Welcome to the Department of Art & Art History
The dynamic environment created within the department is fertile ground for those serious about art making, research, critical discourse and teaching. Our faculty is dedicated to excellence and provides an open, respectful center for diversity and creative expression. The department mentors students in innovation, critical thinking, craft, exploration and creates exciting opportunities for interdisciplinary collaborations. The Department of Art & Art History is an outstanding place for students interested in creating a life in the arts.
Reception: May 13, 6-9 pm
Live Performance at 7:30
Artist requests guests wear something with stripes.
Where myth leads to truth in the imagination of the artist. Masks, performances, drawings, and sculptures create a new mythical world where personas find courage to enter the unknown and walk the symbolic journey of becoming the ideal self.
Enjoy free parking, refreshments and music by DJ Charlie Steadman
Holly Cobb’s work evolved through an analysis of the physical and psychological stress of living in a society propelled by hedonic eating, eating for pleasure rather than survival. With food so accessible and abundant, we are continuously tempted and haunted by it, locked in a cycle of desire, satiation, and discontent.
The Art of Place
Opening Reception: June 4, 5-8pm
Céline Downen pieces together community voices with elements of her natural surroundings to create a sense of place.
GATHER: plants, sticks, trees, leaves, bark, shells, bones, logs, pine needles, fabric, pulp, poetry, memories, stories, photographs
PIECE: natural dyes, paper, cyanotypes, typewriter, shibori
STITCH: cabinet of curiosities, nests, collectives, quilts, installations
Opening Reception 6PM–9PM
Friday, June 24th
156 W Utopia Ave, SLC UT 84115
June 25th–29th, by appointment only.
AUTOMATIC PROCESSING PITFALLS is an inquiry into the failures and misgivings of how we process the world around us. For this exhibition, Justin Watson used computer-aided automations to break down appropriated historically-based images, video and sound to rearticulate content sourced from the internet and from the artist’s personal archive. Online exhibit at processingpitfalls.info will also be available on the day of the opening reception.