Up and Upcoming: To The North
Exhibition Listings in Northern Utah
Prepared by 15 Bytes staff unless otherwise indicated.
The Gallery at Wolf Creek Resort (3900 Wolf Creek Drive, Eden Utah 84310) UPCOMING: Hadley Ramton One Woman Show presented by Wilkerson Fine Art & Consulting, artist reception Saturday, March 15th from 7 9 pm. At a time when multi-tasking is the order of the day and sensory overload is the norm, it is easy to lose touch with the beauty of this world, in all its variety. Hadley Rampton, a Utah native, purposely slows her life down in order to absorb and enjoy the surroundings that inspire her. Rampton prefers to create en plein air. The natural Utah landscape leaps to her canvas as she creates amidst the elements that surround her. In describing her experience creating, Hadley Rampton paints a picture with words: “To stand, nestled in a valley kept company by groves of aspen, my mood no longer remains my own but that of the place. You might say my work is a release of my senses rather than solely a depiction of a scene. The energy with which I paint, my color palette, even the technique I use to apply the paint, (broad, broken strokes with a brush or palette knife, spot glazing with drips of transparent paint), is directly related to my emotional response rather than the result of a pre-calculated process.” The show will continue to be on display and available for viewing daily from 9 a.m. 7 pm through April 2. For a private showing please contact Kris Wilkerson at (801) 745-9557. www.wilkersonfineart.com
Eccles Community Art Center UP: 11th Black & White Competition, a juried competition, is open to recent works by Utah artists in all media. Jurors for this year's competition are Jim Jacobs, Professor of Visual Arts and Art Department Chair, Weber State University, and Josh Winegar, Professor of Visual Arts. Weber State University. AND: Wildlife photography by Randy Chatelain in the Carriage Gallery. Dr. Chatelain is best known as an Associate Professor of Family Relations at Weber State University in Ogden, Utah. He is also an lover of wildlife and avid photographer.
Gallery at the Station UPCOMING: Paintings by Rhett Ashby and pottery by Giulianna Marple through the month of March, with an opening reception Friday, March 7, 6 - 8pm.
Gallery 25 UPCOMING: Small Works show featuring artwork by Lucile Chamberlin, Keith Dabb, Lauri Eskelson, Carol Fielding, Jeff Hepworth, Liz Pierce, Mac Stevenson, Kevin Wasden, Lorin Wilde, and Doug Wride.
Mary Elizabeth Dee Shaw Gallery at WSU UP: 3rd Annual Northern Utah High School Art Exhibition, Through March 21. UPCOMING: Annual Student Exhibition March 28 April 16.
Universe City (2556 Washington Blvd, Ogden 458-8959 ) UP:Sugar and Spice: The Good, the Bad, the etc. Joshua Crawford-Bizzell's photography of everyday life. Crawford-Bizzell is a WSU student, majoring in Spanish with minors in Visual Arts/photography and also Recreation. "This show is about people�s daily lives, their hobbies," the artist says. "It deals with the good, the bad, the pretty, the ugly, lonely times, and times with friends. This show also deals with new family issues and lifestyles and household identities.
Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art UP: Abstracting the Land: Southwest Transcendentalism, an exhibition of artwork from the permanent collection focusing on painters working in New Mexico in the 1930s, called the Transcendental Painting Group. The artwork selected for this exhibition exemplifies these artists’ explorations of the southwestern landscape, expressions of the sublime, and a universal shared sense of values in human experience. Through May 3.
ALSO: Clay: Points of View in the Nora Eccles Treadwell Harrison Ceramics Gallery. Seven graduate students from the ceramics program, in the art department of Utah State University have curated an exhibition from the Museum’s collection. Through April.
AND: USES OF THE REAL: Originality, Conditional Objects, and Action/Documentation, Contemplation an exhibition of objects selected from the museum's collection, many of which will be shown in NEHMA for the first time. The museum’s major works of art will remain on display throughout the exhibit, but other elements of the exhibit will change as the exhibit explores what makes art "real" art. Through December 2008.
Brigham City Museum-Gallery UP: Elements From the Front Range Contemporary Quilters, featuring 40 quilts by artists throughout the West. Through March 8.
