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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.

May
13
Fri
MFA Exhibition: Keith Beard
May 13 – May 27 all-day

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.

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May
20
Fri
MFA Exhibition: Nancy Rivera
May 20 – Jun 10 all-day

Herbarium Obscura: Shadow of Nature

Opening Reception: May 20, 6-9pm

‘Herbarium Obscura: Shadow of Nature’ explores memory, fragility, and dichotomy between the real and the artificial, employing nature as a motif and a metaphor through photography and three-dimensional works.

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May
23
Mon
MFA Exhibition: Holly Cobb
May 23 – May 28 all-day
Feeding the Hedonic Ghost
Opens May 23, 2016
Closing Reception:
Saturday, May 28, 2016
5pm – 9pm

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.

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May
31
Tue
MFA Exhibition: Céline Downen
May 31 – Jun 10 all-day

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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

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Jun
25
Sat
MFA Exhibition: Justin Watson
Jun 25 – Jun 29 all-day

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Opening Reception 6PM–9PM

Friday, June 24th

156 W Utopia Ave, SLC UT 84115

June 25th–29th, by appointment only.

Visit processingpitfalls.info to submit an appointment or email the artist at: Justin.Watson@utah.edu

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.

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