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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Ted Wassmer's Ninetieth Year: An Exhibition of Recent Works
Ted Wassmer's Ninetieth Year: An Exhibition of Recent Works
In celebrating his ninetieth year with an exhibition of new work, Ted Wassmer has perhaps inadvertently made his life as an artist look easy. Of course, it has not been. The standard disappointments, tragedies and heartache have been there. Ted's art is as conspicuous for what it is not as for what it is: it does not record the angst of an angry, distant world; it collectively reflects upon itself as a decision to embrace the positive. It is evidence of his choice as much as his circumstance. 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.
The Big Picture: Ultra Large Format Photography
The Big Picture: Ultra Large Format Photography
The Big Picture presents a broad spectrum of images from the six of today's hardest working and most technically skilled large format photographers. The photographers have eschewed the rabid technological changes of modern photography and have dedicated themselves to the single working method of large format photography. These artists come from diverse geographical, philosophical and aesthetic backgrounds, yet share a passion and a commitment not only to working in a large format but also to teaching others of its unique qualities. 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
The Daily News
The Daily News
"The Daily News" features eleven artists, all currently residing in the United States, who have appropriated the form and content of newspapers in their art work. As a powerful instrument for communication, opinion and popular thought, the print media - most notably the daily newspaper - has played an important role in the cultural, political and social history of the United States. It is both a reflection of and an influence on modern society. It informs the public, shapes our view of ourselves and the processes by which we choose our leaders, makes our rules and constructs our values. 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.
The Next Supper: A Dinner Happening by Artist John Bell - Performance Views
The Next Supper: A Dinner Happening by Artist John Bell - Performance Views
A Dinner Happening by Artist John Bell: Be a Guest, the Subject, The Artist, the Star. Nationally emerging artist John Bell hosted "The Next Supper" an uncommon dinner party in which guests are the subject, the art, and the artist. The dinner took place in the cavernous Main Gallery at UMOCA. During "The Next Supper", dining tables were covered with unfinished canvases the artist screen-prints with text and images that serve as both provocation and backdrop. Bell encouraged guests to use their food and other elements on the table including wine, candle wax, flowers, and utensils to react to and complete the canvases. The artist assumed the role of facilitator and documentarian, and the result was a participatory work of art created between the artist and the dinner guests. Performance and paintings on display held in the Main Gallery., Digital image files converted from Raw file format to TIFF using Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Bridge.
The Radiant Object
The Radiant Object
The self-taught artists represented use their passion and personal vision to transform common materials into highly charged objects. Because of their need to make things and to tell their story, they invest their drawings, paintings and constructions with a power which leaps out at the viewer. The images have a physical quality which thrusts them into the viewer's space in an attempt to connect with us., Original version: Utah Museum of Contemporary Art (UMOCA); Archival digital version: SLCC Digital Archives. CREATIVE COMMONS Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International.
The Reality of Abstraction: Painting in Utah 1946-1996; In An Abstract Light: Bob Bauer, Time Gallagher, Bill Lee
The Reality of Abstraction: Painting in Utah 1946-1996; In An Abstract Light: Bob Bauer, Time Gallagher, Bill Lee
"The Reality of Abstraction: Painting in Utah 1946-1996," features paintings by three Utah artists. Exhibition held in the Main Gallery space November 22, 1996 - January 21, 1997. "In An Abstract Light: Bob Bauer, Time Gallagher, Bill Lee," features abstract photographs by Bill Lee, Tim Gallagher and Bob Bauer. The photographs show inventive photographic renderings of stained metal, decaying woodwork, painted walls with graphic symbols and messages. Exhibition held in the Upper Gallery space November 15, 1996 - January 5, 1997., TIFF image scanned at 600 dpi from the original using an Epson Expression 10000 XL scanner. PDF created with Adobe
The Salt Lake Art Center: Utah's Premier Contemporary Art Venue Since 1931
The Salt Lake Art Center: Utah's Premier Contemporary Art Venue Since 1931
Pamphlet for the Salt Lake Art Center containing about the SLAC and information about the 2005-2006 Exhibitions: "Sophie Matisse: Be Back in 5 Minutes and Zebra-Stripe Paintings," "Robert Motherwell: Te Quiero," "Deference to Deffebach," "Bold, Bad and Dangerous," "Looking back: 75 Years at the Salt Lake Art Center," "Material Culture: The Fine Art of Textiles," and "Robert Tablin: Five Outer Planets.", TIFF image scanned at 600 dpi from the original using an Epson Expression 10000 XL scanner. PDF created with Adobe Acrobat.
