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Museum-Wide Unveiling! 5 New Exhibitions Opening at UMOCA

Art, Salt Lake CityJesse WalkerComment

Don't miss UMOCA's museum-wide unveiling this Friday. I'm excited to see what they have in store. From their press release today:

UMOCA is very excited to present a newly refreshed museum with exhibitions throughout each of our five galleries and our Ed. Space.

It will be a lively evening mingling with artists, exploring new ideas presented through artwork, and enjoying our cash bar. *Receive a free exhibition graphic button with your $8 donation while supplies last.

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Exhibitions Include:

main gallery
IDEOLOGUE
"Ideologue" is a group exhibition that brings together international and national contemporary artists who employ humor and hyperbole to reimagine platforms of ideology. Through text, print, video, and sculpture, the projects in Ideologue playfully map out how contemporary artists poke fun at the political universe and its pointed claims to social truth.
#ideologue #thefunnythingaboutorthodoxy

street gallery
DAVID BROTHERS: ROLITHICA
Incorporating both the beautiful and the wretched, David Brothers creates elaborate, fantastical and sublime staged worlds as the palette for his photographic compositions. Through installation and photography, this solo exhibition will take the viewer into Brothers’ surreal world that is at once both hell and paradise. An accompanying publication will be available for purchase.
#rolithica

codec gallery
YOSHUA OKÓN: ORACLE
Oracle references the name of the eponymous small town in Arizona that was the site of one of the largest protests in the U.S. against the migration of unaccompanied minors from Central America. In Oracle, Okón attempts to give voice to the multiple and often widely dissenting positions surrounding the migration of tens of thousands of children, a phenomenon that reached unprecedented numbers in 2014. 

projects gallery
ANDREW MONCRIEFF: A STRANGE FEELING
In Andrew Moncrief’s A Strange Feeling, the artist appropriates images of male wrestlers to unravel dichotomies of violence and intimacy, stoicism and submission, tolerance and taboo. Rendered in thick layers of oil paint, Moncrief’s striking figures evoke tensions between classical representations of the ideal form and contemporary understandings of the gendered body.

a-i-r space
PAUL CROW: HERE
Paul Crow's photographs are records of his movement through places with the aim of being as fully present there as he is able. With the camera recording the trajectories of his attention, Crow puts aside traditional notions of composition, framing, and subject in order to represent both moving through, and being in, at once.

Limberjack Shriek!

Salt Lake City, Theatre & DanceJesse WalkerComment

The University of Utah presents Cirque Alfonse and Timber! at Kingsbury Hall on Thursday February 4th. Bearded men log dancing, jumping over saws and and juggling axes sounds pretty fun doesn't it? Video >

Description:

You can almost smell the fresh-cut pine logs and the sweat of lumberjacks as you watch them jiving to a traditional folk soundtrack. The young circus troupe hails from a small town called Saint-Alphonse-Rodriguez and they have clearly drawn upon their country roots to find inspiration and energy for this unique creative project. Timber !, is clearly off the beaten track. The show’s creators designed unusual acrobatic apparatus inspired directly from the forestry resources available on their real-life family farm. The experience feels and smells authentic. The artists perform incredible feats of aerial acrobatics that are directly inspired by the natural raw materials of the forest and the equipment used on the farm. The atmosphere is hyper-festive. The talented acrobats and musicians create a colourful, energetic scene where we can witness epic feats of agility and strength, inspired by the exploits of the first North-American lumberjacks, loggers and farmers.

[Via: SLMag.]

River of Fundament

Film & Television, Salt Lake CityJesse WalkerComment

Check this out over the weekend. Get lost in film.

CUAC and Salt Lake Film Society are pleased to co-present Matthew Barney's and Jonathan Bepler's RIVER OF FUNDAMENT in Salt Lake City at Salt Lake Film Society's Tower Theater January 8-14, 2016

River of Fundament

Salt Lake Film Society's Tower Theatre
876 East 900 South, Salt Lake City, Utah 84105
801-321-0310

More info & tickets

Matthew Barney is one of America's leading contemporary artists known for his epic films and immaculate sculptures and performances.

In collaboration with composer Jonathan Bepler, Matthew Barney combines traditional modes of narrative cinema with filmed elements of performance, sculpture, and opera, reconstructing Mailer’s hypersexual story of Egyptian gods and the seven stages of reincarnation, alongside the rise and fall of the American car industry.

The film’s central scene is an abstraction of Mailer’s wake, set in a replica of the late author’s apartment in Brooklyn Heights and featuring Maggie Gyllenhaal, Paul Giamatti, Elaine Stritch, Ellen Burstyn, Joan La Barbara, and jazz percussionist Milford Graves. Alluring and intense, this epic, multidimensional experience is a sprawling allegory of death and rebirth within the contemporary American landscape.

