Up & Upcoming: Salt Lake Area
Up & Upcoming This Month
UTAH ARTS ALLIANCE UPCOMING: Clarence Bowman |0| and Todd Powleson.|1| In 1+1=3,
local Utah artist and designer Clarence Bowman celebrates the effects
that abstraction can sometimes produce: that feeling of complexity and
depth that comes from the abstract painting process. "I love work that
draws you in and allows you explore it with your own imagination –
seeing it in a way that reflects who you are and not what the artist is
trying to tell you." With DREAM SERIES – Dreams for Schmidty,
Todd Powelson, an oil painter who also employs digital media, drawing,
water color, sculpture, and the graphic arts, memorializes his friend,
Ben Schmidt. "It is natural for man to seek meaning in the trivialities
of daily life. I frequently return to images from these archetypes to
find meaning in modern life. I incorporate cubist and surrealist ideas
into my artwork because they help me to express the fractured nature of
PALMERS GALLERY (378 West Broadway [300 South]. UP: New Artwork by Leah Moses Gandhi, who uses layers of oil to create large, organic abstracts driven by sacred geometry and her thinking. AND: Rod Heiss also creates large works, but these freestanding wooden sculptures use exotic woods and classic craftsmanship. UPCOMING: Works by Traci O'Very Covey. Instrument, birds and mythology all blend together in colorful and complex compositions in this artist's work.|2| Her recent paintings, gouaches on paper, smoothly blend together goddess and musical images defined by curving lines creating a dynamic and compelling whole. Covey's art has been used to illustrate the award-winning promotional images for the Utah Opera for four year. She has also illustrated many other events such as the Utah Symphony Banners and the Salt Lake International Jazz Festival, just to name a few.
ART ACCESS GALLERIES UP: Artifacts of Affluence: Landfill FragmentsEileen Doktorski's sculpture is about consumption, based on visiting the city landfill with USU students to take molds directly from mounds of discards. "The refuse depicted in these cast impressions belongs to us all." AND: In Art Access II Gallery, Essential Tremors: Night Photography. Salt Lake photographer Troy Hunter's digital photographs show the effect of hereditary hand tremors that animate lights at night into abstract designs. Through March 13.
UPCOMING: Fidalis David Kanoanikie Buehler and Joyce Marder.
BYU Art Instructor Buehler revisits his Samoan Island origins in large
scale, ethnically charged narrative oil paintings. Joyce Marder weaves
boulder-sized sculptures using pine needle basket techniques and
willow, dogwood, rabbit brush, and tree prunings "on a journey into
With a reception for the artists' during Gallery Stroll. AND: Judith Romney Wolbach, drawings on Aztec creatures.|3| In the past Wolbach has been a clay artist but turned to pen and ink drawing after a seige of arthritis. Wolbach¹s primary subject matter for her art continues to be the real and
imagined creatures which most likely stem from her love of scaled and feathered creatures and from her studies of pre-historic art, particularly that of the Aztec.
UMFA UP: Splendid Heritage: Perspectives on American Indian Arts.
145 examples of unique artistry and powerful cultural expression:
objects from the Native people of the Northeast Plateau and Plains in
the 18th and 19th centuries. AND: Re-Act. A collaboration
involving five community groups from Salt Lake City. Environmentally
themed pieces from the UMFA’s permanent collection shown alongside
student artists’ reactions to them. Re-Act is rich in
content, presenting multiple versions of themes and material uses,
along with student comments about what the process meant to them.
Through May 17.
UPCOMING: Art Now: Recent Work by the U of U Art Faculty, March 11 May 11. The exhibit reflects new trends in contemporary art as well as traditional art practices, continuing the legacy of visual arts at the University of Utah begun in 1888.
AND: Karl Bodmer: Beyond the Frontier, March 12, June 21. This exhibit expands on the Splendid Heritage exhibit by offering aquatint engravings by artist and adventurer Karl Bodmer. The exhibition features an original copy of Travels in the Interior of North America, a journal published in 1839 that documents the expedition of explorer Alexander Philipp Maximilian through Bodmer’s artwork.
SALT LAKE ART CENTER UP: BLINDSIGHT: a new perspective on painting. Four painters born sighted have each lost most of his sight, raising questions about the foundation of visual art. Should we judge the quality of paintings by sighted and blind artists by the same or different standards? How “visual” is visual art? (see February edition) Through May 23. AND: Contemporary Trends in Video Art. The series concludes with Mexican Ximena Cuevas's Someone Behind the Door (2005), (see page 5) through March 14, 2009 and United Statesman Paul McCarthy's Painter (1995) from March 21 – May 23, 2009. AND: Branded and On Display: In a culture defined by shopping and consuming, saturated with advertising, artists respond with humor and criticism to the pervasive marketing that colors our lives (see page 7). Through May 23.
