Michael Ryan Handley and Cara Depain, native son and daughter of Utah, returned to the state this month for solo exhibitions at CUAC, in Salt Lake City. Handley has been living in Philadelphia and New York City after finishing an MFA at Yale, and Despain has been working […]
I’ll drown my belief, to have your babies…and wash your swollen feet. Just don’t leave. Don’t leave. “True Love Waits”, Radiohead Such desperate subjugation of self, in an effort to pair with another, to mirror love, to feel heard, feels strained and achingly heartbroken when […]
Regular readers of 15 Bytes don’t need to be told what an important figure Shawn Rossiter is in Utah. His dedication to this magazine alone is a testament to his passion for Utah’s artists and the work they create. When you don’t see him surveying the latest exhibit […]
As with all juried shows, this year’s annual Utah Ties exhibition is an inconsistent mixed bag —some works evoke the grotesque and the abject, while others are quietly beautiful and even majestic. As a collective, the show includes a select number of truly remarkable pieces here and there […]
Here lies the truth, and that is the secret of the reality of the forest that transcends all, even the forest itself.
The nature of perception, the artist’s vision and viewer responsiveness is a topic that concerns all of art, in every facet, from every place and time, from every artist, and from every viewer. From a visitor to a gallery or museum in Salt Lake City to a pedestrian […]
In a January 2014 article Catherine Craft reassessed a 1970 Whitney Museum exhibition by African American artist Melvin Edwards asserting, “A reconsideration of Edward’s exhibition reveals its seminal place in art of the period as both an incisive response to the most radical forms of sculpture and installation […]
“My paintings come out of my love/hate relationship with Modernism,” says Utah artist Steven Stradley. “Modernism pigeon-holed itself, I think. [Clement] Greenberg pigeon-holed it as he had all of those ideas about painting as a flat surface, ideas about painting super-imposed upon the work that maybe did not […]
Think of Alice in Wonderland and the party with the Mad Hatter; or the Cheshire Cat, The White Rabbit, the roses and the flowers, Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum, and the smoking Caterpillar. These characters do strange things in strange ways to Alice, who never seems affected by […]
As spring rushes into summer in Utah, the time spent out of doors each day has increased exponentially: we want to be surrounded by bright light, warm air, and beautiful landscapes. Utah offers an abundance of varied, even verdant environments we can inhabit and enjoy. Solitude can be […]
In conjunction with their current exhibition Cinematic, the CUAC in Salt Lake City is presenting three free film series featuring work by local filmmakers. With an abundance of visual imagery, ranging from black and white animation to lushly colored poetic references, these short films by Also Sisters, Jan […]
The word cinematic most commonly makes reference to a relationship with, a suggestion of or being suitable for motion pictures. Yet, the diversity of media in CUAC’s most recent exhibition Cinematic makes evident that filmic culture has far reaching effects that spill well beyond its original parameters: it informs and […]
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.
The cover of the January edition of ARTnews magazine features the detail of a painting by an artist who isn’t even mentioned within its pages. Barbara Pollack’s cover story on the new wave of interest in postwar Japanese art mentions plenty of Ushio Shinohara’s compatriots, artists like Jiro Yoshihara, […]
Laura Hurtado takes a look at After the End, CUAC Contemporary’s inaugural exhibition.