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Dan Christofferson, Unfinished–Self-Portrait, 2008, Prismacolor© Col-Erase© 20043 brown pencil on hand coffee-stained paper, 22 x 30 in.
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Up & Upcoming: Salt Lake Area
Up & Upcoming This Month

Prepared by 15 Bytes staff. Unless otherwise noted, UPCOMING shows begin December Gallery Stroll, December 5, 6 to 9 pm. For official Gallery Stroll information visit www.gallerystroll.org. 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 gwichert@artistsofutah.org

SALT LAKE ART CENTER UP: Utah Draws: Contour and Context. David Edward Linn, Steven Larson, Dan Christofferson |0|, Jane Catlin, Eric Brown, Joey Behrens, Susan Beck, and Adam Bateman display the wide range of ways today's artists employ drawing as both personal exploration and public expression.

AND: Liberties Under Fire: the ACLU of Utah at 50. Part of a large project celebrating fifty years of defending civil liberty, pivotal civil rights issues provide six writers and five artists, including Sue Coe, Enrique Chagoya, John Trobauth, Kara Walker, and Jenny Holzer, with contexts for collaboration. (see November edition).

AND: Contemporary Trends in Video Art. The series continues with Canadian Steve Reinke's 2006 video, Regarding the Pain of Susan Sontag (Notes on Camp), on view from December 6 through January 10, 2009. To be followed by Ximena Cuevas (Mexico), Someone Behind the Door (2005), from January 17 to March 14, 2009, and Paul McCarthy (USA), Painter (1995) from March 21 – May 23, 2009.

ALICE GALLERY UP: Interiors, an exhibit of 13 paintings from the Alice Art Collection, illustrating how Utah artists have approached the interior scene. Defined by much more than technique, referring to Whistler, Matisse, Munch, and Gaugin, graduates and professors from local schools are joined by Utah icons, a veteran of the WPA, and a student of John Sloan and George Bellows who painted in Mexico. Including Gregory Abbott, Carlos J. Andreson, Lee Udall Bennion, Downy Doxey-Marshall, Alvin Gittins, Henry Neil Rasmussen, Doris Rosenthal, George H. Taggart, Mary H. Teasdel, Christopher Terry, Rebecca Wagstaff, and Linda Wheadon. Through December.

UMFA UP: Changing Identity: awareness-expanding works Vietnamese women. Fifty works by ten artists challenging stereotypes and traditional roles in Vietnamese society, exploring gender and cultural identity, offering a diversified view of Vietnam itself. A fully illustrated exhibition catalogue will accompany the national tour (see page 7). Through January 11, 2009

AND: An Innermost Journey: The Art of Shauna Cook Clinger. Passion, skill, and personal revelation fuse in this survey and celebration. The "outer focus" of commissioned portraits augments the "inner focus" of life-sized, symbolic self-portraits created over thirty years. Emotionally honest imagery and powerful human forms challenge conventional portraiture (see November).
Through February 15, 2009

ALSO: The Later Works of William Utermohlen. Beginning with work dating from
the 1950s that establish his artistic credentials, this exhibition chronicles the years from his diagnosis with Alzheimer's disease in 1995 until 2000, when he lost the ability to paint. These self-portraits provide a visual narrative of his experience with Alzheimer's disease and dementia. Sadness, anger, anxiety, and resignation are made visually rich, intriguing, and haunting all at once (see page 6).
Through January 11, 2009

PHILLIPS GALLERY UP: Holiday Group Show, including works by over eighty of the gallery's artists. AND: In the Dibble Gallery, a photographic exploration of the Orkney Islands by Tillman Stone, in recognition of the publication of his 3rd book, Odin Stone.

HORNE FINE ART UP: Art of Performance: Paintings and Pastels by Karen Horne, celebrating and benefiting local performing arts. Working with Ballet West, Utah Opera,|1| Odyssey Dance among other groups, Horne captures rehearsal and stage scenes from across the musical and dance landscape. Through January 31 ALSO: A range of sumptuous fall and winter paintings by Phyllis F. Horne, in sizes from miniature to grand.

SAANS PHOTOGRAPHY GALLERY (173 E. Broadway, 328-8827) UP: Holga exhibit. Curator Shalee Cooper and jurors Amanda Moore and Steph Parke have assembled a monumental catalog of sixty artists working with the iconic Postmodern Plastic camera. Find out what the whole world is so excited about. (see page 7).

UPCOMING: The Annual Joint Artist Show and Sale. "A broad swath of styles and mediums, from stark desert landscapes to tongue-in cheek collages to stirring photojournalism. Including Trent Alvey, Leia Bell, Bob Bissland, Marcee Blackerby, Alex Caldiero, Trent Call, Scott Carrier, Pat Eddington, Trent Harris, Jann Haworth, Susan Makov, Frank McEntire, Mark Knudsen, Leslie Thomas, Sri Whipple, Marc Buehner, and many more.

Main Library
UP: It's a flewk by Trent Call. Call combines formal academic painting with street art and mixed media.
AND: Children's Book Illustrations by Mark Buehner, displaying his award-winning children's book illustrations from Fanny's Dream, Snowmen at Night, and The Escape of Marvin the Ape. Through December 12.

