JORGE ROJAS: Corn Mandala: Flower of Life

PROJECTS GALLERY Corn Mandala: Flower of Life is part of an ongoing series of performances and artworks focused on corn, titled Gente de Maiz. Through this body of work, Rojas examines the importance of corn as a food source and its cultural/ spiritual significance to indigenous peoples in the Americas. Rojas uses small colorful kernels to produce […]

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Annelise Duque: Remember Them Alive

Remember Them Alive is a series of staged tableaux where a young woman is repeatedly swarmed by reappearing hands that reach, intimidate, and console.    The photographs, arranged as a mise en scéne (French for literally “putting on stage”), read as filmic scenes, performance stills, or narratives set and staged on the visual plane. For UMOCA Artist-in-Residence Annelise […]

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Yujin Kang: Mountainous

Yujin Kang’s UMOCA Artist-in-Residence capstone project Mountainous is an ambitious exhibition with three distinct bodies of work. Overall, the three individual projects examine our understanding of the landscape—particularly the mountain ranges found throughout Utah—and our place within such vast geological features. As a collective process, the paintings reveal themselves through the material characteristics of the […]

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Baggage: Alex Caldiero In Retrospect

STREET GALLERY For me, making language is a function of my organism. . . and yet, in reality there is only one medium: the body, with all the resources for sensation, perception, and conception. The rest is baggage. -Alex Caldiero, February 2021 Referred to by the artist as a “grand examination of his consciousness,” this […]

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ALLISON SCHULNIK: MOUND

CODEC GALLERY Allison Schulnik’s Mound is a series of paintings brought to life through simple materials and stop-motion animation techniques. Constantly in a state of flux, Schulnik’s crudely rendered figures writhe, morph, sway, and dance to the melancholy sounds of Scott Walker’s song, “It’s Raining Today,” (1969). Their flesh moves independently from their bodies, moved […]

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MATERIAL ISSUES: STRATEGIES IN TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY CRAFT

MAIN GALLERY PRESENTED BY DIANE & SAM STEWART 11.2020–06.2021 Material Issues: Strategies in 21st Century Craft explores the use of craft-based materials, processes, and aesthetics. Unjustly, objects using craft-based techniques have typically been dismissed as “women’s work,” “folkish,” or even kitsch due to their mass appeal and often functional qualities. Historically, these objects often had […]

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