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   April 2008
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Up and Upcoming: To The North
Exhibition Listings in Northern Utah
Prepared by 15 Bytes staff unless otherwise indicated. UPCOMING and UP listings should reach us by the last Wednesday of the month. Those accepted will run until the closing date, or for one month if no closing date is given. Readers using the guide are cautioned to check with the exhibitor if the accuracy of the listing is crucial. Errors reported to us will lead to correction and earn good Karma. Please send listings for this page to editor@artistsofutah.org

Americanus Paradoxus by Louis Aponte at Universe City

The Ogden First Fridays Art Walk takes place every month on the First Friday. Galleries are open from 6 to 9 pm for receptions.

Universe City (2556 Washington Blvd, Ogden 458-8959 ) UPCOMING: The Work of Louis Aponte. Aponte self-identifies as a Native American Taino from the Caribbean, his ancestors being the first to greet Columbus. Descendants of those people, claiming to be Taíno descendants have been active in trying to assert a call for recognition of their tribe. Aponte's work is mainly oils or acrylics on canvas. He will also feature some simple jewelry made with semi-precious stones, bone and fossils. He will also have items made of leather as well as several sculptures. Many of his pieces are commentary on current issues. He is a recent graduate of WSU and currently works as a software analyst at WSU.

"My parents arrived in Spanish Harlem in the 1950’s seeking the American dream," the artist says. "I was a latch key child as they call it now, I would call myself a child of the streets. I came to Utah in the early 1970’s to study at the Clearfield Job Corp Center. I fell in love with the mountains and never left. However, it took many years for me to rid myself of the violence, and the anger learned on the grey ghetto streets as survival instincts.

"My Art is difficult for most people to enjoy. I deal with my dreams, my nightmares, and my memories most of the time. Then other times I deal with social issues, and religious content. I deliberately use the colors of the Caribbean, the blues of the sea, the green of the tree nations, and the browns of the rock people; to us all things have spirits, and all things are our relations. I like to create psychological spaces were a story is felt; at least these are my intentions exposed in my artwork."

Eccles Community Art Center UP: The Main Gallery features the painting, drawings, sculpture and other art of secondary students from the Weber County School District. Featured in the Carriage House Gallery will be the photography of father/daughter: Paul W. and Debra Muller of Ogden Canyon. The public is invited to attend an artist reception on Friday, April 7th from 6 to 9 p.m. in association with the First Friday Street Stroll. The exhibits continue through April 26th.

Gallery 25 UPCOMING: Small Works show featuring artwork by Lucile Chamberlin, Keith Dabb, Lauri Eskelson, Carol Fielding, Jeff Hepworth, Liz Pierce, Mac Stevenson, Kevin Wasden, Lorin Wilde, and Doug Wride.

Mary Elizabeth Dee Shaw Gallery at WSU UP: Annual Student Exhibition through April 16.

gallery director, at 458-8959.
Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art UP: Abstracting the Land: Southwest Transcendentalism, an exhibition of artwork from the permanent collection focusing on painters working in New Mexico in the 1930s, called the Transcendental Painting Group. The artwork selected for this exhibition exemplifies these artists’ explorations of the southwestern landscape, expressions of the sublime, and a universal shared sense of values in human experience. Through May 3.

ALSO: Clay: Points of View in the Nora Eccles Treadwell Harrison Ceramics Gallery. Seven graduate students from the ceramics program, in the art department of Utah State University have curated an exhibition from the Museum’s collection. Through April.

AND: USES OF THE REAL: Originality, Conditional Objects, and Action/Documentation, Contemplation an exhibition of objects selected from the museum's collection, many of which will be shown in NEHMA for the first time. The museum’s major works of art will remain on display throughout the exhibit, but other elements of the exhibit will change as the exhibit explores what makes art "real" art. Through December 2008.

Two Sisters Fine Art Gallery UP: Karrie Baldwin Penney. Inspired largely by local Heber Valley pastoral scenery, Karrie captures the tranquility and diversity of the Wasatch backcountry landscape. Each work is framed by local artist, furniture, and frame maker, Dave Brown. Through April 12.

Park City Gallery Stroll is Friday, March 28, from 6 to 9 pm.
Meyer Gallery UP: A two person show for Gabriela Ibarra and Shanna Kunz. Shanna Kunz has exhibited with the Meyer Gallery for over 5 years with her tonalist watercolors and oil paintings. The gallery discovered her at the Park City Arts Festival where she quickly sold out of artwork. Since then, Kunz's career has grown exponentially. This year she was featured in American Watercolorist Magazine and Fine Art Connoisseur and is regularly featured in Southwest Art Magazine as well. Recent trips to Mexico and across the West have created new inspiration for Kunz. Georgian artist Gabriela Ibarra mixes her media into a colorful frenzy on canvas. In her floral still life paintings she uses Acrylic paint, charcoal, pastels, chalk, papers and newsprint. Rich in color, her characteristically bold still life paintings embody impressionistic style with a unique contemporary interpretation.

Kimball Art Center UP: Teapots: Object to Subject." In this exhibition we find the teapot's traditional silhouette: a protruding pour spout, a handle loop for which to pour, and a symmetrical container for liquids, transformed to the most curious contemporary interpretations of the form . The 45 objects included in Teapots: Object to Subject were selected from among the finest entries in the 2004 Survey of Contemporary American Teapots at the Craft Alliance in St. Louis, Missouri curated by Leslie Ferrin. Through May 25.

UPCOMING: .Park City Professional Artist's Association "spouting Off" in the Garage Gallery, April 13 - May 30.

AND: Sugar, works by Kent Christensen. Exploring the pure beauty of the commonplace through the tradition of the still life from 17th century Dutch painting to 20th century pop art paintings, each sweet confection he paints connects to an experience or fond memory. Christensen’s composition’s have the capacity to be both social satire and part meditation of the spiritual possibilities of his experience and art. “Sugar, “ is sure to raise questions about our misplaced guilt, the nature of spirituality and community and of course leave art lovers with their mouth watering.

Phoenix Gallery UP: I Was There Once, paintings by Siddharth Parasnis. Parasnis, a native of India, is an instructor at Academy of Art University, San Francisco. His layered paintings, abstracted from cityscapes and architectural elements, are built through a process of scraping, dripping and glazing and depict the everyday in striking compositions.

Redstone Gallery UP: Works by Robert Parkison.

Terzian Gallery UP: Angela Fife and James Baker come together to showcase contemporary visions. Each artist approaches different subject matter using color and unique brushstrokes. Both have such a uniqueness, that it's hard to describe, you will have to come see the work for yourself! Terzian Galleries is please to present this complementary paring.

Hand Me Downs by Angela Fife at Terzian Galleries

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