UP: Ginger Perry's many different mediums defy expectations while
connecting to the core of human feeling. AND: Steven Petersen’s wall
and ceiling mounted sculptures comprised of wood and light. UPCOMING:
Featuring Jeffrey R. Pugh’s paintings and Marjie Brown's Forgotten Lotus: Images from Burma and Beyond, a photographic exhibit and fundraiser for the people of Burma. Live Brazilian jazz by Ricardo Romero and Alan Sandomir.
ART BARN/FINCH LANE GALLERY UP: Mixed media boxes and sculpture by Marcee Blackerby (see our November 2008 edition] Blackerby isolates objects from their expected settings, where behind the whimsical beats the heart of deeper and darker symbolism.|4| AND: Abstract-Realist acrylic paintings by Matthew Choberka focus on cityscapes and interiors: contemporary history depicting our world as constantly at war, these paintings are political but not partisan (see page 1). In the Park Gallery, photographs by three members of the Salt Lake City Toy Camera Club: Steph Parke,|5| Brett Johnson, and Amanda Moore who "believe that equipment does not make a great photographer but celebrate the spontaneity and unpredictability of the plastic camera." Through April 10.
SAANS PHOTOGRAPHY GALLERY (173 E. Broadway, 328-8827) UP: For the Love of Polaroid,
a juried show featuring Joshua Ray Caldwell, Grant Hamilton, Amanda
Moore, Mickey Murphy, Steph Parke, Elizabeth Soule, Sean Turbridy,
along with Polaroid images from around the world. Curated by Shalee
Cooper, "to showcase this amazing format and get people excited about
the beauty and uniqueness of this vanishing format now that Polaroid
film has ceased production." Some photographers are activists for the
preservation of the film, including Sean Turbridy, whose web site,
called Save Polaroid, has information and a petition to reserect
UPCOMING: Locals First, featuring the work of local photographers making an impact in the Salt Lake community.
RIO GALLERY UP: The Conscious Awakening of Dreams, a retrospective exhibit of works by the late Tom Mulder (see January edition). UPCOMIONG: Utah Arts Council Fellowship Exhibition, March 20 - April 23. The exhibit will feature 2008 fellowship recipients Adam Bateman and Eileen Doktorski, and 2009 recipients Colby Brewer and Josh Winegar.
KEN SANDERS RARE BOOKS
UP: The Annual Joint Artist Show and Sale. "A broad swath of styles and mediums, from stark desert landscapes to tongue-in cheek collages to stirring photojournalism."
SAM WELLER'S GALLERY ON THE MEZZANINE (Sam Weller's Bookstore, 254 S. Main, 328-2586) UP: Cult of the Book: an indulgence in all things bookish. From altered books, typography, & broadsides, to book stack installation and fine book arts, a diverse group of Utah artists investigate the book as an art object and source of inspiration. Hurry: Through March 7th. UPCOMING: Consider the analogue experience in sound, vision, and human gesture in the group exhibition, ANALOGUE island. Works will include an interactive sound installation by Milad Mozari, a performance art piece by Michael Handley and sonic housings by Mathieu Ruhlmann. Through May 8.
BEANS & BREW
268 S State (328-4148) UP: Featuring a selection of abstract and
geometric paintings by the talented local artist, Shadow. UPCOMING: The Wandering Eye, a compilation of compelling photographic images created by Keith Johnson.
UP: Liberty Blake and Jann Haworth play with the concept of leaving
something behind, or "accidental art". Also work by New York artists
Paul Notzold and Meridith Pingree and Salt Lake artists, David Wiener,
Eric Overton, and Diann Harris-Wright.
PHILLIPS GALLERY UP: Momentum, new mixed medium paintings by Jean Arnold. Showing concurrently in our Dibble Gallery, digital art by Ed Bateman (see page 3) and John Bell.
Through March 13. UPCOMING: Gary Vlasic.
ANTHONY'S FINE ART & ANTIQUES
UP: A newly discovered collection of early 20th century Utah artists'
works, including Ranch Kimball, Waldo Midgley, Mahonri Young, and Edwin
MICHAEL BERRY GALLERY
(163 E 300 S; 521-0243 ) UP: Watercolor painting in Croatia, featuring
Judy Martin, Paula Swain, Judy Fahys, Lisa Peters, Nancy Swansen,
Willamarie Huelskamp, Mary Lee Reece, Gail Peters, and Anne Huelskamp.
HORNE FINE ART UP: Art of Performance paintings by Karen Horne celebrating the performing arts. Through March 14.
