’s Red Rock brings to us a unique set of artists who, early in the 20th century, used their skill and visionary perspective to seal the magnificence […]