 

David Brothers: Rolithica

Art, Salt Lake City, PhotographyJesse WalkerComment

A Place We Go to Decorate

STREET GALLERY: JAN 29 – APR 30
OPENING RECEPTION: FEB 5 | 7 PM

Press Release: 
Incorporating both the beautiful and the wretched, David Brothers creates elaborate, fantastical and sublime staged worlds as the palette for his photographic compositions. Through installation and photography, this solo exhibition will take the viewer into Brothers’ surreal world that is at once both hell and paradise.

As a respected and unusual character in the Utah arts community, Brothers has made his mark in various disciplines including painting, printmaking, animation, radio, film, video and photography. Although he has had a long career in the film industry as a designer, art director and scenic painter, in the 90s he returned to the creation of set design with the sole purpose of photographing his whimsical environments, giving visual and lasting representation to the artist’s form of storytelling. 

For Brothers, still photography is the ideal narrative format, unhindered by troublesome cinematic matters, such as clichéd emotional manipulations that visually bankrupt the language of motion pictures. In the exhibition Rolithica, Brothers presents a site-specific installation in conjunction with a series of large-format photographs, allowing visitors to explore the uncanny components of his unique artistic practice.

Meet the Artist on opening night, January 29 at UMOCA.
Utahmoca.org/portfolio/david-brothers-rolithica/

Lyfestyle Choices

Food & Drink, Salt Lake CityJesse WalkerComment

Pulp, a City Creek juice place has opened a Lifestyle Kitchen at Gallivan that is super tasty. More so considering there's not much in the way of healthy, vegetarian or vegan fare lining the downtown sandwich tunnel (Broadway). Try the coconut lentil soup, wraps, bowls (all available with meat) while you get yourself spun on a variety of pulverized healing grasses. Our cashier mentioned there's a vegan place going in to the east of Pulp which just might cement Salt Lake as one of the more vegan friendly cities in the region. Moby will surely rejoice.

Pulp Lifestyle Kitchen
49 Gallivan Ave., Salt Lake City, UT 84111
801-456-2513
m-f 8am to 8pm
sat. 9am to 3pm
closed sunday

THE 2ND ANNUAL 'LIGHT AS AIR'

Salt Lake CityJesse WalkerComment

THE 2ND ANNUAL EVENT, LIGHT AS AIR.

Light as Air is a community event to raise vibration and awareness to clean air in Utah.   For the second year in a row we are teaming up with the non-profit organization WESTERN RESOURCE ADVOCATES and working directly with their clean air efforts in Utah. Light as Air is a weekend of celebration, education, and inspiration with passionate individuals dedicated to living more sustainable lifestyles and working towards clean air in Utah.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 7TH AT 6 PM
Dinner - Speakers - Live Entertainment - Drinks -Discussions - Silent Auctions
CHURCH AND STATE 370 S 300 E SLC, UT 84111

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 8TH AT 6 PM
Dance Performance - Education and Information - Opportunity Drawing
ROSE WAGNER THEATER 138 W BROADWAY SLC,UT 84101

THERE ARE A LOT OF THINGS TO LOVE ABOUT UTAH,
POOR AIR QUALITY ISN’T ONE OF THEM
SHARE YOUR VOICE IN FAVOR OF CLEAN AIR IN UTAH

@utahlightasair

SLC Gets A Boutique Hotel (Finally)

Design & Architecture, Salt Lake CityJesse WalkerComment

The Eat-A-Burger eyesore across from Gallivan Plaza was demolished today! The site is to be a mixed use 20-story development with a proposed 150-room boutique hotel above ground-floor retail. Construction should start sometime after Regent Street renovations are completed. Welcome news on the heels of yesterdays ground-breaking ceremony for Central Ninth Market. [Photo via: @DowntownPlanSLC]

SIAK TAPE RELEASE SHOW AT INDUSTRY

Music, Salt Lake CityJesse WalkerComment

Check this show out friends! SIAK is and all the Hel Audio guys are doing it properly. Also, there may be an afterparty you should look into. Info:

Industry is a monthly showcase of live & local electronic music at Diabolical Records in Salt Lake City. This month's edition will be the release show for Siak's upcoming tape "PHD". More info coming shortly.

Performing this month:
Siak (https://soundcloud.com/dr-siak)
UTA Trax (https://soundcloud.com/uta-trax)
Rhizoid (https://soundcloud.com/rhizoid)

More info on past shows & participating artists can be found here:http://helaudio.org/industry/

PKN 20x20 Vol. 16

Design & Architecture, Salt Lake CityJesse WalkerComment

Salt Lake Design Week – Making a little change to our yearly Design Week Pechakucha Night event. Instead of kicking-off the week on a Monday, we're excited to be on the tail-end of the week. Come out on Friday and wrap up an exciting week of all things Design at Pechakucha Night! There is an incredible line-up of presenters ranging from architecture, graphic design, art, industrial design, urban art, photography, motorcycles, advertising, film. Next to the Beaux Arts Ball on Saturday, it's the perfect way to cap of a week of all things awesome!  Tickets can be purchased at Eventbrite >