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   November 2008
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Art Talk Spotlight
Michael Fried Comes to BYU

Michael Fried

Internationally recognized art critic Michael Fried is coming to BYU this week to speak about the origins and development of Modernism.

Fried's lecture, which will be held in the Lied Gallery on the Museum of Art's main level on Thursday November 6, at 7pm, will provide valuable insights into the museum's current exhibition Turning Point: The Demise of Modernism and the Rebirth of Meaning in American Art, which will be on view through Jan. 3, 2009. Admission is free and open to the public.

A scholar of broad interests and expertise, Dr. Fried is the author of books about 18th- and 19th-century painting and literature, a collection of criticism of contemporary art, and several volumes of poetry. He was intensely involved in viewing and writing criticism of Modernist art, publishing criticism from 1962 to 1977. His seminal 1967 essay Art and Objecthood is among the most important works of art criticism on 20th century art. Fried is currently the J.R. Herbert Boone Professor of Humanities and Art History at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland.

His newest book, Why Photography Matters as Art as Never Before , will be published by Yale University Press in January 2009. Order a copy of this book now at amazon.com and a portion of the purchase price will be donated to Artists of Utah.


Exhibition Announcements
Up & Upcoming to the South
Prepared by 15 Bytes staff unless otherwise indicated. 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 editor@artistsofutah.org

UTAH COUNTY
Springville Museum of Art
UP: Blaine & Louise Clyde Retrospective Exhibition. A collection of artwork donated by Blaine P. and Louise Clyde and their family members over a 25 year period. Through March 22, 2009.

AND: Unbound: Original Picture Book Art by Utah Illustrators. A collection of children's book illustrations showcasing the work of 27 illustrators who have their roots in Utah. Through December 28 (see October edition).

ALSO: 23rd Annual Religious and Spiritual Show, an annual juried exhibition showcasing artwork of any medium or style and represents a variety of different spiritual beliefs. Museum Director, Vern Swanson says concerning the show's spiritual nature, "Unlike regular exhibitions, where artists mainly address aesthetic issues, this show deals mainly with the artists own heart and soul. It is refreshing to see artists abandon artistic restraints and let their content and message completely overwhelm formal concerns, at least for one show." Over 100 piecs by local artists are being exhibited, including "Greatest in the Kingdom," a painting by J. Kirk Richards (whose work was reviewed in our October edition) that received the Director's Award, and Ron Richmond's "Water with Titian" and "Three Bowls with Titian" which won the 1st place award (these works were discussed in our December 2007 edition). Through 28 December

ALSO: John Telford, an exhibition of the Salt Lake-based artist's photographic works through November 30th.

Woodbury Art Museum UP: Woodbury Invitational, November 7 - February 20, 2009. This annual invitational features works by: Harvey Breveman, James Christensen, Robert Stuart, Von Allen, and Marcus Alan Vincent.

AND: Amazonia Photography, an exhibit originating from the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washnigton, D.C.. The exhibit comes to us after a showing at Harvard University. Photographs in this exhibit capture the immense and fragile beauty of the rain forest and the destruction often associated with the careless and unregulated exploration and exploitation of its abundant resources. Through January 16. Friday, November 7 2008, 2-5 p.m. - Harvey Breverman Drawing Workshop. Opening Rception for both exhibits November 7, 6 - 8 pm.

Brigham Young University Museum of Art UP: Turning Point: The Demise of Modernism and the Rebirth of Meaning in American Art, explores how two groups of American artists in the late 1960s rebelled against Modernist abstraction by creating artworks that directly challenged Modernism's theoretical tenets (see September edition). Through January 30.

AND: Windows on a Hidden World: Japanese Woodblock Prints from the BYU Museum of Art Collection offers museum visitors a glimpse into Japanese culture during its period of isolation by displaying many of the same woodblock prints that first circled the globe after the country opened to the world in 1854. Through January 17.

