Up & Upcoming to the South
Brigham Young University Museum of Art
UP: Masterworks of Victorian Art from the Collection of John H. Schaeffer
, an exhibition of British works from the Victorian period from the private collection of Australian businessman and entrepreneur John H. Schaeffer (see May edition
). Through August 16.
ALSO: Dismantling Geneva Steel: Photographs by Chris Dunker
. For three years Utah artist Chris Dunker (see March edition
) documented the dismantling of the Geneva Steel Works in Vineyard, Utah, through the lens of a large-format camera. His photographs utilize color, light and scale to explore the formal elements of the vacant industrial structures and to articulate a sense of loss and morning for an industry that profoundly shaped the life of Utah County throughout the twentieth century. Through November 1.
UPCOMING: Turning Point: The Demise of Modernism and the Rebirth of Meaning in American Art
, from July 17, 2008 through Jan. 3, 2009, will explore how two groups of American artists in the late 1960s rebelled against Modernist abstraction by creating artworks that directly challenged Modernism's theoretical tenets. The 30 objects in the exhibition will include large abstract paintings by Modernist adherents Morris Louis, Kenneth Noland, Jules Olitski, and Frank Stella (image above
); Minimalist works by Ronald Bladen, Donald Judd and Robert Morris; and conceptual works by Terry Atkinson, Robert Berry, Ian Burn, Douglas Huebler, Joseph Kosuth, Mel Ramsden, Lawrence Weiner and Sol LeWitt (image below
“This exhibition is an important historical exhibition focusing on a narrow but highly significant period in American and world art history,” said Museum of Art Director Campbell Gray. “The period extends from 1960 until 1972 that moment when the tenets of Modernist art collapsed under pressure from newer forms of artistic expression. At this moment, the United States of America had the greatest influence on the history of world art, and the results of the change formed the foundation of all that we see in contemporary art today.”
The exhibition will also include works by contemporary artists Jenny Holzer, Byron Kim, Marco Maggi, Maggie Michael and Georges Rousse. These works, in proximity to the works of the Modernists, Minimalists and Conceptual Artists, will help visitors understand how the reaction against Modernism opened the door for a wide variety of voices to be expressed in a diverse array media.
BYU Harold B. Lee Library Exhibits
UP: Tokyo printmaker Keiko Tanifuji's Humuhumu Nukunuku
through June 25, 2008. Auditorium Gallery, level 1.
AND: John Marshall's A Tribute
through June 30 in the Hallway Gallery, level 2.
Woodbury Art Museum
UP: The da Vinci Experience
an interactive exhibit of over 60 machines inspired by the drawings of Leonardo da Vinci that allows visitors a chance to see the master's genius up close. Many of the machines allow for a hands-on educational experience, where children and adults can learn how Leonardo solved problems and imagined the future (see page 7
). Through October 4.
Springville Museum of Art
UP: Wayne Thiebaud: 70 Years of Painting
. 'Delicious' is perhaps the best way to describe the art of iconic American artist Wayne Thiebaud. Whether it is the delectable desserts of his paintings or his almost touchable painting surfaces, to see his work is a multi-sensory experience (see April edition
). Through July 27.
AND: 84th Annual Spring Salon.
Celebrating its 84th year, the Springville Museum of Art's Annual Spring Salon received nearly a thousand entries from Utah artists for the third consecutive year. Two hundred and eighty three of the submitted works were accepted into the exhibition. Through July 6.