We Could Be Heroes: The Mythology of Monsters and Heroes in Contemporary Art @ Brigham Young University Museum of Art 03.11

We Could Be Heroes: The Mythology of Monsters and Heroes...
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Some Salt Lakers steer clear of this quaint college town, Provo,  just 45 minutes south of SLC. Personally, I’m drawn to its chaste charm, its cheap food and its kind, conservatively dressed population. Furthermore, the MOA is perhaps my favorite museum in the state, partially because it’s free, partially because it boasts a variety of world-class collections of art. Its exhibits are dynamic as they are diverse. Plus, it has the absolute best gift shop of any museum I’ve ever visited. … read more

Artist Talk: Kevin Red Star @ UMFA 04.18

Artist Talk: Kevin Red Star @ UMFA 04.18
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Since February and continuing through August, the Utah Musuem of Fine Arts will be exhibiting Bierstadt to Warhol: American Indians in the West: a collection of paintings, drawings and sculptures that portray the Native American experience, including works by natives and non-natives. … read more

Utah Arts Festival 2013: The Illustrated Woman

Utah Arts Festival 2013: The Illustrated Woman
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This year, I had the pleasure of chatting with local ladies about their secret origin stories, the Utah art scene and staying inspired when the well of creativity seems to dry up.  … read more

Fall Contemporary Preview at the UMFA

Fall Contemporary Preview at the UMFA
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Under this intellectual canopy lies an exhibition of a diverse collection of prints from the postwar and contemporary moments, entitled Under Pressure: Contemporary Prints from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation, and down the hall you’ll find a gender-crushing retrospective of Martha Wilson’s career, among others. No, you aren’t reading about New York City. Rather, this is the fall lineup for Salt Lake’s own humble Utah Museum of Fine Arts. … read more

F Words and Guerrilla Girls

F Words and Guerrilla Girls
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For nearly three decades, since 1985, the Guerrilla Girls have been fighting their damnedest for women of foundational caliber to be seen and heard by women in desperate need of strong, artistic role models.  … read more

Guerilla Girls Lecture @ UMFA 09.12

Guerilla Girls Lecture @ UMFA 09.12
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For nearly thirty years, artist activists The Guerilla Girls have been a thorn in the side of the art establishment, working methodically, humorously and anonymously to cast light on the dismal fortunes of women and minority artists. Two of the groups’ founding members, Kathe Kollwitz and Frida Kahlo, guided Utah audiences through the Guerrilla Girls story. … read more

Sustainable Startup Series: The Kickoff Panel

Sustainable Startup Series: The Kickoff Panel
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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

Staging The Self with Martha Wilson

Staging The Self with Martha Wilson
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How does one begin, in this progressive moment, to speak of the work of Martha Wilson? How to explain the beauty of the work’s relentless exploration of selfhood and its defiant feminist declaration of the body as the site of art to an audience whose ideas of art have been formed by technological saturation—a material reliance on electronic screens and an everything all at once attitude towards, well, everything? … read more

Time-Based Art Festival 09.12-09.20

Time-Based Art Festival 09.12-09.20
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The Time-Based Art Festival (presented by the Portland Institute for Contemporary Art) is a gathering of musicians, performers, visual artists, and everything in between. I went to cover dance, and was happily surprised by the strength and diversity of the music, theatre and visual art I saw along the way. … read more

A Look Into Utah’s History, Artistic Inspiration From Below the Border

A Look Into Utah’s History, Artistic Inspiration From Below the...
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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