One culture’s culinary pleasure is another culture’s entrenched taboo. Which can come in handy if, say, you’re a young maritime Republic looking for divine protection and a little tourist industry: legend has it the Venetians swiped the relics of St. Mark, their patron saint, by layering them in […]
The founder of Artists of Utah and editor of its online magazine, 15 Bytes, Shawn Rossiter has undergraduate degrees in English, French and Italian Literature and studied Comparative Literature in graduate school before pursuing a career in art.
Traci O’Very Covey’s sinuous line, which dances across the surface of her paintings to create overlapping and interlocking planes of color, will be familiar to fans of the Utah Opera, where for four years Covey used her unique graphic style to interpret the storylines of the company’s […]
The applause is still echoing from the Rose Wagner Arts Center. Saturday night, Artistic Director Charlotte Boye-Christensen concluded her 11-year run with the Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company and the audience let their appreciation be heard. Dancer Jo Blake, who is also leaving the company, received just as warm […]
The government may be watching you. So may Louise Åkebrand. But she’s also got her eye on the government. For the past three years Åkebrand’s art has been exploring the nature of surveillance. From a suite of works exploring “the most dangerous city in the world” to her […]
It’s not exactly the Bloods and the Crips; it’s not even the Jets vs. the Sharks; but hang around a university’s art department or the local gallery scene long enough and you’ll notice the tension — that unstated battle between the “artists” and the “illustrators.” The latter are […]
The April edition of 15 Bytes is going to be so big, so brimming with artistic marvels, so chalk full of poise-perfect prose and eye-snapping images, that you’ll be begging us for mercy. You can thank Dale Thompson. Okay, it’s not all Dale. A lot of people put […]
For the Park City Gallery Stroll tonight, (yes, it’s the last Friday of the month already) J GO Gallery is revealing a new body of work by Curtis Olson — three years in the making. The exhibit’s title, Antikythera: Knowledge Objects, is a reference to an ancient […]
When an entire roll of film taken at the Keukenhof Gardens in the Netherlands came out blurry, Shalee Cooper decided it was time to study photography. After returning from her study abroad, she enrolled in the foundation program at the University of Utah, and has made Salt Lake […]
A slew of new exhibitions, including one currently at the CUAC, has brought Japanese artist Ushio Shinohara back into the light. An award-winning documentary at Sundace also tells the story of his artist wife, Noriko.
One of Britain’s most famous artists, David Hockney has survived the various “funerals” held for the art he has practiced for over five decades: painting. His works from the sixties and seventies – paintings of swimming pools and portraits of his friends – have become iconic images of […]
A look at the UMFA’s new exhibit of idiosyncratic photographer Mike Disfarmer, whose portraits of the rural residents of Cleburne County Arkansas have made him a posthumous art star. With a free lecture and movie screening tonight at 7 pm.
Back in November St. George artist Ronald Wilkinson posted a comment to our “Contact” page suggesting — rightly so — that our coverage in southern Utah is wanting. I posted a public reply explaining why it was difficult to get our writers from the Wasatch Front to cover […]