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Up & Upcoming: Salt Lake Area
Up & Upcoming This Month

Prepared by 15 Bytes staff. Unless otherwise noted, UPCOMING shows begin January Gallery Stroll, February 19, 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. Please send listings for this page to gwichert@artistsofutah.org

PHILLIPS GALLERY UP: Joe Carter. Previously an engineer, Carter left the field to pursue his life long dream of painting. Now his engineer background carries through to solving the problems of naturalistic painting, one step at a time. He works to record, as faithfully as possible, relatively small objects that he collects for their quality of being considered common, mundane or worthless though they reflect the very culture that considers them so. |0| UPCOMING: New figurative paintings by Heather Barron|1| and Gerald Purdy.

UP: Studies of Gender in Art History, an exhibit by J.M. Post. The exhibit represents the recently completed Masters Thesis work by J.M. Post at Utah State University. Post has studied at the School of Visual Arts in New York, and worked extensively as a photographer and digital artist in Los Angeles. In his graduate studies he has concentrated on many traditional techniques, including the Ambrotype, which has resulted in this exhibit that blends traditional techniques with contemporary social issues. He often begins by incorporating gender-specific art history references, then alters and updates their metaphors, and sometimes in the process even neutralizes their original gender specificity to produce androgynous pieces as visual commentary on the social evolution which has changed our view of gender, roles and sexuality.|2|

ART BARN/FINCH LANE GALLERY UP: Sacred Geometry by Trent Alvey and an installation by Corey Bowman. Alvey's exhibit includes two-dimensional collages and wall assemblages that combine objects and tactile surfaces. She draws upon references from eastern religions, concepts of physics, philosophy, and medicine to introduce symbols of ancient knowledge into a contemporary format.|3| Corey Bowman encourages “viewers to walk around, inside, and through space.” Bowman uses cardboard as a sculptural medium to represent layered time.|4| Layer upon layer of context is added constantly to the relationships and interactions around us. UPCOMING: Paul Reynolds and Rod Heiss. In A Quiet Voice Is Heard, Rod Heiss' abstract sculpture in exotic wood, "like much of Eastern thought, are a quiet invitation to experience a sense of peace, harmony, and balance.”|5| Paul Reynolds’ paintings are created with oil and graphite on wood, and extend onto and include their frames.|6|

SALT LAKE ART CENTER UP: Displacement: The Three Gorges Dam and Contemporary Chinese Art features four artists whose work responds to the massive hydroelectric dam project on the Yangzi River in China (see January edition). AND: Seven Deadly Sins, a rare example of a contemporary artist taking on a topic long associated with the history of Christian art. In his paintings, the
sins are acted out by seagulls, which he has observed for decades along the coast
of Maine.|7| In the words of the artist, “Gulls are nasty birds, filled with their own
jealousies and rivalries. . .” ART ACCESS GALLERIES UP: Fiber artist, John Hess, who says that his woven textile reliefs are based upon his fascination with folded paper constructions.|8| Rachel Van Wagoner's colorful ceramics which she says are “a friendly reminder of Futro, a time that examines the retro past and the mysterious future.” AND: In Art Access II Gallery, John Welch exhibits his unique “suspended cultural forms,” made of pieces of painted screen and scraps of metal. UPCOMING: House. Home., the mixed media art of Justin Wheatley as he examines memories and realities associated with where we live (see page 3).|9| In Access II, Cindy McConkie's photography exhibition, Flow in Light and Color.

MUSEUM OF CHURCH HISTORY & ART UP: The Salt Lake Tabernacle: Gathering the Saints under One Roof. The exhibit examines the architectural influences on the Tabernacle's design and construction, and displays historical photographs that document the construction progress.

UTAH CULTURAL CELEBRATION CENTER UP: Utah's African History: Storytelling through Art and Artifact, tells the story of Utah's African heritage and culture through artifacts and family heirlooms. AND: Reawakened Beauty: Tillman Crane’s Jordan River Photographs on Display at Utah Cultural Celebration Center. Nine mural-sized photographs selected from Tillman Crane’s book A Walk Along the Jordan truly capture a sense of place that is sacred and profane; beautiful and flawed in the black and white collection.

ROSE WAGNER ART CENTER 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 December edition). New paintings by John Sproul. UPCOMING: Uconoclasts, Suite I: Literary Figures. Word and visual portraits by Ken Sanders and Trent Call of Utah iconoclasts in the literary world (see page 4).

