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.
This installation features the work of visual artists Maureen O'Hara Ure and poet Katharine Coles. The commonality of imagery and subjects... "landscape, the city, family life, disaster, travel, sexuality, the interior life and the holy..." brings together two arts communities that are often isolated from one another. Exhibition held in the Street Level Gallery space.
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.
Agent Orange, herbicide sprayed forest. Photo by Russell Elderbaum, a "Scout" with D-Troop during 1969 & 1970. 1st Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment. 1969-1970. Courtesy of Mike Gustin. http://www.dtroop.com/
Chism and another soldier admiring the view. "All pictures were taken while I was with the Korean 9th Inf Div out of Ninh Hoa, Vietnam. When SF was sent back to the states I was transferred to the ROK 9th as NCOIC. I participated in several missions. The pictures were taken on my last mission, when all 3 regiments went into the mountains for 3 weeks." -Vietnam Vetran. Photo Taken 1970-71 courtesy of Tony Kristol.
Beach on The South China Sea At Chu Lai. Photo by Jim Lundy, a Cobra pilot a Scout Door Gunner with the Scout Platoon, D Troop, 1st Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment. 1969-1970. Courtesy of Mike Gustin. http://www.dtroop.com/
Pavilion over looking tennis courts - Michellin rubber plantation. Photo by David Adams, a Cobra pilot in the gun group during the years 1970-1971 with the Scout Platoon, D Troop, 1st Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment. 1969-1970. Courtesy of Mike Gustin. http://www.dtroop.com/