Sisyphean Art: David Brothers’ Rolithica

Sisyphean Art: David Brothers’ Rolithica
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David Brothers is a local multimedia artist best known for film sets built for directors of both local and national renown. This commercial scenographic work, though frequently seen by many, hardly represents the full range of his talents. … read more

Jim Williams’ Smiling Faces: Exploring The Idea of Home As Self-Portrait

Jim Williams’ Smiling Faces: Exploring The Idea of Home As...
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From the street, the 130-year-old, (rumored) former polygamist house belonging to the artist, architect and all-around creative beacon, Jim Williams, is fairly unassuming. … read more

Bodies in Space: Rona Pondick and Robert Feintuch at UMOCA

Bodies in Space: Rona Pondick and Robert Feintuch at UMOCA
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Painter Robert Feintuch and sculptor Rona Pondick each embrace the long lineage of humankind’s fascination with the body and the figure. Heads, Hands, Feet; Sleeping, Holding, Dreaming, Dying is the first extensive museum exhibition of both Pondick and Feintuch’s work. The exhibition will be on show at the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art (UMOCA) through July 15. … read more

Art on Violence: The Future Isn’t What It Used to Be

Art on Violence: The Future Isn’t What It Used to...
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In The Future Isn’t What It Used to Be, a group exhibition curated by South Florida–based Susan Caraballo, 10 artists confront us with “manmade atrocities,” not through explicit spectacle or slaughter, but through rumination and social practice. View the exhibition at UMOCA through May 13. … read more

In a State of Play: Balqis Al Rashed

In a State of Play: Balqis Al Rashed
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Born in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, and raised in Beirut, Lebanon, for 16 years, Al Rashed translates her lived experience into works that examine personal and collective identity. … read more

Desire Lines at UMOCA: Jane Christensen

Desire Lines at UMOCA: Jane Christensen

Of 15 total, Desire Lines features three local artists, Jane Christensen, Janell James and Kelly Larsen, who discuss their participation in the show. … read more

Desire Lines at UMOCA: Kelly Larsen

Desire Lines at UMOCA: Kelly Larsen

UMOCA Desire Lines artist Kelly Larsen says, “After 15 years of sculpting self-identity and exploring various art material, I have come to a place of working with community and using non-art material.” … read more

Desire Lines at UMOCA: Janell James

Desire Lines at UMOCA: Janell James

Of 15 total, Desire Lines features three local artists, Jane Christensen, Janell James and Kelly Larsen, who discuss their participation in the show. … read more

Goodnight 2017: UMOCA’s 2018 Galleries

Goodnight 2017: UMOCA’s 2018 Galleries
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the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art (UMOCA) put on a fabulous all-museum exhibition opening for five new shows from dozens of artists, including a collection curated by Earl Gravy. Artist in residence Justin Watson also unveiled a curated project of 30 artists, and UMOCA’s smaller galleries are now home to some excellent works by Eric Overton and Merrit Johnson, all exploring physical and political landscapes through nontraditional inquiry. … read more

To Infinity: An Interview with Wren Ross

To Infinity: An Interview with Wren Ross
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For her upcoming exhibition at the Utah Museum Of Contemporary Art (UMOCA), Wren Ross has been continually looking upward for inspiration. The celestial—specifically, the study of archeoastronomy—has moved Ross to create artistic renditions of maps and atlases. … read more