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Clear Spirit No. 5 by Carolyn Guild
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Up & Upcoming: Salt Lake Area
Up & Upcoming This Month

Prepared by 15 Bytes staff. In the month of December Gallery Stroll is Friday, December 4, 6 to 9 pm. Unless otherwise noted all UP shows will have receptions that evening. 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. Please send listings for this page to gwichert@artistsofutah.org

ART BARN/FINCH LANE GALLERY UP: Heather Campbell, Carolyn Guild and Sarinda Jones. Heather Campbell's assemblage art incorporates found objects like gears, chains, wire, glass, and beads as well as organic materials like feather, seeds and branches. At the foundation of these disparate objects is her use of polymer clay in an ancient glassmaking technique. Carolyn Guild is a black and white photographer with a growing national and international reputation. Earlier this month it was announced that B&W Magazine gave her its Gold Award in the category of Water (the contest winners are in a special issue now on newstands).|0| Guilds' images take the viewer along with her on adventures along the Pacific Ocean, high up in the Rocky Mountains and down into the deserts of Southern Utah and Arizona. The dreamlike quality of her images derives from her use of long nighttime exposures. Sarinda Jones, an accomplished glass artist, describes her work as "multile layers of sheet glass, powder and thick slab glass to create depth within sculpture." She enjoys the textural possibilities of working with varieties of glass.

ART BARN/PARK GALLERY UP: Annual Holiday Craft Exhibit and Sale, opening Friday December 4th and continuing through December 20. More than sixty local craft artists working in every imaginable material, from metal to wood, wax to paper, glass to well and found objects to precious stones.

SALT LAKE ART CENTER UP: Reawakened Beauty: Tillman Crane's Jordan River Photographs.  The exhibit features 30 platinum prints that document the Jordan River from its source at Utah Lake to its mouth at the Great Salt Lake (see page 7). Through January 9, 2010. AND: Displacement: The Three Gorges Dam and Contemporary Chinese Art will feature four artists whose work responds to the massive hydroelectric dam project on the Yangzi River in China.|1|

RIO GALLERY UP: Admission, featuring installation artists Chris Purdie and Marc Bradley Johnson. Both installations involve the viewer in a distinctive manner, presenting not only a visual, but a multi-sensory experience based on perception and consciousness. Purdie’s sculpture is a six-foot cube constructed by stacking over two hundred functioning speakers. Johnson's sculpture is a seven-foot cube constructed of twelve functioning doors. The audience is invited to interact with these sculptures by listening to the speakers and by walking in and out of the doors. Purdie’s black speaker cube is referencing sixties Minimalist artist Tony Smith’s Die. Johnson’s door cube was inspired by the philosophies of Antonio Gramsci. Purdie and Johnson were united for this exhibition through the commonalities of their concepts, mediums, and methods of display.

THE LIVING ROOM UPCOMING: Jon Coffelt and Matthew Choberka | Two Colorists, December 4 - December 19. Jon Coffelt is a New York conceptual artist and will be showing his duct-tape on Tyvek paintings from his "Circuitry" |2| series as well as selected pieces of scaled-down clothing from his "Memory Clothing" series. Within the two large-scale duct-tape paintings, the artist combines his fascination with mapmaking/geography, computer motherboards, and the idea of social networking using "postmodern" colors. Coffelt's continual examination of the idea of a handmade object under the guise of the machine-created is the focus of the seemingly autobiographical memory clothes. These miniature outfits, as a form of conceptual fiber art, are designed to be cherished items from a personal moment of history that demonstrate the conflict between public and private histories. Matthew Choberka, an experimental abstract painter, refines his interest in the concept of pattern within architecture and tapestries towards the social and psychological history of today's citizens in our urban environments. Moving away from the idea of traditional perspective, Choberka's works splash with bursting colors within the viewer's eyes in terms of risky configurations of free form mark-making that plays around the rules of composition. Reception: Friday, December 4th, 3-11pm.

UMFA UP: Africa: Arts of a Continent. Explore themes of the spirit world and afterlife in this ambitious installation of African art objects from the UMFA’s permanent collection (see November edition). In Africa: Arts of a Continent, you will learn about the spiritual and political power of Central African masks, the magic of ancestral African sculptures, and concepts of beauty and spirituality as seen in African objects of daily use. Through September 6, 2011.

HORNE FINE ART UP: Bright Lights, Big Cities, a new series of paintings and pastels by Karen Horne that captures the pulse of cities and the energy of urban night life in: Las Vegas, San Francisco, New York, London, Venice and Salt Lake City.|3| AND: Phyllis Horne Paints Fall and Winter, featuring glorious paintings both large and small, including many paintings 9x12 and under, perfect for giving.

ART AT THE MAIN UP: Holidays with Heart, original art at affordable prices.|4| Through January 6.

