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

Prepared by 15 Bytes staff. Unless otherwise noted, UPCOMING shows begin May Gallery Stroll, MAY 21, 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

UP: New works by Denis Phillips.|0| AND: Nuclear History -- Nuclear Destiny, photographs by James Lerager. James Lerager has photographed all aspects of nuclear—both weapons & energy—all over the world. He brings an integrated, personal approach to the issue, with many startling, powerful stories & images to share—including photos of our own downwinders. 35 photos are accompanied by text. Setting the stage for this powerful exhibit is Trent Alvey’s neon sculpture: “Creator/ Destroyer, When Time Flows in Two Directions.” UPCOMING: Joe Ostraff & Dan Toone, with photographer Bill Patterson in the Dibble Gallery.

, an exhibit of work by Brooklyn-based painter and printmaker Vincent Como, explores the color black.|1| Como's work are based on conceptual themes that explore the color in the context of art history and production modes of art making.

CHARLEY HAFEN GALLERY UP: Narrow Passage, new work by Jenevieve Hubbard.|2| Hubbard’s work typically employs unusual materials spanning from dirt, tea and india ink to her latest experimentation with embroidered silk. Her newest body of work, a collection of embroidered fingerprints and labyrinthine landscapes painted and carved into wood panel deal with the idea of human touch, the passage of time and the influence presence can have on memory and place (see page 7). UPCOMING: Marquadt and Hall. Rob Marquadt |3| explores the play between pure art form and the rugged, simple, utilitarian functionality of ceramics. He utilizes found objects to decorate a wide range of ceramic forms including vases, bowls and teapots. Robert Hall uses a view camera to capture grand and intimate views of the landscape.|4|

UTAH CULTURAL CELEBRATION CENTER UPCOMING: High Desert Splash, the 2010 Western Federation of Watercolor Society's 35th annual show,|5| hosted by the Utah Watercolor Society.Artists from Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, South Dakota, Texas, Oregon and Utah will all be included in this dynamic exhibit featuring 101 pieces of art (see page 1).

SALT LAKE ART CENTER UP: 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 (see April edition). AND: Launch-11: Recipients of the International Sculpture Center 2009 Student Awards, features the work of 11 emerging artists destined for national recognition. Juried by the International Sculpture Center, and never before seen in the Western United States, Launch-11 provides a glimpse into the exciting trajectory of contemporary sculpture today--and tomorrow. |6|

WESTMINSTER COLLEGE - JEWETT CENTER FOR THE ARTS UPCOMING: Mirror Images: Great Salt Lake, curated by Hikmet Sidney Loe. Celebrating the creation of Great Salt Lake Institute (GSLI) in Westminster College’s new Meldrum Science Center, the group exhibit features the work of over thirty contemporary artists working in a variety of medium as they explore the unique mirror of Great Salt Lake.|7|

GALLERY UAF UP: Locales, images by David Fantle, Carolyn Guild and qi peng. David Fantle presents fine art landscapes and nature photography of the Western United States emphasizing uncommon locations and special light. Carolyn Guild's photographic group entitled Song of the Spirits Over the Water is inspired by the Goethe poem of the same name and shows water in its three states as art. qi peng’s ink drawings are a reflection of Williamsburg, Brooklyn from Spring 2008. Stark representations of unique buildings become a magnification of a private travel sketchbook. UPCOMING: Natural Environment,
works by Shanna Brady, Ryan Buffington,
Brady’s sculptural jewelry is a meditation on natural elements. Buffington’s works are figurative compositions in atmospheric invented spaces intended to isolate and stage the figures.
Artists Krystal Rogers and Jennifer Marie Suflita are collaborating using collage, and fabric to explore human relationships and how we change in response to our surroundings and environment.

ART AT THE MAIN UP: Images of Africa, an exhibit of wildlife art by Caryn Feeney. Based on material gathered during a trip to South Africa's Kruger National Park, the paintings are executed in watercolor with a colorful and realistic style. UPCOMING: Summer Solstice, watercolors by Layton artist Terrece Beesley. These new works capture iconic images of summer ­ from popsicles to sunbathing. The funny papers or advertising supplements often provide the background for Beesley's carefully arranged objects, which she photographs, plays with on the computer until she's happy with the composition, and then paints in extraordinary detail. The juxtaposition of objects ­ flowers, newspaper, melting snow cones, for example ­ as well as the brilliant colors in her works tend to make viewers smile.

A GALLERY UP: Postures of Devotion, Laurie Lisonbee's exhibition of paintings of the human figure in yoga poses, including found objects, mixed media, text and references to eastern and western culture.|8| Lisonbee's figurative painting goes beyond the academic practice of "getting it right," using the figure as a tool to develop symbolic explorations of the human predicament.

ALPINE ART UP: The Bigger, The Better, new paintings by Tyler Bloomquist and Carlisle. Also introducing graphite artist Regina Stenberg. Carlisle's abstract paintings call to mind the abstract expressionist movement of the mid-century while Bloomquist's hard-edged, geometric work is inspired by the generation that followed.

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: Pablo O'Higgins: Works on Paper, a selection of lithographs by the late Pablo O'Higgins,|9| a Utah artist dedicated to creating heroic depictions of the working class in revolutionary Mexico (see page 6).

