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July 2008
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Hmmp by John Sproul, at Palmer's Gallery
Up & Upcoming: Salt Lake Area
Up & Upcoming This Month
Prepared by 15 Bytes staff. Unless otherwise noted, UPCOMING shows begin July Gallery Stroll, July 18, 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

PALMERS GALLERY UP: New abstract paintings by Zach Hixson and Cary Griffiths, two abstract painters with different approaches. Zach Hixson's layered encaustic images of nature record personal experiences of nature. Cary Griffiths uses rhythm and emotion to create spontaneous-feeling acrylic abstracts. UPCOMING: John Sproul. Rendered in thickly layered paint, his weightless figures appear intimate and warm--to exist yet not exist in the same breath, a non-portrait portrait.
Through August 9th.

UTAH ARTS ALLIANCE UP: Calles de la Candelaria and other new works by Layne Meacham. Meacham's surfaces are built-up with multiple layers of textures, colors and primitive symbolic marks, and include assemblage, most recently handbills from Bogota Colombia's Candelaria district. The rough primordial markings and built-up surfaces conjure up primitive, deeply repressed material from the unconscious. Opens July 1 with a public reception for the artist on Friday July 11th, from 6 - 9 p.m. The artist will be on hand to answer questions and discuss his new works. Through August 2.

PHILLIPS GALLERY UP: Mark Knudsen and Malen Pierson (see page 3). Knudsen's "linear" landscapes capture the vast panorama of the desert. Arid and beautifully subtle in palette, his paintings accurately describe odd and wonderful wind carved rock. Using only recycled materials, including pieces from old cars and machinery, Pierson breaths new life into parts that would otherwise be considered junk. UPCOMING: Summer Group Show.

ART ACCESS GALLERIES UP: Chadwick Tolley. Eighteen etchings and woodcuts from an artist known for drawings and prints filled with visual metaphors suggesting ironic or humorous narratives. AND: A Benefit for Artists With Leprosy. 35 framed colorful folkloric paintings in an Exhibit and Art Sale to benefit the Bindu Art School of Bharatapuram colony in India. Both through July 11. UPCOMING: Mixed Media Works by Downy Doxey and Amy Adams AND paintings by Shilo Jackson.

UMFA UP: Monet to Picasso from the Cleveland Museum of Art. Masterworks by Renoir, Degas, Monet, van Gogh, Dali, Picasso, and Matisse (see page 1). The Cleveland Museum, closed for remodeling, is touring its comprehensive collection Modernism from 1850 to 1950. Through September 21, but don't wait: you'll want to go back.
NOTE: UMFA is not open during Gallery Stroll.

SALTGRASS PRINTMAKERS UP: Sean Caulfield and Akiko Taniguchi (see page 6). Lucious tonality and enigmatic images of nature done with rare mastery of the Mezzotint technique. Expect to see biomorphic forms inflected by scientific and mathmatical illustrations, evoking the mysterious gap between experience and knowledge. Through July 31.

ALSO: STEAMROLLER community project to create a large woodblock image to be printed with a steamroller. Contact Erik Brunvand at ebrunvand@hotmail.com

SALT LAKE ART CENTER UP: Interweave: Innovations in Contemporary Basketry. No longer just utilitarian, these baskets are sculptures and, like other art forms, are often thematic and imbued with meaning. Through September 27.

AND: Present Tense, featuring artworks and installations by 25 artists who participated in the 337 Project. Created to provide the opportunity for an audience from Salt Lake, Utah, and beyond to learn more about the after effects of a community art project like the 337 Project, this exhibit also allowed the artists to create artwork reflecting their post-337 perspectives.

UTAH CULTURAL CELEBRATION CENTER ART GALLERY (1355 W. 3100 South, West Valley City, 965-5100) UP: Face of Utah Sculpture IV. Every year over forty artists present Utah culture in sculptural form. Featuring both well-known and emerging artists and showcasing both traditional and contemporary sculpture in a variety of techniques, styles, mediums and forms. AND: Childhood Fantasy, by Tim Little: a large scale piece depicting a winged fairy riding a stick-bug that that will entice children to interact with the art by honking noise makers and pulling levers that produce streams of water!
AND: The Wild Life of Dollores Shelledy, an outdoor sculpture exhibit of life-size zoo animals.
Opening Thursday, June 10, with a public reception from 6:00 to 8:30. Through August 20.

Modern8 GALLERY. UP: The Still Life Project, mixed-media photography by Weber State's Josh Winegar, AND: Landscape oil paintings by graphic designerRuss Gray.

ART BARN/FINCH LANE GALLERY UP: Prints and Photographs by Stefanie Dykes and Marnae Rathke. Printmaker Stefanie Dykes' works include Cathedral, a 20-foot print that took 2 years to make, allowing for each space to be "informed by daily circumstances" (see June edition). Marnae Rathke's photos combine the genres of nature and architectural photography in an unexpected manner. Through July 25.

RIO GALLERY UP: Design Arts Exhibition, featuring the winners of the 2008 Design Arts Competition. Through August 2.

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.

