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.
The installation is an overwhelming mound of objects-turned-weapons, either found or donated to the project or cast in ceramic or bronze, surrounded by walls plastered with news reports. It is an indictment and verdict, a memorial and a shrine, revealing the horrors of domestic violence, Doktorski is a sculpture professor at Utah State University. Exhibition held in the Projects Gallery space.
Towards the end of his life, Adams created a set of 75 images representing what he believed to be his best work. His intention was to create 100 of these sets, but only six were printed at the time of his death. "Ansel Adams: The Museum Set" held in the Main Gallery space. "Clay on the Wall" explores the aesthetic side of the form/function dichotomy that has been a part of ceramic production for centuries. Thirty-two national and international ceramic artists have been invited to submit pieces that hang on the wall. While many of the pieces may reference vessels or platters, hanging them on the wall creates focus on their aesthetic qualities rather than their utilitarian purposes. Exhibition held in the Upper Gallery space.