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November 2008
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Transcendant, by Carl Purcell at Palmers
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Up & Upcoming: Salt Lake Area
Up & Upcoming This Month

Prepared by 15 Bytes staff. Unless otherwise noted, UPCOMING shows begin November Gallery Stroll, November 21, 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

PALMERS GALLERY (378 West Broadway [300 South]. UP: New work by Jody Plant and Marjorie McClure. Paper, Rock, Scissors are options in the game Rochambeau. Like in the game, the artists use "Paper, Rock, Scissors” to make decisions where the subject matter of the game is the decision itself. Paper and scissors, along with found objects and altered books, are part of Plant’s mixed media works, while McClure’s pastels and monoprints feature rocks and stones. Through November 8th. UPCOMING:New Paintings by master landscape artists Carl Purcell |0| and Candace Rideout. Through January 10.

ALICE GALLERY UP: Interiors, an exhibit of 13 paintings from the Alice Art Collection, illustrating how Utah artists from the well-known to the obscure, early modern to contemporary, have approached the interior scene. Showing the breadth of the state's art, these works are defined by much more than one technique and refer to Whistler, Matisse, Munch, and Gaugin.Graduates and professors from local schools are joined by Utah icons, a WPA artist, and a student of John Sloan and George Bellows who painted in Mexico. Included are Gregory Abbott, Carlos J. Andreson, Lee Udall Bennion, Downy Doxey-Marshall, Alvin Gittins, Henry Neil Rasmussen, Doris Rosenthal, George H. Taggart, Mary H. Teasdel, Christopher Terry, Rebecca Wagstaff, and Linda Wheadon. Through December.

UMFA UP: Changing Identity: recent works by women artists from Vietnam. Featuring 50 works by ten artists challenging stereotypes and traditional roles in Vietnamese society. Through various media, subjects, and sensibilities they explore gender and cultural identity and offer a diversified view of Vietnam itself. A fully illustrated exhibition catalogue will accompany the national tour. Through January 11, 2009

AND: An Innermost Journey: The Art of Shauna Cook Clinger. Passion, skill, and personal revelation fuse in this survey and celebration, featuring large paintings created over thirty years: the "outer focus" of commissioned portraits and the "inner focus" of symbolic self-portraits. Emotionally honest imagery and powerful human forms challenge conventional portraiture (see page 7).
Through February 15, 2009

ALSO: The Later Works of William Utermohlen. Beginning with work dating from
the 1950s – 1990s that establish his artistic credentials, this exhibition chronicles paintings from his diagnosis with Alzheimer's disease in 1995 until 2000, when he lost the ability to create art. Primarily self-portraits, these works provide a visual narrative of the artist's experience with Alzheimer's disease and dementia, expressing sadness, anger, anxiety and resignation, and are visually rich, intriguing, and haunting all at once.
Through January 11, 2009

PHILLIPS GALLERY UP: New works in two approaches to figurative landscapes: Kathleen Peterson, who imbues landscape elements with figurative qualities, and Patricia Kimball, who places figures in familiar settings.
AND: In the Dibble Gallery, "5 x 5", a group exhibition featuring works by 5 artists hailed as "Artists On The Rise:" pensive female figures in thickly applied oil by Heather Barron; abstract and geometric expressionism on large silkscreened pop art images by John Bell; Lindey Carter's diminutive, intriguingly simple, yet potent watercolors and landscapes; Annie Kennedy's large installation pieces and found and self-made objects, often made of grape juice, olive oil and other edible materials on paper; and David Maestas, an abstract expressionist whose ethereal and richly hued works recall his spiritual connection to Northern New Mexico.

SALT LAKE ART CENTER UP: Utah Draw: Contour and Context. David Edward Linn, Steven Larson, Dan Christofferson, Jane Catlin, Eric Brown, Joey Behrens, Susan Beck, and Adam Bateman are artists who approach drawing through its formal qualities, while grappling with environmental and literary concerns and personal reflections. The works range from human figure to landscape to more conceptual explorations.

