Up & Upcoming: Salt Lake Area
Up & Upcoming This Month
A GALLERY UP: New paintings by Zane Lancaster. Lancaster, a recent MFA graduate from the University of Utah, creates monochromatic works featuring figures on empty backgrounds. The unsettling images, mostly of men in suits, evoke the posturing of politics and the seediness of the backroom deal.|0| UPCOMING: Processes of Abstraction: Perspectives & Realities by Brent Godfrey, who was chosen this year to show at the Alpan International in New York. In December he represented the United States at the Florence Biennial, and he won 3 awards in the last four years at Utah's Springville Museum. By combining varying degrees of abstraction and representation, he explores identity and memory, interpersonal relationships, societal structures and global connections. His marks are expressions of concern, loss, fulfillment, and desire.|1| Through October 5th.
GALLERY UAF UP: Desert: A Photographic Journey by writer, photographer, lecturer, and social activist Chris Noble, a veteran of over thirty expeditions to the most remote corners of the earth, including Everest, McKinley, Pumori, Ama Dablam, the jungles of Borneo, the Arctic, and remote regions of Bhutan and Burma (Myanmar), whose work has appeared in National Geographic, Outside, Life, Rolling Stone, and Newsweek. Noble's current work focuses on aiding the transition to a more compassionate and sustainable world.|2|
CONTEMPORARY DESIGN & ART GALLERY (127 South Main Street) UP: From Factory to Forest, featuring Aaron Bushnell |3| and Michelle Condrat |4|, two UofU grads with groundbreaking views of Utah landscapes, combining Urban-Industrial and Contemporary-Impressionist painting styles. Opening reception September 5, from 6:00 to 10:00pm. Through September 30.
WILLIAMS FINE ART UPCOMING: Under Eagle's Wings, an exhibition of art by Michael Coleman. The Provo native is best known for his scenes of Indian encampments and wildlife and hunting subjects portrayed against magnificent vistas of the Rocky Mountains. Inspired by the Hudson River School artists, he loves best the dusky, grey, misty, muted tones of fall and early winter. Through September 30.|5|
PHILLIPS GALLERY UP: Oils, watercolor and sketches by Waldo Midgley (1888 - 1986): works spanning eight decades of insightful, intelligent and joyous creation by a Utah native who in 1907 came under the influence of the Ashcan School in New York City, immersing himself in the raw material of urban America, which he rendered in an exuberant and joyous manner. Through September 12th. UPCOMING: Abstract paintings of Hyunmee Lee; Brad Overton in the Dibble Gallery.
UTAH ARTS ALLIANCE UP: Defining Moments by Sonya Dinsdale. Colorful, abstract, 2-D mixed media pieces, each a fleeting thought, street scene, passion, screw-up, obsession, revelation: something to be remembered and not to be repeated.|6| The artist studied printmaking and African art at UofU, BYU, and UCLA. Her paintings represent primal emotions, with the goal of involving viewers. Opening reception Friday, September 5, 6 - 9 p.m. with the artist on hand to answer questions and discuss her work. Live folk music by Desert Rose. Through September 27.
814 GALLERY (100 South and 814 East) UPCOMING: Signs of Life the second series by oil painter Daniel Ramjoue’ to explore signs familiar in the Salt Lake area. Juxtaposed against pieces from series one, of classic sign images, these works provide a visual history of the artist's evolution and of the local past. Images include the Dee Burger Clown, Scenic Motel, and Classic Cleaners. Executed in oil, the works resemble blurred night photographs of neon signs. Through November.
UMFA UP: Monet to Picasso from the Cleveland Museum of Art. (see July edition). The Cleveland is closed for remodeling and touring its comprehensive collection: Modernist masterworks from 1850 to 1950. Through September 21.
NOTE: UMFA is not open during Gallery Stroll.
CITY LIBRARY UP: Surveillance by Operation Salt, a 10-member arts collective (see August edition) at the 4th Floor Gallery.
AND: "NAMI Utah Artists' Project," featuring paintings by artists with mental illness, in the Lower Urban Room Gallery, through October 11.
LOCAL COLORS OF UTAH (535 S. 700 East, 363-3922) UP: Women, as the Faces of Humanity, the impressionistic photography of LaRene Gaunt, as well as watercolors and collage by Sylvia Larsen and the pottery of Cheryl Glenn.
