Up & Upcoming: Salt Lake Area
Up & Upcoming This Month
HOUSE GALLERY UP: Cover Stories, an exhibition of new work by Denver-based artist Kay Tuttle.|0| The exhibition brings together two bodies of delicate paintings on eclectic surfaces: her “Victorian Drawings,” paintings over daintily stylized Victorian magazine plates, turn refined and fairly uncomplicated renderings into ominous fairy tales; the “Encyclopedia Paintings,” while less visually complex, are equally weighted down by memory and legacy. An ongoing series, inspired in part by a Grimm’s fairytale about an unlikely group of aging farm animals that strike out alone, these painting use the solemn surfaces of antique encyclopedias as their ground.
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.|1| AND: Honeymoon, a romance between abstraction and representation, with paintings by newly married couple Kristin Calabrese |2| and Joshua Aster |3| (see our December 2010 edition). AND: poptart, a concurrent exhibition of new video works by Joshua Aster that will be on view in the foyer. UPCOMING: Sundance's New Frontier exhibit. Sundance will hold a mirror exhibit of its 5th annual exhibition of established and emerging artists from film, art, performance, gaming, and new media technology.
UMFA UP: The Ideal Landscape brings together thirteen Chinese landscape paintings dating from the Ming dynasty to the twentieth century.|4| AND: Trevor Southey: Reconciliation, |5| a retrospective of the life and work of the artist (see our November edition). AND: Faces: Selections from the Permanent Collection of Modern and Contemporary Art including works by Alex Katz |6| and Andy Warhol (see our December edition). 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.|7| (see our November edition). AND: salt 2: Sophie Whettnall, the second in the museum’s new series of exhibitions showcasing innovative art from around the world. Whettnall, a Belgian artist, is exhibiting a video, video installation, and large-scale drawing. AND: Don Olsen: Abstracts from Nature, commemorating the 100th birthday of one of Utah's pioneering abstract artists (see page 6).
NOX CONTEMPORARY UP: Prime-The First Exhibit introduces Salt Lake's newest contemporary art space with a group exhibition featuring: Tom Aaron, Jennifer Harmon Allen, Emily Plewe, Shawn Porter, John Sproul and Tyler Spurgeon (see December 2010 edition).
MAIN LIBRARY UP: Grandpa Stories and Other Tall Tales, digitally layered photographic works by Dave Laub that juxtapose objects, figures and settings to create surreal dreamscapes. AND: Purview, an exhibit of graphite works by Westminster College professor Matt Kruback that evoke dream landscapes. UPCOMING: Guardians: Consideration of Forms in Space and Place by Paul Vincent Bernard. In a variety of media Bernard creates monolithic forms that appear to have permanence, looking large in our view and casting constant shadows across our human geography and history. |8| AND: Rocks and Flowers: Composition, Texture, Metaphor photographs by Sherman Bloom.
ART AT THE MAIN UP: 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. UPCOMING: John Hunter Stout, known for his small, even miniature watercolors presents Who Likes Small Watercolors?Stout is inspired by nature, and his paintings catch "the fleeting moments
of discovery, when one is struck by the beauty of nature."|9|
GALLERY UAF UP: A Lifeís Work, watercolor and photography by Cliff Greenwood. This show celebrates the 96 year-old artistís first gallery exhibit.
CHARLEY HAFEN GALLERY UP: Thangka: The Path to Enlightenment, Tibetan Buddhist scroll paintings presented by Carmen and Surya Bastakoti and catered by the Himalayan Kitchen. UPCOMING: Nonverbal Communication, the paintings of Rebecca Cooper, who uses oils to create the human form in postures and colors to express complicated emotions.
HORNE FINE ART UP: A Night on the Town, new additions to the ongoing series of paintings by Karen Horne that capture the energy and romance of the urban environment at night. AND: Continuing in the west of the gallery, celebrate fall and winter on the Wasatch Front with landscape paintings by Phyllis Horne.
UTAH ARTIST HANDS UP: Abstract art with works by Rob Colvin, David Maestas, Steven K. Sheffield and Willamarie.
SUGAR HOUSE GALLERY UP: A group showing of photographic works by Greg Smith, Kent Miles, Carl Oelerich, Steve Proctor and Brian Buroker.
GRAY WALL GALLERY UP: Group Holiday Exhibit, featuring small works from prints to pottery to textiles.
