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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From Before to Now

STREET GALLERY Every three-and-a half years the editors of 15 Bytes: Artists of Utah organize a juried exhibition of 35 Utah artists under the age of 35 at the Art Barn—an art space run by the Salt Lake Arts Council that once was a previous home of UMOCA. Juried by Artists of Utah board members, the exhibition functions […]

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JANE CHRISTENSEN: MAPPING IT OUT

AIR SPACE “Many roots of this body of work exist in photos I’ve taken while traveling back home to New York and meanderings in the Utah desert,” said artist Jane Christensen. These photos then started to shift, breaking the boundary of the frame, and turning into collages, paintings, and in some cases sculptures. Christensen calls […]

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DEVIN HARCLERODE: BOUNDARIES

PROJECTS GALLERY The curtains or veils in Devin Harclerode’s Boundaries function both as (translucent) barriers and as a passageway. The first is a bead curtain—made from fingernails, herbs, shells, hair, and woven textiles—with a chain link fence pattern on top. The second appears like a log-cabin style quilt made of mesh and organza, and the […]

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UTAH COLLECTS: Contemporary Collecting Practices

STREET GALLERY Starting in the late 1950s and throughout the 1960s, the museum organized a series of exhibitions that focused on Utah-based collections and collectors. The 1959 iteration was called Collectors’ Choice: Art from Salt Lake Homes, but the series eventually landed on the title Utah Collects. This title was used for a number of exhibitions that showed works […]

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Adrian Stimson

ADRIAN STIMSON: BUFFALO BOY

CODEC GALLERY: JAN 24 – MAY 16, 2020 OPENING RECEPTION: FEB 7, 2020 | 7-9 PM The Pan-American Highway was initially conceived of in 1923 as a way to connect countries of the Americas. Spanning from northern Alaska to the southern tip of South America, the roughly 19,000 highway miles weave their way through nine […]

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