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- 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.
- booklets, mixed media, landscapes, paintings, still lifes, Nonobjective, Salt Lake Art Center
- Local Identifier
- Deference to Deffebach
- The exhibition honors the legacy of Lee Deffebach (1928-2005), one of Utah's most talented artists. The exhibit features six paintings that provide ample evidence of Deffebach's originality, her unabashed love of color. As she expressed it, her abstract paintings were based on an intuitive and tactile experience that was only possible through an engagement with the painting process itself. In her view, the shapes and colors of nature seen and felt, do not emerge from a preconceived rendering of reality, but rather as a result of the integrity of the painting process, especially through spontaneous acts. Her depictions of nature are a metaphorical not literal. In this sense she adheres to Greenberg's insistence that Abstract Expressionism can only be a valid expression if it evolves "solely on its own terms." Exhibition held in the Projects Gallery space.
- paintings, Abstract, Abstract Expressionist, Nonobjective, Salt Lake Art Center
- Local Identifier