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    September 2007
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Studio Space

Joseph Alleman's Studio by Kimberly Anne Silcox
I've loved Joseph Alleman's work ever since I came across it three years ago, so I thought I knew what his Logan studio would look like. Super tall ceilings, white walls and big windows... something you'd see in a magazine, I guess. I was dead wrong... and it was refreshing. The building that housed him and his studio was old with creaky steps, doors with gaps and yellowing walls. He had the same bug traps we have in our studio at our home. He had toilet paper and a digital clock. His children had graffitied his white board and his trash in back was over flowing. I was astounded to realize that his studio was just like yours or mine and that amazing art isn't just made in magazine looking lofts, but wherever we sit down to make it... bug traps and all.
Dave Hall Studio Space

Feature: On the Spot
Karl Pace

You can find Salt Lake City artist Karl Pace in his studio at the Poor Yorick Open Studio, September 28th & 29th. Go to page 8 for more information.

Karl Pace in his studio at Poor Yorick Studios

What hangs above your mantel?

The artwork above my mantel changes frequently, but usually there is a monotype that my wife, Martha Klein, has done or a painting of my own. Martha and I participate in numerous art festivals during the summer months, so we have to take all of our work down and then replace it when we get back from a festival. We also sell a lot of work, so we put something above the mantel that didn't get sold and is the right size for the space.

What is your favorite building in Utah?

I like the downtown library most of all. I have been in several new public libraries recently, including the one in Seattle, and I think the Salt Lake library is the best one I have visited. It really fits the site very well and is cool looking from every vantage point, no matter where you are standing, both inside and outside of the structure. It really is a fantastic building and Salt Lake is fortunate to have it right downtown. One thing I would do if I were the head of UTA would be to extend the free fare zone over to the library, so that tourists would be able to visit it without paying for TRAX.

What is the most memorable exhibit you've seen recently?

Martha and I went to San Francisco earlier this year and saw four terrific exhibits. I can't decide which one I thought was the best. We saw the Brice Marden exhibit that was on loan from the Museum of Modern Art. I loved this show. We also saw an exhibit of Japanese bamboo baskets at the Asian Museum. This was also totally fantastic, beyond comprehesion in a way. Then, we got to see the Picasso Influences America show (that isn't its real title, but that's what it was.) This show had twenty of the most famous American paintings of the twentieth century. Finally, we got to see a complete retrospective exhibit of the clothing and career of Vivienne Westwood, an English clothing designer. This show was completely successful and stimulating. It was at the De Young museum in Griffith Park that has been rebuilt after the most recent earthquake. The building itself is stunning. Way to go, San Francisco!

15 Bytes: About Us
The September 2007 Edition

Tom Alder is a banker by day but in his free time explores his interest in Utah art. He is on the board of the Museum of Utah Art and History, organizes the yearly Zion's Bank Art Show, and is currently working on a Masters Thesis on Henri Moser.

Ehren Clark received his BA in Modern and Contemporary Art History and Critcism at the University of Utah and an MA in the art of the Renaissance at the University of Reading, UK. He currently writes for the Deseret News, as well as being published in other journals in Utah.

Laura Durham has a degree in Art History from Brigham Young University. She lives in Salt Lake City and works as the Visual Arts Coordinator for the Utah Arts Council and co-director of Salt Lake's Gallery Stroll.

Sean Francis was raised in the "Art City" of Springville, Utah, but lives today in Chicago, where he teaches in the Department of Liberal Education at Columbia College and reviews art for the weekly "New City." He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago in modern American poetry, and has published articles on Walt Whitman and Ezra Pound as well as his own poems.

Jim Frazer, originally from Atlanta, has been living and working as an artist in Salt Lake for the past seven years. He recently exhibited his Curiosity Boxes at Salt Lake City's Finch Lane Gallery.

Sue Martin holds an M.A. in Theatre and has worked in public relations. As an artist, she works in watercolor, oil, and acrylic to capture Utah landscapes or the beauty of everyday objects in still life.

Elizabeth Matthews
a full-time artist and part-time writer, is a recent graduate of the BYU art program and lives in West Jordan.

Amanda Moore
is originally from Cleveland Tennesse. She came to Salt Lake City to attend the University of Utah and in 2006 received her M.F.A. in Photography. Amanda now teaches as an adjunct professor at Weber State University and as an associate instructor in the University of Utah's Continuing Education Department.

Kimberly Anne Silcox,
originally from Los Gatos, California, is a freelance photographer and owner of her own company, klik. She specializes in photojournalistic-style child portraiture and local events and is currently working on a photo book about diversity, judgement & our own humanness called "what I thought I saw."

Geoff Wichert is a professor of Art History at Snow College, as well as a glass and multi-media artist. He has been writing about art for over 25 years in regional, national and international publications.



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