Joshua Graham: Walking In Place

Walking In Place is a site-specific installation consisting of found objects, strange artifacts, and other ephemera collected while in residence at the museum. The work on display reflects Joshua’s commitment to a year-long practice of walking the paths that zigzag across the foothills above Salt Lake City. Eschewing human-made trails in favor of the paths […]

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Dimitri Kozyrev: After Palekh

Dimitri Kozyrev’s work deals with the human struggle to manage change. Change is sometimes subtle, like aging or erosion, but the shattering and sudden changes of the past 18 months have been tectonic, paradigm-shifting, and fundamentally altering to culture and life.  This exhibition was born from Kozyrev’s experience brought on by the constraints of the […]

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HORACIO RODRIGUEZ: RADICALIZED RELICS

Radicalized Relics is a collaboration across centuries between Horacio Rodriguez and pre-Columbian Indigenous artisans from Mexico, whose artifacts form the basis of this exhibition. His practice also takes inspiration from the Mexican muralists of the 1920’s, Chicano artists of the 1970s and 1980s, graffiti aesthetics, outsider art, and the neon-colored consumer-based symbols of his childhood. […]

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KATHRYN KNUDSEN: PLUME

EXIT GALLERY The work of Kathryn Knudsen is influenced by colors, shapes, and patterns found in nature. Called Plume, her exhibition is made by organizing small bits of brightly colored felt, fabric, and thread into radiating patterns, creating objects that mimic cells, leaves, petals, and ornamental bird feathers.  By working with recycled materials, her practice […]

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ZACHARY NORMAN: THIS STORM IS WHAT WE CALL PROGRESS

AIR SPACE 11.2020–01.2021 THIS STORM IS WHAT WE CALL PROGRESS is a six-channel video, part of a larger body of work, in which artist-in-residence Zachary Norman explores the profound environmental, social, and cultural impacts of ongoing and proposed activities in the Northwest Quadrant of Salt Lake City. Drawing on the work of artists such as […]

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The Flesh I Inhabit

ED SPACE The gender binary is an arbitrary and fundamentally limiting “truth” engrained deep within dominant narratives of who we are as human beings. We learn the predetermined and parallel categories of gender (woman/man) and sex (female/male), along with assumptions about how these binaries must align. Gender norms shape every aspect of our lives, including our […]

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Brad Evan Taylor: Growing Rocks

STREET GALLERY Unlike other ceramists who often make hand-held size work, Taylor’s objects vary in size, but most exist on a human scale. Each is restricted or defined by its relationship to the artist’s body and his ability to manipulate the clay. While he uses a variety of tools, for the most part, Taylor’s body […]

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COLOUR MAISCH & GARY VLASIC: PRIMA MATERIA

PROJECTS GALLERY & AIR SPACE Prima Materia, or the first matter, in alchemy and in medieval science is the primary, raw starting material— “the primitive formless base of all matter, similar to chaos” required for the creation of the philosopher’s stone. Nineteenth century author Mary Anne Atwood describe the role of prima materia, as a material […]

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REGINA JOSÉ GALINDO: BANDERA NEGRA

CODEC GALLERY For the second installment of The Pan-American Identity Project, the series focuses on Guatemala-based artist Regina José Galindo. Her practice is part-performance, part-political protest, and advocates for justice for the genocide of indigenous populations at the hands of a corrupt government. In Bandera Negra, Galindo waves a black and white reproduction of the Guatemalan flag […]

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