Many are aware of classical art, but most are unaware of the fullness of the tradition, whose elements are so fundamental to the basic structure of painting, sculpture, and architecture. It was a tradition that had its genesis with the Greeks, the Romans, subsequently the Renaissance revival, and […]
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.
Beautifully articulated color combinations, carefully balanced compositions, credulous perspective, figural accuracy; all are to be found in the art of the Leipzig School, a group of artists trained at the Leipzig Art Academy whose works are now on display at the Salt Lake Art Center. The works in Life After […]
In the new show of paintings by Cary Griffiths to be exhibited at Palmers Gallery this month, viewers will find themselves confronted with works that may seem familiar — appropriations building upon twentieth-century painters from the New York school such as Pollock, Louis, Frankenthaller, Rothko, and Motherwell. Yet decidedly […]
“Mother and Child” by Paul Nielson The history of the beginning of modern art is often told in terms of a reaction to and discarding of the longstanding tradition of the Academy. The art academy has its roots in sixteenth-century France, coming on the heels of the artistic […]
Over 20 years ago, philosopher and art critic Arthur C. Danto published his seminal essay reinterpreting the Hegelian concept of “the end of art” and introduced his notion of the “post-historical era.” Thirty years prior, another influential philosopher and shaper of aesthetic theory, Theodor Adorno, gave his own […]
Entering Art Access’s Access II Gallery, where Linnie Brown’s Landmarks: Recent Works is on display through April 13th, one might ask, “Has Picasso gone crazy?” No, Picasso has not gone mad, but Linnie Brown has lucidly painted — constructed (as cubists do) — a series of abstract works which are […]
Despite their apparently simple compositions, Lindsay Frei’s new series of paintings, Alterations, are anything but simple, and raise many pertinent questions — most poignantly, issues involving the nature of human identity and individuality. The Helper artist’s inspiration for these works stem from her discovery of an abandoned suitcase of old clothing. […]