Utah Museum of Contemporary Art

This collection includes documentation of exhibitions, installations, artwork and other related materials from the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art in Salt Lake City, Utah.


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1994-1995 Utah Arts Council: A View of Eight
1994-1995 Utah Arts Council: A View of Eight
The Utah Arts Council: A View of Eight, Fellowship Finalists in the Visual Arts., TIFF image scanned at 3600 dpi from the original using a Plustek 8200i scanner. PDF created with Adobe Acrobat.
1996 Utah Arts Council: A View of Seven
1996 Utah Arts Council: A View of Seven
The Utah Arts Council: A View of Seven, Fellowship Finalists in the Visual Arts., Original version: Utah Museum of Contemporary Art (UMOCA); Archival digital version: SLCC Digital Archives. CREATIVE COMMONS Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International.
1997 Utah Arts Council: A View of Eight
1997 Utah Arts Council: A View of Eight
The Utah Arts Council: A View of Eight, Fellowship Finalists in the Visual Arts., TIFF image scanned at 600 dpi from the original using an Epson Expression 10000 XL scanner. PDF created with Adobe
1998 Utah Arts Council: A View of Nine
1998 Utah Arts Council: A View of Nine
The Utah Arts Council: A View of Nine, Fellowship Finalists in the Visual Arts. Amy Adams; Jennifer Hillam Barton; Drex Brooks; Wayne Chubin; Downy Doxey-Marshall; Andrew Glantz; Brian Kershisnik; Fuifuilupe Niumeitolu & Joseph Ostraff; Kaiti Slater., TIFF image scanned at 600 dpi from the original using an Epson Expression 10000 XL scanner.
1999 Utah Arts Council: A View of Five
1999 Utah Arts Council: A View of Five
Five presentations are included in this exhibition and represent the professional pursuits of these exceptional Utah artists. These works include a diversity of disciplines, styles and media investigation. This exhibition stands as the final step in the selection of the Visual Arts Fellowship Awards in which two artists, as selected by the juror Fay Jones, receive $5,000 Fellowships., TIFF image scanned at 600 dpi from the original using an Epson Expression 10000 XL scanner. PDF created with Adobe Acrobat.
2011 Sundance Film Festival New Frontier
2011 Sundance Film Festival New Frontier
Salt Lake Art Center’s exhibition of Sundance Film Festival New Frontier opens the door to new forms of creativity. The New Frontier artists and filmmakers reconfigure art, technology, film, and performance to explore narrative structure, the three-dimensionality of the cinematic image, and innovations in transmedia storytelling. Interactive, community-curated video archive In Ghostcatching (1999), Bill T. Jones dances a series of original and haunting choreographic sequences accompanied by his own vocalizations as OpenEnded Group captures and portrays the movement using a customized technique. After Ghostcatching expands this work to incorporate 3-D technology, immersing audiences inside the dance and allowing them to experience this wondrous world of virtual movement with new depth. OpenEnded Group & Bill T. Jones, U.S.A., 2010, 13 min. loop. Single -Channel, 3-D Video Installation Our prolonged and increasing exposure to dramatic entertainment shapes our imaginations, our aspirations, and the way we reference our memories and structure the time in our day. Mixed-Media Video Installation The Johnny Cash Project and The Wilderness Downtown. These two participatory, web-based projects are the result of the innovative collaboration between data-visualization artist Aaron Koblin and filmmaker Chris Milk. The Johnny Cash Project invites participants to create individual drawings that are woven into a collective, animated music-video tribute to Johnny Cash, set to his song “Ain’t No Grave.” The Wilderness Downtown is an interactive film that uses HTML5 programming and Google Maps to create startlingly personal videos that accompany the Arcade Fire song “We Used to Wait.” Milk+Koblin (Chris Milk and Aaron Koblin), U.S.A., 2010, 3 min. and 5 min. respectively. Participatory Website, Interactive Film. Myth and Infrastructure and Dreaming of Lucid Living. Brimming with elevated visions of the ways the human body interacts with its surrounding environment, award-winning animator Miwa Matreyek integrates her own shadow into her whimsical, handcrafted, animated worlds. Her breathtakingly beautiful images mix with dreamy original music to create glistening realms of enchantment. Dreaming of Lucid Living explores domestic spaces, large and small cities, and magical powers in dreamlike vignettes. Myth and Infrastructure expands the scope of the connections to the environment as a whole. Miwa Matreyek, U.S.A., 2010, 17 min. Multimedia Performance. Pandemic 1.0. A mysterious virus begins to affect the adults in a small rural town, and the youth soon find themselves cut off from civilization, fighting for their lives. How fast is the virus spreading? It is confirmed—the virus has hit Salt Lake City. Can you survive? Pandemic 1.0, a transmedia storytelling experience, unites film, mobile and online technologies, props, social gaming, and data visualization, enabling audiences to step into the shoes of the pandemic protagonists anytime during the day. Mission Control is the only way to learn where you stand in the face of the spreading pandemic. Lance Weiler, U.S.A., ongoing. Transmedia Storytelling. Exhibition held in the Main Gallery Space., Digital image files converted from Raw file format to TIFF using Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Bridge.