AND: Liberties Under Fire: the ACLU of Utah at 50. Celebrating 50 years defending civil liberties, five artists depict or suggest pivotal civil rights issues. Excerpts from essays by six authors lend context. Art by Sue Coe, Enrique Chagoya, John Trobaugh, Kara Walker and Jenny Holzer (see page 7).

AND: Contemporary Trends in Video Art. Four videos by renowned specialists in the medium. Miranda July (USA) opens the series with Getting Stronger Every Day (2001), from October 18 to November 29. Continuing with Steve Reinke (Canada), Regarding the Pain of Susan Sontag (Notes on Camp) (2006) from December 6 to January 10, 2009, Ximena Cuevas (Mexico), Someone Behind the Door (2005), from January 17 to March 14, 2009, and Paul McCarthy (USA), Painter (1995) from March 21 – May 23, 2009.

SAANS PHOTOGRAPHY GALLERY (173 E. Broadway, 328-8827) UP: Photographs by Florida–based Lori Ballard documenting the Strange and Curious Oddities of traveling state fairs. UPCOMING: Holga exhibit. Saans Photography has solicited photographs made using cheap plastic cameras and the contemporary aesthetic qualities they produce (look for the review in our December edition).

HORNE FINE ART UP: More Fresh Paint Alpine, aspen, and garden scenes by Phyllis F. Horne and Ken Baxter, & scenes from the Arts Festival by Karen Horne. Through Nov. 8. UPCOMING: Art of Performance, recent paintings by Karen Horne celebrating and benefiting some local dancers, classical and jazz musicians, and opera singers, as well some beloved venues such as the Capitol Theatre. Through January.

RED BUTTE GARDEN UPCOMING: The Glass Art Guild of Utah's 6th Annual Glass at the Garden, November 8 - 30. Artist reception November 8, 2-5 pm.

Main Library
UP: Faces from the Land: A Photographic Journey through Native America:
traveling exhibition documenting Indian powwow dancers in the US & Canada. 40 of Ben Marra's large color portraits of powwow dancers, with narratives written by the subjects, compiled by Linda Marra, describing the tribal meaning of regalia and dances. Through November 15.
AND: Children's Book Illustrations by Mark Buehner, displaying his award-winning children's book illustrations from Fanny's Dream, Snowmen at Night, and The Escape of Marvin the Ape. Through December 12.
UPCOMING: it's a flewk by Trent Call. Call combines formal academic painting with street art and mixed media. NOTE: the Library is closed during Gallery Stroll.

Anderson-Foothill Branch Library (1135 S. 2100 East) UP: One World, Many Stories: Traveling exhibit of photographs taken by Salt Lake City high school students at the community sidewalk chalk drawing day on May 10, 2008. Public reception, Tuesday, November 18, 7:00-8:30 p.m. Through January 3.

Sprague Branch Library (2131 S. 1100 East) UPCOMING: Plastic Landscapes. Outdoor gear photographer Steph Parke began taking photgraphs 20 years ago using a tiny 110 Burger King camera. With a public reception Thursday, December 4, 6:00-7:30 p.m. Through January 11.

Chapman Branch Library (577 South 900 West) Digital Photography by Cody D. Storey. Black and white, structural photographs by a University of Utah architecture student. Public reception, November 22, 3:30 - 5:00 p.m. Through January 9.

Corinne and Jack Sweet Branch Library (455 F Street [9th Avenue]) The Young Heroes of Swaziland: A Generation of Orphans by Michael Tallman. Public reception Monday, November 24 7:00 p.m. Through December 27.

SAM WELLER'S GALLERY ON THE MEZZANINE (Sam Weller's Bookstore, 254 S. Main, 328-2586) UP: off the wall, site specific works by Edward McKenna, David Ruhlman & Patrick Weeks. Three local artists explore the hidden spaces of the bookstore and bring its ghosts into the light. Through December 5.

