Up & Upcoming to the South
UP: Rinsed, an exhibit by Salt Lake City artist Andrea Jensen. Her mixed- media paintings are constructed of recycled material and blend abstract areas of color field painting with oblique figurative references in an attempt to explore the destructive relationship between the natural environment and man's insatiable drive toward economic disparity.|1| "Poetry has been lost," she says, "replaced with rational thinking. Lost also are the subtleties of the human experience, and forgotten are the scarred landscapes around us.
Brigham Young University Museum of Art UP: We Could Be Heroes: The Mythology of Monsters and Heroes in Contemporary Art, delves into the growing captivation with super heroes and monsters in contemporary pop culture.|2| Includes artists from Korea, Romania, Poland, Israel, Iran, Afghanistan, Mexico, Japan, the U.K., and others (see our review page 1).
AND: Alex Webb: The Suffering of Light: Thirty Years of Photographs
explores the thirty year career of Magnum photographer Alex Webb.|3| The exhibition will feature 45 large pigment prints that exhibit the unique energy and emotional vibrancy of Haiti, the Caribbean, the U.S.-Mexico border and other cultures on the periphery of Western civilization. Webb’s work, with its richly layered and complex composition, touches on multiple genres including street photography, photojournalism, and fine art. AND: Edward Burtynsky: Industrial Sublime.
BYU Library Exhibits UP: Brandon Hearty's Non Populus AND: Dimensions: 2D, 3D, and Time-based Works from
BYU Visual Arts | Concept Design + Digital Illustration Students. AND: Tales of India, works by
BYU Visual Arts | Digital Illustration 210 Students.
AND: Half Show BYU Communications Dept. | Annual Advertising Student Show. In the
North Gallery, level 2, through April.
Provo Library @ Academy Square Art Gallery UP: Seeing Isaiah by Lloyd Knowles.
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: Sacred Settings: Selected Photography by Val Brinkerhoff, black and white photographs by Brinkerhoff, who has traveled the world studying sites and spaces created for the worship of God. His interest in sacred spaces, symbolism and their cultural meanings has generated a wealth of images spanning 40 countries and thousands of years. AND: New Acquisitions.
Woodbury Art Museum UP: BFA Final Thesis exhibition, featuring work by graduating seniors from Utah Valley University, including Inez Harwood, creator of the world's largest tie-dye (see page 9).
Terra Nova Gallery UP: Red Rock Refractions by Carol Berrey is a series of stylized landscapes inspired by rock formations in Utah’s national parks.|4| They are mixed media, including acrylics, metallic enamels and ink pen, on handmade wooden panels.
Utah County Art Gallery UP: Melody Johnson and Chad Farnes. UPCOMING: Spring Fine Art Juried Show.
Snow College Art Gallery UP: The 2012-2013 Annual Snow College Student Art Exhibition.
GALLERY 24 UP: Grand Re-opening exhibit. The gallery has new owners and features new artists and new art.
ST. GEORGE AREA
St. George Art Museum UP: Quilts: Reimagined.
Susan McBride Gilgen has 18 quilts on display in the Main Gallery.|5| They showcase over a decade of her art beginning with a quilted coat Clown Under Wraps designed and created in 1999 to honor the first woman in America to graduate from Clown College, Peggy Williams. AND: Photo to Fabric exhibit includes the work of seven quilters inspired by Rob Lefkow's photographs of Zion National Park. |6| AND: In the Upstairs Galleries Karen Andrus, Janey Argyle, Charlotte Purcell Gary, Sue Gilgen, Cathie Purdy and Carroll Lee Stolz display quilts based on a challenge put forth by the Painted Hills Fiber Artists group. Seven women started with seven different one-yard cuts of fabric plus some embellishments. Each person kept half of her original fabric and passed the remainder to the next quilter who again tore it in half and passed along to the next.
Sears Art Gallery UPCOMING: Dixie State College Art Department Showcase.
Braithwaite Fine Arts Gallery UP: Senior BFA Portfolio Show.