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Exhibition Spotight: Salt Lake City
Untitled Guesswork

The Utah Arts Councils Rio Gallery is currently featuring its biennial Untitled exhibit. This exhibit invites patrons to give title suggestions to 30 untitled works by Utah artists. This year's exhibit was curated by Travis Tanner, a professional artist and owner of Tanner Frames.

Below we have provided a matching game involving some pieces from the Untitled show and titles created by patrons.

See if you can match the title to the painting.

To view an enlargement of each work, pass your mouse over a thumbnail and the enlargement will appear in the window to the right >>>

In the left hand column below you will see a list of titles provided by gallery patrons. To learn which painting each title refers to, hold your mouse over the title. A small box will appear beneath your mouse revealing the artist's name.

If you click on the title you will be taken to the artist's website, or, if they do not have a website, to the Rio Gallery site.

Visit the Rio Gallery website and you can use their form to virtually write in your own titles to all the pieces from the show.

The Dentist and his 10:30

Do Paint Chips Cause Cancer?

City Through a Stained Glass Window

Time to Re-paint the Patio


Both of Me


The Mad Eagles

Last Frame of a Silent Film

Too Far Into the Enchanted Forest

Binary Infusion

The Spiked Persuasion

My Wife's the Cook

Everyone Loves Atari

Allison Leigh Smith

Allison Leigh Smith
Karl Pace

Karl Pace
Trent Alvey

Trent Alvey
Lou Ann Reineke

Lou Ann Reineke

Joe Beckstead

Joe Beckstead
Laura Boardman

Laura Boardman

Sandy Brunvand

Sandy Brunvand
Sunny Belliston

Sunny Belliston

Steven K. Sheffiled

Steven K. Sheffiled

Blue Critchfield

Blue Critchfield

Christopher Thomas Neville

Christopher Thomas Neville

Chris Miles

Chris Miles

Steven Stradley

Steven Stradley
Paul Vincent Bernard

Paul Vincent Bernard
Jared Nielson

Jared Nielson

Feature: On the Spot
Salt Lake's Crystal Young-Otterstrom

Crystal Young-Otterstrom

Crystal Young-Otterstrom is currently the Audience Development Manager for Utah Symphony | Utah Opera, a composer and a fan of the visual arts. Crystal started Vivace, a funkified bunch of 20/30/40 somethings (single, partnered, married) that just happen to get their groove on to classical music and opera. She also helped to form the Salty Cricket Composers Collective, a new music ensemble that performs the works of living composers who currently reside in Utah. Their second concert, Stridulation, is June 14th.

What hangs above your mantel?

I'm a downtown-ite so no mantel. But if I had one my #1 choice would be my giant pink flamingo Audubon-print that I got framed and matted (orange matting) a few years ago. It's about 2 feet x 5 feet. My #2 choice would be either one of my Mom's paintings or a piece by Trent Call, Cat Palmer, or Sri Whipple because they're my favs.

What is your favorite building in Utah?

I suppose I ought to be loyal and say Abravanel Hall because such awesome music happens there. From a purely architectural standpoint I'd say the AT&T building. Flamingos (my first great love) and art deco just go together.

What is the most memorable exhibit you've seen recently?

Gaylen Hansen at the Art Center! The most memorable exhibit of my life (yes, TMI) would be an exhibit of John Singer Sargent at the National Gallery that I saw in college. I had never seen Madame X live, and I had never before been a fan of representational painting, but she blew my mind.

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Ehren ClarkEhren Clark received his BA in Modern and Contemporary Art History and Critcism at the University of Utah and an MA in the art of the Renaissance at the University of Reading, UK. He currently writes for the In Utah This Week, as well as being published in other journals in Utah.

Shalee CooperShalee Cooper graduated from the University of Utah with a BFA in Photography. She is the gallery curator and a staff photographer with Saans Studio. Saans is a full service photography provider creating images on location as well as in their two local studios.

Sheryl GillilanSheryl Gillilan
received her B.A. in Psychology from Lewis and Clark College, and Masters in both Social Services and Law and Social Policy from Bryn Mawr College. She is an award-winning quilt artist and the Finance & Special Projects Manager for Art Access.

Dallas GrahamDallas Graham received his BA in Visual Art from BYU, where his art spiraled graphic design and monotype printing. He jumped to photography as a medium in 2005 and now runs a personal documentary photography company, Montage Creative. He currently serves as Programming Director for the Salt Lake City chapter of the American Institute of Graphic Artists.

Gerry Johnson, a native of Minnesota but Utah resident for the last thirty years, is an engineer by training but a creator at heart. Along with engineering day jobs, he has run a metal sculpture (brass, copper and steel) business and is now now delving deeply into digital photography to satisfy his creative need. Gerry can be reached at gerrytj@mac.com.

Sue Martin
Sue Martin holds an M.A. in Theatre and has worked in public relations. As an artist, she works in watercolor, oil, and acrylic to capture Utah landscapes or the beauty of everyday objects in still life. She writes Hints 'n Tips, a regular feature, for 15 Bytes. Her work can be seen at Art at the Main in Salt Lake City.

Shawn Rossiter Shawn Rossiter
successfully dropped out of a Masters Program in Comparative Literature to become a painter (the success of which is yet to be determined). In 2001 he founded Artists of Utah and is the editor of 15 Bytes.

Geoff Wichert Geoff Wichert
like all critics, is a failed artist. So far as he can tell, that doesn't guarantee success as a critic, either. He agrees with Einstein that no point of view is uniquely privileged.

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