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April 2007
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Up & Upcoming: Salt Lake Area
Up & Upcoming This Month:
Compiled by 15 Bytes Staff. Unless otherwise noted, UPCOMING shows begin April Gallery Stroll, April 20th, 6 to 9 pm. Prepared by 15 Bytes staff unless otherwise noted.

THE UTAH ARTS ALLIANCE MAIN STREET CENTER (127 SOUTH MAIN) UP: Pyro, an all-fire art show and performance April 6th - 27th. The Utah Arts Alliance announces the opening of their new Main Street location with Utah's first fire-only art exhibit presented in conjunction with Incendiary Circus. Artists include Brett Colvin, Kim Riley |0|, Weston Hall, Josh Blumental, Robert Hirschi, Doug Simms, Renee Lee, Chris Coleman, Raven, Krisitan Merwin, and Tim Wilson. "At heart. I love the flow of fire, the shapes that are created and the warm colors," says photographer Doug Simms. "I like the idea of trying to control fire and present it as a thing of beauty." Pyro includes a special, one-night event, Fire Circus Extravaganza, April 7, 6 to 9 pm. The event will include fire performances on Main Street by Reala, Chaps, Raziel, Aspen, Blossom, Becky, and Backbone plus a live glassblowing performance by Krisitan Merwin. Tickets to this special event are $10 and all proceeds support local performers. Information and ticket purchase available at www.incendiarycircus.org. The Utah Arts Alliance new Main Street center will house Utah Arts Alliance Gallery and HQ, the Contemporary Design and Art Gallery, Odyssey Dance Theater, Midnight Records Recording Studios, as well as ceramic and painting studios.

JAMES ANTHONY GALLERY UP: Victims & Avengers, a photographic series by Los Angeles-based artist Chris Anthony, thru April 17.|1| This exhibit explores the theme of domestic violence through a series of twenty-seven photographs featuring friends of the artist including actress Zooey Deschanel and her sister, Emily Deschanel. Anthony photographs his models in Victorian dress and, using Photoshop, places them in extremely wide interiors of the same era. His models' bruised faces and the tools of violence they frequently wield give the works an unsettling and macabre air. A portion of the proceeds from the show will benefit The Utah Domestic Violence Council, a domestic violence intervention organization. UPCOMING: The Work of Colin Burns April 20 - June 9.

GALLERY AT LIBRARY SQUARE UP: By Any Means: Works from the National Drawing Invitationals April 6 through May 25. For 25 years, the Norman R. Eppink Art Gallery at Emporia State University in Emporia, Kansas, celebrated the art of drawing in its Annual National Invitational Drawing Exhibition. The only unifying element--and the Annual's greatest strength--was the selection of high-caliber artists committed to the rigorous discipline of drawing. The Eppink Gallery purchased some of the most outstanding works on paper from each year's Annual. By Any Means consists of 30 representative drawings from this exceptional collection, including works by Donald Roller Wilson, Janis Mars Wunderlich, Robert Stackhouse, Phillip Pearlstein, and Harvey Breverman. |2| In conjunction with this exhibit, the Library also presents 2 x 6, works in the drawing mediums by six young Utah artists. The exhibit was curated by the staff of The Gallery at Library Square based on recommendations from area educators in the visual arts. Public reception, Saturday, April 7, 4:00-5:30 p.m.

ART BARN/FINCH LANE GALLERY UP: A Show of Hands, an exhibit of Utah Printmakers; and a video installation by Kaiti Slater, through April 13th. A Show of Hands is a collaborative print exchange by twenty-five women, including established artists, working faculty members at various institutions, and art students at both Brigham Young University and the University of Utah. Kaiti Slater's exhibit is comprised of three video sculptures. The pieces in this exhibition all use a rear projection format; the video element is projected from the interior of the sculptural piece through a material that allows light to filter through it. Each work utilizes a different material for the projection surface: honeycombed steel panel, paper from mitsumata fiber (a kind of Japanese mulberry bark), and white acrylic plastic. AND: In the Park Gallery, Places of Wonder, mixed media works by John R. Anderson and Paul Heath through April 13th.

UTAH CULTURAL CELEBRATION CENTER ART GALLERY UP: Utah Fiber Celebration, featuring Utah's finest contemporary fiber artists, through April 18 (for more information see our March edition).

