Levi Jackson, a native to Utah, went to school at Brigham Young University where he earned a BFA in sculpture in 2010 than attended Pratt Institute earning an MFA in photography/sculpture. While in New York, Jackson would travel back and forth to Utah every 5 weeks to enrich his art making practice which is centered around Utah culture, landscape and history. Jackson currently lives and works in Utah and teaches part time at BYU and Weber State Universities.
APR 23 | 7 PM
Two Exhibitions and a Conversation
Bartholomew Ryan, Assistant Curator at the Walker Art Center
In his talk, Ryan will respond to the themes explored in UMOCA’s Main Gallery exhibition, Panopticon, by looking to two of his recent exhibitions, 9 Artists and International Pop, and their related themes. Focusing on particular artists and artworks, Ryan will consider the changing nature of surveillance, the question of self-broadcasting in an era of social networking, and the ways in which the democratization of looking can become a positive value, a means to reflect power back on itself.
Brian Charles Patterson is a multi-media artist from Salt Lake City, UT. His works inspiration comes from his background of painting and film. Concepts of his works include abstractions of the dream state and transience. He received a HBF from the University of Utah in sculpture and intermedia studies.
Utah’s Uncertain Water Future
The latest UtahNOW production foreshadows the struggle ahead over securing this essential resource in the nation’s second driest state. The half-hour program is written and produced by KUER’s award-winning environmental reporter Judy Fahys in partnership with KUED’s Emmy-winning producer Joe Prokup.
Join us afterward for a panel discussion moderated by Fahys.
On Saturday, June 6th, prepare to unleash the rabble-rouser within for the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art’s 2015 annual gala: Vicious. This is UMOCA’s largest fundraiser of the year, so join us for delectable eats, dancing, silent, silent art, and live auctions. You bring the ruckus! Tickets are available February 1st.