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Logan Madsen: Artist Profile

Logan Madsen: Artist Profile

In 2006 Salt Lake artist Logan Madsen had his first solo exhibit, a series of floral paintings, at Art Access Gallery. He returns to the gallery this month with another solo exhibit, a series of paintings of a much more personal nature. Madsen, along with his sister Heather, have an...

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Plural & Partial @ Rio Gallery

Plural & Partial @ Rio Gallery

In Plural & Partial, curator Laura Hurtado has focused seven artists on a reading from Salman Rushdie: that as individuals we find ourselves incomplete, but we can ease this predicament by connecting to past selves, or we can look to the promise of the future, unknowable in detail but exercising...

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Susan Kirby at Williams Fine Art

Susan Kirby at Williams Fine Art

 Susan Kirby became an artist not by any decision but by a realization, an epiphany. She was 19, in Paris for a two-year study program, practicing a self-taught style she felt insecure about. A detached artist leads to complacency and the artist needs validation and Kirby realized hers in a...

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Modern West Fine Art

Modern West Fine Art

Diane Stewart and Donna Poulton sustain that Utah’s history is a rich palette by which to draw multiple artistic perspectives. By in large, Utah is excluded from the various hubs of Western art in the surrounding states of New Mexico, Wyoming and Colorado. As such, Mountain West Fine Art attempts...

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Laura Hurtado

Laura Hurtado

Laura Hurtado, who curated the Plural and Partial show at the Rio this month, says she might throw into the mix a work of her own: a performance piece. The exhibit is about intergenerational relationships, so it seems appropriate that Hurtado is due to give birth to her third child...

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Lance Olsen's Theories of Forgetting

Lance Olsen’s Theories of Forgetting

For fans of experimental or metamodern fiction, Lance Olsen is a well-known name. He has published over twenty volumes of fiction, essays, and “anti-textbook” work, with another forthcoming. There are few writers working today who are more prolific, inventive and as simultaneously micro- and macrocosmic in scope as Olsen. In...

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RDT's Land, in Dance and Art

RDT’s Land, in Dance and Art

One of Utah’s best artistic resources is its landsape. From the high-mountain country of the Uintahs to the wetlands of our inland sea to the redrock cliffs of the Colorado Plateau, the place in which we live provides a limitless source of material for artists. And not just for the...

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Cary Griffiths' Black Paintings

Cary Griffiths’ Black Paintings

Vulnerability will be on tap when the Art at the Main exhibits Cary Griffiths’ new show April 14th – May 10th, with an artist’s reception April 18th 6-9pm. While Griffiths is well known for dissonant mood work (read: expressionist abstract), Light in a Dark Place is a risk for him....

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Yebel Gallegos & Tara McArthur

Yebel Gallegos & Tara McArthur

This year has been one of great change for Ririe-Woodbury. In addition to celebrating the 50th Anniversary and welcoming new Artistic Director Daniel Charon the company has also welcomed new dancer Yebel Gallegos as they prepare to say goodbye to Tara McArthur. Rather than interview either, it seemed appropriate to...

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Draw Till You Drop: Kristina Lenzi and Gretchen Reynolds

Draw Till You Drop: Kristina Lenzi and Gretchen Reynolds

Several features can characterize works of Performance Art. One is duration. Performance artists often (not always) push the boundaries of their audience’s patience, creating a corner in time that proceeds according to the work’s inner tempo. The artist’s stamina can also be pushed – to exhaustion. Another feature that can...

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Above, Beyond and Within — Joseph Cipro at 814 Gallery

Above, Beyond and Within — Joseph Cipro at 814 Gallery

With a collection of abstracts, landscapes, and figurative paintings, Joseph Cipro makes a Salt Lake debut of sorts at 814 Gallery, April 18 through July. “This show marks my return to the gallery venue and I hope a greater presence in the art environment and in your collections,” says Cipro in his artist statement for...

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Korean Vision in Ogden

Korean Vision in Ogden

Hyunsung Cho did something artists have traditionally been expected to do: he saw something on the street—it happened to be a mailbox—thought of his parents, then went home and made a work of art about it. Because Cho works in glass, he was able to create a luminous bubble, fragile as thought, that mimics the...