BDAC UP: Bountiful/Davis Art Center Statewide Competition 2008. This annual competition featuring work in a variety of mediums from artists all across the state was juried this year by Utah State University professor of art Eileen Doktorksi. Through March 28.
Park City Gallery Stroll is Friday, March 28, from 6 to 9 pm.
Meyer Gallery UP: Leap, a new collection of paintings by Brian Kershisnik. Kershisnik's graceful and direct paintings are eloquent narratives about the human condition. Recent themes include toiling or gardening in the rain, Brian Kershisnik's new show,
UPCOMING: Ray Donley and Cary Henrie, Saturday March 8. Saturday, March 15th Native American realism sculptor Dave McGary. Chris Reilly and Michelle Hanglund will join us on Saturday, March 22nd to premier a new body of their encaustic (wax) paintings. Finally, a two person show for Gabriela Ibarra and Shanna Kunz will premier on Friday, March 28th, coinciding with the Park City Gallery Stroll.
Kimball Art Center UP: Bravo, tortilla paintings by Joe Bravo in the Main Gallery. The artist uses the tortilla as a ground for his traditional paintings. "I use the Tortilla as a Canvas because it is an integral part of the Hispanic Culture and my heritage," the artist says. "For the subject matter of my tortilla paintings, I use imagery that is representative of Latinos, conveying their hopes, art, beliefs and history. As the tortilla has given us life, I give it new life by using it as an art medium." Through March 30.
Phoenix Gallery UP: Michelle Muldrow and Kevin Box. UPCOMING: I Was There Once, paintings by Siddharth Parasnis March 14, 2008 6-9 pm. Parasnis, a native of India, is an instructor at Academy of Art University, San Francisco. His layered paintings, abstracted from cityscapes and architectural elements, are built through a process of scraping, dripping and glazing and depict the everyday in striking compositions.
Redstone Gallery UP: Hamilton Aguiar through March. Aguiar was born in Belo Horizonte, Brazil and moved to the United States in 1987. During his many years of studying art and working in art restoration, Aguiar began to explore various painting techniques. His paintings are inspired by the changing seasons of natural landscapes.
Thomas Anthony Gallery UP: The emotion of color & texture in new landscape paintings by Louisa McElwain.
Terzian Gallery UP: Plein-air landscape paintings by Doug Braithwaite. Through March 14.
UPCOMING: Sybil Hill and Lisa Gordon March 14 - March 26. Sybil Hill captures the spirit of horses using mixed media, artist Lisa Gordon uses bronze to resonate the personality of horses. Reception from 6-pm. Come view new works by both of these artists and
Julie Nester Gallery UP: Grounded in Silence an exhibition of new paintings by Santa Fe artist, Rob Douglas, March 7 - April 2. There will be a reception for the artist on March 7, 5:30-8:00 pm. Rob Douglas' abstract paintings are a balance between non-representation and reality. His expressive, geometric forms, pencil marks and scratches are juxtaposed against subtle layers of earthen-toned washes. When combined, these elements create a majestic pictorial equilibrium. Expansive rhythms of rich textures and hues are inspired by the New Mexico desert and are combined with forms that evoke a more urban environment. "While creating, I am reminded of the birds-eye view of a piece of ground, or a landscape," the artist says. "While I am focused on a particular organic object that has caught my attention. I am aware it is completely surrounded in the infinite details that make up the entire picture the tiny rocks, flecks of minerals, botanical matter, and even the space between these objects. It is in this interaction of these spatial planes and various elements that may create a sense of place. It is my hope that the inspired imagery will evoke an emotional response to a place we have never seen, but yet we know somehow and find familiar.”
Coda Gallery UP: Figure paintings by Melissa Peck (see page 2). Reception Friday, March 7, 6 to 9pm.
Two Sisters Fine Art Gallery UP: Karrie Baldwin Penney. Inspired largely by local Heber Valley pastoral scenery, Karrie captures the tranquility and diversity of the Wasatch backcountry landscape. Each work is framed by local artist, furniture, and frame maker, Dave Brown. Through April 12.