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May 2011
Published by Artists of Utah
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Justin M. Carruth at Finch Lane Gallery
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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 20, 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 editor@artistsofutah.org

ART BARN/FINCH LANE GALLERY UPCOMING: Oil paintings by Justin M. Carruth and a mixed- media installation by Beth Krensky. Justin Carruth’s images explore movement and time by translating 35mm film images into 16x29-inch paintings.|0| Each set of four paintings corresponds directly to 24 frames of 35mm movie film. About this exhibit he says, “My intent is to capture the feel of a continuous strip of movie film, while embellishing the nuances of each individual painting. From a personal perspective I’m interested in this group of paintings because when installed in a gallery it becomes a body of work that is almost sculptural due to its uniform display and consistent panel sizing." Beth Krensky returns to Finch Lane with “a series of portable sanctuaries that are intended to respond to the natural or built environment while providing a refuge–a space within a space.”|1| (see our Artist Profile page 1).

SALT LAKE ART CENTER UP: Robert Fontenot’s exhibition, The Place This Is, addresses notions of place, history and perception in this mixed media exhibition that includes bread dough renderings of over 100 iconic Utah landmarks and icons; watercolor portraits of Utah politicians and culturati; and text pieces from voices in American history. Through June 1. AND: Expanded Field: International Sculpture Center 2010 Student Awards, interdisciplinary sculptural works from 19 young artists.With captivating displays of skill as well as concept, the works in this exhibition range from performative video |2| and carved crayons, to a masking tape-covered boat engine and a massive graphite carving. AND: Drawing The Light In, an artist residency by Lenka Konopasek.|3| To reconnect the space with the outside world, the artist is scraping images and viewing portals into the blackened windows of the Center's Main Gallery. The artist has also created an installation in the gallery space (see page 4).

Don Olsen: Abstracts from Nature, commemorating the 100th birthday of one of Utah's pioneering abstract artists (see our January edition).|4| AND: Collecting Knowledge: Renaissance Cabinets of Curiosity, an exhibition curated by four graduate students from the University of Utah Department of Art and Art History inspired by Renaissance Wunderkammer. AND: Helen Levitt Photographs. Levitt took the activity of city streets as her primary subject, paying special attention to the children for whom the street served as a playground.|5| The exhibit includes representative works from the late 1930s and early 1940s as well as later photographs from her long and accomplished career (see our March edition). AND: Africa: Arts of a Continent contains art objects drawn from the UMFA’s permanent collection centering on themes of the spirit world and afterlife. AND: The Smithson Effect, the most ambitious contemporary art exhibition ever organized by the Utah Museum of Fine Arts. Through sculpture, video, photography, installation, and sound art, this exhibition will introduce visitors to twenty-three of the world’s leading contemporary artists whose work is influenced by the legacy of artist Robert Smithson|6| (see our April edition).

NOX CONTEMPORARY UP: lofty peaks and wide streets, a solo exhibition by Salt Lake artist Jared Steffensen.|7| This multimedia sculpture exhibit will explore the artist’s complex relationship with the city he has come to call home (see our Artist Profile on our April edition).

PHILLIPS GALLERY UP: Wings and Roots, figurative paintings by Kathleen Peterson.|8| AND:Abstract expressionist paintings by Rebecca Jacoby in the Dibble Gallery. UPCOMING: Susan Slade |9| & Don Athay.

GALLERY UAF UP: Location, Location, Location photography by Dawn Bouvier, Celine Downen and Stephanie Swift. Bouvier has a passion for architectural photography and works in a sepia tone, adding a timeless quality to her images. Celine Downen never leaves home without her Holga on photographic adventures. She has cruised State Street, taken road trips to several ‘Main Streets’ in America, and most recently visited ‘The Mother Road’ and what remains of old Route 66. As a graphic designer Stephanie Swift marries old silkscreen designs, vintage posters, and digital photography with her love of the unique city landscape.

UTAH CULTURAL CELEBRATION CENTER UPCOMING: "Celebrating the Diversity of Women” is the theme for the 2011 American Association of University Women Artists Exhibition, which features 50 female artists with over 70 pieces of artwork in a variety of mediums.

DAVID ERICSON FINE ART (418 South 200 West) UPCOMING: New works by Edie Roberson. You can read a review of Roberson's show last year at the Salt Lake Library in our June 2010 edition.

BAD DOG YOUTH ARTS GALLERY UPCOMING: Through the Eyes of Youth, twelve teens create a digital photography and story project revealing sense of place and community.

HOUSE GALLERY UP: This is Samoan Art, an exhibition of new work by Los Angeles-based artist Chuck Feesago. |10| Chuck Feesago’s mixed media works, rhythmic, repetitive and yet strangely renegade in their approach to material, each offer a ritualistic sense of wholeness. But wholeness is deceptive, Feesago suggests. Motivated by the ways in which the cultural tropes of the Pacific Islands merge and overlap with tropes specific to the U.S., the artist has used relatively simple but still culturally loaded patterns and shapes to explore sameness and differences, inclusions and omissions.

