FRI, SEP 7, 2012, 8:00 - 10:00 PM
Please join us for our First Friday event, a monthly celebration of the contemporary art world with amazing exhibitions, music, food, and cash bar.
September's First Friday features the opening of Jason Metcalf: ABRACADABRA, the new Art Truck exhibition by Carlos Rosales-Silva, and music by DJ Flash & Flare. More
MEET THE ARTISTS: Jason Metcalf and Carlos Rosales-Silva will join us for the opening event.
Many thanks to this month's First Friday sponsor: J.Jill
Q & A WITH CRITIC/CURATOR BOB NICKAS
TUE, SEP 11, 2012, 7:00PM
Please join us for an evening with Bob Nickas; he will discuss his curatorial practice and cultural politics in contemporary art. Bob is an independent critic and curator based in New York.
Nickas has organized more than eighty major exhibitions since 1984, including a section of the 1993 Venice Biennale and he was on the team that organized the 2003 Biennale de Lyon. From 2004-2007, he served as curatorial adviser at PS1 Contemporary Art Center in New York. More
ART FITNESS TRAININGSEP 22, 29, AND OCT 6, 3:30-5:00 PM
This second season of UMOCA's award-winning contemporary art education program will occur on three consecutive Saturdays: Sept. 22, Sept. 29, and Oct. 6 from 3:30-5:00 p.m.
With an emphasis on close observation and easy to grasp principles, this participatory workshop is designed to give all audiences the ability to appreciate even the most difficult contemporary art. Learn the basics of Art Fitness Training, and then flex your contemporary art muscles at museums and private collections throughout the city.
But don't take our word for it! Here's what some past participants have said about their experience:
"I loved it! I didn't think I would because I've never liked contemporary art [before]."
"I am no longer intimidated by these super contemporary pieces."
"I now feel liberated--I can walk into a museum and look at art in a different way without relying on someone else to do it for me."
Space is limited.Register here.
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|JASON METCALF: ABRACADABRA
SEP 7-DEC 21, 2012
Knock on wood. Grab the lucky penny. Don't cross the black cat's path. Beware the number 13. Drive a rusty nail through a lime to avoid the evil eye.
Superstition is one of the most uniting forces across cultures. Whether conscious or unconscious, with zeal, skepticism or denial, our behaviors, daily rhythms, architecture and design are determined by superstitions both arcane and contemporary.
Artist Jason Metcalf has painstakingly researched, re-enacted and refreshed languages of superstition long forgotten from day-to-day vernacular with provenance in places as far as Haiti and as near as the Sanpete Valley. Entities, obsessions, legends and lore from various cultures provide the sculptural and performative language displayed in his solo exhibition. More
|ART TRUCK: CARLOS ROSALES-SILVA
SEP 7, 2012-SEP 6, 2013
UMOCA presents a new art truck installation by Carlos Roselas-Silva! Roselas-Silva is a contemporary artist from Austin, TX whose paintings, photos, sculptures and drawings investigate themes of borders, diversity, and identity. Of his practice, Roselas-Silva says, "As a descendant of a Mexican mother and a Native American father it was interesting, shocking, enlightening, and sometimes heartbreaking to learn about my cultural history in varying forms."
Amplified tales of cowboys and Indians, pop cultural stereotypes of Mexicans, oral family history and personal experience all funnel into Roselas-Silva's work which he revises, alters, critiques and explores. Schools, galleries, art festivals, and other community institutions are invited to schedule a free Art Truck visit to see this amazing artist! More
|ALEX ISRAEL: AS IT LAYS
AUG 3-SEP 29, 2012
Los Angeles-based artist Alex Israel uses Hollywood as a material to produce videos, objects, performances, and installations. AS IT LAYS, 2012 employs the television talk-show format as a platform to produce contemporary portraits.
In each episode, Israel, in the role of TV host, peppers his guest with randomly selected questions. The result is a tour de force of absurdity as celebrities from Marilyn Manson to Rosanna Arquette to Vidal Sassoon respond to questions such as: "Have you ever thrown a party when your parents were out of town?", "What are the key ingredients for your dream salad?", and "Have you ever been arrested?".