The Salt Lake City Ethics Project: A Photographic Investigation of Ethics
The Salt Lake City Ethics Project: A Photographic Investigation of Ethics
Character translates into how we behave. Throughout our lives we make decisions born of options. They may be as simple as which shirt to wear, or as complex as whether to marry. In each case they entail conflict and resolution. Becoming comfortable with conflict is a paradox, but it often defines behavior. In our society conflict is to be avoided at all costs. But by doing so we are robbing ourselves, and our children, of the "stuff" that helps us develop character and personal ethics. 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.
The Utah Millennium Project
The Utah Millennium Project
The Utah Millennium Project exhibition is the culmination of years of collaborative work on the part of eleven photographers. The group elected to tackle the subject of creating a permanent visual and written record of Utah imagery at the turn of the millennium. As expected, the results are diverse and represent the individual interpretation and creativity of each artist in approaching a complex theme. 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
The Vanishing: Re-Presenting the Chinese in the American West
The Vanishing: Re-Presenting the Chinese in the American West
The discovery of gold in California int he mid 1800s brought thousands of people to the American West. Among those who came were many Chinese--mostly young men who believed a few years of mining would allow them to return home with a small fortune. That dream was realized for very few of these immigrants. Unable to afford passage home, most of these Chinese stayed in the West and became a significant labor force in a number of growing industries. Wool mills, garment manufacturers, mining operations and the railroads employed many of the Chinese. By 1882, the Chinese population in the United States was 110,000. Unfortunately, the post civil war depression fueled anti-immigrant sentiments and, in 1882, Congress passed the Chinese Exclusion Act, which halted all immigration and prohibited those already in the country from becoming U.S. Citizens. The Exhibit features photographs of Chinese immigrants in Idaho, an installation containing bars of soap imprinted with the word REMEMBER; paintings of 19th century Chinese female "types," prostitutes, child street acrobats, war refugees, and women laborers. 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.
Tobias Bernstrup Performance - Performance Views
Tobias Bernstrup Performance - Performance Views
One-Night only performance. Performance by Tobias Bernstrup. Benstrup creates artwork with videos, interactive pieces, live performances, and electronic music. His music has been dubbed "the torch-bearer of nostalgic techno synth harking back to an era of retro-futurism that never was". Had David Cronenberg made a movie about Kraftwerk it would star Tobias Bernstrup., Digital image files converted from Raw file format to TIFF using Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Bridge.
Tony Smitt: Raven Paintings, Landscape Paintings
Tony Smitt: Raven Paintings, Landscape Paintings
Raven and landscape paintings by Tony Smitt. Exhibition held in the Phillips Gallery., TIFF image scanned at 600 dpi from the original using an Epson Expression 10000 XL scanner. PDF created with Adobe
Transcendence
Transcendence
The premise for this exhibition began with the desire to feature contemporary Salt Lake City based artists working in diversity of media as well as forms of expression. The sense of renewal--by its alchemical and apocalyptic themes--weaves through and binds together the works that otherwise may be only marginally related. In spite of the diversity of media, expression and personal styles, the art tends to reflect states of transcendence, representations of experience beyond ordinary thought and belief. From Maryann Webster's tattooed ceramic dolls, to Lewis Francis' haunting photographs of salt encrusted pylons, to Anne Watson's moving "painted journal" chronicling the passing of her mother, to Lincoln Lysager and David Ruhlman's imaginatively cryptic, mixed media panels, the sense of other-world-liness is strongly implied throughout this exhibit. Exhibit 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.
Trevor Southey: Reconciliation; Joseph Marotta: Without Memory
Trevor Southey: Reconciliation; Joseph Marotta: Without Memory
"Reconciliation" is Trevor Southey's unique vision--an heroic, idealized and utopian vision of spirituality, companionship and family, and humanity. The exhibit includes paintings, prints, and sculpture highlighting aspects of Southey's career over the last 30 years. Exhibition held in the Main Gallery space April 18 - July 6, 1997. "Without Memory" uses a collage of technique, these large scale photographs are manipulated through the use of stain, paint, and text. Marotta invites his viewers to not only experience his memories, but the evidence of the process of making the photograph as well. Exhibition held in the Street Level Gallery space April 4 0 May 11, 1997., TIFF image scanned at 600 dpi from the original using an Epson Expression 10000 XL scanner. PDF created with Adobe
University of Utah Sculture Garden
University of Utah Sculture Garden
University of Utah Sculpture Garden 2012 exhibition created by the UofU architecture students. Exhibition held in the Plaza outside the Architecture Building., Digital image files converted from Raw file format to TIFF using Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Bridge.
