Nicknamed the Beehive state, Utah proudly integrates imagery of beehives into many aspects of its being: the state flag, road markers, architecture, and more. The beehive has roots in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and the arrival in the land Brigham Young named “Deseret,” or […]
Al Denyer came here from England, a place celebrated for its paradigmatic topography: hills and dales, lakes and rivers, cliffs and footpaths. Since she departed that small country — physically for the expanses of Utah and cognitively for even larger landscapes, like the Amazon rain forest — her […]
Lenka Konopasek is always blowing things up or burning them down. Her beguiling works in paint or sculpted paper, now in a solo show at Nox Contemporary, make manifest that disaster is her thing, her oeuvre — but why is that? We arranged to meet at Nox to […]
No self-respecting dramatist would set a Biblical Apocalypse in the parking lot of a shopping center; it’s too mundane, too much a whimper and not a bang, to produce the proper sense of doom. Yet today it’s a routine event to carry the groceries out to the car, […]
“Sometimes I love an artwork for the unusual usage of materials, sometimes for the surprising pairing of the content/idea and technique” says Lenka Konopasek, a Czech-born artist who received her BFA degree from the University of Utah and her MFA from Maine College of Art in Portland, Maine. […]
The weeks of August are truly the doldrums for art exhibitions, no less in Utah than elsewhere. For whatever reasons—the population crowding their vacations into what’s left of the summer, the colleges that house many of the nonprofit galleries being between semesters, perhaps some artists already looking ahead […]
There’s a whirlwind of artistic activity along the Wasatch Back this year: a large metal piece called “Urban Tornado” by Salt Lake City’s Lenka Konopasek has been installed at the Summit County Building in Kimball Junction and Riverton artist Tim Little’s assemblage “Fly Utah” is in front of […]
I like to emphasize the contrast between a first glance appearance of the strangely beautiful image and my fascination with them and the harsh consequences of the disasters depicted in them. —Lenka Konopasek The first Lenka Konopasek I remember encountering was among the most unforgettable works of […]
Laura Hurtado takes a look at After the End, CUAC Contemporary’s inaugural exhibition.
Lenka Konopasek brings in some light to the Salt Lake Art Center’s Main Gallery.
Draw an X from corner to corner across Utah (something the Democratic Party did years ago) and right where the two diagonals meet, in the geographic center of the State, Sanpete County nestles in the valley that shares its name. Like Shangri-la, this long, narrow rift, stretching from […]
Local artist Lenka Konopasek recently completed a piece commissioned by the Utah Transit Authority, Salt Lake Arts Council and Salt Lake City Corporation. Located on the platform of TRAX’s Old Greek Town Station (200 South 550 West), the piece consists of multiple parts playing with gears as a motif. […]
by Lane Bachman When we hear of the subject of landscape in art, most of us tend to visualize the beauty of nature or a simple sunset over rolling hills. This isn’t the case in the work of Lenka Konopasek or Charles E. Uibel, two artists exhibiting their work […]
There are few competitions like it in Utah: Your reputation is irrelevant. Your resume is immaterial. There is no entry fee. Any Utahn 18 years or older has a fair chance. First-time applicants may get juried in; strong, well-known artists may get juried out. The artwork must stand […]
Each year Salt Lake City’s Rio Gallery showcases the visual artists awarded the Utah Arts Council’s Individual Artist Grant. This year’s exhibit will continue through April 19, 2002. The Rio Gallery is located in the south end of the Rio Grande Depot just south of the Gateway on […]