Entering the darkened Projects Gallery in the Salt Lake Art Center you are met with a wall-size projection of a serene underwater landscape that is suddenly displaced when a fully clothed man plunges into the water from above. Accompanied by a roar of sound and a luminous explosion of bubbles and turbulence, he slowly sinks with arms outstretched, his body limp and motionless. Rays of light undulate as streams of glowing bubbles ascend to the disturbed surface. Midway down, his descent slows and finally stops, his body remaining suspended in space. Is the man dead or alive? He does not move, but the water moves him. Very slowly, he begins to rise until he reaches the surface. There, air bubbles emerge from his mouth and he begins his involuntary descent again. He sinks into the depths and his body then disappears into the darkness. The landscape returns to its original peaceful state. Then, unexpectedly, the man plunges into the water again with a shocking explosion of light, sound and movement, as the video loops once more. Exhibition held in the Projects Gallery space.
This exhibition examines through the work of thirty individual artists, both historic and contemporary, a myriad of personal interpretations of this intriguing and basic element of our existence. Many of the images are sublime, still others are confusing or mysterious. All are intriguing and reflect the continual change characteristic of this non-static substance - WATER. The viewer should be challenged by the content of each individual work and how the artist has interpreted, appropriated or utilized water as and illusion, metaphor or subject. Simultaneously each person should be encouraged to reflect on their current appreciation and understanding of the theme of this exhibit. Awareness of this powerful, unique element is essential especially to those of us living in the arid west. Exhibition held in the Main Gallery space.
Mark Hedengren: The Invincibility Fable - Exhibition Views
The Invincibility Fable is a survey of over 30 color photographs taken from his series Cliff Jumpers, a project that spanned nearly two years while Hedengren traveled across the nation. Exhibition held in the Locals Only Gallery space.
The effects of monsoon season in Vietnam. 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/
2018 - Presence of Microorganisms in Reusable and Unwashed Water Bottles - Oral Presentation
This is a video of the presentation, "Presence of Microorganisms in Reusable and Unwashed Water Bottles" given at the 2018 Science, Mathematics & Engineering Symposium at Salt Lake Community College. The presenter: Ginger Hauschild. The video can be accessed via YouTube here: https://youtu.be/HLSo5V-qdZw
2019 - New Frontiers in Earth and Planetary Science: Utah to Mars - Oral Presentation
This is a video of the presentation, "New Frontiers in Earth and Planetary Science: Utah to Mars" given at the 2019 Science, Mathematics & Engineering Symposium at Salt Lake Community College. The presenter is: Marjorie A. Chan. The video can be accessed via YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Kyv-kGWvqg