Dance

Digital Dance with Queer Spectra

In the second of a series of three audio interviews on art making during the pandemic, Halie Bahr discusses the ongoing work of Queer Spectra, an arts festival in Salt Lake City. Bahr speaks with the festival’s founders and organizing committee: Aileen Norris, Max Barnewitz, Emma Sargent and […]

Visual Arts | WIP

WIP: Justin Watson

The combinations seem perverse, unholy — Claude Monet’s “Poppy Field at Giverny” and a plastic manufacturing plant; a delightful landscape painting by LeConte Stewart and a decomissioned chemical agent disposal facility in Tooele; a Georgia O’Keefe and the Facebook Data Center in Eagle Mountain. But the results are somehow mesmerizing.

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WIP: Alison Neville

The drawings pictured here, on the desk in Alison Neville’s studio, are only days or weeks old, but they belong to a stack of small, quick work spanning almost fifteen years. “Initially they started as a low-anxiety response to keeping a daily sketchbook which I could sketch or doodle on during lunch or other downtime,” the artist says. “The newest problem I’m taking baby steps towards addressing is my fear of using color. Cue sharpies, looking at retro ’60s floral sheets, and slightly bigger paper. I imagine I’ll continue to add to the pile until a conceptual piece gets my attention again but I will always return to drawing as a sort of home base (forgive the sports metaphor, please).”