There’s a hint of cruelty in the Rio Gallery’s choice to devote August, a month most people spend wearing as little as modesty permits, to the subject of clothing. Among the nine artists here, there are enough heavy garments, long-sleeved shirts, and gloves to bring a suggestible viewer […]
Don’t Read This : A generation of Utah artists considers the invasion of art by text at the City Library
In Don’t Read This, eight artists attempt to explore incorporating the verbal content of a message into the way it’s presented without allowing text to hijack the image.
The art of the Western world has thrived because it has existed in a generally recognized and appreciated visual vocabulary. Generally speaking, a Carravagio will elicit similar effects from most viewers. A Raphael will allow reverence, a Rembrandt awe and wonder. Poussin is calm. David conveys intense desire to act, […]
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, […]
Gary Barton is a professor at BYU who paints large collage-inspired oil paintings.