Reading Between The Lines: Image and Text by Contemporary African American Artists
"Reading Between The Lines: Image and Text by Contemporary African American Artists" brings the visual image and the written word together in art works of great directness and elegance by four of today's most progressive artists. For them, the incorporation of text and image is a natural result of deeply introspective and intellectual approaches to their lives and communities. Each artist utilizes these distinctive elements to fulfill her natural role as visual artist, story teller, educator, historian and cultural healer. Each artists has looked deep within herself and her community, and has turned a critical eye toward history, social norms, contemporary race relations, political events, figures and promises. The artists explore a wide range of issues including relationships, family, community, gender roles, AIDS and global politics. Interwoven throughout their work are also issues more clearly defined by American race relations including slavery, the Civil Rights Movement, past and present stereotypes, media representation, ethnic identity and contemporary race relations. These exceptional artists explore diver and vital issues with wisdom of a teacher, the craft of a story teller, the frankness of a journalist, the understanding of a sociologist and the anger of a protester. Exhibition held in the Main Gallery space.
A black tie or tango attire event benefiting the Salt Lake Art Center held on June 12, 2004. The event includes cocktails and hor d'oeuvres, live auction, silent auction, formal dinner in the main gallery space, dessert and dancing.
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.
Seven: program guide for May 1997 SLAC ad containing information about exhibitions and art talks. Exhibitions include: "Trevor Southey: Reconciliation," "Joseph Marotta: Without Memory," and "Gary Barton, Brian Christensen, and Joe Ostraff: Legends of Entelechy."
The movement of light and color is the subject of Edith Carlson's paintings. Her canvases almost breathe, their geometric forms imbued with a radiance that seems to emanate from the multiple paint layers infused with nearly imperceptible gradations of color. Color and light advance and recede, shift as one walks past or observes from a distance, gain fresh perspective as effects first unseen are newly discerned. Even at night, and with the passing of the seasons, the paintings assume a particular kind of color and glow that is often dramatically different from that of the day. in these nuances of movement are found the magic of Edith Carlson's work. Exhibition held in the Main Gallery space.
An event benefiting the Salt Lake Art Center held on June 12, 2004. The event includes a raffle for a 1997 metallic red Harley-Davidson Sportster, live auction, silent auction, dinner, dancing and the unexpected.
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."
When viewing Kumi Yamashit'a's ingenious art, we confront our simple notion that solid predicts shadow--that a picket pence will cast a series of parallel lines on the sidewalk; the little girl on the street will have a ghostly twin running beside her. The notion of the truthfulness of shadows is the basis of a story by the ancient Roman historian Pliny the Elder, who wrote of a young woman who traced on a wall the shadow cast by her departing lover's head. The tale, which became popularly known as the "invention of painting," was a common subject of eighteenth-century European art. The creation of silhouettes captivated Europe at the same time and became known in France as "ombremanie"--shadow mania. As in the Roman tale, the sitter's head was lit from the side. The shadow the profile cast onto paper was traced and cut out. Many believed the character of the sitter could be read from this image--that the appearance and personality of the sitter were truly reflected in the shadow silhouette. Exhibition held in the Street Level Gallery space.
Fast Forward: Growing Up in the Shadow of Hollywood
This exhibit features 43 photographs by Lauren Greenfield, documenting the experience of young people growing up in Southern California in the mid 1990s. While the photographs themselves are specific to one unique geographic location, the issues and experiences that are examined could be part of the teen experience anywhere. The youths struggle with the influence of wealth, racial and economic prejudice, drugs, sex and an image-based culture that glorifies youth, beauty and celebrity. Greenfield's photographs of Beverly Hills teens working out with personal trainers are set next to images of East Los Angeles graffiti artists. In all cases, whether recording the rich or poor, the overall impression is that to grow up as a teenager in Los Angeles is to grow up quickly, as both the illusions of Hollywood and the neighborhood peer pressure of the youth culture itself dominate the lives and rituals of the young. Exhibition held in the Main Gallery space.
Crossroads: A Teen Response to Life in Salt Lake City
A diverse group of high school students from throughout the Salt Lake Valley came together to create "Crossroads: A Teen Response Life in Salt Lake City," a two-part exhibit consisting of photographic works and a multimedia collaboration between the Salt Lake Art Center and Spy Hop Productions, a local non-profit Media Studio. "Crossroads: A Teen Response Life in Salt Lake City" was comprised of over 600 photographs that give give the viewers a "real-life" look into Salt Lake's youth culture. Exhibit held in the Street Level Gallery space.
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.
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.
Newsletter created by the Salt Lake Art Center with words from the Director, membership information, Art Talks, events, and information about exhibitions including: "CONTACT: Christians and Moors, Images and Ritual in Mexico," and "Mario Reis."
A conceptual exhibition centered on a life size, stylized courtroom installation, and an investigation of the perspective of each essential player in the courtroom--judge, jury, witness, perpetrator, victim, attorney--and the difference between these views. Exhibition held in the Main Gallery space.
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.