Up & Upcoming to the South
JOSHUA WINEGAR AT THE CUAC
Still Life, an exhibition of works by Joshua Winegar, opens this Friday, January 8th, at the Central Utah Art Center. Winegar, a professor at Weber State University, was a recipient of the 2009 Utah Arts Council Fellowship and his work became well-known to Wasatch area art lovers at the Fellowship Exhibit at the Rio Gallery in the spring of 2009. Work from this series will be on exhibit at the CUAC through February 9.
Matthew Choberka, a fellow instructor at WSU and CUAC board member says Winegar's work in the "Still-Life" series, "unclassifiable by way of tidy categorization of medium (the pictures a meshing of photography, painting, and drawing), is perhaps even more radically ambiguous at the level of emotion. His subversion of triumphant images of hunting parties draws the viewer into a space of contemplation in which polarities coexist in a seamless, though disconcerting, whole. Evoking at once elegy and critique, the political and the personal, the animate and the stilled, Winegar's images never allow the comfort of a singular, uncomplicated read. And yet, without exception, their defining stance is empathetic, generous and humane . . . The source images, found photographs of proud and happy hunters displaying their prizes, remain strangely intact, but are veiled in layers of white paint and graphite mark that allow meanings to evolve. The transformation of the images moves steadily from a sense of mastery to increasing fragility. . . Forms and images are lost and found just as they are within the fierce quiet of human memory.
Central Utah Art Center UP: Foreign Tongue, an exhibition curated by Andrea Serbonich, shows the work of five media photographers, situating a photojournalistic approach in a fine art context. Artists Participating: David Burnett, David Butow, Jouzas Cernius, Kenneth Jarecke, Alexander Pincus. In a series of photographs by David Butow |1| entitled China Youth, the growing pains of China and their large and youthful population are documented and explored. In David Burnett's series of Cuba, the viewer takes part in a world that is forbidden to the United States. Egypt, a biblical land known for some of the world's most incredible wonders becomes updated and modernized in Kenneth Jarecke's photographs. Also included, are vibrant photographs of Mexico City by Alexander Pincus and a side of New York City that most have not seen before by Juozas Cernius. UPCOMING: Joshua Winegar's "Still-Life" series, (see above).
Woodbury Art Museum UP: National Invitational Postcard Exhibition. Artists from each of the fifty states has made a postcard size (5" x 7") image dealing in some respect with the place in which they live. The art pieces represent visual contexts and environments with diverse impetus and purpose. AND: Jeanne Clarke. Revered as a consummate artist as well as an admired teacher, this exhibit presents works on loan to the museum from the artist's family.|2| The works bear some influence of the domestic scenes of Pierre Bonnard, yet apply her own genius in color orchestration and personality. UPCOMING: Tawni Shuler: Ecotone, works by the native of Wyoming who is currently a visiting faculty member at UVU. |3|. AND: Kelly Larsen: After Vermont, works by the UVU alumnus complete after a current residency at the Vermont Studio Center.|4| .
Springville Museum of Art UP: Natural Revelations: Works by Susan Swartz, featuring twenty-three vibrant depictions of the Utah landscape by the artist.|5| AND: Korry Bird Sculpture Retrospective. The local sculptor is known for his ability to capture nature and wildlife in his realistic sculptures. Over thirty works in bronze are on display. AND: In Memoriam: The Works of Alex Darais, Angelo Caravaglia, Gaell Lindstrom, Douglas Snow and Jim Jones celebrates the legacy of four beloved Utah artists, drawing on pieces from the Museum's permanent collection. AND: 2009 New Acquisition Show features twenty-three new works of art added to the Museum's permanent art collection during the past year. Among the Museum's newest pieces are works by noted artists John Hafen, James Taylor Harwood, Waldo Midgley, Christian Eisele and Alma Brockerman Wright. AND: Glen H. Turner Retrospective. Glen Turner was a noted landscape painter, film-maker, restorer of antique autos and motorcycles, a prolific writer, former curator of the Springville Museum of Art and Professor of Art at Brigham Young University.|6| The exhibit features the artist's work in a variety of media: landscape and still-life paintings, drawings, film, as well as an example of his award-winning restoration work on classic motorcycles. AND: 3rd Annual Utah Valley Educators K-12 Show. . AND:The John H. Schaeffer Collection of Victorian & European Art, a selection from the Victorian art collection of Australian businessman John Schaeffer.
BYU Harold B. Lee Library Exhibits UP: Red Riding Hood, by Michael Ken Anderson in the Juvenile Library Gallery, level 4.
BYU B.F. Larsen Gallery UP: Contemplations on Killing and Creating, an installation by Levi Jackson. The work consists of a 48'-long tapered white platform that is painted white, the pinnacle of which holds a taxidermied bird, the first animal killed by the artist.|7|
Brigham Young University Museum of Art UP: Mirror Mirror on the Wall, an exhibition of contemporary art that explores identity and perception. Notable international artists join Utah artists, including Valerie Atkisson, Amy Jorgensen, Jeff Larsen, Michael McGlothlen and Nate Ronniger in an exhibit of 56 works that trace the influences of rituals, facades, social media, and the family on the formation of individual identity. Ultimately this exhibition examines what it means to be human beneath the veneers of identity we accumulate in society. A variety of media is on display including installation art, painting, photography, multi-media and video art (see December edition). AND: Types and Shadows: Intimations of Divinity encourages viewers to participate in the process of seeking out and finding meaning in the symbols, metaphors and veiled visual references that “point to” the divine mission of Jesus Christ. The 44 works in this exhibition, which include paintings, prints and sculpture, have been selected to guide the viewer through a process of seeing beyond obvious and familiar narratives. AND: The First 100 Years: Collecting Art at BYU tells the remarkable story of the development of the university art collection through the display of 150 of the outstanding works that have been acquired over the past century.
Terra Nova UP: Seeing In Side Out, works by Marcus A. Vincent |8| and Jesse Royston.
Covey Center for the Arts UPCOMING: Self in Context, art work by four artists/art educators: Barbra Wardle, Diane Asay, Sharon Gray, and Cindy Clark.|9|
ST. GEORGE AREA
Sears Art Gallery UP: Paintings by Jeff Ham and Ceramics by The Firm. Raw, bright, explosive colors are used to evoke emotion and draw attention to the subjects in Ham's paintings.|5| The four members of The Firm --Shane Christensen, Brian Jensen, Stephen Heywood, & Michael Schmidt -- have been showing as a group for several years as they formalize their fellowship in goals, art, profession, and media. In the Grand Foyer: photography by Eric Young and ceramics by DSC students.
St. George Art Museum UP: A Tribute to Gaell Lindstrom 1919 - 2009, an exhibition of works by the recently deceased artist who was a well-known artist in the area as well as strong supporter of the museum (see October edition). AND:Visions of Zion, a juried show of all media showing the best of Zion, from Kanab to Ivins, Cedar to Mesquite. Through January 16.
Braithwaite Fine Arts Gallery UP: Work by students in the Art 3800 Digital Photography class in the South Hall Gallery. The projects range from documentary-style bodies of work to more conceptually-based ones. . UPCOMING: Parowan Gap,an exhibit, created by SUU faculty and students using the canyon and passage through the Red Hills west of Parowan Valley known as Parowan Gap as an inspiration. The native people, identified as the “Pre-Columbian Fremont Peoples,” recorded yearly events in symbolic inscriptions on the
The College of Eastern Utah's Gallery East UPCOMING:
Fifth Annual Statewide High School Art Competition,