WILLIAMS FINE ART UP: Newly-acquired works from Elva Malin, Dennis Smith and Larry Wade. UPCOMING: New arrivals by Minerva Teichert, Charles Muench, Dennis Smith and Erin Berrett.

RED KILN GALLERY UPCOMING: Naked: An intimate look at two bodies of work. Featuring new work from Lara Carroll and Chuck Parsons.

Around Spring City, recent paintings by Michael Workman.

GALLERY UAF UP: The Captain Captain Studio Artists: Trent Alvey, Trent Call, Steven Larsen, Chase Leslie, Tessa Lindsey, Jennica Sheets, Sri Whipple, and Cein Watson. UPCOMING: Three photographers. Savana Jones uses self-portrait photography as a form of introspection. Cat Palmer works in mixed 2D – photo, metal, acrylic paint, and Xerox transfers. Through her arts she is exploring the theme of self-reliance. Miranda Whitlock uses photography to discuss individual alienation and the complexities of human experience. MAIN LIBRARY UPCOMING: Chinese Painting by Yaodong Hu. Yaodong Hu lives in Shanghai, where he is a painter with Shanghai Baodao, Changhua Art Gallery, and a senior painter at the National Painting and Calligraphy Academy.AND: West Desert Horizons by Sean Toomey. From Fish Springs to the Bear River Bird Refuge, and from the eastern shore of the Great Salt Lake to Pilot Peak, Toomey paints landscapes that are foreboding, but their starkness holds a unique beauty: a sea of salt, sand and mud; plants struggling against the heat and salinity; mountains cast from fire; skies of infinite variety and width; water in unlikely places.

SUGARHOUSE COFFEE (1045 E. 2100 South) UP: Big Impressions, by Keith Johnson, Liz Kuz, David Born, Lee Madrid, Mike Kamanski and Casey Kawaguchi.

UMFA UP: Africa: Arts of a Continent. Explore themes of the spirit world and afterlife with African art objects from the UMFA’s permanent collection. AND: Influences of the Silk Road, objects from the Museum’s permanent collection that either traveled on the Silk Road or reflect the religions, technologies, and goods that were exchanged en route. AND: Pablo O'Higgins: Works on Paper, a selection of lithographs by the late Pablo O'Higgins, a Utah artist dedicated to creating heroic depictions of the working class in revolutionary Mexico. |10|

CHARLEY HAFEN GALLERY UP: Collage and assemblage works by Susan Ure. The use of found objects and textual surfaces create a rich symbolism which is shared with the viewer encompassing the personal myths of the artist. UPCOMING: Love is Not on the Table, recent watercolors, pastels and digital mixed media by Dayle Record. |11|

HORNE FINE ART UP: 3rd Annual Art Lover's Exhibition and Sale, with a selection of western landscapes, colorful garden scenes, cityscapes, cafe scenes, and swimmer paintings from Phyllis Horne,|12| Karen Horne, Jamie Wayman, Ken Baxter and Judith Mehr.

ART AT THE MAIN UP: Winter Lights, luminaries by William James that not only emit light, but also reflect it back in dancing shapes of light and dark. Some of the luminaries are reminiscent of wind-sculpted snow drifts, with overhangs, sinuous curves, and a contrast of soft fragility with cold hardness.|13| UPCOMING: Figuratively Speaking, 30 paintings, in oil and watercolor, and drawings by Colleen Reynolds.|14|

Wild Things, featuring the work of Ron Russon,|15| Willamarie Huelskamp and Curt Hawkins.

(461 East 200 South) UP: Janell James. UPCOMING: New abstract paintings by Kathryn Stedham (see page 1).

Journey: Images for Contemplation by Sonya Dinsdale. Dinsdale's works are abstract explorations of shapes, patterns and textures that invite the viewer into participation and contemplation.

RIO GALLERY UP: Seeing Through a Glass, Darkly, works by Dallas Graham, Janelle Wride and Robert France. Three artists interpreting the words of St. Paul. Dallas Graham is using photography to show the sight and perception of St. Paul's theme; the distorted reality of seeing life through a glass or mirror. Janelle Wride is working in collage/mixed medium for a personal take on the theme. Her work is questioning the perceived messages put to images. Robert France's illustrations are of the human figure shown in ways far from reality. Each subject gazes through the canvas, much as vague reflections might peer back through a darkened glass. UPCOMING: Three Mormon Towns, featuring the photography of Mark Hedengren and the poetry of Kim Johnson, Susan Howe, Lance Larson and Nathan Robison.

JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER UP: Garret Smith: A Beacon of Change. Garrett Smith has traveled around the globe and in his photos one can experience the grandeur of a lavender sky reflected in the Dead Sea, and feel the thrill of climbing a sheer granite face.

A GALLERY UPCOMING: 2nd annual Start Your Collection, an opportunity for potential collectors to get started at reasonable price points and current collectors to add to their collection at a great value.


THE HIVE GALLERY UPCOMING: Haiti Relief Art Show, an exhibit of art by local photographers with proceeds from all sales going to The American Red Cross' Haiti Fund.

BEANS & BREW UP: Jerry Hardesty's abstract paintings in an expressionistic style. UPCOMING: Randy Laub photographs of Italy.

ALICE GALLERY UP: Watercolor paintings from the State Fine Art Colleciton.

Retrospective of Pioneer Theatre Company’s Scenic Fabrications.

ALPINE ART UP: Small works by local artists. UPCOMING: Annual Photography Show, featuring work by local photographers.

SPRAGUE BRANCH UP: The Beauty of Plein-Air Watercolors, works by Douglas Simms Stenhouse.

15th STREET GALLERY UP:Small Wonders, landscapes by Aaron Bushnell and Shirley Britsch and encaustics by Sean Diediker (see page 5).

EVERGREEN FRAMING UP:New designs on printed cotton by Nathan Florence and Candace Rideout's landscapes. UPCOMING: Contemporary landscapes by Jodi Steen and fresh, bright florals by Cassandria W. Parsons.

MICHAEL BERRY GALLERY (163 E 300 S; 521-0243 ) UP:Judy Wolbach, Tim Little, Pilar Pobil and Willamarie Huelskamp. UPCOMING: Utah Watercolor Society Miniature Show.

NOBROW UP: Trent Alvey presents the work of:
William Daniel of Swakopmund, Nambia. MESTIZO UP: Folklorico, an exhibition by artist Carmen White.
KAYO GALLERY UP: Wren Ross, Stephanie Toland and Brian Patterson. UPCOMING: Round 6, a group exhibit of works by gallery regulars.

CAFE NICHE UP: Todd Powelson’s portraits, figures and abstractions; a show blending cubist and abstract form with metaphysical ideas. Also, paintings by Afton Harding. UPCOMING: Large-scale photographic images by Ian Booth and Michael Brown.

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

Al Hartmann with Idioms and Illusions, a show of his digitally painted photographs. UPCOMING: Kathy Grossman with Winter Juices, large acrylic paintings in vibrant colors featuring musicians, Parisian cafe sitters, women in intimate settings and scenes of the Arab world.

SUGAR HOUSE GALLERY UP: Natural Wildlife, a series of photos by Tiffany Daines. These images showcase a variety of Western flora and fauna taken in their natural habitat. UPCOMING: Magnificent and Mysterious, paintings and sculptures by artist Helenka Bimstein. With an Egyptian motif and a multi-cultural edge, these works create a sense of otherworldliness and life-everlasting.

PIONEER PRECINCT COMMUNITY GALLERY (1040 West 700 South) UP: A Face Mosaic, work created by 3rd, 4th and 5th graders, facilitated by Donna Pence.

WESTMINSTER COLLEGE UPCOMING: Clothesline Project, an exhibit that tributes survivors and victims of domestic and sexual violence.

RIO GRANDE CAFE UP: Watercolors from Mexico by Tracy Strauss and photographs of the Great Salt Lake by Dayle Record.

UP: Bunnies in Wonderland by French-American artist Emilie Duval features both political/environmentalist paintings from her series "Extremely Unlikely" as well as two pieces of video art called "My Big Pink Fck... Bunny" and "My BPFB is mad at me." .

GARFO UPCOMING: Friends of Friends, an exhibition featuring 20 local, national, and international artists that surveys contemporary art using paper as a medium and/or surface. Ten artists were initially invited to participate, and those ten were asked to invite one artist each. The exhibition will explore all forms of works on and with paper including sculpture, animation, installation, print, painting, drawing, and bookmaking.

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