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    May 2007
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work by Lorin Nelson at Phillips Gallery
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Up & Upcoming: Salt Lake Area
Up & Upcoming This Month:
Compiled by 15 Bytes Staff. Unless otherwise noted, UPCOMING shows begin May Gallery Stroll, May 18, 6 to 9 pm. Prepared by 15 Bytes staff unless otherwise noted.

PHILLIPS GALLERY UP: Lori Nelson |0| through May 11. "In painting, as in life, I am inevitably drawn to the awkward, the second-hand, the small," the artist says. "The smile that betrays something, the person with an insignificant job to do, a slight sideways glance.... In these, the potential reaction is always in question and an element of danger exists in a microscopic moment. A storm is never far off on the horizon. In my work, the seemingly calm subjects usually conceal a world of heartache almost accessible, never totally legible. In these works, I hope to always leave space for the viewer to decide on a personal story for the subjects in their small situations." –Lori Nelson
UPCOMING: Landscapes by Dave Hall and Hadley Rampton (see page 2).

ART ACCESS GALLERIES UP: La Migra, paintings dealing with borders and immigration, by Jimmy Lucero |1| and new paintings and prints by Veera Kasichenverat. UPCOMING: 5th Annual Art Access Fundraiser & Exhibition, May 17th, 2007, from 6:00 to 9:00 PM. This year will be a more civilized experience at Art Access's 300 Plates. This unique fundraiser, in which 10" x 11" works executed on recycled printers plates are available for as little as $65, has generated such excitement in past years that the gallery was on the verge of having to employ riot police to keep the avid art lovers -- who were lining up hours beforehand -- in line. The gallery has set up a new procedure this year to make the event even more fun and allow for more inclusive accessibility. No more waiting in line. No more jostling. No more protective body gear needed. Visit the website for details. Art Access will also host a Gallery Stroll reception on Friday, May 18 from 6:00 to 9:00 PM to feature the entire exhibition, which will continue through June 8.

MGPgallery, U of U School of Medicine, Level A - Room #AC113. Power of the Glance, a photography exhibit and fundraiser for the u of U Global Health Alliance Endowment, May 9 - 31, with an opening reception and fundraiser Saturday May 5, 7 - 10 pm, Vinik Residence, 350 Middle Oak Lane, SLC.|2|

ART BARN/FINCH LANE GALLERY UP:Bruce Hucko and David Lee, tritone photography and poetry; Craig Jenkins, digital photography; and Sylvia Ramachandran, porcelain through June 1, 2007.

MUSEUM OF UTAH ART AND HISTORY UPCOMING: Albert Tissander: Drawings of Nature and Industry in the United States, May 8 - June 30. MUAH presents fifty-six drawings from the 1885 cross-country expedition of French journalist, writer, and illustrator Albert Tissander. Tissander spent six months and created more than 200 works documenting the mountains, plains, Niagara Falls, the Great Salt Lake, Kanab, and the Grand Canyon, among other sites. The drawings represent a telling snapshot of geography and American life. The exhibition is on loan from the Utah Museum of Fine Arts.|3|

GALLERYUAF UP: The First Annual Student Art Show will be featured at galleryuaf – the Utah Arts Festival’s in house gallery at Artspace City Center from April 20th thru May 11th. The show will feature the works of students from local area high schools. This show gives young, emerging artists in our community an opportunity to show their works in a gallery setting. The Festival’s annual student art show gives young artists an opportunity and venue to exhibit their work in a professional environment. An artist reception will be held Friday, April 20th in conjunction with the Salt Lake Gallery Stroll. Chase Leslie, a local artist and the Festival’s Artist Marketplace Coordinator curates the shows for the gallery.

TANNER FRAMES UPCOMING: The Art of Tragedy, works by Max Grundy May 18 through June 13. Grundy takes the spectacle of the daily powers of fear blown up to an extreme ratio and places them into the gallery environment. He says by doing this, "the threat is neutralized, maybe turned into a novelty. The fear is now a form of entertainment for the public."|4|

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 April edition). AND FabAb: New Acrylic Abstraction, through May 30. This exhibition features the work of William Betts, 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. (see page 7) 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.

HORNE FINE ART UP: A Walk in the Park, a breezy new exhibit, opening Friday, May 4th, just in time for the warmer temps. This exhibit celebrates the pleasures of moving outdoors as the temperatures rise. Enjoy scenes from Liberty Park and local neighborhoods such as the Avenues - stroll onto patios, into parks, pools, and gardens. Artists include Jamie Wayman, Ken Baxter, Karen Horne, Phyllis F. Horne,|5| and Mathew Stuver.