Adam Worden: Collages
Adam Worden: Collages
Worden's threadbare collages are the result of scavenging for inexpensive materials. They are exquisitely composed compositions and derived from a wide variety of material and sources. He was able to combine funky Beat aesthetics with the utopian visions of the Hippie culture. One of the most distinctive features of his collages are their diminutive size, the smallest of which are affixed to business cards and measure a mere 3 1/2 x 2 inches. Worden also produced complete sets of collaged playing cards. As supports for his pasted papers and fabric, he used cut up cardboard, game boards, masonite, and wall paneling. His largest collage works are still modestly scaled, averaging 24 x 15 inches and fashioned from day-glo papers salvaged from billboards and fireworks stands. Worden tended to work in sets or series of related subjects or compositions. These include framed collages that feature apocalyptic visions, such as goddesses and bodhisattvas confronting characters from popular culture sources. Visual poetry fashioned from the common and the extraordinary. Exhibition held in the Street Level Gallery space., TIFF image scanned at 600 dpi from the original using an Epson Expression 10000 XL scanner. PDF created with Adobe Acrobat.
Alex Israel: AS IT LAYS - Exhibition Views
Alex Israel: AS IT LAYS - Exhibition Views
AS IT LAYS, 2012 employs the television talk-show format as a platform to produce contemporary portraits. Using his own flat and backdrop works as set, Israel interviewed some of Hollywood’s most fascinating personalities in a manner that is uncomfortably blank and stoic. The work investigates the absurd behaviors and quotidian rituals that make up the waking hours of each subject’s life. Through an awkward hilarity, these interviews deflate the mystique of Hollywood, engaging each participant in a humbling performance of the self. Exhibition held in the New Genres Gallery space., Digital image files converted from Raw file format to TIFF using Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Bridge.
All American: Defining Ourselves in a Time of Change
All American: Defining Ourselves in a Time of Change
As a nation, Americans look continually to our heritage, beliefs, and daily rituals to define ourselves as a culture. Yet our national identity is complex, and it is difficult to characterize a people by any one symbol, ethnicity, or boundary. All American: Defining Ourselves in a Time of Change features 13 contemporary artists whose work evokes a vital dialogue, whether with patriotic pride or cautious skepticism, about the icons and traditions that define us. These artists, working in a variety of media, incorporate history, ideologies and symbolism into their art as a means of exploring what it means to be an American. Exhibition held in the Main and Projects Gallery spaces. Eric Beltz; Jerry Bleem; Joe Compean; Brian Dettmer; Gajin Fujita; Jacqueline Goss; Scott Greiger; Patrick Lichty; Tracy Linder; Larry McNeil; Robert Reynolds; Brad Slaugh; Steven B. Smith., Digital image files converted from Raw file format to TIFF using Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Bridge.