AS IT LAYS is the talk show you've been waiting for...and UMOCA is proud to present nearly five hours of this portraiture of celebrity culture. More
MR. WINKLE: OBJECT OF PROJECTION
PHOTOGRAPHS BY LARA JO REGAN
JUL 6-OCT 20, 2012
The cutest dog in the world has come to Salt Lake City!
What IS Mr. Winkle? A stuffed animal? A golf club cover? A cat in a dog suit? Such imaginative interpretations of her former stray pup is what inspired Lara Jo Regan to create a photo series that captured the world's imagination, transforming Mr. Winkle into an international cult hero and one of the world's first internet celebrities.
For 10 years, award-winning documentary photographer Regan worked with Mr. Winkle as her muse. Creating hundreds of photographic tableaux with Mr. Winkle as the star, her images draw influence from 19th century portrait photography and 20th century art practices.More
Big Top Winkle will be screened every Saturday at 1 PM, now through Oct. 20, in the UMOCA auditorium.
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JUN 5-SEP 15, 2012
Cantastoria is an exploration of how contemporary artists continue to function as did bards in preliterate cultures, communicating their ideas through language, song, storytelling, and lyricism.
The exhibition features work, by a panoply of artists from Utah and around the world, highlighting the languages we have lost, as well as those that have yet to be discovered. More
VOTE FOR UMOCA!
CITY WEEKLY ARTYS
Please show your UMOCA support and vote for your favorite exhibition to help us win another ARTy award!
Print this email and as a supporter of UMOCA get the $1 off SLFS member price.
Broadway Centre Cinemas Starting Fri 8/24: 12:10, 2:10, 4:10, 7:05
Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry is the first feature-length film about the internationally renowned Chinese artist and activist, Ai Weiwei. In recent years, Ai has garnered international attention as much for his ambitious artwork as his political provocations. Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry examines this complex intersection of artistic practice and social activism as seen through the life and art of China's preeminent contemporary artist. (91 mins, R)
FAMILY ART SATURDAY:
Lights, Camera, Action
SEP 14, 2:00 - 4:00 PM
Inspired by our current exhibition, Mr. Winkle: Object of Projection, children and their adults are invited to bring a favorite stuffed animal and create personalized accessories to dress up their pets! Children will also enjoy a photo shoot with their favorite friend.
Family Art Saturday is free and provides a great opportunity for kids and adults to make an innovative piece of art while learning about the exhibitions at UMOCA. More
KUED WOMEN AND GIRLS LEAD SERIES: Kind Hearted Woman
SEP 12, 7:00 PM
Acclaimed filmmaker David Sutherland (The Farmer's Wife, Country Boys) offers a portrait of a Native American woman struggling between saving her family and risking it all to help her Indian community and abused women.
THE ART SHOP ARTIST OF THE MONTH
September's Artist of the Month is Salt Lake City local artist Jimmy Lucero, who teaches painting and drawing at the University of Utah and Westminster College. Jimmy is a social activist and avant-garde artist whose art depicts the plight of undocumented workers and border issues. He paints with passion towards his goal of giving a voice to those who do not have access. Lucero's art cards can be found with other great local work in UMOCA's Art Shop. More
REGISTRATION IS OPEN FOR FALL STUDIO CLASSES
Register for studio art classes at the Salt Lake Art Center School. Courses are available for all skill levels in photography and digital imaging.
Check class schedules and prices here.
CALL FOR ARTISTS
SALT LAKE FILM SOCIETY
Salt Lake Film Society is proud to support all art mediums. SLFS displays small installations and visual art in the lobby of the Broadway Centre Cinemas. If you are interested in being on the list and having over 22,000 people see your work over the course of one month, please contact: Jim_Faulkner@saltlak
Attention local filmmakers: SLFS' program Local Open Screen Night is for you! Created for and by local filmmakers, this program takes inspiration from a poetry slam. Filmmakers with short clips or dailies can show up day-of show and be presented on screen at the Tower Theatre that same evening. For more details and dates of upcoming projects, please contact: Stephen_simmons@saltlakefilmsociety.org.