VISAGE SALON STUDIOS (2006 South 900 East) UP: An exhibit of new watercolor paintings by Kate Rudloff through May 16. The exhibit will be available for public viewing during normal salon business hours or by special appointment. Rudloff, born and educated in Pennsylvania, earned her master's degree in art education from Kutztown University. She has lived, taught, and raised her daughters in Salt Lake City and South Carolina. After some major changes in her life, Ms. Rudloff discovered watercolor painting, which has become her preferred medium. Her travels and experiences provide subject matter for a lifetime of painting. "I feel that art is the window to a person’s soul and mind," says the artist. "The artist can share through their work what they love and they can communicate to the audience the emotions they feel. Being exposed to the arts is a vital part of life. It is the arts that provide color and excitement to our everyday world. I hope to be able to share my work and love of art with as many people as possible."

THE UTAH ARTS ALLIANCE UP: May 4 - 31, the 2007 Spring Open Exhibition of the Utah Watercolor Society with a reception Friday, May 4th, 6 - 8 pm. |7| This year's exhibition will be juried by Linda Kemp and the winners will be announced at the opening reception.

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. 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). The Art of Robert Sabuda: Travels in Time and Space featuring pop-up books by the artist (see page 6).

GALLERY AT LIBRARY SQUARE UP: By Any Means: Works from the National Drawing Invitationals 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. In conjunction with this exhibit, the Library also presents 2 x 6, works in the drawing mediums by six young Utah artists.

ROSE WAGNER ART GALLERY UP: Still-lifes by Barbara Pence and landscapes in watercolor by Patricia Priebe Swanson through June 29th.
Barbara Pence |8| was formerly Executive Vice President at National City Bank of Louisville, Kentucky, U.S.A., until October 1996 when the she left the bank to dedicate herself full time to painting. She currently resides in Salt Lake City, Utah. A self-taught artist, she has attended many workshops taught by various artists and has exhibited nationally and internationally and received many awards.After a 28 year career in the legal field, Patricia Priebe-Swanson and her husband moved from Seattle Washington to the Capitol Reef National Park area in Southern Utah in 1999. They built an all-solar powered house and settled in to enjoy semi-retirement. That was when Priebe-Swanson began to explore a way to express her very emotional attachment to red rock country and in 2000, for the first time, she began to draw and then paint the landscape surrounding her home.|9| Since 2003, Priebe-Swanson and her husband have owned and operated Gallery 24 in Torrey.

CONTEMPORARY DESIGN AND ART GALLERY (127 S. Main) UP: University of Utah's annual Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibition-- a showcase of artwork by seniors graduating from the Department of Art and Art History through May 31. |6|The public is invited to an opening reception with live music and refreshments on Friday, May 4th from 6 to 10 p.m. As a tradition, the BFA Exhibition is held off campus at a local gallery. This is the first opportunity for many graduates to have their work exhibited away from the academic environment. Also, the exhibit represents the culmination of instruction and experience while at the university. Works for sale will include a variety of media, such as drawing, painting, photography, sculpture, ceramics, print, and graphic work. Juror for the exhibit is Susan Gallacher, a BFA graduate of the University of Utah. She is also the owner of King's Cottage Gallery and a Plein-Air Painter of Utah. For more information please contact art_gal@hotmail.com

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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.

SOUTHAM GALLERY UPCOMING: Artists "Live" on Broadway Friday, May 19th 5:00 - 8:30 p.m.

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

JAMES ANTHONY GALLERY UP: The Work of Colin Burns through June 9.

MAGPIE'S NEST UP: Light From the Bottom of the World, antarctic images by P. Kent Fairbanks.

CHAPMAN LIBRARY UP: Expressionism in Watercolor by Robin Webber through May 22.

ANDERSON-FOOTHILL LIBRARY UP: Hand-Colored Photographs by Susan Church through June 9.

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: Mohogany models and prints by Cordell Taylor.

A GALLERY UP: Paintings by Christopher Thornock as a continuation of his MFA Graduation Show at BYU.

THE PICKLE COMPANY UP: Dialectic, a group show featuring work by Ruby Chacón, Jimmy Lucero, James Baker, Trent Alvey, Tessa Mecham, Rudolfo Juarez, David Maestas, Kim Martinez, Marina Alexandrescu, and more.

PALMERS GALLERY UP: 100 Collages by Namon Bills
collage by Namon Bills

DAVID ERICSON FINE ART (418 S. 200 West, 533-8245) UP: New works by Nathan Florence.

RIO GALLERY UPCOMING: I Am You, works by Eva Jorgenson, Zuzanna Smolarkiewicz, Chelsea Hertford Taylor, May 18 -- June 9.

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. (see page 3)

MODERN8 UP: Michael Schoenfeld and Joel Jarrard. Michael Schoenfeld has been a nationally recognized advertising photographer for more than 25 years. Joel Jarrard is a designer by day, but also has passions for painting, Jazz guitar and music composition. His paintings on exhibit were inspired by a series of trips to England he took in 2003. Joel says of this, "I spent much of the trip visiting churches, Roman ruins and historical sites. I was haunted by a sense of place and history that one does not find in Utah, and that I believe Britons themselves take for granted. As well as spurring me on to paint, the trip also planted in me a great love of history, which is why I tuned my DirecTV to the History Channel and then broke the remote control out in the garage with a sledgehammer."

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