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Exhibition Announcements
Up & Upcoming to the South
Prepared by 15 Bytes staff unless otherwise indicated. UPCOMING and UP listings should reach us by the last Wednesday of the month. Please send listings for this page to editor@artistsofutah.org


St. George Art Museum UP: An American Original, Margaret Lefranc, 50 Years of Watercolors. Organized by the Peninsula Fine Arts Center in cooperation with the Margaret Lefranc Art Foundation, the exhibition includes 45 works dating from 1934 to 1996.|0| Lefranc's achievements include work in painting, drawing, printmaking, illustration and writing, it is her watercolors that trace a fascinating journey through American modernism and the American scene. AND: Upside Down, an installation by Kathy Cieslewicz.AND: Jim Jones Recent Paintings, recent paintings inspired by Southern Utah by the late artist (1933 - 2009).|1|
St. George Art Acadmey (73 N. Main) UP: Infinite Hymn: The Eternal Dance of Creation, works by SUU art professor Corey Strange. The site-specific installation is made entirely of painted stickers placed in overlapping patterns of circles.

Sears Art Gallery
UPCOMING: J Kirk Richards. Figurative artist Richards showcases work with spiritual ideas and narratives. His paintings exhibit a love for the human figure, general use of symbolism and metaphor, and an emphasis on lyric composition.


Braithwaite Fine Arts Gallery UP: Large Format Photography, works by students who construct color images with only black and white materials and also create images using only a single color.

Central Utah Art Center UP: High School Juried Exhibition, UPCOMING: 2010 Heritage Highway juried exhibit, May 28 – June 8.


Springville Museum of Art UP: 86th Annual Spring Salon. This year 218 works were selected from a total of 1064 submitted. The juror's First Place award went to Jeff Hein's hyper-realist commentary on consumerism, "Consumed," which was recently featured in an an exhibit at the Museum.|2|

Brigham Young University Museum of Art UP: Mirror Mirror on the Wall, an exhibition of contemporary art that explores identity and perception. (see December edition). 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. AND: Bill Owens: Suburbia, a sly photographic study of suburban life in the 1970s—the second generation of the post-war suburban movement. This exhibition of 65 black and white photographs subtly illustrates the incongruities of a consumer culture that has culminated in the American lifestyle of the 21st century.|3|

BYU Harold B. Lee Library Exhibits
Art of the Letter: Richard E. Beasley, 1934-1992 in the Auditorium Gallery, level 1.
AND: The Half Show: BYU Communications Department Annual Advertising Awards in the Hallway Gallery, level 2.

Utah County Art Gallery
UP: Spring Fine Art Juried Show,

Woodbury Art Museum UP: Selections featuring highlights from the permanent collection and works on long-term loan from the Dale and Teresa Neibaur collection of fantasy art. UPCOMING: Art of Our Century, a competion exhibition with works of art engaging the aesthetic dialogue of today.

Covey Center for the Arts UP: A Makers Life: Work by Doug Stout. A body of work created throughout Stout's career featuring art and turnings, furniture and product design.

Terra Nova UP: Untitled exhibit featuring pastel work created by 4 different artists.

AoU News
Au Courant Coverage of the Visual Arts

Extra!Extra! the 15 Bytes Blog is located on the 15 Bytes homepage underneath the current and archived editions. The blog provides expanded content of 15 Bytes features, stand alone content on the visual arts in Utah and abroad, and reviews of local performing arts events as well as art-related book reviews.

If you haven't been checking the blog out, here's a peek at what you've been missing.

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Micol Hebron – Redefining the Artist-Art Center Relationship

. . . Saturday afternoon SLAC’s executive director Adam Price formally introduced his latest organizational change in the form of new senior curator Micol Hebron, who will officially assume her duties in August but who is already very involved in SLAC planning via telephone and email . . .

The Contemporary Art Market
. . . a recent article in the New York Times describes the alleged use, by galleries and artists, of "black lists" to bar purchases by collectors who they believe are buying the works merely to turn a quick profit at the auction houses . . .

Charm at Salt Lake Acting Company
I know what you’re thinking because I thought it too: a play about Margaret Fuller, a second-tier member of an exanimate, obsolete, New England American, quasi-religious literary and philosophical movement, itself a mere sequel to the British Romantics — it sounds like a risky proposition for an evening’s entertainment . . .

Ernesto Pujol's Awaiting
I suspect the local Mormon audience found resonance in Pujol’s mission even while their pragmatic minds may have been baffled by its practice. In his work Pujol wants to create places of silence, loci where time returns to its nature, the urban space is redeemed from its noise and confusion and the individual or group is offered a space and time for contemplation. Salt Lake Mormons might tell Pujol he’s rather late entering the game . . .

Sculpture Today
"Although sculpture remains difficult to show, difficult to sell and difficult to own (perhaps the exact reasons why it flourishes so well in the public domain), it seems to me that there is a subtle but growing interest in sculpture and what is sculpture," says Josh Kanter, a local collector and the subject of an upcoming article in 15 Bytes. This growing interest was evidenced, he says, in the attendance at the International Sculpture Center's recent London conference - What is Sculpture in the 21st Century? . . .

 additional media coverage of the visual arts in Utah

4/1 Visual arts: 'I Am the Eggman'

4/1 Art in the City: Awaiting

4/1 'Wrapped in Pride' eyed at the Brigham City Museum.

4/2 Visual art notes: Glass houses, People, Places and Things Along US-89

4/2 Art-ificial: Utah artist turns an everyday item into an extraordinary medium.

4/5 Performance art: Routes to reflection: New York City-based artist set stages 12-hour-long work at Utah's Capitol

4/8 Utah Museum of Fine Arts: Utah-born artist, with Mexican heart. New book and exhibition explore Mexico's best-known Utah artist.

4/8 Ogden artist steps it up for 'Shoe-In'

4/8 Visual art notes: Something different from Leia Bell

4/14 Mestizo Institute of Culture & ArtsHard Ride: Mestizo’s Terry Hurst bikes to build a permanent art center and museum on the west side.

4/15 Weber Arts Council listens, now wants better communication.

4/15 Something Mythic: BDAC school show offers taste of magic.

4/16 Poster-art maven makes paintings from the views of her Salt Lake neighborhood

4/19 Plastic sea creatures 'Infiltrate' U. of U.

4/20 Expensive Russian painting disappears from Park City gallery.

4/23 A body of work that starts with a face: Russian-born painter Galina Perova hits her stride in earning local and national acclaim

4/23 Art in motion: Kimball
Art Center hosts student-centric show

4/23 Resident Easel: Meet Spiro Arts' spring artists-in-residence.

4/28 Angels in the Architecture: Artists take on a thematic challenge to combine the ethereal with the concrete.

4/28 Sandy Brunvand & Colour Maisch at the Finch Lane Gallery

4/28 Mind the Gap: University of Utah’s MFA Candidates in Studio Art show.

4/28 Melting snow reveals a surprise: another Banksy piece -- right on Main Street

4/29 Lester Lee is saying goodbye to Davis County.

4/29 Mexican artist launches Utah Museum of Fine Arts'
salt series of exhibitions

4/29 'Essence of the West' showcases 25 artists in Ogden

4/29 Visual art notes: Mexican art, industrial sights, emerging artists and a crafty sabbath.

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