UTAH ARTIST HANDS UP: The latest work from Steven Sheffield, including new abstract paintings and water colors from Italy.|5|

CHARLEY HAFEN GALLERY UP: A joint showing of sculptural works including Juule De Haan's carefully observed animal life sculpted with twisted wire and cut paper and Jeanine Piper TeKrony's age-old tradition of smoke fired clay pottery pieces and animal forms.

UP: 15th Annual Holiday Exhibition with over 20 participating artists. Access II will feature Ukrainian painter Mark Vaynshteyn and his exhibit focusing on homelessness, much of it from personal experience.|6|

ALPINE ART UP: New Works by: Lane Bennion, Erin Berrett, Scott Buckner, Lenka Kenopasek, and Derek Mellus.

SAM WELLER'S GALLERY ON THE MEZZANINE (Sam Weller's Bookstore, 254 S. Main, 328-2586) UP: Novel Pulp: New Paper Works by Amber Heaton, Lauren Huber, Jared Steffensen and David Wolske. Five artists explore the formal and conceptual themes of the dimensionality and mass of paper (see page 7). Through January 8.

BEANS & BREWS UP: Abstract, Sensoria & On Black. Artist John Harris' layered images of work blend together in stunning contemporary pieces. Also, unique ghostly sensor-exposures and striking 'crispy' on-black images.

PICKLE COMPANY UP: The Earth is a Secret Knot, intertwined, connected, mysterious in its shapes and languages, lovely in its dark beauties. Together, 16 writers and 16 artists explore the intersection of the written and visual, the secret knot of signification, trying to understand how we communicate and connect.

MEYER GALLERY SLC UP: Cheryl Warrick and Sushe Felix. Cheryl Warrick creates "Patchwork of Memory" paintings in mixed medium. Sushe Felix, from Denver, Colorado, has a dynamic style that is both whimsical and suprising.

GALLERY UAF UP: A Holiday Show showing the work of: E Kent Eichbauer, Stephanie Swift, Patty Street, Julie Shipman, Kaye Wankier, Marian McDevitt.

THE LOGE GALLERY (at Pioneer Theatre Company) UP: Paintings by Susan N. Jarvis, Jamie Love, and Lucia Heffernan. Through December 19.

ROSE WAGNER ART CENTER (50 W 200 S, Salt Lake City (801) 355-2787) UP: Leap, featuring 170 pairs of plaster legs showering down the balcony entrance wall in various stages of dance jumps, by Jen Harmon Allen (see page 1). New paintings by John Sproul. Through January.

PATRICK MOORE GALLERY ( 2233 S 700 E; 801-484-6641) UP: Think Before You Ink, new works on steel by Thomas J. Howa.

WILLIAMS FINE ART UP: New works by Kate Starling who was featured on the cover of October's issue of Southwest Art Magazine. Also available, over 100 affordably-priced works ideal for holiday gifts

PHILLIPS GALLERY UP: Annual group show.

MICHAEL BERRY GALLERY (163 E 300 S; 521-0243 ) UP: Devils of Deseret & other Deviations, clay art and pen and ink drawings by Judith Romney Wolbach (see November edition).

CAFE NICHE UP: Caitlin Connelly's Ebb and Flow: a Feminine Experience and Matt and Amanda Black’s video art and photography.

EVERGREEN FRAMING UP: Winter and Christmas themed paintings for our annual Small Works season.

TIN ANGEL CAFE UP: Brooke Connolly with Take Your Places, an interesting take on her travels through the country and Laura Besterfeldt with Amuse-Bouche, jewelry and silver castings of items that appease the palate. .

BRUSHWORKS GALLERY (160 E 800 S; 801-363-0600) UP: Beneath the Surface, group show featuring new works by D.W. Drage, Rosalyn Drage, Howard Brough, Vita Kobylkina, Savana Jones, Alisha Drage and Ryan Harrington.

CORDELL TAYLOR GALLERY (964 South 200 West. 801. 580.1746) UP: New drawings and paintings by Dennis Reynolds, opening November 13th, 5 - 9 pm. Additional receptions November 20th and December 4th. (see page 5)

15th STREET GALLERY UP: Opening Group Show featuring Steven Larson, Lane Bennion, Wendy Chidester, Chris Miles, Dennis Smith, Blue Critchfield, Trent Call and Zach Hixson .

GARFO UP: Oh So Material. Five artists -- Shawn Porter, Jared Lindsay Clark, Stephanie Leitch, John Andrews and Brenda Wattleworth -- working across a variety of media--installation, sculpture, found object, textile, and painting that explore material and its role in the finished work.

KAYO GALLERY UP: Small Works, a group show of miniscule proportions, juried by Jill Dawsey. Window installation by Micquelle Corry.

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