Up & Upcoming: Salt Lake Area
Up & Upcoming This Month
SALT LAKE ART CENTER UP: Go West, an exhibition that brings together twenty contemporary artists who are engaged in unearthing myths of the American West, organized by Jill Dawsey, acting chief curator, Utah Museum of Fine Arts.|0| Working in a range of media (including painting, works on paper, sculpture, photography, and video), the artists in Go West offer reflections on the West as both destination and destiny. The exhibition considers the varied reasons people came west over the years. UPCOMING: Honeymoon, a romance between abstraction and representation, with paintings by newly married couple Kristin Calabrese and Joshua Aster. The Art Center's first show curated by Micol Hebron celebrates a passionate fusion of two diverse artistic minds: Aster's works explore formal abstraction while Calabrese creates paintings that are illusionistic and inspired by her immediate surroundings. Though her subject matter differs from traditional landscapes and portraiture (for example, a grungy alleyway, the artist in a corner wielding a knife), Calabrese's paintings explore concerns common to painters with regard to addressing illusion, depth, figure, metaphor, and emotion.|1| Joshua Aster’s abstract paintings provide a dynamic complement to Calabrese’s paintings. At once playful and academic, Aster deftly uses acrylic, ink, water, canvas and denim to explore, through manipulations of the fundamental elements of painting (including canvas, color, gesture and texture) what makes a painting a painting.|2| AND: poptart, a concurrent exhibition of new video works by Joshua Aster that will be on view in the foyer.
UMFA UP: Painting Utah’s Mount Olympus. For the past century-and-a-half, some of Utah's most talented artists, including Lee Greene Richards, Gilbert Munger, Edwin Deaken, Anton Rasmussen, David Meikle, and others, have attempted to do justice to this silent sentinel. AND: The Ideal Landscape brings together thirteen Chinese landscape paintings dating from the Ming dynasty to the twentieth century.|3| AND: Trevor Southey: Reconciliation, |4| a retrospective of the life and work of the artist, giving prominence to four life passages that have defined the artist's character and art: his youth in Rhodesia and education in England; his life as a married, practicing Mormon and his desire for a utopian lifestyle created around family, farming, and art; his decision to acknowledge his homosexuality in 1982, which coincided with the first major public awareness of the AIDS epidemic; and the reconciliation of his life decisions as expressed in his revised artistic approach to the human form (see page 1). AND: Faces: Selections from the Permanent Collection of Modern and Contemporary Art including Alex Katz’s series of screen prints depicting young people in the 1970s,|5| and Andy Warhol’s Polaroid portraits, a recent gift from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, on view for the first time. AND: Yayoi Kusama: Decades, a presentation of exemplary works by the renowned Japanese artist and key figure in the New York art world of the late 1950s and 1960s.|6| (see page 7).
UTAH CULTURAL CELEBRATION CENTER UPCOMING: Trees of Diversity, 25 trees and holiday scenes created by various community and ethnic groups. Included are Amish, Honduran, American Indian, Chilean, Peruvian and other South American countries, Mexico, Japan, Canada, Africa, Hawaii, Scotland and others. In its seventh year, the holiday tree exhibit that overflows from the Celebration Gallery, and throughout the entire facility. The Cultural Center will also be displaying artifacts and other historical items from around the world, along with art pieces, nativities, nutcrackers, gingerbread houses, special holiday “store window” scenes, sculptures and wreaths. Two special displays will highlight holiday traditions in both the Jewish and Muslim communities, and the 100+ Dolls from Around the World collection will once again be on display. Helping kick off the exhibit is SongFest! featuring Christmas Bell Ringers, The Beehive Statesmen, The Salt Lake Men’s Choir and the West Valley Symphony.
UTAH ARTS ALLIANCE UP: Third Annual Salt
Lake City School District Secondary Education Art Teachers Exhibit. All of the teachers have art degrees and hold certified teaching certificates. They are all versed in many media, and many are somewhat specialized due to the media they teach, such as: ceramics, photography, painting, drawing and crafts (weaving, beading, basket making, bookmaking).
