Up & Upcoming to the South
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. "This series of gate photographs is my first extended project since Recent Developments
premiered in June 2006," the artist says." Once again I'm interested in the significant presence of humans in the landscape. For these works I focused more on division - here from there, us from them, privileged to enter or not." Parkin, a native of Britain but now a U.S. citizen, came to Moab in 2001 and two years ago opened his Moab Art Works gallery (see April 2007 edition
). "The more I explore the Moab area looking at gates, the more I find out about the subject. Gates have a front and a back. They can be locked or not - or have a lock but not be locked. They are entrances, exits and barriers. They are used and not used. They are openings in the barriers that divide our common inheritance land."
Opening reception Friday, June 6th. Parkin will give a short talk about the photographs starting at 7pm. The exhibit continues through the month of July.
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.
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.
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. On view from June 7 - July 17.
Central Utah Art Center UP: Madison Smith through June 25. Smith is a graduate of the San Francisco Art Institute and a recipient of a Utah Arts Council Fellowship.
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. Through October 4.
Springville Museum of Art UP: Wayne Thiebaud: 70 Years of Painting through 27 July 2008. '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).
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.
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 through November 1. 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.
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.
Sego Art Center UP: Genesis, a group show featuring 9 local artists: Hyunmee Lee, Jared Clark, Ruel Brown, Chris Purdie, Ryan Neely, Jared Latimer, Valerie Atkisson, Jeff Larson, and Brian Christensen (see page 1). UPCOMING: Lamborghinis, Sacks, and The Senior Captain of the Wilderness Brethren, a group show featuring 3 local artists: Allan Ludwig, Gian Pierotti, and Rebecca Neely. Through June.
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. Through June.
Storefront Galleries (250 W Center, 273 W Center, 48 N 300 W; 377-5700) UP: 250 West Center- paintings by Mary Street; installation by Wei Zhong Tan 324 West Center- paintings by Karina Cutler.
Terra Nova Gallery UP: unCommon Ground a group exhibit by Brian Kershisnik, Chris Thornock, Ron Richmond, Steven Adams, Brad Aldridge and Doug Fryer. June 6 - June 25.
Muse Café (151 N University Ave) UP: New works by local artists. Through June.
Utah County Gallery (151 S University Ave; 785-2059) UP: UCAB Spring Juried Show. Through June.