UPCOMING: Hollyhock Walks and Other Garden Paths new garden paintings by Phyllis Horne.
A GALLERY UP: One Grand Exhibition: Start Your Collection with Artwork $1,000 and Less: a group exhibition by nearly 60 artists. Start a collection or add to one at prices reflecting current economics. Through March 21st.
GALLERY UAF UP: Apocrypha: modern works by 3 artists: Patrice Showers Cornelli (pastel, gouache), Matt Glass (photography), Colour Frazier Maisch (ceramics, mixed media sculpture)
ART AT THE MAIN UP: Introductions,
featuring new co-op artists: Anne Becker, whose acrylics and collages
explore formal elements in the suburban landscape; Kris Groll, whose
watercolor paintings reflect the beauty of rural Cache Valley; Amy
Miller, with realistically detailed acrylic landscapes, people, and
animals; and Candace Skrabut, whose oil landscape and still lifes draw
on her experience as a painter of murals and faux finishes.
UPCOMING: Little Monsters: ceramics by William James. Colorful dragons and dinosaurs posed like small children or animals. Opening reception March 16, with a reception during Gallery Stroll.
SIGNED & NUMBERED (221 East Broadway) UPCOMING: A group show, with artists from all over taking on the cult classic, The Big Lebowski. Lace up your bowling shoes and fix yourself a white russian for this show filled with prints of the Dude and his cohorts.
TIN ANGEL CAFE UP: Slice: new works by Adam Finkle. UPCOMING: Sarah Jordan's Faces of Nature. Live music provided by Alicia McGovern.
UTAH ARTIST HANDS UP: In The Field, a collection of rural abstracts from Ron Russon.
WILLIAMS FINE ART UP: Featuring newly acquired works by Philip Barkdull, Henri Moser, and Calvin Fletcher.
2ND STREET GALLERY ( 200 S 511 W Ste120 746-8301) UP: Mildly representational and gently elusive abstract paintings by Irene Rampton.
BRUSHWORKS GALLERY (160 E 800 S; 363-0600) UP: Group show featuring Karl Thomas, Ian Ramsay and Gary Collins.
EVERGREEN FRAMING CO. & GALLERY
UP: Presenting two new artists to our gallery, Karrie Baldwin Penney’s
painted landscapes of rural Utah and Matthew Hassing’s modern
impressions of landscapes.
DON BRADY DRIVE-THROUGH GALLERY (1301 S 2100 E 801-582-4300) UP: .
POP SHOPS (2855 S. Highland Drive) UP: Size Matters: New and Revisited Works by John Bell. Paintings, prints, mixed media works ranging from 4 inches square to 6 x 14 feet (see January 2009).
NOBROW TEA AND COFFEE UP: New and existing works by Elmer Preslee through March 20.
KAYO GALLERY UP: Round 5: An eclectic and exciting group show of 1' x 1' works by past Kayo artists.
2ND STREET GALLERY (200 S 511 W Ste120; 746-8301) UP: 3rd Annual celebration of Black History Month featuring several African American artists.
UTAH CULTURAL CELEBRATION CENTER:
UPCOMING: Exit Saigon, Enter Little Saigon: Vietnamese America Since 1975. Through May 27.
ESPIRITU DESIGN STUDIO (210 Artspace) UP: New works by Sarah Bigelow.
UP: The Juried Utah Watercolor Society Mini Show . All paintings are
12" or less, including the frames, and very reasonably priced. Through
UPCOMING: Newly arrived artists.
UP: One Horn Day- The Faces We Wear. An emotional journey, the decent and the ascent, ranging from sorrow, grief, and joy to transcendence.
TANNER FRAMES UPCOMING: Abstract works by Bill Lee (Tle).
LDS CONFERENCE CENTER UPCOMING: Eighth International Art Competition, March 20 - October 11.
WESTMINSTER COLLEGE UPCOMING: Senior Student Art Exhibit, featuring Westminster’s graduating art majors. March 30 - April 23, 2009 in the Tanner Atrium in the Emma Eccles Jones Conservatory.
March 27-28: 1st Annual Daybreak Art Walk at 4544 Harvest Moon Dr, South Jordan. Supported by the Daybreak Community Association. Friday 6 pm Artist's Reception and Grand Opening. Open Saturday 12am - 9pm. Saturday 7 - 8pm - Charity Art Auction, proceeds benefit a local family's battle with Leukemia.
March 27-28: Poor Yorick Studios Open House. Friday, March 27, 6-10 pm and Saturday, March 28, 1-5 pm. Spectrum Studios and Studio 195 on Malvern Ave. will also be open.