BLONDE GRIZZLY UP: The work of “Play Nice,” the internet alias for an artist who brings his digital graffiti off the pages of social networking sites and splatters it all over our walls. UPCOMING: New work by Dan Christofferson.
GARFO UP: 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.
MESTIZO GALLERY UPCOMING:
DREAMers: Living in the Shadow of Hope is a photo documentary exhibit which focuses on the unique plight of the undocumented children in this country.
SORENSON UNITY CENTER GALLERY UP: Glitter People, a photographic series by Derek Dyer. The artist paints the models in body paints and glitter and photographs them, portraying the light or sparkle in every individual.
ART ACCESS GALLERIES UP: Driven From the State, an exhibit of art and ideas exploring the issues of borders and immigration. UPCOMING: Dwelling in the Threshold, the work of the Salt Lake Seven, a group of photographers who meet monthly with Kent Miles for instruction, mutual critique and support. Photographers include: Steve Proctor, Brian Buroker, Greg Sumner, Carl Oelerich, Brett Howell, Alan Jackson, Justin Hackworth, Bill Patterson, Rocio Briceno and Kent Miles. Their work ranges from traditional silver-gelatin prints to pigment ink prints, from portraits to abstract to landscape to figure studies. AND: Reflect on Reflections, paintings of subjects with reflective surfaces by Marci Erspamer, and Scott Stanley's humorous works using a variety of drawing material and reference material from stacks of reference books, photocopies and sketches.
ART BARN/FINCH LANE GALLERY UPCOMING: Barton, Marine and Bimstein. Tessa Barton’s photographs were produced during her recent visit to India, including volunteer work in a leper colony. Naomi Marine describes her installation as a "‘submersive’
environment in which a series of fantastical organisms engage in complex, poetic patterns of growth and decay.” And in the Park Gallery a sampling of art, from acrylic paintings to mixed media sculptures by the recently deceased Helenka Bimstein (1914-2010).
||KAYO GALLERY UP: Small Works, annual group show of miniscule proportions.
WILLIAMS FINE ART UP:Miniatures from Utah's renowned veteran artists as well as painted violins by Gary Collins and others in conjunction with the Utah Symphony fundraiser in February.
A GALLERY UPCOMING: New abstract paintings by Brent Godfrey.
EVERGREEN FRAMING CO. & GALLERY UP: Winter Wonderland of Art.
15th STREET GALLERY UPCOMING:
The works of Kate Birch and Steve Smock. Birch's work is floral using mixed media to produce her paintings. Smock is an oil painter who uses great form and texture in his work.
RIO GALLERY UPCOMING: Along Those Lines, featuring new work by Roland Thompson, Jared Clark and Allan Ludwig -- three friends exploring similar concepts with different results.
LOCAL COLORS UP: Holiday Group Show.
PHILLIPS GALLERY UP: Holiday Group Show, UPCOMING: Works by Brad Overton.
MICHAEL BERRY GALLERY UPCOMING: Watercolors by Marilyn Read
DAY RIVERSIDE LIBRARY UP: Lions Club Peace Posters
DAVID ERICSON UP: Recent paintings by Lee Udall Bennion, Lynn Farrar, Katy Peterson and Sophie Soprano.
CAFFE NICHE UPCOMING: Photography of Digitelliot (Elliott Fraughton).
EVOLUTIONARY HEALTHCARE (461 East 400 South) UP: Dave Hall and Janell James.
LOGE GALLERY AT PTC UPCOMING: Places That Feel Like Home, an exhibit of works by Heidi Van Ert. January 14 – January 29.
FOOTHILL LIBRARY UP: Land, Water, Sky, contemporary work by Jodi Steen.
SPRAGUE LIBRARY UPCOMING: Love and Time, multi-media paintings by Natalie Raevsky that layer beeswax, gold leaf, printing, ink, pencil, charcoal, and paint. Raevsky breaks down her subjects into geometrical shapes and lines, slowing the viewer's eye, emphasizing the innate shape of everyday objects.
SWEET BRANCH LIBRARY UP: Unfolding Origami by S. Matthew Jones and Susan Jones.
PATRICK MOORE GALLERY (2233 S. 700 East Salt Lake City. 801-484-6641) UP:
RELATIVE, an art exhibit featuring the talents of the Frazier family.
UTAH CULTURAL CELEBRATION CENTER UP: Art for the Soul.
6th AVENUE GALLERY & FRAME SHOP (752 E 6th Avenue; 801-359-4604)
UPCOMING: Abstract art and bronze sculptures by David Hardy.