Anderson-Foothill Branch Library (1135 S. 2100 East) UP: One World, Many Stories: Traveling exhibit of photographs taken by Salt Lake City high school students at the community sidewalk chalk drawing day on May 10, 2008. Through January 3.

Sprague Branch Library (2131 S. 1100 East) UP: Plastic Landscapes. Outdoor gear photographer Steph Parke began taking photgraphs 20 years ago using a tiny 110 Burger King camera. With a public reception Thursday, December 4, 6:00-7:30 p.m. Through January 11.

Chapman Branch Library (577 South 900 West) Digital Photography by Cody D. Storey. Black and white, structural photographs by a University of Utah architecture student. Through January 9.

Corinne and Jack Sweet Branch Library (455 F Street [9th Avenue]) The Young Heroes of Swaziland: A Generation of Orphans by Michael Tallman. P Through December 27.

SAM WELLER'S GALLERY ON THE MEZZANINE (Sam Weller's Bookstore, 254 S. Main, 328-2586) UP: Off the Wall: site specific works by Edward McKenna, David Ruhlman & Patrick Weeks. Three local artists explore the hidden spaces of the bookstore and bring its ghosts into the light. Through December 5.

SIGNED & NUMBERED (221 East Broadway) UP: The December Gallery Stroll coincides with the 5th annual "Holidays On Broadway" event, featuring treats, music, and more at businesses on 300 South between State Street and 400 East. Enter at participating businesses to win $"Broadway Bucks"$, redeemable at any of the participating stores. A new batch of framed art prints feature animals of many varieties-perfect gifts for the pet lover in your life.

ART ACCESS GALLERIES UP: Annual Festive Holiday Exhibit. Twenty-eight artists, with a secong reception during Gallery Stroll. The gallery will also be accepting used clothing in good condition for ARC of Utah. AND: In Gallery II, Paintings and Drawings of the Natural World by Carel P. Brest van Camper. Close observation and a high degree of finish characterize these images of nature. Through December 19.

DON BRADY DRIVE-THROUGH GALLERY (1301 S 2100 E 801-582-4300) UP: Storm's Coming, an installation and first collaboration by Elmer Presslee and Xkot Toxsik. The best times for viewing are rumored to be from dusk to 3 am.

UTAH ARTS ALLIANCE UP: Reflections II - Natural Transcendence: landscape photography by Marv Poulson. Opening December 2, with a reception during Gallery Stroll. Personally and individually made color, archival pigment photographs that point to both distant and nearby places. Through January 3, 2009.

THE LEONARDO UPCOMING: Liberty Blake and Jann Haworth play with the concept of leaving something behind, or "accidental art". Also see work by New York artists, Paul Notzold and Meridith Pingree and Salt Lake artists, David Wiener, Eric Overton, and Diann Harris-Wright.

PALMERS GALLERY (378 West Broadway [300 South]. UP: New Paintings by master landscape artists Carl Purcell (see page 4) and Candace Rideout. Through January 10. AND: Altered photographic collages by Justin Wheatley (see page 6).

PICKETT FAIRBANKS GALLERY UP: Fall Show, featuring Jennifer Worsley and the Gallery Regulars.

PATRICK MOORE GALLERY (2233 South 700 East, 484-6641)
UP: Group landscape exhibit.

TIN ANGEL CAFE UP: Slice: new works by Adam Finkle.

GATEWAY GALLERY OF FINE ART (south end of Gateway Mall; 595-1600). UP: .

Annual Holiday Open House and Art Fair.

UTAH ARTIST HANDS UPCOMING: In The Field, a collection of rural abstract paintings from Ron Russon.

WILLIAMS FINE ART UPCOMING: Featuring new works by Jeanne Denny Hansen and Heidi Daynes Darley.

BEANS & BREW 268 S State (328-4148) UP: Featuring a selection of abstract and geometric paintings by the talented local artist, Shadow.

UP: Annual Holiday Group show with works by 60 artists.

ART BARN/FINCH LANE GALLERY UPCOMING: 25th Annual Holiday Craft Exhibit. Sixty crafts artists plus paintings by Mark England and quilted batiks by Ann Munoz.

ART AT THE MAIN UP: Gifts of the Winter Season; Group show thru January 10, 2009.

TANNER FRAMES UP: New work by Namon Bills and Steven Stradley.

2ND STREET GALLERY ( 200 S 511 W Ste120 746-8301) UPCOMING: The mildly representational and gently elusive abstract paintings of Irene Rampton.

BRUSHWORKS GALLERY (160 E 800 S; 363-0600) UPCOMING: Group show featuring Karl Thomas, Ian Ramsay and Gary Collins.

CAFE NICHE UPCOMING: Ginger Perry's many different mediums which defy expectations and connect to the core of human feeling, as well as Steven Petersen’s wall and ceiling mounted sculptures comprised of wood and light. Live Jazz by Global Cocktail.

CHARLEY HAFEN GALLERY UPCOMING: Landscapes and Leaves by Sandi Olson featuring new oils and water colors of Utah turning to Fall.

KAYO GALLERY UPCOMING: Small Works Show, featuring work by several local artists.

RIO GALLERY UP: 2008 Grantees Showcase, featuring recipients of the Utah Arts Council's Individual Artist Grant.

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