Up and Upcoming: To The North
Exhibition Listings in Northern Utah
Eccles Community Art Center UP: In the Main Gallery, drawings, paintings and intaglio prints by Logan artist Adrian Van Suchtelen, hand-carved sculptures by Vernal artist Brock Thorne and pottery by Clinton artist Chris Adams. As Geoff Wichert has written in these pages, "Van Suchtelen is a meticulous, old world craftsman, a lifelong student of images and image-making, whose prints are miraculous, miniature worlds wherein a lost realm of Nature goes on living through four seasons, its plants and animals living in balance and elusive harmony.”|0| “Investigation of spirituality in art has always been an inner need for me," says sculptor Brock Thorne. "Looking for God within the individual, landscape or flower influences the image or object of my creation.”|1| A reluctant ceramicist, unsure that it was an art form, Chris Adams became seduced by the tactile nature of clay, which he found perfectly suited to his interest in nature and the natural process. "The fossil-like imprints, the subtle and raw textures communicate something of my love for the natural world," he says.|2| AND: In the newly remodeled Carriage House Gallery, the paintings of John C. Harbert of Ogden, a self-taught painter who works in watercolor.
Gallery 25 UP: The work of Darlene Stevenson Hamblin, who has become intrigued and compelled to draw and paint twisting trees. Darlene’s daughter, Tonya Hamblin Peterson, will also be exhibiting. |4|
WSU DOVA UP: Biennial Faculty Exhibition featuring ceramics, digital media, drawing, metals/jewelry, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture and visual communications. |5|
Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art UP: The Modern Woman is an exhibit of 21 prints, paintings, and photos examines the roles of women in modern society. Some roles are glamorous and tempting ... some roles are gritty and fierce. AND: LUX is an exploration of how artists have used light as a medium or subject matter. Several large pieces will focus on artists featured in the Pacific Standard Time exhibitions from Los Angeles who are considered to be the leaders of the light and space art movement of the 1970s. |8| AND: Adventures in the West features majestic landscape photos by Ansel Adams and Brett Weston, and explores the rugged, historical, and dangerous qualities of the western world portrayed in Jack London's writing. |9|
Twain Tippetts Gallery USU UPCOMING: E Pluribus Unum is a response to the ultra-partisan nature of our country's current political climate and emphasizes the need for cooperation and collaboration in government. Each of the artists will be doing some of their own work for the show, as well as participating on a collaborative piece with one of the other artists in the show. Participating artists include: Cassandra Barney, Dan Barney, Namon Bills, Linnie Brown, Brian Christensen, Becky Coleman, Noah Coleman, Chad Crane, Shilo Jackson, Randal Marsh, Frank McEntire, Joe Norman, Margaret Tarampi, Carrie Wardle, Justin Wheatley and Sam Wilson.
BDAC UP: Foundations: The Artists of the Bountiful/Davis Art Center (1997-2012) celebrates and says adieu to the building on Main Street (which they will soon be vacating as they wait for the new building to be completed), and honors former BDAC director Arley Curtz |6| for his creativity and dedication to art and individual artists.
Work by close to one hundred artists who have shown at the Center over the past fifteen years will be on display. In addition, art and photography by former director Arley Curtz as well as selections from the art collection of he and his wife Diane, will be on display.
Western Heritage Art Museum UP: 7th Annual Uintah Arts Council Juried Photo Shootout, with works exploring the theme "Wagon Wheels & Windmills."
Kimball Art Center UP: KAC Members Pin-Up show, featuring juried works by the KAC members. UPCOMING: Chihuly Venetians, works from the George R. Stroemple Collection, an exhibit of over 60 pieces that focuses on the artist's fascination with Venice.|7| The exhibit includes bottle stoppers, Putti Venetians, Piccolo Venetians, drawings and the Laguna Murano chandelier.
Meyer Gallery UPCOMING: Rust, solo show by Santiago Michalek, whose subjects include motorcycles, trains, tractors, and race cars, as well as the people and settings which surround them. He brings a painterly, old world master style to his 'portraits of locomotion.'