The CHROMATIC Issue

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MICHAEL RYAN HANDLEY
Sublimation

STREET GALLERY: MAY 19 – SEP 9

Michael Ryan Handley’s Sublimation is an array of colors, textures and movement that explore 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. By positioning itself as equal parts alchemy, experimental science, and process-based art making, Sublimation examines the technique of weather manipulation through cloud seeding, which is an attempt to add moisture by dispersing silver iodide and dry ice into clouds in hopes of creating rain to feed the arid landscapes below. View this mystifying and colorful exhibition in the Street Gallery.

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THE CHROMATIC ISSUE

UMOCA’s current exhibitions are vivid, chromatic pieces that explore the dimensions of the color spectrum, while simultaneously evoking human emotion and provoking concepts. From neon-lit skeletal spines, to a human-sized paper mache sculpture, to the erosion of neon-tinged dry ice, our current exhibitions are sure to challenge your understanding of the color prism and invite you to explore art in an evocative way.

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2017 GALA ART AUCTION

PROJECTS GALLERY: MAY 12 – JUN 3

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. Each piece is unique in its hue, creating a lovely collection of textures and saturations. 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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FAMILY ART SATURDAY
Patchwork Chimeras

JUN 10 | 2 – 4 PM

Inspired by Rona Pondick’s hybrid self-portraits, UMOCA presents “Patchwork Chimeras.” Unleash your wild side by making your very own curious creature from chromatic fabric wings, shiny claws, sequin tails, tie-dye fabrics and more. Spend the afternoon with your kids making an original gift—just in time for Father’s Day! Family Art Saturdays offer families an opportunity to discover UMOCA’s exhibitions and participate in an art-making activity led by a museum educator. Projects are suitable for toddlers to tweens of all abilities.

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

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STROLLER TOURS
Pieced/Whole

JUN 14 | 9:30 AM

Explore the bright paintings of Robert Feintuch and the metallic sculptures of Rona Pondick during this month’s Stroller Tour: Pieced/Whole. Stroller Tours offer caregivers with their little ones in tow an opportunity to participate in exhibition-tailored discussions for adults before the doors open to the public. To register for this tour, email Elly Baldwin at elly.baldwin@utahmoca.org.

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SIDESHOW PERFORMERS
UMOCA’s 2017 Gala

JUN 3 | 6 – 11 PM @ THE UTAH STATE FAIRPARK

Kick off Pride weekend with SIDESHOW and prepare to be mystified at UMOCA’s 2017 gala. We have many tricks up our sleeves in the form of colorful performances that are destined to thrill and excite you! Our entertainment is brought to you by local sideshow performers, each having mastered the art of their particular skill. SIDESHOW will captivate you with dare-devil-worthy acts, enchanting performances, and alluring entertainment that can only be seen at the best party of the year. Read about our incredible performers on our blog.

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SPY HOP
Safe and Sound

PROJECTS GALLERY: JUN 9 – SEP 23
OPENING RECEPTION: JUN 9 | 7 – 9 PM

According to Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, safety comes second only to the necessities: water, food and air. Safety is crucial to our survival as human beings. Teens from around the globe took on the challenge of recording what safety sounds like to them by creating short audio pieces that range from spoken word to ambient recordings.

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WILLOW SKYE-BIGGS
Tastes Like Mandy

CODEC GALLERY: MAY 19 – AUG 12

Tastes Like Mandy is a visceral experience that combines queer visual cues with assembled audio recordings that simulate the abstraction of entering into or exiting from an organism. Dark emotive tones harmonize and conceal layers of vibration among which the listener moves within the dimly blue-lit space.

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ADD COLOR TO YOUR LIFE: VOLUNTEER AT THE 2017 UTAH ARTS FESTIVAL

JUN 22 – JUN 25 @ LIBRARY SQUARE

UMOCA needs you! The Utah Arts Festival is almost here, and each year, UMOCA relies on energetic volunteers to help staff our Kid’s Art Yard activity booth. This year at UMOCA’s booth, kids will create their own miniature lighthouses out of eco-friendly materials, to guide them into a more sustainable future on both land and sea. Volunteers will help children with the activity, clean-up, and set up. They also receive a FREE pass to the festival for the entire day of their shift! To sign up and for questions, please email Kendal Sudman at kendal.sudman@utahmoca.org.

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OUT LOUD 2017
Identities, Symbolism, and the Self

ED SPACE: MAY 5  – JUL 8

This year’s Out Loud exhibit not only explores identity and power through contemporary art, but also looks and feels cohesive in the fact that each piece is remarkably filled with color, emotion, and human connections. One particularly multi-colored piece is Cal Waldron’s I Think You’re Beautiful Anyways, a mixed media, paper mache statue. This piece attempts to overcome the presence of physical flaws by expressing and accentuating them as something beautiful. View all the pieces in Identities, Symbolism, and the Self in the Ed. Space until July 8.

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COMMUNITY VIGNETTES

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TALKING WITH THE GALA ARTISTS

@3ironsslc have been interviewing our gala artists bout their talents and generous art auction donations. Watch all the videos here:

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THROWBACK

@jessearmatage gives us a fun throwback to Alyce Carrier’s Old Work.

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FISH IN HATS

@widgetsinc posted this image of their artwork from Céline Downen’s recent workshop, Matchbook Art Making.

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CAPTURING THE ESSENCE

@jonthng shares some lovely photos of Rona Pondick’s sculptures 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