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.
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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 MuseumUP: 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 ArtUP: 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 ExhibitsUP: 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.
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 MuseumUP: The Art of Zion: A Century of Sanctuary. To mark the 100th anniversary ofthe 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 GalleryUP: 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.
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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.
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.