Heading out for gallery stroll this Friday? Stop by these exhibitions to see work from students, alumni, and faculty from the University of Utah Department of Art & Art History!
1 - Heydar Rasoulpur’s exhibition, ‘Remembering Together’, at UMOCA captures feelings of loneliness, isolation, displacement, anxiety, and longing. Deeply personal, the paintings explore Rasoulpur’s experience coming to the United States as an Iranian refugee in 2016 and the emotional impact of isolation caused by the pandemic in 2020.
2 - ‘re/de construct’ at the Chase Home Museum brings together the work of two BFA alumni, Anita Hawkins and Amy Ungricht, who use abstract shapes and a variety of materials that reference history and nature. There is an artist reception from 6-8pm on Friday and the show runs through January 13, 2023.
3 - ‘Watchlist’ at Urban Arts Gallery, showcases some of Utah’s emerging artists, among them Painting & Drawing student Matalyn Zundel. The exhibition will be on view through December 4, with an artist reception from 6-9pm this Friday.
4 - Alum Cara Despain explores our complicated relationship with the earth working in photography, sculpture, painting, drawing, and collected material in ‘ashes of her enemy’ at Current Work Gallery. The show runs to December 2.
7 - At Phillips Gallery, Painting & Drawing faculty Maureen O’Hara Ure and John Erickson, Photography faculty Ed Bateman, and MFA alum Heidi Moller Somsen are included in the Annual Winter Group Show.
8 - Friday is also the last day to see Book Arts faculty Emily Tipps’ exhibition at Finch Lane Gallery, which hinges on books’ abilities to stoke imagination, transport consciousness, and expand horizons.