PHILLIPS GALLERY UP: New paintings by Carolyn Coalson and ceramic vessels by Dorothy Bearnson. Of Carolyn Coalson's abstract paintings on paper, art critic Ann Poore has written, "There is a depth, a raw command of paint and canvas that sucks the viewer right into an emotion…(Her work) commands complete attention." |3| Dorothy Bearnson, known as a pioneer in her field, is the founder of the University of Utah's ceramics program and organized the state's first pottery seminar. She was the first Utah recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts grant.

EVERGREEN FRAMING CO. AND GALLERY UP: Abstract paintings by Darryl Erdmann, raku plaques and vases by Kevin Frazier, and creative recycled glass by Jodi McRaney Rusho.

MUSEUM OF UTAH ART AND HISTORY UP: Living Beautifully: Folk Art in Utah, through April 29th. The Museum of Utah Folk Arts, located in the Historic Chase Home in Liberty Park, has an outstanding collection of folk art from artists in the state of Utah. This exhibition gives viewers a chance to see many of the objects that aren't normally on exhibition.

GALLERYUAF UP: UAF Award Winners through April 11th. Every year the Utah Arts Festival hosts an on-site jury process during the festival that reviews the artists' work in the Artist Marketplace. This month's exhibit features award winners from last year's festival, curated by Chase Leslie, a local artist and the Festival's Artist Marketplace Coordinator. Included in this exhibition are: Brad Slaugh, Erin Westenskow Berrett and Jerry Fuhriman (painting), Ken Marvel (ceramics), Marcee Blackerby, (mixed-media), Scott Roach (woodwork), Robb Siverson (photography) and Deborah Mae Broad, Anthony Siciliano, and Chris Coleman (mixed-media).

THE PICKLE COMPANY UP: Dialectic, a group show featuring work by Ruby Chacón, Jimmy Lucero, Tessa Mecham, Rudolfo Juarez, David Maestas, and more.
SALT LAKE ART CENTER UP: Resonance and Return: Social Documentary Photography, 1935 - Present, through May 19. Organized by guest curator James Swenson, this exhibit brings together Farm Security Administration photographs of the 1930s with those of contemporary photographers (see page 5). AND FabAb: New Acrylic Abstraction, through May 30. This exhibition features the work of William Betts,|4| Joseph Drapell, Prudencio Irazabal, Graham Peacock, Susie Rosmarin, Jesse Simon and Colin C. Smith. This broad selection of artwork provides a vista that embraces differences in generation, process, school and style demonstrating the scientific breakthrough in plastics, paints and the use of digital technologies in painting. ALSO: Eileen Doktorski: Domestic Arsenal, through May 30. This installation is an overwhelming mound of objects-turned-weapons, either found or donated to the project or cast in ceramic and bronze, surrounded by walls plastered with news reports. It is an indictment and verdict, a memorial and shrine, revealing the horrors of domestic violence. Doktorski is a sculpture professor at Utah State University.

VISAGE SALON STUDIOS (2006 South 900 East) UP: East High Advanced Art, AP Art Studio and Photography students, through April 13.

ART AT THE MAIN (210 East 400 South :: Main Library tel. 363-4088) UPCOMING: Artwork by East High Students, April 16 to April 27 with an artist reception Friday, April 20 from 4:00 to 6:00 pm. Artwork will include drawings in pencil, charcoal, and pastels, paintings in watercolor, acrylic, and oil, collages and mixed media. Subject matter runs the gamut from realistic landscapes, still life, and portraits, to modern abstracts. The show will feature work by the following East High Classes: Advanced Art, Painting, and AP Studio. Students are sophomores, juniors and seniors. Art at the Main hosts this exhibit as part of their mission to promote and provide public access to art created by emerging artists.

UTAH MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS: UP: Revisiting Utah’s Past: The Transformed Landscape, through August 12, places art by Utah artists in a historical context. It is an examination of some ways in which early settlers of the Utah territory established the beginnings of a unique culture. AND: The Guild of Book Workers 100th Anniversary Exhibition, through March 19, highlights recent works of many of the best bookbinders and book artists in America. Entries run the gamut from traditional bindings and historic structures, to pop-ups and other playful book forms, to purely sculptural works. AND: Brian Kershisnik: Painting From Life, through July 1, an exhibition of paintings Kershisnik's moving and metaphoric paintings of people in moments of quiet transcendence. His works capture both human vulnerability and elation. Nuances in relationships, particularly marriage come through in his paintings. ALSO: The Quintet of Rembrance, through May 15, a video installation by artist Bill Viola (see March edition). UPCOMING: The Art of Robert Sabuda: Travels in Time and Space featuring pop-up books by the artist, through September 9.

