It’s as if a mad chef split an enormous cooking gallery into all round bowls and pans and rolling pins on one side; on the other, angular cutting boards, trays, rectangle and square pans. “Brights, sweets, for you,” he cries to Susan Jarvis the painter. “Darkness, depth,” he […]
If you’ve watched Darryl Erdmann’s career over the years, you may have come to suspect that there’s a good dose of the frustrated sculptor in this consummate painter. By incorporating found and constructed elements in some of his works, Erdmann has at times branched out into the physically […]
Place is not a thing, it is not even a space, it is an experience. An experience that, through the artist’s hand, can be shared. This is the concept that drives “Spirit of Place,” featuring works by Darryl Erdmann, Mark Knudsen and Paul Vincent Bernard, currently up at […]
A recent trip to the Springville Museum of Art, where I visited the In Memoriam exhibit dedicated to four recently deceased Utah artists, spurred in me, rather naturally, thoughts of mortality; in addition, I began to think of generations and their passing, particularly artists. Not that these four artists […]
What if Edvard Munch’s famous painting had been named “The Migraine” instead of “The Scream”? Would it have become the iconographic emblem of existential angst it is today? Would it be hanging on museum walls (or being stolen from them)? Maybe. The work, after all, is the work, […]
A former sign painter, Salt Lake City abstract artist Darryl Erdmann paints as much with his elbow and shoulder as he does with his fingers and wrist. He paints big and he paints bold, and his studio is designed to satisfy his needs. His space is divided into […]
Three statewide exhibitions are hanging along the Wasatch Front this month: the Utah Arts Council’s Statewide Annual (Painting and Sculpture), the UVSC Woodbury Gallery’s Statewide Open and the Bountiful Davis’ Statewide Competition. Step into any of your neighborhood statewides and you will see, in some respects, the same […]
Darryl Erdmann on the spot: WHAT ARE YOU READING LATELY? Robert Frost poetry. I don’t read as many books as I used to. With poetry, you can let it sit for two or three days and then read it again and get something different from it. WHAT IS […]
This Friday, May 7th, Park City’s Kimball Art Center will open a unique exhibition: an artist’s retrospective that is in reality a group show. David Chaplin’s Opus is a retrospective that displays the personal work of this long-time Utah artist as well as the work of students he […]
Daryll Erdmann’s CHROMA GALLERY provides the storefront for the Rockwood Art Studios in Sugarhouse. Located at 1064 East 2100 South, between the Bingham Gallery and the Maytag Store, the studios is home to over fifteen artists, Erdmann’s gallery, and Jill Davis’ frame shop. Almost all of the occupants have […]
Darryl Erdmann transforms his store for retro furniture into a gallery for contemporary art.
Darryl Erdmann is a painter of vibrant abstract work and operates Chroma Gallery in Sugarhouse.