Contemporary Reactions: The Delicate Line Between Nourishment and Destruction

Nestled in a corner of the Main Gallery is UMOCA’s A-I-R Space, an area specially devoted to showcasing UMOCA’s artists-in-residence. Entering the gallery almost feels like entering a secret world, partitioned off and hidden behind encompassing walls. Yet while physically contained in a small space, the A-I-R Space’s current exhibition, Scott Horsley’s I Learned It […]

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Artist Interview: Mike Lee

Mike Lee, UMOCA’s most recent A-I-R Space artist, spent his childhood in both rural Japan and Utah, splitting his national identity into a cultural and spiritual dichotomy. This split led Lee to attempt to reconcile this dichotomy, drawing inspiration from amassing information, both visual and non-visual, through obsessive internet searches. In 2015, he graduated with […]

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Artist Interview: Cara Krebs

Sehnsuct: “the inconsolable longing in the human heart for we know not what”; a yearning for a far, familiar, non-earthly land one can identify as one’s home. Cara Krebs is our current A-I-R Space Artist from our Artist in Residence Program. Sehnsuct is an exhibit of installations, sculptures, and materials that toy with displacement, perception, […]

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Artist Interview: Andrew Rice

  Andrew Rice has evoked emotions of protection and isolation through paintings that remind one of shell-like environments. Rice conveys a feeling of protection—while also asking that we recognize how easily protection can be a barrier from accessing new experiences in our surrounding world. Mixing his talents of printmaking, drawing and painting, Rice invites his […]

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Contemporary Reactions: Shawn Porter’s “Into the Ether”

Sketches are often mindless beginnings of a thought or idea. It is the first step in creation. Shawn Porter’s Into the Ether, currently on display in UMOCA’s A-I-R Space, is a three-dimensional sketch using a variety of organic materials to create an effortless, playful piece that is open to interpretation. This openness leaves the materials, textures, […]

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Mel Ziegler on “Dark On That Whiteness”

On Aug. 26, 2015, we were thrilled and honored to host artist Mel Ziegler for an exclusive preview and walkthrough of our Main Gallery exhibition, Grandma’s Cupboard, which presents Ziegler’s work created during his partnership with Kate Ericson, as well as a survey of works from his solo career. Here, Ziegler discuss his and Ericson’s large […]

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Tatiana Larsen’s art4ONE4all

A-I-R Space: MAR 13 – APR 4 UMOCA’s latest artist-in-residence featured in the A-I-R Space is Tatiana Svrckova Larsen and her art4ONE4all project. For Larsen, this series meant a step away from personal art toward works that would make a change—not for a general audience, but for one specific individual at a time. The inspiration […]

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Site-specific Installation Art

UMOCA and Artist-In-Residence Tatiana Svrckova Larsen Presents Art Installations and Performances on the Night of Gallery Stroll SEP 19 | 6-9 PM In conjunction with UMOCA and under the guidance of UMOCA’s artist-in-residence Tatiana Svrckova Larsen, six local artists will create site specific performance and installation pieces throughout the downtown area of Salt Lake City […]

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