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June 2008
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Copper | Watercolor on board | 10 X 10 | by Linday Carter at Phillips Gallery
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Up & Upcoming: Salt Lake Area
Up & Upcoming This Month
Prepared by 15 Bytes staff. Unless otherwise noted, UPCOMING shows begin June Gallery Stroll, June 20, 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

PHILLIPS GALLERY UP: New paintings by Lindey Carter & Don Athay. Lindey Carter derives minimal subject matter, verging on abstraction, from nature.|0| "By studying the details of just one truth I am able to make sense of the chaos that surrounds me." Painting with watercolor on gessoed masonite, she makes a textured background unlike watercolor paper: a simplified and serene patterning. Don Athay arranges the elements and colors of a landscape with the intention of capturing some aspect of the surroundings in which he is a part. Working quickly, with somewhat uncontrolled imagery, he says, aiming "to create a life impression of the fullness of the moment."

AND: In the Dibble Gallery, Stephen Seko explores three photographic techniques: the first, more traditional, explores the interplay of light, shadow, and tonality to imbue drama or mystery; the second is more conceptual, utilizing in-camera effects and computer manipulation; the third abandons traditional photo imagery to explore abstractions of light and macro photography.

UPCOMING: Mark Knudsen and Malen Piersen. Opening June 13 - July 11.

ART ACCESS GALLERIES UP: 300 Plates. 82 established and emerging artists are showcased in an opportunity to survey Utah leading artists all in one space. Remaining plates are now 30% off. Through June 13.

UPCOMING: Chadwick Tolley. Eighteen etchings and woodcuts from an artist known for drawings and prints filled with visual metaphors suggesting ironic or humorous narratives.|1| "My work begins as a process of collecting. I collect photos, textures, magazine clippings and notes from personal observation and create drawings and assemblages from which I develop prints." Through July 11

AND:Art Access Gallery Hosts 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. Becky Douglas, executive director and founder of the non-profit Rising Star Outreach of India, will be present at the Opening Reception. Through July 11.

UMFA UPCOMING: Monet to Picasso from the Cleveland Museum of Art. Masterworks by Renoir, Degas, Monet, van Gogh, Dali, Picasso, and Matisse. From June 23 to September 21.
NOTE: UMFA is not open during Gallery Stroll.

SALTGRASS PRINTMAKERS UPCOMING: Sean Caulfield and Akiko Taniguchi will be Artists in Residence in June, with demos and workshops on June 26 and 28. An exhibit will run from June 26 to July 31, with a public reception on Friday, June 27, from 6:00 to 9:00 pm. Expect to see biomorphic forms inflected by scientific and mathmatical illustrations, evoking the mysterious gap between experience and knowledge, in the place of art.

ALSO: STEAMROLLER community project, with support from the UAC. Saltgrass is looking for community groups that would like to create a large woodblock print to be printed with a steamroller. Saltgrass will be offering instruction on how to cut and create the woodblock and then have an all day event where we print the images with a steamroller out in our parking lot this summer. Any interested group should contact Erik Brunvand at ebrunvand@hotmail.com

PALMERS GALLERY UP: Utah Watercolor Society 2008 Spring Open Show. 70 paintings from throughout Utah. Through June 14th. UPCOMING: New work by Zach Hixson and Cary Griffiths, two abstract painters with different approaches. Zach Hixson makes the viewer see through his eyes to feel the impact a tree or a field has on him in deep, layered Encaustic paintings. Cary Griffiths creates a record of an action. using rhythm and emotion to create spontaneous-feeling acrylic abstracts.|2|

ART AT THE MAIN UP: Fresh Paint: New Works by Nancy Swanson, including traditional and abstract watercolors, acrylics, monotypes and oil paintings. UPCOMING: Art at the Main celebrates its two-year anniversary with a group exhibit of its current members. “Art at the Main is located in one of most interesting and beautiful architectural spots in the US – Salt Lake City’s Main Library,” says Joy Nunn, founder/director. “The opportunity for a new artist to show their works to library lovers and countless visitors from not only Salt Lake City, but from all over Utah, the US, and the world is a phenomenal opportunity. The venue cannot be duplicated.” To date, AATM has “launched” 25 artists and currently has 15 member artists.

SALT LAKE ART CENTER UPCOMING: Interweave: Innovations in Contemporary Basketry
Since the 1970s artists have revolutionized basketry by using unexpected materials and methods, developing unique forms, and working in varying sizes and scales. No longer utilitarian, these baskets are sculptures and, like other contemporary art forms, are often thematic and imbued with meaning. Through September 27.

AND: PRESENT TENSE features artworks and site-specific installations by 25 artists who participated in the recent art phenomenon The 337 Project, organized by Adam and Dessi Price. This exhibition was created to provide the opportunity for Salt Lake, Utah, and visitors from beyond to learn more about the after effects of a community art project like The 337 Project and to allow the artists to create artwork that reflected their post-337 perspective (see page 7).