Unseen Shores: The Post-Vietnam Era from the U.S. Navy Art Collection
Unseen Shores: The Post-Vietnam Era from the U.S. Navy Art Collection
"Unseen Shores" fills a void in the now traditional contemporary art world that typically favors avant-garde artworks of large scale in a non-referential style and/or with a theoretical foundation and/or in a technologically-innovative medium. These twenty-eight artworks, draw from the U.S. Navy Art Collection, reveal a surprising autonomy in art-making and acquisition in the official embrace of this (and other) branches of the United States military, despite suspicions to the contrary. There is a remarkable cross-section of subjects and styles from expected watercraft and aircraft, to the unexpected -- diversity of gender and race; civil engineering and rescue operations; off-duty leisure -- carving out a space in contemporary art for a realist mode of representation, existing as a hybrid between the objectivity of documentation by intricate theories and not dependent on the novelty of trendy materials. 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.
Utah Biennial: Mondo Utah - Exhibition Views
Utah Biennial: Mondo Utah - Exhibition Views
Celebrating the diversity of Utah's cultural landscape. Utah Biennial: Mondo Utah is an anthropological look at the history past and present of contemporary art, folklore and culture in Utah. Exhibition held in the Main Gallery space., Digital image files converted from Raw file format to TIFF using Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Bridge.
Utah Draws: Contour and Context - Exhibition Views
Utah Draws: Contour and Context - Exhibition Views
The eight artists selected for Utah Draws: Contour and Context devote significant time to drawing in their artistic practice. While all of these artists approach drawing through its formal qualities, each grapples with differing concerns including personal reflection, the environment, and language. The drawings in Utah Draws have been selected as a demonstration of the dynamic array of styles, media and subjects–ranging from the human figure, to landscape, to more conceptual explorations–currently being explored by Utah artists. Exhibition held in the Street Gallery space., Digital image files converted from Raw file format to TIFF using Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Bridge.
Utah Perspectives
Utah Perspectives
The exhibition is a small survey of images created by Utah artists over the past sixty years. Limited in scope, one may nonetheless discover something about local traditions and aesthetic values front the landscape, still-life, figurative and nonobjective work included. here. For example, Utah has not been completely isolated from the larger art world as both non-Utahns and its own citizens often claim. While this region was geographically remote from East Coast and European art centers, Utah artists made contact with New York and Paris beginning in the nineteenth century and established a pattern of such study for subsequent generations. The result was that new ideas and ways of working were regularly imported. Some ideas and techniques found read acceptance (Impressionism), while others encountered hard resistance (modernism). Historically, this very tension in Utah between an essentially conservative community and the ever-present forces of change has kept dialogue on the arts lively. Permanent Collection.
Utah X/I: Video Art from Utah
Utah X/I: Video Art from Utah
Contemporary Trends in Video Art. The Salt Lake Art Center, in partnership with the SLC Film Center and the Utah Humanities Council, presents the recent videos of artists selected for UTAH X/I, an investigation of contemporary video art being created in Utah. UTAH X/I was originally curated by Anne Watson for SLC Film Center’s Sidewalk Cinema, the Art Center's presentation includes works by four video artists. Inspired by Documenta X, an international art exhibition that takes place every five years in Germany, UTAH X/I stretches beyond the conventional idea of exhibition space. Exhibition held in the Auditorium space., Digital image files converted from Raw file format to TIFF using Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Bridge.
V. Kim Martinez: Mimesis
V. Kim Martinez: Mimesis
Paintings by V. Kim Martinez. Exhibition held in the Street Level Gallery space., Original version: Utah Museum of Contemporary Art (UMOCA); Archival digital version: SLCC Digital Archives. CREATIVE COMMONS Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International.
Venessa Gromek: The Sublime is Light and Easy-To-Assemble - Exhibition Views
Venessa Gromek: The Sublime is Light and Easy-To-Assemble - Exhibition Views
Venessa Gromek uses tent poles and lace to create elegant sculptures in the pursuit of intersecting ideas from the outdoor industry and the tradition of modernism and sublime in the landscape. Exhibition held in the Locals Only Gallery space., Digital image files converted from Raw file format to TIFF using Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Bridge.
Victor Kastelic: Cloudburst
Victor Kastelic: Cloudburst
A site-specific installation by Victor Kastelic. The unique relationship between the artist and Director Ric Collier is manifested in "Cloudburst," described by the artist as "...an enormous cumulus of imagery--free of filters, schemes, limits and rules that I normally apply to my paintings." This freedom is visible in the multicolored gallery walls; the 200-plus drawings taped to the wall; four large oil paintings and several drawings that were penciled directly on the wall. There sheer number of scenes, people and objects was overwhelming-- a feeling that was only enhanced by the unusual nature of the installation. 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
Voices of Youth
Voices of Youth
An exhibit of photographs by teenagers from Elko, Nevada and Salt Lake City, Utah with interactive audio ane video components. 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.

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