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.
Art objects, Golf, Salt Lake Art Center, viewers, interactive art, Project 337
Gary Hill: Language Willing
Video affords Mr. Hill access to another dimension-time-that may do for the contemporary viewer what inverted eyes and noses did decades ago. By juxtaposing visual and audible information on a screen and orchestrating the consumption of that image through editing, Mr. Hill in a way reintroduces the viewer to time and how it shapes aesthetic experience. The show is comprised of four major installations, "Wall Piece" (2000), "Language Willing" (2002), Accordions" (2001-2002), "Crossbow" (1999), each with a unique focus. Exhibition held in the Main and Street Level Gallery spaces.
Language, Video recording, perception, interactive art