MESTIZO GALLERY UP: Will Thompson’s I'm Changing So Fast, I Can't Keep Up With Myself, a demonstration of what happened when the artist questioned the labels he imposed on himself, and the categorizations and stereotypes he accepted from others. UPCOMING: Brittney Flores, who has been experimenting with ways to make art accessible and challenge the current ideas on how we sell art and interact with art.
TANNER FRAMES UP: Prints and three-dimensional wall pieces by Karl Pace. UPCOMING: New works by Paul Vincent Bernard.
GALLERY AT LIBRARY SQUARE UP: Barrel of Surprises by Leslie Randolph, a clay artist who fires his work in a 55-gallon steel drum. AND: Enigma by Angie Ju, an instinctual artists who says, "While I identify with the quiet minimalistic sensibilities of Eastern aesthetics, I am always drawn to the rawness of particular Western art."
PHILLIPS GALLERY UP: New abstract works by Korean-born UVU professor Hyunmee Lee (see here for our profile of the artist).|7| These subtle abstract works are infused with Korean letters, in their complete forms, as well as the gesture and essence of the letters shapes. UPCOMING: Holiday Group Show, through January 13.
HORNE FINE ART UP: Celebrating Phyllis, new scenes from the Wasatch Front and beyond by painter Phyllis Horne. UPCOMING: A Night on the Town, paintings by Karen Horne
(featured Southwest Art, November 2010): an array of candlelit restaurant scenes and jazzy cityscapes from her travels to San Francisco and Rome as well as scenes from downtown Salt Lake City.|8| With a keen eye for shifts in light and dark, and use of vivid color, Horne captures the energy and romance of the urban environment at night.
CHARLEY HAFEN GALLERY UP: Recent Works by Randi Lile, ceramic sculptures, using a variety of clays, finishing surfaces and firing techniques. |9| UPCOMING: Jeanine Piper-Tekrony’s Smoke-fired pottery using the ancient processes of coiling, sanding polishing and “firing” with smoke.
ART ACCESS GALLERIES UP: A Few of My Favorite Things, featuring Elizabeth Crowe's series of porcelain pots distorting classic form and imbued with texture, and Erin Berrett's dazzline paintings of mundane objects (see an interview with the artist here). AND: Illuminated Paintings, a series of mixed media psychological landscapes by Vance Mellen. Mellen's psychological landscapes have small transparent/plastic giclee objects that the artist photographed, embedded in them. UPCOMING: Holiday show in conjunction with Tanner Frames and the Utah Arts Festival with a total of 42 artists. Access II is featuring an exhibit entitled Obvious Gestures, by painter Lance Peacock.
UTAH ARTIST HANDS UP: Terra Firma, the latest collection of abstract paintings from Utah artist, David Maestas. UPCOMING: Outdoor Fun! the latest collection of watercolor paintings from Utah artist, Cara Koolmees.
ART AT THE MAIN UP: Watercolor A Medium With a Mind of its Own by Kristine Groll. Groll's newest paintings of flowers and landscapes demonstrate her mastery of the medium with vivid transparent colors that capture the light in her subjects. UPCOMING: Do You See What I See? a winter
group show in which each artist has
selected favorite seasonal lyrics to inspire this collection of original art.
ART BARN/FINCH LANE GALLERY UP: Kathleen Carricaburu’s small metal sculpture and jewelry (see page 3), Regina Stenberg’s large scale graphite drawings (see page 3) and Sam Wilson’s paintings and drawings (see page 1).
STOLEN AND ESCAPED GALLERY (117 East 300 South, downstairs at Frosty Darling) UP: Hot Young Suicides: Audition for the 27 Club, new mixed media works by Travis Nikolai that focus on juxtapositions of youth and death through a paranoid and unstable lens.
GALLERY UAF UP: Possible Realities with Jaquelyn Muir, Chris Madsen and Ai Mitton. Chris Madsen’s photography represents human emotion in a cinematic portrayal. Ai Mitton presents “Atlas Shrugged: An Exploration Though Color,” a series of images based on the emotional storyline of the characters in Ayn Rand’s novel, Atlas Shrugged. Jacquelyn Muir presents traditional analog photography exploring fragmentation and the creation of new possibilities and new realities. UPCOMING: Holiday Show with Bruce Larrabee, Hai Gilbert, Patricia Street, Amber DeBirk, Harold Wallace, Kaye Wankier, Marian McDevitt, Julie Shipman, Stephanie Swift & Sandra Seifert.
