Andrew Rice’s new works, on exhibit at the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art’s Projects Gallery, are filled with dark masses, scrubbed in black oil sticks, covering a rainbow of hues that struggle to emerge through the darkened planes. They define abstracted interior spaces, corners of large rooms, two-sometimes-three-stories high, with simple, cutout spaces suggesting doorways and windows. No person or thing inhabits these spaces. The works’ forlorn quality, the loneliness they suggest, belie the engaging person behind the work, this ski bum turned artist who is finding his professional stride this year. . .
Read the article in the September 2016 edition of 15 Bytes.
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.