While many of the figures in UMOCA’s A Greater Utah are familiar, the ambitious scope of the project allows for new perspectives outside of the state’s metropolitan center.
Jared Steffensen: Nosey Taily and the Leftover Review Features Sculptural Transformations from Busted Skateboards
Jared Steffensen, a Salt Lake City-based artist and curator, repurposes broken skateboard decks into enigmatic, nearly inexplicable sculptural artworks in the Current Work exhibition Nosey Taily and the Leftover Review.
Torrey House Press, the “Intermountain West’s Only Nonprofit Environmental Publisher,” Reworks Western Identity
Torrey House Press, an Intermountain West nonprofit environmental book publisher founded in 2010, renews its commitment to Western voices with a new focus on diverse perspectives.
Kimball Art Center completes the year-long exhibition project Between Life and Land with the closing chapter entitled Crisis.
Hole N” The Rock—a 1930s excavated cave that honors Jesus Christ and Franklin Delano Roosevelt—is a feat of do-it-yourself architecture just off Highway 191 near Moab, Utah.
Building Man, an annual, week-long desert rave and art festival in Green River, Utah, celebrates artists who work with found and reclaimed materials.
Salt Lake City–based artist Lenka Konopasek disrupts and decenters anthropocentrism with her three-dimensional paper sculptures, whose prickly paper strips instill aversion and attraction, as if growing out of the wall.
Although the thematic connection feels strained, the pairing of works by Kheng Lim and Colour Maisch creates a visually rich and compelling exhibition that invites us to relish process and material.
Experience works exploring the juxtaposition between trees and the well-known red rocks of southern Utah landscapes in Reaching for the Sky, on view through September 23 in Cedar City.
Rafael Fajardo’s 8-bit video game diptych YOU MADE OUR REALITY INTO A GAME?!?! engages border issues by humanizing migrant characters with Rasquachismo, kawaii, and comic sensibilities.
Ogden Contemporary Arts presents two exhibitions delving into the profound theme of artwork as a cathartic release of trauma. Holly Wong: Emergence and Stephanie Leitch: Spellbound are on view through October 16, 2023.
Alexis Rausch continues raising questions about mass responses to traumatic events and how her identity comes into play through the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art exhibition Nobody likes it here.
A Dream Deferred at Southern Utah Museum of Art explores the Black experience and inequality in education, wealth, and housing. The exhibition is on view through September 23, 2023.
A Greater Utah, a major survey at the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, aims to be more representative of regional artmaking than the predecessor show, Utah Biennial: Mondo Utah.
Eric J. García’s Latest Community Mural and Video Game Allow Players to Interact with Colonial “Aliens”
Ogden Contemporary Arts’s second artist in residence Eric J. García invites us to scrutinize the principles upon which American history and identity are based in a dazzling and multifaceted artistic project.
Jessica Kinsey heads a small but growing team at the Southern Utah Museum of Art, a Cedar City institution that aims to replace culturally insular stereotypes with a community focus.
Moab Arts Reuse Residency program in Utah, which attracts worldwide artists to make pieces out of rubbish, challenges the concept of detritus and trash.
Utah Valley University is set to open a new museum inside of an old manor. The debut super exhibition, The Art of Belonging, centers BIPOC voices with connections to Utah.
Many Wests: Artists Shape an American Idea explores the erasure of Black, LGBTQ+, Indigenous American, Asian American and Latinx culture through contemporary art.
New Mexico-based artist Eric García presents solo exhibition Aim High at Ogden Contemporary Arts and unveils a community mural, the culmination of a two-month residency at OCA.
As Utah faces the evaporation of the Great Salt Lake, Utah artists are finding ways to orient themselves in disaster by considering the relationship between disability and environment.
Jiyoun Lee-Lodge of Salt Lake City grapples with themes of isolation and belonging—in comic book-style works influenced by Korean folk art—in her ongoing Waterman series.
Mesmerizing Flesh, Tamara Kostianovsky’s exhibition of textile sculptures, encapsulates a compelling, if harrowing contradiction between industrial violence and the beauty of corporeal and organic forms.
The Horacio Rodriguez-curated exhibition and auction Boombox Benefit at UMOCA, a multi-artist showcase of ten ceramic pieces patterned from Rodriguez’s 1980s childhood boombox, aids ten different social justice-centric organizations.
“Great” Salt Lake No More: How Utah’s Worsening Drought is Inspiring Artistic Reflection and Activism
The depletion of Utah’s Great Salt Lake is a symbol of the state’s worsening water crisis and has, throughout the past few years, inspired a diverse array of artistic responses.
Between Life and Land: Material at Kimball Art Center stuns not by virtue of its star artists, but from those that highlight the wonder and horror of our natural world.
Utah’s New State Flag, To the Disappointment of Some, Won’t Depict the State Fish Wielding the State Firearm
During the Utah state and Salt Lake City flag competitions, residents fall in love with Grant Miller’s dark-horse design heavy on clowning state symbols and imagery.
Salt Lake City’s Christian School, the brainchild of late artist Ralphael Plescia, is in limbo as an arts organization’s preservation efforts are hampered by the recent sale of the property.
Under New Leadership, the Springville Museum of Art Remains Essential to Utah Arts and Arts Education
Springville Museum of Art, newly helmed by Emily Larsen, is one of Utah’s oldest visual arts institutions—and a crucial component of the state’s arts education networks.
María del Mar González-González, a Utah-based curator, bolsters artist voices that are too often relegated to the fringes of discussions about Latinx art.
The Center Can Not Hold—curated by Hikmet Sidney Loe and featuring works by Anne Mooney, John Sparano, and Hannah Vaughn—explores the varied meanings of holding space through architecture.
The Southern Utah Museum of Art celebrates the legacy of Utah artist Jimmie F. Jones with a new semi-permanent exhibition space and permanent, interactive touchscreen kiosk.
Elpitha Tsoutsounakis’s Unknown Prospect explores the material possibilities of ochre to showcase the beauty and agency of the Utah landscape and its nonhuman inhabitants.
Midvale, Utah recently instituted a cultural revitalization project to enhance its downtown. A large mural depicting two nude figures and a ghoulish specter has become the talk of the town. […]
A Rift Out West: Salt Lake City’s Arts Community Confronts Issues of Indigenous Representation at Local Gallery Modern West
New Mexico artist Billy Schenck has made a successful career of cowboy-and-Indian pop-art imagery, but a recent exhibition of his work brings present-day debates over representation and authorship into the harshest of spotlights.
John Sproul, a prominent local artist and owner of Nox Contemporary, will close the gallery following the end of Jared Steffensen’s exhibition Idem, Norms, Dorms Mine on November 4, 2022.