The CORPUS Issue

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OPENING RECEPTION

MAY 19 | 7 – 9 PM

UMOCA invites you to join us for the opening reception of five new exhibitions on May 19 from 7 to 9 p.m. View Kelly O’Neill’s collection of photographs in the A-I-R Space titled rend/er. Experience visceral audio recordings and the struggle of accepting one’s body in Willow Skye-Bigg’s Tastes Like Mandy. Bid on artwork from the amass collection of the Project Gallery’s 2017 Gala Art Auction exhibition. Engage in collaborative-based projects from Céline Downen’s Beehive Works, and explore the consequences of a body of water when it leaves behind barren, dry land in Michael Ryan Handley’s exhibition Sublimation.

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THE CORPUS ISSUE

Corpus, derived from “core,” is the main body or mass of a structure, or the collection of written texts. From human spine–filled audio installations to artfully documented evaporated bodies of water to a collection of photographic scenes intended to cause questioning of space, each artists’ work emphasizes bodies, structures, and collections in unique and thought-provoking ways. What is at the core of every individual? Every object? Every artwork? We invite you to delve into The Corpus Issue and challenge the structures around us, both physical and intellectual.

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Image courtesy of the artist.

Image courtesy of the artist.

U P C O M I N G   E X H I B I T I O N

WILLOW SKYE-BIGGS
Tastes Like Mandy

CODEC GALLERY | MAY 19 – AUG 12
OPENING RECEPTION: MAY 19 | 7 – 9 PM

Tastes Like Mandy is a visceral experience that combines queer visual cues with assembled audio recordings that simulate the abstract sounds of entering into or exiting from an organism, human or otherwise. This piece juxtaposes the throes of agony while implying an inseparable consonance between the two in the face of human experience. Women’s underwear are strewn about the room and four partially buried human spines echo in response, revisiting now genderless remains and revealing a bodiless future.

> VIEW THE EXHIBITION


P R O G R A M M I N G

FAMILY ART SATURDAY
Silhouette of a Better World

MAY 13 | 2 – 4 PM

The Future Isn’t What It Used to Be challenges viewers to think about the hardships that humans create for one another in the world. The international artists who take part in this exhibition ask their audience to take action and create a brighter future. At this workshop, outline your own silhouette and fill it with your vision for a better world and your dreams for the future you would like to live in. How would you rebuild the world around you?

For more information email Elly Baldwin at elly.baldwin@utahmoca.org.

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P R O G R A M M I N G

ART FITNESS

MAY 27 | 1 – 3 PM @ SALT LAKE CITY

Strengthen your mental core and take an Art Fitness class! Art Fitness workshop is designed to give adult audiences the ability to muscle even the most difficult contemporary art. Unlock your art understanding with three easy steps and build your contemporary art foundation so you can flex your new muscles at museums around the state! RSVP to elly.baldwin@utahmoca.org.

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U M O C A ‘ S   2 0 1 7   G A L A 

2017 GALA ART AUCTION

PROJECTS GALLERY: MAY 12 – JUN 3
OPENING RECEPTION: MAY 19 | 7 – 9 PM

Each year, UMOCA is overwhelmed by the generosity of Utah’s art community. As part of our annual Gala, local, national and international artists donate their precious time and talents in the form of incredible art to the Gala Art Auction. View these pieces in the Projects Gallery and then bid on your favorites for a chance to take home an astounding work of art! Don’t miss our 2017 Gala: SIDESHOW on June 3 at the Utah State Fairpark.

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U P C O M I N G   E X H I B I T I O N

MICHAEL RYAN HANDLEY
Sublimation

STREET GALLERY: MAY 19 – SEP 9
OPENING RECEPTION: MAY 19 | 7 – 9 PM

Sublimation explores the importance of water or lack thereof, and its generative power to change the look and feel of areas experiencing prolonged drought, as well as its creative ability when left unhindered. Through sculptures covered in iodine-exposed silver leaf, animated weather maps projected into dry ice vapor and evaporation paintings, Handley asks the viewer to question if we became the manufacturers of nature, is it possible for nature to become the manufacturer of art?

> VIEW THE EXHIBITION

C U R R E N T   E X H I B I T I O N

CÉLINE DOWNEN
Beehive Works

ED. SPACE: APR 28 – AUG 5
OPENING RECEPTION: MAY 19 | 7 – 9 PM 

Strong communities are collections of individuals working together. The beehive symbolizes this idea of industry and collaboration. Céline Downen and her students from the University of Utah held a four-week workshop at the Glendale Library titled “Beehive Works.” Downen brings to UMOCA the end result of this body of art: colors, patterns, thoughts and conversations where participants made not only the objects in the exhibition but also new human connections.

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P R O G R A M M I N G

SENSE/ABILITY TOURS

UMOCA has exciting news for our Sense/Ability tours, which will now aim to make guided tours more accessible to families who need to stick to their routines. These sensory-sensitive tours can now be scheduled upon request Tuesday through Saturday between the hours of 9 and 11 a.m. before the museum opens, providing flexibility for each family to take advantage of the personalized gallery discussions and specially tailored children’s art-making activities.

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C U R R E N T   E X H I B I T I O N 

KELLY O’NEILL
rend/er

A-I-R SPACE | APR 28 – JUN 3
OPENING RECEPTION: MAY 19 | 7 – 9 PM

O’Neill’s rend/er presents 3D prints and CG photographic scenes constructed from photo documentation collected on the site of Nancy Holt’s seminal 1976 work Sun Tunnels. rend/er centers on spatial proximity, asking how close one can get to the tunnels without ever stepping outside, arguing that there are both losses and gains from the dislocation of the photographs. Conflating digital experiences and physical space, O’Neill explores where our contemporary understanding of space teeters.   

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COMMUNITY VIGNETTES

RIDE AND DONATE

@slcbikeshare announces the new #UMOCAbike which will donate one dollar for each ride the bike takes!

FUN WHILE VISITING

@aelthean stopped to snap a photo with a Robert Feintuch painting while visiting UMOCA.

A WHALE OF A TIME

@jordan_kitchen mentions that he’s having a “whale of a time” in the exhibition “Gary Jacobson: Some Thoughts.”

SENSE/ABILITY TOURS

Here’s a captured photo from @kued7 of one of our Sense/Ability tours in the Main Gallery.


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THANK YOU TO OUR LEAD SUPPORTERS

Salt Lake County Center for the Arts
Salt Lake County Zoo, Arts & Parks
The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts
George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation
The Kanter Family Foundation
Sam & Diane Stewart Foundation
Utah Division of Arts & Museums
National Endowment for the Arts
Lawrence T. & Janet T. Dee Foundation
Steven Labrum & Jenney Wilder
Val Antczak & Barbara Polich
Zeke Dumke, IV & Analecia Dumke