STATIC SALON (240 S 400 W, 363-0900) UP: Gerry Swanson: a diverse plethora of work, including: Inner Turmoil (spray-paint series), Left In Stones (frottage drawings), Cardiovascular Road Maps (ink drawings), Circular Logic (acrylic paintings) and other thought-inspiring pieces.
SAM WELLER'S GALLERY ON THE MEZZANINE (Sam Weller's Bookstore, 254 S. Main, 328-2586) UP: Cringe:Purge, a high school retrospective. Featuring the poignant high school works of local artists including Nolan Baumgartner, Mike Bernard, Trent Call, Brady Gunnell, Steve Larson, Stephanie Leitch, Tessa Lindsay, Brian L. Schiele, Sri Whipple, Sabina Wise, and others.
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.
PALMERS GALLERY (378 West Broadway [300 South] 801 359-4632)
UPCOMING: New Artwork by Catherine Darling-Hostetter and Sandi Olson. Whimsy and playfulness leaven serious craft with a commitment to composition.
ART AT THE MAIN UPCOMING: Figuratively Speaking, visual stories by multimedia painter Sue Martin. Capturing stories of place, intimacy, dreams, and wonder through visual metaphor, sometimes taking a realistic approach to her expressive, even quirky, visual stories.
SIGNED & NUMBERED (221 East Broadway)
UPCOMING: Solo show by Los Angeles photographer and printmaker Patrick Phegley, who depicts the irony and surrealism of daily life in southern California. Including photographs screenprinted on wood and large format unframed screenprints on paper.
ART BARN/FINCH LANE GALLERY UP: Paintings by Jim Sullivan and sculptures by Tom Hartvigsen and Chip Larkin. Sullivan's abstracts explore religion, spirituality, and energy. Hartvigsen's sculpturals explore ways that plants and animals interact with people on physical, intellectual, and historical levels. Larkin's textured and geological forms made from porous clay and concrete mixtures include electronic and other found objects.
Through September 12.
UPCOMING: Utah Watercolor Society, and in the Park Gallery, Bad Dog Rediscovers America .
ART ACCESS GALLERIES UP: 14th Annual Partners Exhibit: nine emerging adult artists with their professional mentors. AND: In Gallery II, the 11th annual Art Access Teen Workshop Exhibition, featuring juried work by 50 teens who participated in this year's program. UPCOMING: Paintings by V. Kim Martinez and in Access II Gallery Paintings by Aubrey & Jamaica Trinnaman.
SALT LAKE ART CENTER UP: Interweave: Innovations in Contemporary Basketry. No longer just utilitarian, these baskets are sculptures, often thematic and imbued with meaning. Through September 27.
AND: Present Tense - artworks and installations by 25 artists who participated in the 337 Project. Created so that an audience from Salt Lake, Utah, and beyond can learn about the effects of the 337 Project and to allow the artists to show their post-337 perspectives.
HORNE FINE ART UP: Painting Summer, through September 6. UPCOMING: More Fresh Paint, featuring hot off the easel works including alpine, aspen and garden scenes by Phyllis F. Horne and Ken Baxter, and scenes from the Utah Arts Festival by Karen Horne. Sept. 6 - Nov. 8.
CAFFE NICHE UP: Kimo Pokini's abstract paintings and collages combine structure and improvisation to create pieces that are strange and uniquely beautiful. Also featuring PJ Mannion's mixed media painting.
PICKETT FAIRBANKS GALLERY UP: Birds and Water, photography by Bryce Olsen as well as works by other gallery regulars. UPCOMING: Cheryl Merkley.
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.
PATRICK MOORE GALLERY(2233 South 700 East, 484-6641
UP: Glass Art Guild of Utah annual members show. UPCOMING: Group landscape exhibit.
TIN ANGEL CAFE UP: Works by Elmer Presslee.
APERTURE GALLERY UP: Work by 16 local artists.
KEN SANDERS RARE BOOKS 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.
CHARLEY HAFEN GALLERY UP: The Liquid Landscape, water designs to engage the desert eye by Dayle Record.
RED KILN UP:New works from nationally-known Utah ceramic artist Richard Barker. Also featuring works of other well known Utah ceramic artists.
ROSE WAGNER ART CENTER UP: Monoprints by members of Saltgrass Printmakers.
NOBROW COFFEE & TEA UP: Brush Dances, Ink Sings, new works by Mafu.
UTAH ARTIST HANDS UP: The latest work by Steven K. Sheffield.
WASATCH FRAME SHOP UP: Pueblos of New Mexico, photography by Brandon Allen. Through October. Artist Reception September 5, 6-9pm.