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   July 2008
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Work by Frank Stella at BYU MoA

Exhibition Announcements
Up & Upcoming to the South
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

UTAH COUNTY
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.

Work by Sol Lewitt at the BYU MoA

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.

The Downtown Provo Gallery Stroll occurs the first Friday of every month. UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS will open Thursday, July 3 with a reception 6 - 9 pm. The following are participating locations.

Coal Umbrella UPCOMING: New works by Allan Ludwig.

Metropolitan Salon UP: New Oils by Jesse Royston. Through June.

Gallery OneTen UPCOMING: A Modest Distance by Lumina Gershfield. Through June.

Mode Boutique UPCOMING: New works by Janelle Wride. Through June.

Coleman Studios UPCOMING: Utah Valley Artists Guild. Through June.

Covey Center for the Arts UP: Something Broken 2, Mike Evans.

Maestro's Gelato Cafe (22 W Center St; 691-5550) UP: Erin Knutson, new photographs.

Sego Art Center UP: Was Ist Surrealismus, an exhibition of new installation and sculpture by Utah artist Brandon Boulton. The exhibit will feature an adjoining critical essay by Jim Dalrymple.

detail of installation by Brandon Boulton
Using what the artist describes as "painting in 3D," the exhibit envelops the viewer in a scene of archetypal historiography. Most of Boulton's imagery will, if only subconsciously, elicit recollections of earlier artists, foregrounding Boulton's own artistic genealogy. The lines comprising the elephantine structure in the center of the gallery, for example, can't help but recall Jackson Pollock's entropic drip painting. The ligamental steel structures, on the other hand, might reference David Smith's surfaces or Donald Judd's metalwork. However, unifying these genealogical disparities is a sense that the display functions as a living organism in which each piece is only a part. The amoebic ancestors of the exhibit may be distinct (even opposing) philosophies, but "Was Ist Surrealismus" synthesizes these oppositions. It suggests that the quasi figural but still abstract forms are archetypal and interactive, no more at odds with each other than a heart is to a lung.

AND: [I]s The Experience of the Materialization of the Concept of Space the Experience of Space?, the first curated show in its newly renovated second space, The Annex, featuring new work by St. Louis artist Colin Tuis Nesbit.

work by Colin Nesbit

SANPETE COUNTY
Central Utah Art Center UPCOMING: Inga Huld Tryggvadottir, an Icelandic artist who comes to Utah via Brooklyn.

SOUTH EASTERN UTAH
Moab Art Works UP: Barriers to Entry - Photographs of Gates. Brian Parkin's new exhibition of gate photographs uses traditional photographic techniques capturing images on film and making color enlargements on Ilfochrome media (see page 4).

ST. GEORGE AREA
St. George Art Museum
UP: Paint the Parks: National Park Art at the St. George Museum. Paint the Parks100 with the Mini Top 50 is America's leading competition and exhibition designed to illustrate the beauty and significance of America's National Parks. Paintings must depict one of our nation's 390 areas supervised by the National Park Service. For the 2007 show, the jurors are Liliane Francuz, Ann Trusty, and William Scott Jennings. This exhibit, that tours the nation, helps fund the PaintAmerica mission of supporting the visual arts and artists across the country. A portion of the proceeds from "Paint the Parks" is contributed annually to the National Parks Foundation and the PaintAmerica Scholarship Fund. Through July 17.

Sears Art Gallery UP: We Remember, We Celebrate, We Believe; A Photo History of Latinos in Utah. This informative photographic exhibit hung in the Capitol Rotunda, in Salt Lake City. Dignitaries from St. George City and the Latino community will join our supportive patrons for the reception. Through August 8.

 additional media coverage of the visual arts in Utah

6/1 A Smorsgabord of style: Art Access' 300 plates is a visual feast.

6/1 Art at the Main, a cooperative artist gallery in the atrium ground floor of Salt Lake City's Main Library (210 E. 400 South), celebrates two years in business today.

6/1 The creator of the "SLC Pepper" mural and co-designer of the Beatles "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" album cover, Jann Haworth, has a solo exhibition, "Pop Plastiques," opening Friday at the Gallery at Library Square.

6/1 Plein Air Painting.

6/8 Exhibits and book highlight artist Robert T. Barrett.

6/8 Artists Jeff Hein, Justin Taylor, Sean Diediker and Ben McPherson open the Bridge Academy of Art in Provo.

6/10 The Nomadic Project: Have brush, will travel.

6/11 Draper man is charged with stealing 18 artworks.

6/12 Signed & Numbered’s limited edition inventory serves art collectors on a budget.

6/14 Internment art and talk; Gallery Stroll

6/15 Intellectual Exercise: Two artists explore theory at BDAC

6/15 Monet to Picasso: Masterpiece is readied for UMFA show.

6/15 How the UMFA launched its most ambitious exhibition ever.

6/17 National Endowment for the Arts says Utah's artistic corps growing.

6/17 Grant funds public art projects along TRAX line corridors (with multimedia).

6/21 Canvases of Hope by India's Lepers showing at Art Access.

6/21 Browsing, munching at Park City Gallery Stroll.

6/22 Stolen art — BYU searches the world to recover pilfered pieces.

6/22 Brigham City Museum-Gallery's Quilt Festival showcases contemporary art quilts.

6/27 Innovations enhance arts festival: Nicer food stations, interactive exhibits among highlight.

6/28 Mestizo brings art to Salt Lake City's west side.

6/29 Exhibit offers Utahns a rare chance to see art from 'Monet to Picasso'



Thunderbird Foundation at Mt. Carmel UP: Kane County Art Show, featuring the work of local southern Utah artists. This is the first year for this annual, juried exhibition and features work by local artists such as: Joshua Baird, Win Barney, Susan Bingham, Debra Csenge, Tom Daniel, Lauri Eskelson, Joan Gardiner-Gibson, Connie Goulding, Nancy Green, Carol Johansen, Sandy Passmore, Julie Rogers and Evelyn Tabor. Through the month of July.
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