SIGNED & NUMBERED (221 East Broadway) UP: Glory & Woe, oils and mixed media prints by Jethro Gillespie, based on his traveled to New Zealand to study art with traditional Maori artists.

AND: This is the Place: Locals-only group show. Prints by 20 or more artists specific to places in Utah and Salt Lake City, or on the theme "This is the Place."

ART ACCESS GALLERIES UP: Worlds in a Box, featuring the box art of six Utah artists: Marina Alexandrescu, Jim Frazer, Frank McEntire, Marcee Blackerby, Wayne Kimball and Mark England.
AND: In Access II, an exhibition of collaborative works by Brian Kershisnik and Joe Adams.

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.

UTAH ARTS ALLIANCE UP: Original art created by Salt Lake Secondary Education Art Teachers from Highland High, West High, East High, Clayton Middle School, Northwest Middle, Glendale Middle, Hillside Middle and Bryant Middle Schools. Reception Friday, November 7th, 6 – 9 p.m. and during Gallery Stroll. Media include ceramics, photography, painting, drawing weaving, beading, basket making, and bookmaking,

PICKETT FAIRBANKS GALLERY UP: Figures, Portraits, and Architectural Interiors by Lane Bennion and Richard Coombs. Through November.

PATRICK MOORE GALLERY (2233 South 700 East, 484-6641)
UP: Group landscape exhibit.

TIN ANGEL CAFE UP: Joey Behrens.

UP: Work by 16 local artists.

UP: New landscapes by Leslie Thomas.

GATEWAY GALLERY OF FINE ART (south end of Gateway Mall; 595-1600). UP: The High Country, mountain scenes by Bryan Mark Taylor.

HALUS World Furnishings (3003 S Highland Drive; 486-0407) UP: To celebrate the opening of Halus, T-squared Art presents new paintings by Cassandria W. Parsons, Carlisle, Susan Gallacher and Tricia F. Terry.

UP: Paintings by Leslie Thomas and Mark Knudsen.

NOBROW COFFEE & TEA UP: Mixed-media and found object by Garrett Loesch.

UTAH ARTIST HANDS UP: Around the West. New works in a new medium - watercolor on canvs - by Cara Koolmees. Through November 15.

WILLIAMS FINE ART UP: New works by Bonnie Posselli.

BEANS & BREW 268 S State (328-4148) UP: Melanie D. Davis, featuring brilliant colors, abstract vision and an array of expression.

(467-8770) Cuisine-themed art by Kevin Frazier, Meredith Johnson, M'lisa Paulsen, Don Prys, Jeffery R. Pugh, Candace Rideout, and Sheryl Thornton. Part of proceeds benefit the Utah Food Bank.

OASIS CAFE (151 S. 500 E.) UP: Works by Marggie Willis.

UP: Chris Thornock. Through November 21.

ART BARN/FINCH LANE GALLERY UP: Utah Watercolor Society,
AND: in the Park Gallery, Bad Dog Rediscovers America.

ART AT THE MAIN UPCOMING: Gifts of the Winter Season; this group show the show runs from November 17, 2008 to January 10, 2009.

814 GALLERY (100 South and 814 East) UP: Signs of Life. Daniel Ramjoue explores signs familiar in the Salt Lake area to provide a visual history of the artist's evolution and of the local past, including the Dee Burger Clown, Scenic Motel, and Classic Cleaners. Executed in oil, they resemble blurred night photographs of neon signs. Through November.

HOT WAX MEDIA (307 West 200 South): UPCOMING: G2: Art of the Second Gathering, featuring works by Nathan Florence, Emily Plewe, Colby Brewer, Jen Harmon Allen, Thomas Aaron, & John Sproul. November 14 - December. Shown by appointment. RSVP: 355-3830. Opening Reception November 14, 7-10 pm.

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