ART BARN/FINCH LANE GALLERY UP: Sandy Brunvand and Coulour Maisch (see page 1). Brunvand‘s interest lies with “obsessive” mark-making and incor-porating a wide variety of materials. Etchings, wood engravings, woodcuts and relief prints made from solar plates with lines made from materials such as dog hair and staples to create physical lines and textures. Maisch describes her exhibit as a combination of the sterile and organic, incorporating the textures of natural materials such as thistle, flax fibers, milkweed and more uniform structures into new configurations.|10|

Thomas Aaron, a graduate of the University of Utah, displays large canvases using an abstract vocabulary to evoke the Utah landscape. |11|

MAIN LIBRARY UP: Photographic Brushstroke by Van Chu. Chu is a Vietnamese artist who came to the United States in 2001. He is currently an MFA candidate majoring in Photography/Digital Imaging at the University of Utah. His photographic artworks carry the spirit of traditional Chinese painting, but combined with the use of modern technology, acrylic, water, and calligraphy ink, they depict a portrait of the artist himself as an outsider on the American shore (see page 1). HORNE FINE ART UP: A variety of spring pleasures on canvas: colorful gardens and meadows by Phyllis Horne, aqua pools by Jamie Wayman,|12| and sunny cafes by Karen Horne. And the gallery is offering a SPRING SALE - an opportunity for both seasoned and new collectors to enjoy savings on all paintings in inventory.

PATRICK MOORE GALLERY UPCOMING: A Gathering of Glass, the Glass Art Guild of Utah's annual exhibition features work by professional glass artists working with kiln formed, torch worked, and blown glass.

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.

APERTURE GALLERY UPCOMING: Soles for Haiti, a collection of new work by local painter and sculptor, Ashley Bennett Stoddard. The exhibit entitled includes a series of paintings of "soles" sculpture and block prints. The artist has fashioned a unique footprint pendant using glass and metal that will debut at the opening on May 15th. 50% of proceeds from painting and sculpture sales and 100% of pendant sales will benefit The Hope Alliance and specifically their efforts in Haiti.

UPCOMING: David Meikle and Erin Berrett. From Utah landscapes to paintings of diet Coke cans, these two dynamic talents will have over 30 new paintings.

SUGAR HOUSE GALLERY UP:Flowers, colorful collection of paintings by Conrad Bowen. UPCOMING: The Art of Obsession featuring paintings by Jeannie Hatch and sculptures by Julie Lucus. Their works converge through abstract and avant-garde interpretations of psychological myth and drama in contemporary life.

Si Se Puede! Together we can make positive change in the world, Salt Lake City School District's second annual Cesar Chavez contest winners.

CONTEMPORARY ART & DESIGN GALLERY UP: Grant Fuhst: Heartache and Other Stories, pyschologically narrative paintings in a surrealistic vein.

  Nathan Florence at Evergreen Fine ArtEVERGREEN FRAMING UP:Kate Birch’s landscapes, Nathan Florence’s oils on cotton fabrics and Don Prys’ contemporary landscapes. UPCOMING: Works by Carel Brest van Kempen, who combines art and biology with stunning detail.

ART ACCESS GALLERIES UP: Angels in the Architecture, curated by Namon Bills. Each of the 12 artists interpreted the theme in his or her own style. AND: Access II presents Call of Duty, featuring "street" inspired artists EJ Curry (see page 5) and Carlos Perez. UPCOMING: 300 Plates annual fundraiser.

BEANS & BREW UP:Photojournalist Jason Olson presents images of Iceland.

15th STREET GALLERY UPCOMING: New portraits and still lifes by Lindsay Frei,
Lindsay Frei at 15th Street Gallery

KAYO GALLERY UP: Past--Time, new works by Joshua Luther and Rachel Peddersen and a window installation by Naomi Marine. UPCOMING: Into the White, new works by Cara Despain and Mary Toscano. For a video interview with Toscano see page 7.

CAFFE NICHE UP: Acrylic, oil and charcoal on wood by PJ Mannion. UPCOMING: Duality, photography by Phil Istomin and photographic pieces by Cody Buell.

Sandria Miller, photographs of touring and local punk bands from the 80s. UPCOMING: James Shuman’s Outer Worlds, acrylic/mixed media on canvas and Scott Whitaker's metal/wood and mixed media Urban Artifacts.

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


RIO GALLERY UPCOMING: Untitled, the biannual exhibtion of unnamed works returns to the Rio Gallery. This year Brad Slaugh has invited over thirty artists to hang their untitled work and submit to the title suggestions of visitors.

UTAH ARTIST HANDS UP: Women, featuring the work of Dottie Miles, M'lisa Paulsen, Roberta GLidden, Judy Maryon, and Randee Levine.

THE FELT BUILDING (341 South Main) UP: Three shows from University of Utah students, including a juried show of work by Seniors, the Alternative Show and 4x5, an open entry exhibit of size specific works. Open every Friday night in May.

UP: Recent paintings by H. Shane Ross. UPCOMING: G. Russel Case.

MICHAEL BERRY GALLERY (163 E 300 S) UPCOMING: Intermountain Society of Artists’ Spring Show.

LOCAL COLORS OF UTAHUPCOMING: Featuring Sarina Villareal’s paintings and Chris Adams’ sculptural pottery.

GITTINS GALLERY (U of U dept of art) UPCOMING: Surface . . .ing, MFA Exhibition by ceramic sculptor Cristin Zimmer. For an interview with the artist see here.

GARFO UP: Mind the Gap, an exhibition of work by the University of Utah Masters Candidates in Studio Art: Tyler Spurgeon, Kirsti Ringger, Andrew Rice, Carmen White, Nick Mendoza, Heidi Somsen, Cristin Zimmer, Michelle Krutz, Jan James, Carlyn Lofgreen, Adelaide Ryder, Tom Betts, and Van Chu.

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