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Raphael Dagold's "Bastard Heart"

Raphael Dagold’s “Bastard Heart”

Poet Raphael Dagold will be reading from his first book of poetry Bastard Heart (Silverfish Review Press, 2014) this Friday, April 18 (7 pm) at The King’s English Bookshop in Salt Lake City, 1511 South 1500 East. A gifted woodworker/cabinet-maker as well as a poet, Dagold is a PhD candidate in Creative Writing at the...

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Form: The "Tie" That Binds: Utah Ties at CUAC

Form: The “Tie” That Binds: Utah Ties at CUAC

In a January 2014 article Catherine Craft reassessed a 1970 Whitney Museum exhibition by African American artist Melvin Edwards asserting, “A reconsideration of Edward’s exhibition reveals its seminal place in art of the period as both an incisive response to the most radical forms of sculpture and installation and as an uncommonly nuanced articulation of...

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SUNDAY BLOG READ:  David Hawkins

SUNDAY BLOG READ: David Hawkins

SUNDAY BLOG READ is your glimpse into the working minds and hearts of Utah’s literary writers. Today, 15 Bytes features David Hawkins who provides three selections from his award-winning manuscript  the book of the missing. “dark adaptations” is one of two long poems in the collection and the featured sections below were originally published in the Seattle Review. The other long poem in the collection was written...

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Appreciating the Dirty Arts

Appreciating the Dirty Arts

Hints ‘n’ Tips Appreciating the Dirty Arts What will the coming generation of collectors want? by John Hughes Remember the old problem many of us pondered in elementary school science class? The question went something like this: If a tree falls in the woods and no one is around to witness the event, is there...

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Urban Faces: Jimmi Toro at Urban Arts

Urban Faces: Jimmi Toro at Urban Arts

If you haven’t figured out what “urban art” is, or thought it was just skateboards, skulls, and graffiti, please see the Jimmi Toro exhibition at the Urban Arts Gallery in Salt Lake City’s Gateway Mall. It may dramatically elevate your earlier perceptions. Toro, winner of the top award in last year’s Park City Arts Festival,...

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“3” Insightful Plays at Plan B

“3” Insightful Plays at Plan B

Family Home Evening it isn’t. But Eric Samuelsen’s world premiere “3″ at Plan B Theatre Company is still as Mormon as it gets. That doesn’t mean anyone of any belief system won’t enjoy it immensely. But it will help if you’ve spent some time in Utah. These are three insightful short plays about women confronting their...

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Kate Gilmore at the UMFA

Kate Gilmore at the UMFA

Every year, Friends of Contemporary Art (FoCA) purchase a work by a contemporary artist and donate it to the collection of the Utah Museum of Fine Arts (UMFA). With the assistance of the UMFA’s curator of modern and contemporary art Whitney Tassie, the work is chosen at an annual acquisition dinner, voted on by members of...

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Easel to Easel: Kristina Lenzi and Gretchen Reynold's Durational Draw Out

Easel to Easel: Kristina Lenzi and Gretchen Reynold’s Durational Draw Out

The performance by Kristina Lenzi and Gretchen Reynolds, scheduled to overlap with Gallery Stroll on Friday, March 21st, was called a ‘Durational Draw Out,’ a name that suggests a sporting event or an endurance contest. And why not? Who says art works better when it’s pretentious? Flexing their allegorical muscles is an apt metaphor for...

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Robert Smithson’s Sculpture in Context at UMFA

Robert Smithson’s Sculpture in Context at UMFA

by Hikmet Sidney Loe On March 18th, the Utah Museum of Fine Arts (UMFA) unveiled a work by American artist RobertSmithson (1938-1973), on loan from Dia Art Foundation. The regional partnerships Dia formed in early 2012 with UMFA and Westminster College’s Great Salt Lake Institute regarding Smithson’s monumental earthwork Spiral Jetty finds its first publicly-seen collaborative venture in the loan of Smithson’s sculpture “Leaning Mirror “(1969). The opportunity to engage...

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12 Minutes Max Returns to Salt Lake

12 Minutes Max Returns to Salt Lake

This Sunday, 12 Minutes Max returns to Salt Lake City. The March 23rd event at the Main Library will feature a film by Danielle Short, a reading from Mary Windsor and a music/video work by Luke Williams and Jan Voitechovich. The program is based on 12 Minutes Max at On the Boards in Seattle, Washington....

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