ART AT THE MAIN UP: Catching the Light, new works by impressionistic watercolorist, Kristine Groll that show the play of light and shadow in landscapes and floral subjects. UPCOMING: In his latest works, Language of Abstraction, abstract painter Jerry Hardesty invites viewers to interpret and reflect on what they see and feel in response to his colorful abstract statements. Influenced by abstract expressionist master artists, Hardesty uses palette knives, paint scrapers, trowels, and squeegees, rather than brushes, to apply many layers of paint and wax.|11|

MESTIZO ARTS UP: La Curandera y La Azteca, Art for Healing features Tracy Villa Carrera's paintings celebrating la Curandera (female traditional folk healer) as well as Maritza Torres’ pychotropic graphic style referencing the aesthetics of native cultures. UPCOMING: Mestizo Arts and Activism, paintings, photographs and documentary film focusing on media stereotypes' impact on identity of students of color.

15th STREET GALLERY UP: Exhibit and fundraiser for the Uganda Children’s Art Project. Art from Trent Alvey, Susan Beck, Justin Diggle, Steven Larson, John Sproul, Jenevieve Hubbard and Lenka Konopasek, and fetish dolls from Ugandan orphans.

ART ACCESS GALLERIES UP:Father/son in-law painters Gary Smith and Jeffery Pugh explore plein air and studio landscapes. AND: Line Up, mug shot portrait paintings by McGarren Flack. UPCOMING: 300 Plates Fundraiser & Exhibition.

UP: Paintings by Kelly Somer and Mark England, during the run of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Sunset Boulevard.

GARFO UP: Press Plush, a survey of contemporary soft sculpture, textile, and fiber art, including installation, sculpture, video, crochet, fiber, inflatable and found object/repurposed material work (see our article on fiber art, April edition).|12|

HORNE FINE ART UP:Phyllis Horne's spring and summertime paintings, including pastureland along the Wasatch front, fields punctuated by sunflowers, and groves of hollyhocks. Also Karen Horne presents park and cafe paintings, including scenes from Santa Fe and Palm Springs.

BRAND 32 DESIGN UP: Star Wars Gallery Stroll featuring Star Wars sensation, Tom Hodges. Since Season One of the current “Clone Wars” series on Cartoon Network, Tom has been the Lead Artist on web comic for starwars.com that is now in its third season.

STOLEN AND ESCAPED GALLERY (177 E. 300 S. downstairs at Frosty Darling) UP: WWJD, works by Reclaimed Sentiment. Marrying discarded tableaus and old book illustrations, the approach of Reclaimed Sentiment’s work isn’t immediately understood at first glance. On closer inspection a cut and paste collage process reveals itself. Is this Art? Perhaps the art lies in the artist’s ability to find the backdrops and actors who star in the pieces whilst combing Salt Lake Valley second-hand stores.

PATRICK MOORE GALLERY (2233 South 700 East) UPCOMING: 8th Annual Gathering of Glass, the Glass Art Guild of Utah's exhibition of work by its member.

CHARLEY HAFEN GALLERY UP: Charley Hafen's personal collection of psychedelic rock and roll posters from the 1960's music scene, celebrating the artwork that has become emblematic of the times. UPCOMING: Yellow, an exhibit of works by Janell James’ inspired by the contrasting patterns of trees and landscapes she sees along the Wasatch Mountain Range.

Janell James at Charley Hafen

Seven Poems And Seven Paintings, a collaboration between poet Joel Long and landscape artist Dave Hall, sponsored by Williams Fine Art. A repeat performance, the popular show premiered a year ago with the publication of Long’s book of new poems Knowing Time By Light. Long will read from a selection of new poems at the event. Hall’s subtle landscapes are related to the poems in subject and mood. He is the author of Moving Water: An Artist’s Reflections On Fly Fishing And Friendship.
Dave Hall at Evolutionary Healthcare

Pastel landscape work by Michelle Condrat. UPCOMING: Art for My People, new paintings by Lyle Carbajal.

UP:Fragments of Elation, a new collection of acrylic and mixed-media paintings by Emily Hart-Wood.

KAYO GALLERY UP: Kenny Riches. UPCOMING: Jeff Christensen and Paul Flinders.

Sculpture by Brian Berman: geometric works using cast glass, metal and stone, to explore themes of inner and outer peace.

First Annual Utah High School Art Show, student work in 2D, 3D and jewelry.

McGREW STUDIO-GALLERY 333 UP: Phoenix Rising! The Intrinsic Genius of Timm Paxton.

EVERGREEN FRAMING CO. & GALLERY UP: Colorscapes, a collection of work by Aaron Fritz.

CAFFE NICHE UP: P.J. and Sarah Mannion.

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

SUGARHOUSE COFFEE (1045 East 2100 South) UPCOMING: Last Night Still Rocked, art by Zach Crane.

SPRAGUE LIBRARY UP: In the Mood for Things Small and Bright by Kara Boulden.

CHAPMAN BRANCH LIBRARY UP: Ceramics by Chuck Parsons and Friends Chapman.

FOOTHILL LIBRARY UP: Dreams of Color and Touch by Ali Al Hammashi.

RED KILN GALLERY UP: Carved Work by David Socwell.

ALPINE ART UP: Subterranean, abstract works by Jayne-Anne Mulholland

Design Arts 2011 exhibition.

UTAH ARTIST HANDS UP: Ron Russon: Abstract Thoughts.

TIN ANGEL CAFE UPCOMING: New works by Sonya Dinsdale.

MILLCREEK ART SPACEUPCOMING: Millcreek Spring Artsfest Friday, May 20th from 4 to 9 p.m. Enjoy fine art, live music, food and crafts made from more than 20 local artists open their studios to the public to display their most recent works and demonstrate their talents. HAMA Fundraiser in The Grotto Gallery will be raising money to help pay for prosthetic limbs for women in Haiti.

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