Up and Upcoming: To The North
Exhibition Listings in Northern Utah
BDAC UP: BDAC Statewide Annual, 141 works by Utah artists working in sculpture, paintings, fine art prints, photography, ceramics, drawings and assemblages. Awards: 1st Place to Mike Manfull's "Four Colly Birds- Fractured Perspective;"|0| 2nd Place to Dallyn Zundel's "Sunset on Timp," oil on canvas; and 3rd Place to Laurel Casjen's "Calgary Beach, Isle of Mull, Scotland" digital infrared photography.
The exhibition's juror, University of Utah professor of art Jon Erickson, compared the three tendencies he noticed in this year's exhibition to baseball umpires.
The Renaissance Baseball Umpire say's "I call it like it is;" In these works he sees "authentic involvement with factual information combined with a considerable work ethic [revealing] aesthetic treasures we can all enjoy. . . I like it when Artists take a good hard look."
The Modernist Baseball Umpire says "I call it like I see it".
"I'm especially drawn to works that exhibited rigorous drawing combined with a freedom of execution. Abstraction plays a role here, in finding essences analytical and subjective as the Artist searches for form and feeling. I like responsive empathy to the nature of a thing."
The Post Modern Baseball Umpire says "It ain’t nothin’ until I call it".
"An interest in new media works that contained both form and content issues that implied a sense of relativity. By quoting the "Western European Vocabulary" of Perspective, Light and Shade in the context of a contemporary tone of voice, certain works became aware of their own artifice as a content. . . The subtle gap or crack between traditional expectation and the shock of newness seems to imply "The world is not always what it seems to be". I like perceptual and intellectual surprises especially if I'm hip enough to "Get It".
Kimball Art Center UP: Intercontinental Divide, works by Einar & Jamex de la Torre.|1| Internationally recognized de la Torre Brothers live and work on both sides of the US/Mexico border providing them with an insider-outsider perspective. Their blown glass and mixed-media work examines and confronts the complexities of this geographical, cultural and historical divide with a sense of humor that is playful and compelling (see page 1) AND: Utah Latinos, a Proud Legacy: A Close Look at Utah's Latino Contributions in the Garage Gallery. A photography exhibition showcasing 24 individuals and their unique backgrounds. AND: Minuteclan, an art installation by local artists in the Badami Gallery. As each artist builds his/her territory in the gallery, artistic borders will inevitably cross and individual ideas intersect. Gallery visitors are invited and encouraged to add to the installation.
Gallery MAR UP: Odd Nostalgia, new works by Fred Calleri. Fred Calleri has been influenced by a number of traditional masters but his works have a more whimsical flavor. He paints the figure, frequently in nostalgic settings, and his characters have a decidedly animated quality.|2| UPCOMING: Textured abstractions by Maura Allen, Matt Flint, Michael Kessler, and Shawna Moore.
Meyer Gallery UP: Twenty new landscapes by Seth Winegar and hand-tooled tables and boxes by furniture maker Gary Stoddard. Stoddard's works (in walnut, cherry, zebra and other woods) are influenced by the Arts and Crafts movement of the early 20th century. UPCOMING: Impressionist Kathleen Dunphy and a series of agricultural paintings by Eric Bellis. AND: Gabriella Ibarra, mixed media still life florals.
Terzian Galleries UP: Plein-air favorite Doug Braithwaite's newest paintings, showcasing local sites in Park City.
Coda Gallery UP: New paintings by Helper artist Charley Snow.|3| UPCOMING: Landscapes by Tracey Lane and sculptures by Kim Brown.
Julie Nester Gallery UP: Comeback, new paintings by Whitney Nye. In this latest body of work, Nye incorporates old sewing patterns (discovered in Croatia) and jigsaw puzzle pieces into her mixed media paintings.|4| Nye says, “Inherently, sewing patterns and jigsaw puzzles give us clues with their lines and shapes. In cutting them up and rearranging them, I am reminded of charts, maps and other tools that guide us, not always so directly, to inspiring places.”
Phoenix Gallery UP: Figurative works using layers of color and texture, by Sherri Belassen (see February edition). |5| UPCOMING: Carole Wade and Greg Ragland.
District Gallery UP: Jeff Ham|6| and Caroline Zimmerman.
Montgomery Lee Fine Art UP: Steve Songer.
Mountain Trails Gallery UPCOMING: Greg Overton, . AND: Andrew Bolam,
Thomas Anthony Gallery UP: Rolinda, New World beauty painted in an Old World format.
Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art UP: Uses of the Real: What's New Now? displaying 31 new works donated by the Kathryn C. Wanlass Foundation and Marie Eccles Caine Foundation. Artists new to the museum include Manny Farber, Takako Yamaguchi, Don Suggs, Frances Celentano, Eric Orr, Michael McMillan, Michael Todd, William Wiley and M.A. Peers. AND: Bobby Ross Draws, in the Study Center. The exhibit includes more than 100 graphite drawings rendered in the artist's meticulous narrative style. Ross addresses fundamental questions about science, religion and social issues with ordinary objects by creating densely packed images with surprising combinations. As part of the exhibition Ross will create a new drawing every two weeks. He will take suggestions from the public for the subject of his new works through a museum Blog.
Studio 102 Gallery UP: Woody Shepherd: Recent Paintings. |7| UPCOMING: MFA Exhibition: Ceramics Show. AND: Student Response Show, April 5 - April 16.
Tippetts Exhibition Hall UPCOMING: Undergraduate Warehouse Show,
USU Department of Art Project Space UPCOMING: Visiting Artist, John Sonsini: Lecture, Reception and Exhibit.
Universe City (2556 Washington Blvd, 801.458.8959) UP: Position Papers, works by Weber State faculty member Matthew Choberka, presents a series of works on paper incorporating ink, graphite, colored pencil and acrylic paint achieving an interplay between abstraction and representation.|8| The artist says, "Fundamentally, the content of my work has become an attempt to find a place for myself in the world. Emotions like apprehension and anger, tempered with a kind of hopefulness have informed recent works. I work to confront both my identification with humanity, and my (sometime) dissatisfaction with it."
Eccles Community Art Center UP: 12th Black & White Statewide Competition, featuring recent work in all media, including paintings, prints, monoprints, drawings, graphics, photographs, pottery, sculptures and textiles are eligible; selected by juror Jim Jacobs, professor of Visual Arts and Art Department Chair, Weber State University. AND: In the Carriage House Gallery, Flowers in Bloom, photography by William Conrad Bowen of Bountiful.
Gallery 25 UP: Artwork by Carol Fielding, through the end of March.
Shaw Gallery at Weber State UPCOMING: 5th Annual Northern Utah High School Art Exhibition.