Allison Lacher: Think Pink
Allison Lacher: Think Pink
Allison Lacher's work focuses on making objects and installations that are shamelessly flirtatious. Attached to four lustrous, pink fabric panels are over 1,000 hand-tied satin pink bows. The bows, dense and heavy at the bottom of the fabric, gradually thin out as they rise to the top. Somewhere between abstraction and figuration, their functional resemblance to domestic draperies is sublimated by a teasing prom gown reference. Congregating and dispersing, they allude to flowers, songbirds, and towering wedding cakes. The viewer is invited to question this blushing installation as it unabashedly invokes many romantic cliches. Exhibition held in the Projects Gallery space., TIFF image scanned at 600 dpi from the original using an Epson Expression 10000 XL scanner. PDF created with Adobe Acrobat.
Ana Prvacki: Neutralize Negative Feelings - Exhibition Views
Ana Prvacki: Neutralize Negative Feelings - Exhibition Views
Using social codes and cultural structures as a raw material, Serbian-born, Los Angeles-based artist Ana Prvacki (pronounced Pri-vatch-key) turns the rituals of hospitality into a theater of performance. In her exhibition Neutralize Negative Feelings at UMOCA, Prvacki morphs her PSA work into a new artistic direction, historicizing the codes of imposed etiquette with the motivational sloganeering of past generations. Embroidered adages like “Happy Wife, Happy Life” are given new and more relevant meaning by updating it with current, universal situations of human folly and faux pas. Exhibition held in the New Genres Gallery space., Digital image files converted from Raw file format to TIFF using Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Bridge.
Analogital
Analogital
Analogital is an exhibition of international artists who engage with concepts generated from the transitional space between analogue and digital. Specifically the notion analyzes the forms that emerge from our culture’s conversion from film grain to computer pixel. However, more broadly the term identifies a perceptual evolution in the human experience and its mediation. In the mid-seventies at the University of Utah, innovators made breakthrough developments in early computer graphics and virtual designs like the “Utah Teapot”, experiments that would lead to the founding of Pixar and early pursuits of digital reality. Eventual media such as ASCII, ProTools, Nintendo Entertainment System, CAD, gifs, jpegs and above all the Internet opened a multiverse of possible ways to render, perceive and copy the world around us. Social networking interfaces, video game systems and reality television additionally provide new avenues through which communication, behavioral learning and interaction occur virtually or with mediated remove. Analogital is about artists analyzing this science-fictional relationship existing between technology and the human condition., Digital image files converted from Raw file format to TIFF using Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Bridge.
Andy Warhol: The Readymade Persona - Exhibition Views
Andy Warhol: The Readymade Persona - Exhibition Views
A selection of screen tests by Andy Warhol. Exhibition held in the New Genres Gallery space., Digital image files converted from Raw file format to TIFF using Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Bridge.
April at the Center 1997
April at the Center 1997
April newsletter created by the Salt Lake Art Center information about SLAC, hours, events, history, current exhibitions in the Main Gallery, "Trevor Southey: Reconciliation," and the Street Level Gallery, "Joseph Marotta: Without Memory," and upcoming exhibitions., TIFF image scanned at 600 dpi from the original using an Epson Expression 10000 XL scanner. PDF created with Adobe
Art Talks
Art Talks
Art Talks are informal discussions with members of the Utah arts community, writers, jurors and artists currently exhibiting their work in the Salt Lake Art Center galleries. Featuring talks by Mark England, Darl Thomas, Jane Catlin, Amy Adams, and Marguerite Roberts., TIFF image scanned at 600 dpi from the original using an Epson Expression 10000 XL scanner. PDF created with Adobe Acrobat.
Art Talks
Art Talks
Art Talks are informal discussions with members of the Utah arts community, writers, jurors and artists currently exhibiting their work in the Salt Lake Art Center galleries. Featuring talks by Alex Bigney, Alex Caldiero, Steven Epperson, Carleen Jimenez, Edith Carlson, Roger Shimomura, and E. Jane Connell., TIFF image scanned at 600 dpi from the original using an Epson Expression 10000 XL scanner. PDF created with Adobe Acrobat.