ART BARN/FINCH LANE GALLERY UP: Prints and Photographs by Stefanie Dykes and Marnae Rathke. Opening June 6, with a public reception from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Printmaker Stefanie Dykes' works relate to Cathedral, a 20-foot print that took 2 years to make, allowing for each space to be "informed by daily circumstances and concerns" (see page 7). Marnae Rathke: images that combine the genres of nature and architectural photography in a "slightly surreal" manner, using a black and white and a color negative to create a commentary on the environment. |3| Through July 25.

UTAH ARTS ALLIANCE UP: Nudes and Figures by Suzan Rasmussen. Opening June 3, with a public reception on Friday, June 6th from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. The artist will be on hand to answer questions and discuss her works. Through June 28th.

RIO GALLERY UP: Untitled, the biennial exhibition that invites you to title works by thrity local artists (see page 2). Through June 14. UPCOMING: 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.

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

WILLIAMS FINE ART (200 E South Temple Ste 100, 534-0331) UP: John Collins, multi-media works. UPCOMING: Featuring Darren Gygi, one of Utah's foremost emerging portraitists

WOMENS ART CENTER UP: City Crossings, a unique exploration of urban ecology featuring the work of Jean Arnold and Joey Behrens. On Sunday, June 8 at 1:00 p.m. the artists will speak at an afternoon Art & Tea Party. Call for admission details.

THE WINE STORE (255 S. 300 E.) UP: Landscape painters Joshua Baird of Kanab and Valerie Orlemann of Escalante exhibit landscapes from Four Corners and the Intermountain West in a benefit for the Grand Staircase-Escalante Partners Organization, a non-profit partner with a mission to support the Monument. Through June 28.

CAFFE NICHE UPCOMING: 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 UPCOMING: 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 UPCOMING: Summer Miscellany and Art Sale, featuring local artist and photographic prints by Leia Bell, Trent Call, Scott Carrier, and many more.

NOBROW COFFEE & TEA UPCOMING: Getaway Formy, colorful sculptures and inspired paintings by Massachusetts artists Rachel Salamone and Christopher Wawrinofsky.

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

A GIFT TO AFRICA (ARTSPACE City Center, 230 S 500 W, Suite 215) Paintings from Namibia and Botswana by Trent Thursby Alvey. A compilation of Trent's African paintings over ten years. Through June 14

LOCAL COLORS OF UTAH (535 S. 700 East, 363-3922) UP: Paintings by Nancy Maxfield Lund and Roberta Glidden, and porcelain pottery by Sharon Brown Mikkelson. Through June 17. UPCOMING: 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: Livermore Landscapes. Watercolors by Rebecca Livermore. Through June 16. UPCOMING: the artwork of Niles HagemanN

A GALLERY UP: Image Object, new paintings by John O'Connell, exploring the psychoanalytical idea of the image/object relation. UPCOMING: Celebrating our 25th anniversary with a group exhibition showcasing new works by over 60 artists

CITY LIBRARY (4th Floor Gallery) UP: Pop Plastiques, works by Jann Haworth (see page 4). Through July 25.
AND:(Lower Urban Room Gallery, 210 E. 400 South, 524-8200) UP: Utah Crowns Photography Exhibit. Photographs by Victor Rivera, with a reception June 11 at 6 p.m. Through June 30.

UTAH ARTISTS HANDS GALLERY (61 W. 100 South, 355-0206) UP: The Nomadic Project, featuring 50 paintings from around America by Kristin Abraham and music by Alfonso Llamas (see page 3). Through June 30.

PICKETT FAIRBANKS GALLERY UP:Miniatures in watercolor and oil by Mary Pickett Fairbanks and landscapes by Dean Bradshaw. UPCOMING: 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: News From Nowhere: Installation by Richard Zimmerman (see May edition). Through June 13. UPCOMING: 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 page 1).

WASATCH FRAME SHOP UP: Work by Aaron Fritz. Through June 12. UPCOMING: Colors of Costa Rica. Photography by Adam Barker, opening June 13. 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: 24 Hours. The result of a 24 hour marathon of art making by University of Utah students. Through June 13. UPCOMING: Cara Despain and Jason Metcalf.

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 UPCOMING: Things Commonly Overlooked by Sarah Jordan.

DAVID ERICSON FINE ART* (418 S. 200 West, 533-8245) UP: Paintings by G. Russell Case and pottery by K.L. Rasmussen. Through June 20.

UTAH CULTURAL CELEBRATION CENTER ART GALLERY (1355 W. 3100 South, West Valley City, 965-5100) UP: From the Massess to Masses: Art of the Yan'an Cave Artists Group. Through June 25.

Work from the Yan'an Cave Artist Group

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