Mark Magleby’s passion for his new job is immediate and infectious. He had just been named the new, third, director at the Brigham Young University Museum of Art in November when our conversation took place, yet he exuded a natural confidence in this new post – one that […]
Hikmet Sidney Loe
has taught art history at Westminster College since 2006, and has also taught at the University of Utah and Weber State University. Her extensive exploration of Spiral Jetty was published by The University of Utah Press and the Tanner Trust Fund in a book titled "The Spiral Jetty Encyclo: Exploring Robert Smithson's Earthwork Through Time and Place" in 2017; it won the 15 Bytes Art Book Award in 2018.
On the occasion of Tim DeChristopher’s trial, Hikmet Loe looks back at the 2008 attempt to drill for oil in the Great Salt Lake.
Photos by Hikmet Sidney Loe Robert Smithson’s first career choice was “naturalist.” As he shifted his gaze towards art, his lifelong fascination with the materials of the earth and with the transformations that time manifests became incorporated into his work. The Spiral Jetty best embodies this synthesis of […]
Paul Reynolds, photo by Shalee Cooper Paul Reynolds returns to the Finch Lane Gallery for the first time since 2004 with a majestic exhibition of abstract and nonrepresentational paintings rich in color and content. Reynolds’ new body of works, created since his 2007 solo exhibition at The Gallery at Library […]
In the ghost town of Lucin, Utah, about nine miles east of the Nevada border, the sun rose at 7:56 a.m. and set at 5:11 p.m. on December 21st. This date marked this year’s winter solstice, the shortest day of the year. For just over nine hours this […]
There’s an oft-told tale in art history: non-objective art came into existence as the Russian painter Vasily Kandinsky viewed a painting of his from across the room, bathed in the waning rays of the afternoon light, and was struck with inspiration. It was as if he was looking […]
The surface of Great Salt Lake shimmers and glows as only an inland saline body of water can. It mesmerizes you into believing there are great depths and secrets below its facade, waiting for you to slowly eek out their mysteries. What if the facade is the answer, […]
photos by Shalee Cooper In downtown Salt Lake, at Sam Weller’s book store, past the temptation of eye candy and the brilliantly installed Coffee Garden lies a gem of an exhibition currently on view on the Mezzanine. Artist Richard Zimmerman has taken modern forms – the shopping bag and […]
Wendover from Salt Lake City is a trip. A trip that takes an hour and a half, a trip punctuated by several mountain ranges before the flat, white expanse of Bonneville Salt Flats. Usually this trip is made with eyes closed, waiting for the relief that comes with […]
The Tree of Utah, our (in)famous sculpture on the side of highway I80, marks its 22nd anniversary today. Standing at Milepost 26 near Wendover, it serves as a visual marker in this flat stretch of The Great Basin. If you know it’s there, when you see it you […]