Up & Upcoming to the South
Brigham Young University Museum of Art UP:
Think Flat: The Art of Andy Warhol and Takashi Murakami features selections from the Freedman Family Collection and the BYU Museum of Art and focuses on the two artists' relationships to works that explore the "low" of pop art and a celebrity-driven world.|0| AND: People in a Hard Land: Iconic Images of Life in the Southwest focuses on iconic images of people in the American Southwest: pioneers, cowboys, and Indians moving across a vast uninhabited landscape;
men and women engaged in the hard labor of taming a wild land.|1| AND: Object of Devotion, medieval English alabaster sculpture from the Victoria and Albert Museum that date back to the early 1300s.|2|AND: michael whiting: 8-bit modern, in the Museum's Sculpture Garden, features brightly painted, massive, pixilated sculptures exploring the visual relationship between early video games and 1960s minimalism. AND: In the Shadows of Timpanogos, photographs by John Telford. Telford contrasts the stability of geologic formations with variation in atmosphere, color, and vegetation over time and season. The photographs come together as a visual poem that ponders the cyclical rhythm of nature and diversity of form that provide an unending source of interest and renewal.
Springville Museum of Art UP: Milne & Swanson Collections Exhibitions, with Soviet/Russian Art donated by Gordon and Hollie Milne will be in the Steed Gallery and Utah Art donated by Vern and Judy Swanson will be in the Four-plex Gallery. AND: Ex Corde Lux, Out of the Heart, Light celebrates the remarkable career of German-born artist Wulf Barsch through captivating paintings and prints spanning 50 years. Known internationally, Barsch is one of the foremost symbolic painters of the era, his works evoking a deep sense of spirituality.|3| AND: The Great Organ: Paintings of the Tabernacle Organ by Fred Howard. In a series of over 30 paintings, artist Fred Howard has captured the artistry and beauty of the historic tabernacle organ, originally constructed in 1867.
Covey Center for the Arts UP: Cubbyholes of Nature, paintings by Artell Harris. Harris grew up hunting and fishing with his family in Idaho, and for 30 years found painting to be a relaxing hobby when he was a building contractor. Not only does he paint panoramic scenes such as the Grand Canyon or the Grand Tetons; but he is also drawn to those serendipitous scenes which can happen within 100 feet of you, such as a clear mountain stream with its multitude of colors and reflections. This is what he considers the little cubby holes of nature.|4|AND: The Written Word, Calligraphy by Carole Taylor.
BYU Library Exhibits UP: Mexico Then & Now, photos from Mexico's Casasola Archive & Community Exhibit
presented by Artes de México en Utah, curated by
Edgar Gomez. AND: Catalog Cards an exhibit of catalog cards from the Harold B. Lee Library by Corey Crellin. AND: Justin Hackworth's
"30 Strangers" Project features portraits of mothers and daughters (2, 3, or 4 generations)) and raises money for the Center for Women and Children in Crisis.
Utah County Art Gallery UP: Fall Photography/Digital Art Show.
Woodbury Art Museum UPCOMING: Global Spotlight Russia: Pastoralism features works from Soviet artists from the 1950-1980s.
Terra Nova Gallery UP: Plein Air Provo, an exhibit open to artists in any two-dimensional medium (oils, acrylics, gauche, watercolors and pastels) working in the Provo area. Through October 26.
ST. GEORGE AREA
St. George Art Museum UP: For the Love of Travel & Art by Sue Cotter & Spike Ress. The artist couple will be exhibiting works inspired by their various travel experiences. Spike paints directly on location, Sue often writes, sketches, collects found objects, seeks stories and details she will later assemble into a symbolic whole. AND: A Dream, works by J. Kirk Richards and Brian Kershisnik. J. Kirk Richards is a favorite among admirers of contemporary spiritual artwork. In a genre dominated by sanitized, manufactured-under-studio-lights imagery, Richards has embraced subtlety with textural, poetic, and mysterious images (see our article page 7).|5| Kershisnik's images of simplified drawing and washes of color display a deep understanding of human psychology. AND: Metal Imagined, sculptures by Matt Clark.
A self-taught welder who has been in a wheelchair since an injury at age 17, Clark has been creating sculpture for thirty years. The steel, stainless steel, copper, stone and found objects he uses in his art were originally created to perform a specific function but had outlived their usefulness. Clark studies each piece searching for its innate power and then gives it a new life through welding, cutting, grinding, and forging.|6| AND: Idaho Gallery of 12, a group of 12 professional artists residing in Idaho Falls, Idaho who have banded together to promote each other and themselves at the same time.
Sears Art Gallery UP: It's All Relative, work by Merle Fish Olson, Darlene Morgan and Brian Challis.
. AND: Ceramic Capture:
Local Ceramists & Their Work Captured by Photographer Anna Oakden In the ECCLES Grand Foyer.
Braithwaite Fine Arts Gallery UP: Everything In Between: Art Quilts, Fabric Collage, and Embroidery features 48 invited international artists from six countries and 21 states with works spanning traditional, realistic, abstract, non-objective, and conceptual works.|7| AND: In the Hunter Conference Center, Panels From the Aids Memorial Quilt features panels from the AIDS Memorial Quilt, created to commemorate the lives lost to AIDS over the last decades and serving as a political and social statement about the impact of the disease.|8|
Utah Shakespeare Festival (SUU campus) UP: Truth, Mirth, and Turmoil: Shakespeare Paintings by Richard Lance Russell features a score of paintings, depicting powerful scenes and memorable characters from Shakespeare's plays (see our July edition).|9|