PALMERS GALLERY UP: Nature vs. Nurture, Parsons Family Group Show, featuring oil paintings by Sandy Parsons, Donna Whatcott, Melinda Parsons, and Courtney Parsons.

UTAH ARTIST HANDS: UP: With Bring on the Music, through May 12th, Southern Utah artist Gina Jrel will delight Salt Lake audiences with her brilliant collection of musician and musical instrument paintings.

GALLERY 240 (240 South 200 East) UP: A 70 print exhibit of 1900-1940 Major League Baseball photographs. These period photographs have been printed from original vintage negatives that were taken by both amateur and professional photographers.

MARY BROWN LAW OFFICE (362 West Pierpont) UP: A group exhibition of USU students and alumni including: Steven Stradley, Namon Bills, Justin Wheatley, Chad Crane, Steph Rasmussen Johnson, Sarah Bigelow, Elisabeth Wilson, Adriane Atha, Spencer Budd, Tyler Vance, Emily Bunnell, and James Munford.

ROSE WAGNER ART GALLERY UP: Still-lifes by Barbara Pence and landscapes in watercolor by Patricia Priebe Swanson through June 29th, with an opening reception April 15 at 3:00pm.

WASATCH FRAME SHOP UP: Artists in Residence, works by Jeff Hepworth, Amy Davis and Aaron Fritz through May 17.

ART ACCESS GALLERIES UP: Alterations, an exhibit of work by Lindsey Frei (page 1) AND Landmarks, the abstract paintings of artist Linnie Brown (page 7) through April 13.

SALTGRASS PRINTMAKERS UP: Chad Tolley & Members Show, through May, featuring prints by Chad Tolley and members of Saltgrass Printmakers including Joey Behrens, Erik Brunvand, Sandy Brunvand, Kent Christensen, Stefanie Dykes, Michael Gaffney, Kathe Liuzzi, Deborah McDermott, and Damon Smith. An opening reception will be held April 6 from 6 to 9 pm.

Naked Dream, etching by Chad Tolley

Caffe Molise

KEN SANDERS RARE BOOKS UP: Perpetual Childhood, new paintings and monoprints by Leia Bell through April 28th. (see page 7).

RIO GALLERY UP: Fellowship Exhibition, featuring the work of 2006 & 2007 fellowship recipients, Jacqui Biggs Larsen (see page 1), Amy Caron, Mark England and Kaita Slater through April 28.

SOUTHAM GALLERY UP: Work by Richard Boyer, Elva Malin, A.D. Shaw and Aaron Stills.

WOMENS ART CENTER: UP: Fabric art by Kathy Bradshaw and Marykay Moore.

MODERN8 UP: Works by Guy Standing and Sabina Wise.

HORNE FINE ART UP: Central Utah and garden scenes by Phyllis F. Horne, plein-air wildflower meadows by Ken Baxter and scenes by Karen Horne from her recent travels.

MAGPIE'S NEST UP: New work by Nicholas Rees and Ryan Hewlett; Southern Utah and Vignettes From Life.

CHAPMAN LIBRARY UP: Expressionism in Watercolor by Robin Webber. Public reception, Monday, April 9, 7:00-8:30 p.m.

ANDERSON-FOOTHILL LIBRARY UPCOMING: Hand-Colored Photographs by Susan Church April 21st - June 9. Public reception, Thursday, April 26, 7:00 p.m.

SPRAGUE BRANCH LIBRARY UP: Acrylic on fabric works by Nica Pearwood through May 28.

GALLERY AT EVOLUTIONARY HEALTHCARE (461 E. 200 South, 519-2461) UP: Abstract art by Michael Lucarelli through April.

DAVID ERICSON FINE ART (418 S. 200 West, 533-8245) UP: Recent paintings by Edie Roberson through April 20.

STUDIO 247 (247 E. 900 South) UP: Luminosity, featuring artwork by Barbara Braak, Elynn Halterman and Becky Markosian.