Authors: Amanda Nurre
Kayo’s Annual Knock-Out Show: A Curious Sampler of Salt Lake’s...
About 30 pieces of artwork, all 12-by-12 inches, are pinned to the cream-colored walls of the Kayo Gallery. The artworks, assembled to celebrate the gallery’s eighth anniversary in Kayo’s Annual Knock-Out Show Round 8, are displayed at the opening on February 17 and will remain in the gallery until March 16. … read more
A Refreshing Plunge, Submerged in Art 02.25
“Submerged” was exactly the descriptor for what one might have felt at Salt Lake’s third annual Submerged in Art show. Immersive and riveting, the two-day event occurred February 24 and 25 above the Tap Room on Highland Drive, and I happily viewed the fleeting gathering of about 40 artists on the second night. … read more
Moveable Type Across the Nation: An Im(press)ive Enterprise
There is something romantic about an American road trip—embarking on some wild adventure across the miles of varied terrain. A journey of this magnitude captures our country’s restless, itinerant spirit. Adventurers like Kerouac and Steinbeck set off on their travels from New York, while Portland, Ore., on the opposite side of the continent, was the launching point for Kyle Durrie. … read more
The Glamour of Selling Out: Stan Evans Photography @ Mandate...
Motorcycles. Snowboarding. Muscular women, scantily clad, glistening with sweat. Without a doubt, photographer Stan Evans has made a career of capturing the subjects of any adrenaline junky’s wet dream. His images could be featured on an inspirational poster or a Nike ad; the collection is a sleek conflation of fashion and action sport images that are dramatic, dynamic and just plain sexy. … read more
Secret Bushes, Little Squirrels and Happy Accidents 04.20
Bob Ross, who died back in 1995 of lymphoma, has been immortalized through his epic landscape art lessons. “We don’t make mistakes, we just have happy accidents,” he memorably said to his frustrated but determined viewers. Eleven talented Salt Lake artists embraced his legacy, purchased a slew of Bob Ross paint supplies, and assembled to watch two videos from Ross’s “Joy of Painting” series. … read more
Samba Fogo presents: Pegando Fogo 05.03 @ Rose Wagner
Pegando Fogo, a Portuguese phrase that means “catching fire,” offered a scintillating fusion of capoeira (an afro-brazilian martial art), fire dancing, carnival samba and Brazilian Orixa dance accompanied by Brazilian and Afro-Brazilian music. All of these genres, presented by the local Samba Fogo Music and Dance Company, were brilliantly assembled on a stage lit with dramatic colors, often reminiscent of the changing sky. … read more
The CUAC pARTy Bus: Final Voyage to a Contemporary Art...
Recent years have produced an alternative avenue for experiencing the art world in Utah. In much the same way one could hitch the party bus to Wendover, one could hop aboard the Contemporary Utah Arts Center (CUAC—pronounced “quack”) pARTy bus and enjoy a boozey transport to the unlikely town of Ephraim. … read more
Sustainable Startup Series: The Kickoff Panel
The Sustainable Startup Series, organized by the Energy Commercialization Center (ECC) to promote its newest project, consists of three evenings at The Leonardo where successful entrepreneurs, who provide products with environmental sustainability in mind, serve as panelists to offer advice and business stories. … read more
A Look Into Utah’s History, Artistic Inspiration From Below the...
Hidden not far from the I-15 overpass on W North Temple is the unimposing Mestizo Art Gallery, which opened its doors on Friday, Sept. 20 for “New Chapters | Nuevos Capítulos: A New Understanding of Utah’s History—Entendiendo una nueva historia de Utah” presented by Artes de México en Utah. … read more
Journey To Chaos: An Interview with Klutch
An artist who was immersed in the hardcore punk scene for much of the ’80s and later served time as vice-president of a prominent insurance broker, Klutch (nicknamed after a character from Disney movie, Superdad), plans to wow Salt Lake City with a spontaneous effusion of brightly colored objects, wild line work, scavenged materials and spray paint. … read more