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., TIFF image scanned at 3600 dpi from the original using a Plustek 8200i scanner. PDF created with Adobe Acrobat.
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
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
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: "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
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 & 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.
Autumn News 2005
Autumn News 2005
Newsletter created by the Salt Lake Art Center with words from the Director, membership information, and information about exhibitions including: "Scott Fife: Big Trouble, The Idaho Project," "Fresh Ink: Prints From Flatbed Press," and "June Kaneko: "...the issue of scale is one thing you cannot avoid.", TIFF image scanned at 600 dpi from the original using an Epson Expression 10000 XL scanner. PDF created with Adobe Acrobat.
Autumn News 2006
Autumn News 2006
Newsletter created by the Salt Lake Art Center with words from the Director, membership information, and information about exhibitions including: "Unseen Shores: The Post-Vietnam Era from the U.S. Navy Art Collection," "Robert Taplin: The Five Outer Planets," and "David Baddley: Peace Garden.", TIFF image scanned at 600 dpi from the original using an Epson Expression 10000 XL scanner. PDF created with Adobe Acrobat.
Battleground States
Battleground States
Battleground States brings together artists who critically engage with the discourse of visual culture and gender studies. Through video, sculpture, installation, and photography, these works explore ideas of how figuration and identity are connected. The exhibition begins with Utah artist Trevor Southey as his process of self-realization has made him an art historical pivot when discussing gender politics within the culture of Utah. The narrative continues by presenting generations of artists across the globe, leading the viewer along a path of self-realization in which concepts of coupling or completing the self are represented as spiritual quests. Battleground States analyzes the space between traditional gender duality by exploring alternative forms such as the third gender, a generally foreign concept in Western culture. In their non-Western roles, these alternative identities denote a space for possibility and transcendence. The exhibition moves towards notions of the “post-gender” as a way to better understand how our cultural diversities open up interpretations of a third space. Exhibition held in the Main Gallery space., Digital image files converted from Raw file format to TIFF using Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Bridge.
Behind the Lines: Drawings and Objects by Michael David Hall
Behind the Lines: Drawings and Objects by Michael David Hall
"Behind the Lines" is an apt description for the Salt Lake Art Center's exhibition of Hall's drawings and sculptures. What happens behind, and indeed beyond, their physical presence yields the content of these works. Through his mixed-media drawings in particular, Hall endeavors to give form to his subjectivity, to literally draw it as he comes face to face with the objective world. The linear shapes, gestures, and contours of the drawings create complex infrastructures that embody personal states of innocence and discovery. They are insightful testaments to Hal's living int he moment. As transitory self-portraits, however, they ultimately defy containment of his expansive, ever-changing pursuit of knowledge. Exhibition held in the Main Gallery space., TIFF image scanned at 600 dpi from the original using an Epson Expression 10000 XL scanner. PDF created with Adobe Acrobat.
Big Drawings
Big Drawings
Drawing, as a discipline, represents the most intuitive and immediate collaboration of the eye, the intellect and the hand. 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.
Bill Viola: Ascension
Bill Viola: Ascension
Entering the darkened Projects Gallery in the Salt Lake Art Center you are met with a wall-size projection of a serene underwater landscape that is suddenly displaced when a fully clothed man plunges into the water from above. Accompanied by a roar of sound and a luminous explosion of bubbles and turbulence, he slowly sinks with arms outstretched, his body limp and motionless. Rays of light undulate as streams of glowing bubbles ascend to the disturbed surface. Midway down, his descent slows and finally stops, his body remaining suspended in space. Is the man dead or alive? He does not move, but the water moves him. Very slowly, he begins to rise until he reaches the surface. There, air bubbles emerge from his mouth and he begins his involuntary descent again. He sinks into the depths and his body then disappears into the darkness. The landscape returns to its original peaceful state. Then, unexpectedly, the man plunges into the water again with a shocking explosion of light, sound and movement, as the video loops once more. 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.
Black & Orange Bash
Black & Orange Bash
A fundraiser for the Salt Lake Art Center held on October 24, 1998. The event included live music and madness, food and frivolity, spirits and surprises., TIFF image scanned at 600 dpi from the original using an Epson Expression 10000 XL scanner. PDF created with Adobe Acrobat.
Black & Orange Bash
Black & Orange Bash
A fun(D) raiser for the Salt Lake Art Center held on October 29, 1999. The event included live music by Soul Patrol, No-host beverages and spirits, catering and beverages, Fantasy fashion show with designs by Tamara Cobus, and costume contests., TIFF image scanned at 600 dpi from the original using an Epson Expression 10000 XL scanner. PDF created with Adobe Acrobat.