Art Talks
Art Talks
Designed to enlighten and entertain, Art Talks provide the audience a great opportunity to meet and talk with the artists, curators, educators, and fellow art enthusiasts while learning more about our exhibitions. Art Talks include: Josine Ianco-Starrels indepentdent curator for "Kazuo Kadonaga: Wood Paper Bamboo Glass," artists Gary Barton, artists Gregory Schulte, and Linda Durham owner of Linda Durham Contemporary Art Gallery in Galisteo, New Mexico.., TIFF image scanned at 600 dpi from the original using an Epson Expression 10000 XL scanner. PDF created with Adobe Acrobat.
Art Talks
Art Talks
Designed to enlighten and entertain, Art Talks provide the audience a great opportunity to meet and talk with the artists, curators, educators, and fellow art enthusiasts while learning more about our exhibitions. Art Talks include: "SF Recycled," "Artist-In-Residence Program," "Alex Caldiero," and "To Morris Graves.", TIFF image scanned at 600 dpi from the original using an Epson Expression 10000 XL scanner. PDF created with Adobe Acrobat.
Art Talks & Curatorial Perspectives: Northwest
Art Talks & Curatorial Perspectives: Northwest
Designed to enlighten and entertain, Art Talks provide the audience a great opportunity to meet and talk with the artists, curators, educators, and fellow art enthusiasts while learning more about our exhibitions. Art Talks include: "Paul Stout: The New American Landscape," "Ken Little Little Changes," "Curatorial Perspectives" with Frances Colpitt, Terri Hopkins, Beth Sellars, Sandy Harthorn, and Chris Bruce., TIFF image scanned at 600 dpi from the original using an Epson Expression 10000 XL scanner. PDF created with Adobe Acrobat.
Art Talks: Hospice: A Photographic Inquiry
Art Talks: Hospice: A Photographic Inquiry
Designed to enlighten and entertain, Art Talks provide the audience a great opportunity to meet and talk with the artists, curators, educators, and fellow art enthusiasts while learning more about our exhibitions. Art Talks are in conjunction with "Hospice: A Photographic Inquiry.", TIFF image scanned at 600 dpi from the original using an Epson Expression 10000 XL scanner. PDF created with Adobe
Art Talks: Lecture and Film Series
Art Talks: Lecture and Film Series
Designed to enlighten and entertain, Art Talks provide the audience a great opportunity to meet and talk with the artists, curators, educators, and fellow art enthusiasts while learning more about our exhibitions and Films from the SLC Film Center. Art Talks include: "Creation of the Impossible: On Formal Invention in Contemporary Painting," "After the Fall," "The Lives of Others," Good Bye Lenin!," "Ecology," and "Protest.", TIFF image scanned at 600 dpi from the original using an Epson Expression 10000 XL scanner. PDF created with Adobe Acrobat.
Autumn News 2001
Autumn News 2001
Newsletter created by the Salt Lake Art Center with words from the Director, membership information, Art Talks, events, and information about exhibitions including: "Kazuo Kadonaga: Wood Paper Bamboo Glass," and "Utah Arts Council 2001 Visual Artist Fellowship Recipient Exhibition.", TIFF image scanned at 600 dpi from the original using an Epson Expression 10000 XL scanner. PDF created with Adobe
Autumn News 2002
Autumn News 2002
Newsletter created by the Salt Lake Art Center with words from the Director, membership information, Art Talks, and information about exhibitions including: "Jack Dollhausen A 30-Year Start," "Chester Arnold Urban Invasion," "Victor Kastelic Cloudburst," and "Perspectives of Conflict.", TIFF image scanned at 600 dpi from the original using an Epson Expression 10000 XL scanner. PDF created with Adobe
Autumn News 2004
Autumn News 2004
Newsletter created by the Salt Lake Art Center with words from the Director, membership information, Art Talks, and information about exhibitions including: "Gary Hill: Language Willing," "Daily News," "The Vanishing: Re-presenting the Chinese in the American West," and "Making Things Visible.", TIFF image scanned at 600 dpi from the original using an Epson Expression 10000 XL scanner. PDF created with Adobe Acrobat.

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