The earliest clear warnings of the coming environment crisis, fifty years ago, included the horrific-sounding, and indeed horrific, acid rain. Pollution from coal-fired electrical generation and similar industrial activity was filling the atmosphere with sulfuric and nitric acids, which fell with the rain, killing plants and polluting rivers […]
Reverse of Volume, Yasuaki Onishi’s ethereal, transformative installation at Weber State University’s Mary Elizabeth Dee Shaw Gallery, is created from simple material yet alludes to complex phenomena. Light and gravity contribute to the work’s perceptual illusion in which a wavering plastic sheet appears to float in midair with […]
Staying relevant can be difficult for a museum gallery. Exhibitions of a certain caliber take time to put together and the original impetus for a show may become, if not history, at least yesterday’s news by the time the wine and cheese are brought out for the artist’s […]
Overshadowed and undervalued by the history of Caucasian colonizers, the diverse tapestry of America’s indigenous peoples is frequently molded together to form a digestible monolithic narrative. An increasingly urgent call to arms regarding minority representation in art accompanied the civil rights movements of the 1960s and, while significant […]
It would be helpful if words could capture the sequence of impressions created by a first encounter with Confetti and Distress, Honey and Suspicion. We know what to expect with paintings and sculpture, and increasingly now with performance, installation, video—all the newer media that have become familiar […]
The government may be watching you. So may Louise Åkebrand. But she’s also got her eye on the government. For the past three years Åkebrand’s art has been exploring the nature of surveillance. From a suite of works exploring “the most dangerous city in the world” to her […]
Internationally-renowned photographer Edward Burtynsky comes to Utah with an exhibit of photographs entitled The Industrial Sublime that opens today at Weber State University’s Shaw Gallery.