One of the great stories of European art concerns Leonardo da Vinci’s unfinished masterpiece, “The Adoration of the Magi,” which was abandoned, left lying face down in a stable, and nearly lost. Eventually it was recovered, repaired, and hangs today in the Uffizi Gallery. Note that it was […]
We lose something in technical drawing. Kids draw fearlessly, without worrying about whether it is “good”; but as we get older, we lose that sense of confidence and ability, and we either grapple with the pencil, forcing it into precision, or we put it down. At Bountiful Davis […]
Dancers do it. Musicians do it. Even writers do it (we’re thinking of Wu Ming). So why not artists? This month, Artists of Utah is celebrating the art of collaboration with a special event at The Leonardo during the Utah Arts Festival that explores what happens when […]
We sat down yesterday with Chad Crane, one of the few artists involved in the 35×35 exhibit we had yet to interview for our associated video project (come to the Awards Reception at Finch Lane Friday the 19th and you’ll see what we’re talking about). If you’ve been […]
Geoff Wichert takes a look at artists using humor in their work, at Finch Lane and Art Access.
A review of Chad Crane and Zane Lancaster’s “We’ll Have to See Some Credentials” at Kayo Gallery.
Some artists embrace their background. Others flee it. Chad Crane does something in between. Though he is a rural Utah boy who grew up watching Westerns and surrounded by the cowboy life, Crane hates cowboy paintings. Which is precisely why he started to paint them. These aren’t the […]
by A.C. Bacall The inauthentic disrupts the authentic in Chad Crane’s Taming the Myth, an exhibition of new paintings opening at Palmers Gallery as part of the Gallery Stroll on April 17th. With sardonic whimsy, Crane explores the heroic clichés of the nineteenth-century American West, which are mostly reduced to […]
Chad Crane teaches drawing and painting at Copper Hills High. He received a BFA from Utah State and an MFA from the University of Utah. He has participated in numerous local juried and group exhibitions including The 9 Muses, an interdisciplinary show involving the collaboration of nine poets […]