GARFO UPCOMING: The Hideout, presented by Oh Nancy, an national art collective based out of Boston that provides a vehicle for artists--presenting them with a narrative structure that facilitates collaboration and multiple-authorship. The story is a mythical and satirical portrait of Americana that examines fanaticism and the complexities of the American hero. The exhibition at GARFO focuses on a specific moment in the story: the Corn Team has just rescued Nancy and retreated to their clubhouse to gather their thoughts. This clubhouse—run down, adorned with all the keepsakes, amenities, and objects specific to the team and young Nancy—will be reconstructed in the gallery.
||PATRICK MOORE GALLERY (2233 S. 700 East Salt Lake City. 801-484-6641) UP: Utah Watercolor exhibit.
BLOND GRIZZLY UP: Classic Movie Monsters Group Show. UPCOMING: Limited edition prints by Alex Pardee, Tara McPherson, Dave Correia, Robert Bowen, Skinner, Potter Press, Candace Jean, Trent Call and more
WILLIAMS FINE ART UP:University of Utah Invitational exhibit organized by Brian Snapp. UPCOMING: Holiday Show.
A GALLERY UP: Industrial and urban landscapes by Donald Yatomi.
FOOTHILL LIBRARY UP: Aerial Alchemy: Works by Jan James.
EVERGREEN FRAMING CO. & GALLERY UPCOMING: Buying Local Art, By Local Artists, Painting Local People, Places and Things.
SUGAR HOUSE GALLERY UP: Still-Son Wrench, a show by K.F.Simons featuring sculptures, welded pieces, collages, paintings and drawings. UPCOMING: A group showing of photographic works by Greg Smith, Kent Miles, Carl Oelerich, Steve Proctor and Brian Buroker.
15th STREET GALLERY UP: Andrew Skorut.
FRAME SHOP AT 6TH AND L ( 752 E 6th Avenue; 801-359-4604) UP: Michael Rusnack's interpretive realism in luscious oils and water colors.
RIO GALLERY UP: Utah Arts Council Statewide Annual: Mixed Media and Works on Paper (see page 7).
GRAY WALL GALLERY UP: A group show that includes the Utah debut of Erica Harney, a recent MFA graduate of Penn State (see page 4). UPCOMING: Erica Harney, Teri Okey, David Powell, Daren Young, Jason Wells, Jacob Shirley, Guadalupe Rodriguez, Tamara Fox, Sarah Cuvelier and Matthew Hall.
LOGE GALLERY (at Pioneer Theatre) UP: Paintings by Grant Fuhst and sculpture by Adrian Prazen. October 22 - November 6, during the run of Dracula.
ALPINE ART UP: Group exhibit with Layne Bennion, Erin Berrett, Carlisle, Benjamin Higbee and Steven Sheffield. UPCOMING: New paintings from artist Chris Miles called Over the River and Through the Wood, as well as new small works from various artists. In addition we have teamed with Craft Lake City for our Holiday Boutique.
MICHAEL BERRY GALLERY UP: Jane Meyers. UPCOMING: Watercolors by Marilyn Read through January 14th.
CHAPMAN BRANCH LIBRARY UP: West Side Portraits Project III.
SWEET BRANCH LIBRARY UPCOMING: Tyler Bloomquist: Figurative Compositions.
HIVE GALLERY (Trolley Square) UPCOMING: Cat Powers, featuring photographs of 14 women who buzzed their locks.
HOUSE GALLERY UP: Jon Coffelt.
SPRAGUE BRANCH LIBRARY UP: Works by Suzan Rasmussen through November 11.
DAY RIVERSIDE LIBRARY UP: Lions Club Peace Posters
through January 31, 2011.
KAYO GALLERY UP: Lora Fosberg: Selfish. UPCOMING: Mark England and Sarah Edgar.