BYU Harold B. Lee Library Exhibits UP: Rachel Smith, through November 7 in the Auditorium Gallery, level 1. AND: Andrew Kosorok + Colin Nesbit, Alchemical Transmutations, November 3 - December 2, in the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Foyer, level 1. UPCOMING: Carla Jimison + Cassandra Barney + Jennifer Barton, Recent Works. November 12, - January 4, 2009. Auditorium Gallery, level 1.

The Downtown Provo Gallery Stroll occurs the first Friday of every month. UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS will open Friday, November 7 with a reception 6 - 9 pm. Exhibitions run through the month of September. The following are participating locations.

Coleman Studios
UP: Resident artist Ryan Brown, recently returned from studying in Italy.

Sego Art Center UP: On 7 November 2008, and in collaboration with ArtBistro.com, the Sego Art Center will open Virtual Identities // Real Space, a juried exhibition of artwork by an international group of artists associated with the artistic social networking site Artbistro. Jeff Lambson, Curator of Contemporary Art at the BYU Museum of Art, will designate the awards for the exhibit and present them opening night.The artworks in the exhibit include media such as painting, drawing, sculpture, installation, conceptual jewelry, video, html, textile, fashion, and mixed media among others.

The participating artists in this year's juried show are: Hidemi Shimura, Daniel Deluna, Natalie N O'neal, Pooneh Maghazehe, Yusuke Nishimura, Chris Purdie, Chao-Ming Teng, Mireille Vautier, Mark Rumsey, Adam Taye, Alan Bigelow, Holly Veselka, Valerie Atkisson, Brian Christensen, Jonathan Vaughan, Ryan Browning.

In conjunction with Virtual Identities // Real Space, On Thursday November 20, Sego will present its monthly Evening with the Artist lecture and discussion series. Valerie Atkisson, editor of ArtBistro, will discuss the show, along with the shows jurors. The event is free and open to the public.

Maestro's Gelato Cafe (22 W Center St; 691-5550) UP: Oil paintings by Merick White.

Coal Umbrella UP: New works by Chris Allman and Greg Caldwell.

Provo Community Church (175 N. Univ. Ave; 368-1180) UPNew works by members of the congregation.

Muse Music UP: Paintings by Paul Jaeger.

Legion (167 N University Ave, 718-3038) UPCOMING: Sample street art by “Andrew.”

Mode Boutique UP:New works by Jess Smiley, painting and collage.

Utah County Gallery (151 S University Ave; 785-2059) UP: Showing Off Utah Artists, a juried show to be showing through November.

Terra Nova UP: ) “Great Things Small Packages.” An exhibit of works done in small scale by several local artists.

Provo Community Church (175 N. Univ. Ave; 368-1180) UP: Works by members of the congregation

Covey Center for the Arts UP: New works by Steve Acerson, Liz Matthews, and Barbara Lyman.

Storefront Galleries (250 W Center, 273 W Center; 377-5700) A group show curated by Abe Kimball, as well as mixed media works by artists from the Center for Change.

ST. GEORGE AREA
St. George Art Museum UP: The Art of Zion: A Century of Sanctuary. To mark the 100th anniversary of the St. George Art Museum hosts the most comprehensive exhibit of Zion ever mounted, a landmark three-part exhibiton on display through January 24, 2009. The Historic exhibit showcases seventy-four paintings and photographs tracing the history of art in Zion Canyon beginning in 1870 and commencing decade by decade through changing styles and artistic movements to the present day. Artwork by famed artists Thomas Moran, Maynard Dixon, Ansel Adams, Frederick Dellenbaugh, Jack Hillers, and Gunnar Widforss will join the work of many other artists of national renown and local impact to form a panoramic history of Zion art. Through January 24. (see page 5)