Blindsight: A New Perspective on Painting
Blindsight: A New Perspective on Painting
People marvel over blind musicians such as Ray Charles and Stevie Wonder, but then their music is so fine you forget they're blind. What, then, of artists nearing the end of their sight? "Blindsight: A New Perspective on Seeing" dispenses with any need of asking that question -- in theory. Instead, it presents works by four painters who started their careers with full vision, only to have it deteriorate almost completely. The result is an exhibit surrounded by questions of whether artistic ideas and visions are more grounded in the mind or the outside world. Salt Lake City native Vojko Rizvanovic adds his paintings to those of artists John Bramblitt of Denton, Texas, George Mendoza of Las Cruces, N.M., and Eric Peterson of Kemah, Texas. Exhibition held in the Street Gallery space., Digital image files converted from Raw file format to TIFF using Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Bridge.
Blue
Blue
Color conveys meaning. Blue is the color of things infinite--of the ocean and the sky. Without shape or line, unattached to any object, the color blue can make us feel space, freedom, distance, openness and continuity--abstractions rooted in thousands of years of equating the limitless with blue. To see color, we need history, science, myth, religion, literature, psychology and a great many other disciplines, for the meaning of color is deeply ingrained in the evolution of our collective experience and traditions. The exhibition explores the symbolic, emotional and purely formal nature of all colors by focusing on one color, alone: blue. Exhibition held in the Main Gallery space., TIFF image scanned at 600 dpi from the original using an Epson Expression 10000 XL scanner. PDF created with Adobe Acrobat.
Bold, Bad and Dangerous
Bold, Bad and Dangerous
A black tie event held at the Salt Lake Art Center celebrating seventy-five years held on June 10, 2006. The event includes cocktails and hor d'oeuvres, live auction, silent auction, formal dinner in the main gallery space, dessert and dancing., TIFF image scanned at 600 dpi from the original using an Epson Expression 10000 XL scanner. PDF created with Adobe Acrobat.
Bombay Dreams
Bombay Dreams
A Indian themed black tie or traditional Indian costume event benefiting the exhibitions and programs of the Salt Lake City Art Center held on Saturday, June 9, 2007. The event includes a live auction, silent auction, formal dinner, and dancing., TIFF image scanned at 600 dpi from the original using an Epson Expression 10000 XL scanner. PDF created with Adobe Acrobat.
Branded and on Display
Branded and on Display
Virtually every activitiy in our lives is experienced through purchases, from bassinets to caskets Our landscape is studded with logos, brand names, and billboards - inducements to participate in a culture defined by the acquisition of commodities. This exhibit, Branded and on Display, examines the work of artists who explore the meanings and consequences of branding and display tactics in their responses to this pervasively marked environment. Exhibition held in the Main Gallery space., Digital image files converted from Raw file format to TIFF using Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Bridge.
Brian Bress: Creative Ideas For Every Season - Exhibition Views
Brian Bress: Creative Ideas For Every Season - Exhibition Views
Creative Ideas for Every Season explores the difficulties and absurdities confronting the pursuit of a creative practice. High definition video, color, sound. 19 min., 58 sec. Exhibition held in the New Genres Gallery., Digital image files converted from Raw file format to TIFF using Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Bridge.
Cantastoria - Exhibition Views
Cantastoria - Exhibition Views
Historically, cantastoria, which means “history singer” or “sung story” in Italian, were prominent in preliterate culture as vehicles for transmitting news and heritage. Their information was conveyed theatrically in a town square through song and pictograms. UMOCA’s group exhibition explores the notion of the cantastoria as a metaphor across cultures and specifically within contemporary art. Exhibition held in the Main Gallery Space., Digital image files converted from Raw file format to TIFF using Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Bridge.
Carlos Rosales-Silva: Art Truck
Carlos Rosales-Silva: Art Truck
The Art Truck brings exciting and accessible contemporary art created by leading local and national artists directly to schools and community venues along the Wasatch Front. Engage in learning about our current Art Truck installation by Carlos Rosales-Silva, a contemporary artist from Austin, Texas whose paintings photos, sculptures and drawings investigate themes of borders, diversity and identity. Growing up in various parts of Texas, artist Carlos Rosales-Silva had to reconcile his own identity — half Mexican, half American Indian — with that of his larger-than-life state. "Texas history is all about mythmaking" said Rosales-Silva, 30, who's in Utah this month with an art exhibit on wheels in the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art's Art Truck. Rosales-Silva, who is now living in New York but will forever associate himself with Texas, aims to examine identity issues of race and class and "filter them through formal art movements." He lists as examples Op Art (think Bauhaus) and Abstract Expressionism (Mark Rothko and others), as well as popular culture iconography. Take, for example, his "Texas Comanches" banner. It's a large red-and-white banner like one you would see in any high-school gymnasium. But this one reads, "Texas Comanches, State Champions, 1747-1865" the dates indicating how long the Comanches roamed Texas before white settlers ultimately defeated the native population. "A lot of my things have a sense of humor" Rosales-Silva said. "It's laughing to keep from crying. If you can make people laugh, you can get their attention." The Art Truck will be easy to identify as it drives around Salt Lake City: It will be wrapped in a 7-foot-high vinyl version of Rosales-Silva's diptych "Bringing Sexy Back." Exhibition held in the Art Truck., Digital image files converted from Raw file format to TIFF using Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Bridge.