WILLIAMS FINE ART (200 E South Temple Ste 100, 534-0331) UP: Summer Sale featuring 100 paintings at 30% discount. UPCOMING: Early and contemporary paintings of national parks and other travel destinations such as the Tetons, Bryce Canyon, and Yellowstone will be on display. Many were painted in the 1920s and 1930s before most roads were created. Susan Rugh, author of the new book, "Are We There Yet?," will be here discussing car travel in the 50s and 60s and will be signing her books.

WOMENS ART CENTER UP: City Crossings, a unique exploration of urban ecology featuring the work of Jean Arnold and Joey Behrens.

CAFFE NICHE UP: Visual Art Institute's A Personal View, dedicated to developing the unique creative voice of youth while teaching them how to integrate creativity into every aspect of their thinking, education, and life. Live Jazz.

CHARLEY HAFEN GALLERY UP: World of Color. Self-taught artists David Montenero and his daughters Jean and Maya employ their unique style to produce colorful, imaginative, inspirational paintings in water and prisma colors.

GATEWAY GALLERY OF FINE ART (south end of Gateway Mall; 595-1600). UPCOMING: The High Country, mountain scenes by artist Bryan Mark Taylor.

HALUS World Furnishings (3003 S Highland Drive; 486-0407) UPCOMING: In celebration of the opening of Halus World Furnishings, T-squared Art presents a group show featuring new paintings by Cassandria W. Parsons, Carlisle, Susan Gallacher and Tricia F. Terry.

KEN SANDERS RARE BOOKS UP: Summer Miscellany and Art Sale, featuring local artist and photographic prints by Leia Bell, Trent Call, Scott Carrier, and many more. UPCOMING: New landscapes by Leslie Thomas.

NOBROW COFFEE & TEA UP: Getaway Formy, colorful sculptures and inspired paintings, in the cutting-edge style becoming known as Unmonumental, by Massachusetts artists Rachel Salamone and Christopher Wawrinofsky (see page 7).

RED KILN UP: New works from nationally-known Utah ceramic artist Richard Barker. Also featuring works of other well known Utah ceramic artists.

LOCAL COLORS OF UTAH (535 S. 700 East, 363-3922) UP: Red Show, featuring work from all members of the gallery including paintings, photography, jewelry, pottery, glass and fiber.

MICHAEL BERRY GALLERY (163 E. 300, 521-0243) UP: The artwork of Niles Hagemann.

A GALLERY UP: "A" gallery celebrates its 25th anniversary in June with a group exhibition showcasing new works by over 60 artists, including fine glass, ceramics and other three dimensional works.

ART AT THE MAIN UP: Art at the Main celebrates its two-year anniversary with a group exhibit of its current members. Located in one of the landmarks of today's architecture -- Salt Lake City's Main Library -- the venue cannot be duplicated.
UPCOMING: Dazzling Dust, new works in pastel and water media by Julie Morriss. Opens July 14, with a reception for the artist during Gallery Stroll. Through August 9,

CITY LIBRARY (4th Floor Gallery) UP: Pop Plastiques, works by Jann Haworth (see our June issue, page 4). Through July 25.

PICKETT FAIRBANKS GALLERY UP: Big Summer Show, with works by gallery artists.

SAM WELLER'S GALLERY ON THE MEZZANINE (Sam Weller's Bookstore, 254 S. Main, 328-2586)
UP: Remembering Joe: A Retrospective of Joe Bankhead's life and work.

HORNE FINE ART UP: Painting Summer featuring new paintings celebrating the pleasures of the season.

ROSE WAGNER ART CENTER UP: True West. 20 photographs by Amanda Moore revealing a vision of the West, stripped of myth and allowed to speak for themselves (see our June issue, page 1).

WASATCH FRAME SHOP UP: Colors of Costa Rica. Photography by Adam Barker. Through July 31.

BEANS AND BREW (268 S State Street Ste 130; 884-7089) UP: Urban Decay. Photographs by Ben Kuhns, Bryan Allen, and Nate King.

STATIC SALON (240 S 400 W, 363-0900) UP: A unique collection of iconic and pop art from local graffiti-style artist Jonathan Olson.

VISAGE SALON STUDIOS (2006 S 900 E, 328-0069) UP: Visual Art Institute's 30th Anniversary Celebration Art Exhibit, featuring works by students from ages 5 to 18.

KAYO GALLERY UP: Cara Despain and Jason Metcalf (see page 7).

SOUTHAM GALLERY UP: Spring Exhibit. Paintings and sculpture by gallery regulars.

EVERY BLOOMING THING (444 S 700 E, 521-4773) UP: Carole Evans, Colleen Howe, G.J. Labonty, Megan Pingree, and Arron Stills.

SAANS PHOTOGRAPHY UP: White Band is Coming: Images of India, photographs by M. Bryan Thompson.

ALICE MERRILL HORNE GALLERY (617 E. South Temple, 236-7555) UP: The five paintings added to the Utah State Fine Art Collection during the 2007-08 fiscal year plus six recently conserved pieces.

TIN ANGEL CAFE UP: Things Commonly Overlooked by Sarah Jordan.

APERTURE GALLERY UPCOMING: Local Artist Open House, featuring work by over 16 local artists. July 10, 7 - 10pm.

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