Sears Art Gallery UP: Art for Animals, featuring the 575 Project, Cyrus Mejia's project to call attention to the 5 million pets put to death each year in U.S. shelters (575 dogs and cats are killed every hour). Several other invited artists will also be featured on gallery walls. These works all follow a theme depicting dogs nad cats as intelligent, sensitive, and aware beings. The juxtaposition of these works with The 575 Project highlights the tragedy of using euthanasia as a solution to the problem of pet overpopulation. Reception: Nov 14, 7-9 pm, Art Talk by Cyrus Mejia. November 12 – January 16. Reception: Nov 14, 7-9 PM, Art Talk by Cyrus Mejia.

 additional media coverage of the visual arts in Utah

10/1 On the cover of Catalyst magazine: Carol Koleman

10/5 Visual arts notes: A really big show in Orem; landscapes in Park City.

10/5 Auction set for Friberg work, "The Light of Christ."

10/5 Salt Lake City folk artist receives national honors.

10/7 A Peek Into the Wild

10/12 Visual arts notes: From policy to strolling - two ends of the arts continuum.

10/12 Visual arts: Garage doors an urban gallery.

10/19 Visual arts notes: Bagley's paintings at Loge Gallery

10/19 USU artist's works on exhibit

10/20 ACLU at 50: Activism and art from near and far

10/21 Loveless’ human touch now at Lamplight Gallery

10/23 Beauty in the Useful

10/25 Art market feels the fiscal chill.

10/26 Visual arts notes: At UMFA, a focus on identity

10/27 Visual arts: 'Alzheimer's from the inside out'

10/27 Utah arts groups feel the sting of budget cuts.

10/30 Wall Eyed: Local artists turn the hidden spaces of Sam Weller’s bookstore into a gallery.

10/30 Kayo Gallery’s show presents three very different approaches to portraiture.


ST. GEORGE AREA
The Mission Gallery (173 North Main 435.688.7278)
UP: Roland Lee Paintings of England and Europe Art Exhibit. While many Utah residents are familiar with St. George artist Roland Lee's paintings of Zion and the red rocks, they might not know that he is also widely recognized for his paintings of rural European and English scenes. This past summer Roland and his wife Nellie visited Kent in southeast England for a week, then travelled for a couple of weeks in Europe spending most of the time in The Netherlands. "I loved Holland," said Lee. "I'd never been there before but would go back in a second. The windmills, canals, and thatched roof cottages are storybook perfect." Through November 29.
Work by Roland Lee
Artist Reception and Art Talk by Roland Lee, "Travels with a Sketchbook," Thursday November 6, 2008. Reception: 6pm to 9pm, Artists Talk 7pm. Admission: Free Light Refreshments The Ancestor Square Tower Building next to The Mission Gallery

CEDAR CITY
Braithwaite Fine Arts Gallery UP: Fiona Phillips-Passage: New Paintings and Photography, works exploring themes of loss and nostalgia (see page 1). November 6 - December 6.

SOUTH EASTERN UTAH
Moab Art Works is currently in the process of moving. They are relocating to the Uranium Building (11 North Main Street) just up the street from their current location.
SANPETE COUNTY
Central Utah Art Center UP: The Object Moved by its Own Success" An Exhibition, works by Alex Gross and Sandy Smith. German Alex Gross (hailing from Glasgow) and Sandy Smith of Glasgow logged 8,000 miles over ten weeks in a rented van that was by turns their transportation, viewing platform, home, and studio. The artists gradually sifted their impressions into five vignettes that share the otherwise empty space of the CUAC that, with its limestone and plaster walls, timber-trussed ceiling, and undivided wood floors is itself both a relic and a time machine (see our blog for a review). Through November 11.



UPCOMING: Frames of Reference: Images of the Manti Temple, an exhibition of works local and international artists, curated by Kathleen Peterson and Lee Bennion. Opening reception, November 14, 6-8pm. On November 20th, from 7-8pm, Thomas Carter will be speaking about the historical context surrounding the exhibit.
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