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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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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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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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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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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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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