Peter Everett’s intellectually absorbing Hypnagogic exhibition at Material Gallery set for June 28 closing reception

The untethered mind is at the heart of Peter Everett’s intellectually absorbing exhibition, Hypnagogic, which will close tomorrow (June 28) at Material, which quickly has become one of Salt Lake City’s most important contemporary art galleries in its short history. In music, there is synesthesia where the composer seeks to conjure up shapes and colors … Read more

Backstage at the 2024 Utah Arts Festival: Meet some of the artists in the Artist Marketplace — Part 3

Found, reclaimed and upcycled materials, the confidence of flexing and fusing traditional and digital media and an acute sensitivity for representing nature, its  cycles and rhythms are just some observations about this year’s Utah Arts Festival’s Artist Marketplace.  Approximately 32% of the artists who applied this year for the festival were accepted. With a jury … Read more

Backstage at the 2024 Utah Arts Festival: Meet some of the artists in the Artist Marketplace — Part 2

Found, reclaimed and upcycled materials, the confidence of flexing and fusing traditional and digital media and an acute sensitivity for representing nature, its  cycles and rhythms are just some observations about this year’s Utah Arts Festival’s Artist Marketplace.  Approximately 32% of the artists who applied this year for the festival were accepted. With a jury … Read more

Backstage at the 2024 Utah Arts Festival: Meet some of the artists in the Artist Marketplace – Part 1

Found, reclaimed and upcycled materials, the confidence of flexing and fusing traditional and digital media and an acute sensitivity for representing nature, its  cycles and rhythms are just some observations about this year’s Utah Arts Festival’s Artist Marketplace.  Approximately 32% of the artists who applied this year for the festival were accepted. With a jury … Read more

Late spring shows at Utah Museum of Contemporary Art: Out Loud: Growing Pains, Parable Bodies by Moses Williams, 2024 Gala Art Auction: La Dolce Vita

Late spring is always special at the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art (UMOCA). The Utah Review looks at three of the latest exhibitions, including Out Loud: Growing Pains, Parable Bodies by Moses Williams and the works by Utah artists that are available in the 2024 Gala Art Auction: La Dolce Vita. OUT LOUD: GROWING PAINS: … Read more

The vibrant gifts of Inheritance in Andrew Alba’s works at Material art gallery

Andrew Alba remembers the prints of paintings such as Emiliano Zapata, the leading figure of the Mexican Revolution in the early 20th century, and works by Mexican artist Diego Rivera that occupied a place of honor in his grandparents’ home. The grandson of Mexican migrant workers who came to the U.S., Alba says, in an … Read more

Five exhibitions at Utah Museum of Contemporary Art make excellent case for breadth, depth of contemporary works by Utah artists

Five current shows at the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art (UMOCA) cumulatively paint an impressive portrait of the breadth and depth of contemporary works by Utah artists. The Utah Review summarizes the quintet of exhibitions in this roundup. A Greater Utah To those outside of Utah and, frankly, to many in the Beehive State, perceptions … Read more

Backstage at the Utah Arts Festival 2023: More about Utah art from different perspectives: Urban Art venue, Holladay artist Vincent Mattina

URBAN ARTS The programming at the Urban Arts venue at the Utah Arts Festival focuses on fostering freedom of expression, independent identities and creativity but also to demonstrate the value and importance of respect, communal bonds and support within the community of urban and street visual artists and musicians. Since it became a part of … Read more

Backstage at the Utah Arts Festival 2023: Be a part of the 10th 100 Artists/1 Image installation project, as Mason Fetzer puts color theory to the test

In the first year of the 100 Artists/1 Image installation at the Utah Arts Festival, the image was a Native American but since then every image has been an animal. Mason Fetzer, who has designed the project based on ideas from color theory that he has consistently tested over the years, normally prefers having those … Read more

UMOCA’s spring exhibitions include Baggage: Alex Caldiero in Retrospect, Material Issues: Strategies in 21st Century Craft, This Storm Is What We Call Progress

With the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art (UMOCA) now open to the public in its most expansive offerings in more than a year, the following exhibitions are a must-see during a visit. For more information about hours and the museum, see The Utah Review’s centerpiece article. Baggage: Alex Caldiero In Retrospect Among the Utah Enlightenment’s … Read more