Celebrating the Creativity and Wisdom of Women: 9th Biennial Utah Women Artists' Exhibition 1997
Celebrating the Creativity and Wisdom of Women: 9th Biennial Utah Women Artists' Exhibition 1997
"Celebrating the Creativity and Wisdom of Women" displays works by Utah women artists. Most of the artwork is narrative with social content, focusing on a variety of issues with unique perspectives. 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
Chester Arnold: Urban Invasion
Chester Arnold: Urban Invasion
Influenced by the paintings of Northern European artists he saw growing up in Germany, Arnold builds modern-day but age-old narratives about Life and Death and Man versus Nature. Intellectually rich and technically lush, Arnold’s paintings cast a wonderful spell. The viewer must step back from the paintings in order to reveal the image clearly. 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
Christian Jankowski: Casting Jesus - Exhibition Views
Christian Jankowski: Casting Jesus - Exhibition Views
In Casting Jesus (2011), Christian Jankowski allows the viewer to become a fly on the wall, observing as a distinguished panel of representatives from the Vatican engage in the process of casting actors in the role of Jesus Christ. Filmed by Jankowski, and watched via live video stream by a separate audience of 300, the jury gradually narrows the field down to one as they observe the actors completing a variety of tasks including breaking bread, performing a miracle and reciting scripture, as well as dramatic recitations of aphorisms attributed to Jesus. By contrasting the acknowledged earnestness and religious faith of the jurors with a selection process that borrows heavily from pop culture mainstays such as American Idol, Casting Jesus also thoughtfully explores the difficulties and absurdities in human efforts to encompass the divine. Exhibition held in the New Genres Gallery space., Digital image files converted from Raw file format to TIFF using Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Bridge.
Christopher Kelly: God Complex
Christopher Kelly: God Complex
Christopher Kelly's "God Complex" expands and encapsulates this particular creationist motif by referencing the language and aesthetics of science fiction. A genre often associated with futuristic pursuits of new worlds and extraterrestrial life, sci-fi is also an apt metaphor for the discovery of differences between self and other, human and alien. Although Kelly's practice is averse to explicit narrative, one cannot help but attempt to place each work into a greater story. His performative sculptures are poetic simulations that confront the perplexities of identity. By constructing allegorical depictions of personal dialogues, Kelly forms an internal autobiography. 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
Clay on the Wall; Ansel Adams: The Museum Set
Clay on the Wall; Ansel Adams: The Museum Set
Towards the end of his life, Adams created a set of 75 images representing what he believed to be his best work. His intention was to create 100 of these sets, but only six were printed at the time of his death. "Ansel Adams: The Museum Set" held in the Main Gallery space. "Clay on the Wall" explores the aesthetic side of the form/function dichotomy that has been a part of ceramic production for centuries. Thirty-two national and international ceramic artists have been invited to submit pieces that hang on the wall. While many of the pieces may reference vessels or platters, hanging them on the wall creates focus on their aesthetic qualities rather than their utilitarian purposes. Exhibition held in the Upper Gallery space., TIFF image scanned at 3600 dpi from the original using a Plustek 8200i scanner. PDF created with Adobe Acrobat.
Contact: Christians and Moors, Image and Ritual in Mexico
Contact: Christians and Moors, Image and Ritual in Mexico
George O. Jackson, born in Houston, Texas, of Mexican descent has beautifully documented the celebrations and syncretic rituals as practiced in contemporary rural Mexico. Over the past ten years the photographer has created an important archive of Mexico's "ethnographic present", addressing issues of visual importance and cultural meaning. Exhibition held in the Main Gallery space., TIFF image scanned at 600 dpi from the original using an Epson Expression 10000 XL scanner. PDF created with Adobe
Contemporary Masters: Artist-Designed Miniature Golf - Views of Artwork, Shredder, in Hole #10
Contemporary Masters: Artist-Designed Miniature Golf - Views of Artwork, Shredder, in Hole #10
In the context of mini golf, the verb “putt” is somewhere between “to put,” a deliberate act, and “to putter,” a state of playful inattention. Art exists in that same gray area—an intentional activity but not a utilitarian one. Life can become so routine and ordinary that it becomes like a trudge down a long hallway, and art can be a window or even a doorway into another direction, another way of seeing, thinking, feeling, or being. So art is not a thing the artist makes, something that we passively look at, it’s an intersection, a nexus created by the artist and calling out for our participation. Exhibition held in the Main Gallery space., Digital image files converted from Raw file format to TIFF using Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Bridge.
Contemporary Trends in Video Art
Contemporary Trends in Video Art
Video as a medium in the visual arts dates back to the 1960s, with artists previous to this time working in film. A unique quality of film and video in the visual arts is the timed sequence, which allows for the construction or deconstruction of narrative. In today's media savvy society, film and video footage is readily available in varied formats, and is often appropriated, collaged into, and/or manipulated within new contexts by contemporary artists. Exhibition held in the Projects and Main Gallery spaces., Digital image files converted from Raw file format to TIFF using Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Bridge.

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