The new Urban Gallery at Neighborhood House goes up this weekend, Friday September 23, and Saturday, September 24. Since 2008 the 337 Project has been transforming the garage doors at Salt Lake’s Neighborhood House into an Urban Gallery, featuring work by Utah’s street and fine artists. In previous […]
The Salt Lake Art Center and the Jarvis and Constance Doctorow Family Foundation announced today that Kim Schoenstadt is the inaugural recipient of the Catherine Doctorow Prize for Contemporary Painting. The bi-annual prize recognizes exceptional emerging and mid-career artists in the United States. It comes with a $15,000 […]
You can see it in her eyes. Micol Hebron has a thirsty sense of curiosity and a sharp intellect; as evidence of this a person needs to look no further than her vision for the Salt Lake Art Center.
Lenka Konopasek brings in some light to the Salt Lake Art Center’s Main Gallery.
Someone immediately disagreed with my opinion of the Salt Lake Art Center’s latest exhibit Honeymoon. A group of us were enjoying a post gallery stroll meal and comparing notes on what we’d viewed during the evening and I said that Honeymoon, Micol Hebron’s first show as Senior Curator, is a satisfyingly successful […]
As much as the quality of paint, or the illusion of depth, the relationship between art and viewer is a fundamental element of what we call art. So what happens when an artist denies their viewer this essential relationship, cutting off the dialogue that is the product of […]
This month’s Art Professional Profile is about an absence rather than a presence; about a possibility rather than the actuality. In October of 2007, after over ten years as its Director, Ric Collier resigned from the Salt Lake Art Center. The search for his replacement provides the Board and […]
“Pandora’s Box” by Andrew Junge, 2005, assemblage with neon, 11″ x 21″ x 9″ SF Recycled, the current exhibit in the Salt Lake Art Center’s Main Gallery, features artwork created out of materials from the solid-waste transfer and recycling center in San Francisco. Using old or found objects to create […]
Beautifully articulated color combinations, carefully balanced compositions, credulous perspective, figural accuracy; all are to be found in the art of the Leipzig School, a group of artists trained at the Leipzig Art Academy whose works are now on display at the Salt Lake Art Center. The works in Life After […]
Over 20 years ago, philosopher and art critic Arthur C. Danto published his seminal essay reinterpreting the Hegelian concept of “the end of art” and introduced his notion of the “post-historical era.” Thirty years prior, another influential philosopher and shaper of aesthetic theory, Theodor Adorno, gave his own […]
A long time ago in a gallery far, far away, rebels banded together to create an art with a new relation to reality. They called their art “Realism,” but we know it today as merely the opening engagement of a movement that came to be called “Modernism.” The […]
by Kindra Fehr One fascinating aspect of Contemporary art has been its interest in expanding the canon of materials used in its creation. Moving beyond traditional painting, drawing and sculpture, we are beginning to see a wide, essentially endless, array of sources. This opening of the material canon has […]
If you were to take several of the quarter or nickel-size round stones on the beach at Antelope Island, as I once did, and stand them or stack them in the sand so that the sun caused them to cast long shadows, then photograph them up close […]