Gianni Pettena: In The Absence of Bodies (Laundry)

In July outside of UMOCA, dangling donated items of colorful garments made up a recreation of Italian architect and artist Gianni Pettena's, Laundry (1969). To the street passerby, it would have been easy to assume that the installation was simply "laundry." But why out in the street and at a museum no less? At first glance, the laundry was an everyday scene. Ultimately, this was the point of the washing, that each clothing item lent new life to the city. It took away the cold busy feeling and instead replaced it with items of familiarity and warmth. In a way, the various pieces of attire allowed citizens to connect with the space. Each individual shirt or pant seemed to represent a being hanging out to dry before others, in the open expanse soaking in the surroundings of their placement. Perhaps appearing odd or out of place at first, but in time becoming part of the museum itself.

[Written by Hannah Stewart]
O-Town Arts: Creating Absence    
AUG 16 - NOV 23 

As the first curated exhibition in our Locals Only Gallery, Creating Absence is up next to take its place on the white walls of UMOCA. The Ogden-based collective O-Town Arts includes works by Bruce Case, Holly Jarvis, Derek Rigby and Josh Winegar. 


By exploring spatial relationships between built and conceived environments, this group show focuses on dualities concerning the familiar and the strange. MORE>


Opening Reception: August 16  l  7:00 to 9:00 PM

Free Admission

UMOCA Art Truck Welcomes
Calder Kamin

Calder Kamin will be our featured artist for the 2013-2014 school year. Coinciding with her exhibit, her project Impact Proof consists of vinyl decals that prevent birds from colliding into windows. Visitors to the
Art Truck can aide their avian neighbors by creating an Impact Proof paper decal using one of Kamin's stencil designs. MORE>

Opening Reception - August 16  l  6:30 to 9:00 PM
Public Workshop - August 17  l  11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Art Truck August and Early September Line Up:
August 2 - 4, Park City Arts Festival
Historic Main Street
Fri: 5:00 to 9:00 PM, Sat: 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM, Sun: 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM

August 24, Magna Main Street Arts 
10:00 AM to 8:00 PM
9125 West Magna Main Street (2700 South), Magna, UT 

September 7, Avenues Street Fair 
9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
1st Avenue between P Street and U Street, Salt Lake City, UT 

Kinetic Spaces: Ririe- Woodbury's
50th Anniversary 

UMOCA, in partnership with contemporary dance company, Ririe-Woodbury, is hosting an event for all ages. Included throughout the evening will be performances by Ririe-Woodbury, a curatorial walkthrough of the Utah Biennial: Mondo Utah exhibition, a gallery roll in partnership with Visit Salt Lake and GREENbike, lines of numerous food trucks right outside our doors and a cash bar. The party will also feature an art opening for the Locals Only Gallery titled, Creating Abscence, as well as for our new Art Truck installation by Calder Kamin. Such a night as this will be one you won't want to miss.


August 16  l  6:30 to 9:30 PM
Curatorial Walkthroughs

With the end of the summer season drawing near, there is no better way to enjoy a night out with friends and family then taking part in our twice-a-month curatorial walkthrough. The curator will guide you through history and explanations of works currently displayed at UMOCA. Enjoy an extra boost of contemporary art knowledge with a question and answer discussion closing out the evening.


August 2 & 16  l  6:00 PM
Free Admission
A.I.R. Open Studio

If you've ever wondered what our Artists-In-Residence create at UMOCA, here is your chance to find out exactly what they do! The open studio event is accessible to any curious wanderer desiring to view the artist process. This is another wonderful opportunity to see what goes on behind the scenes at UMOCA.  

August 23  l  6:00 to 9:00 PM
Open To Public l Free

Field Workshop Presented by Dance Theater Coalition at UMOCA 

We are excited to announce that we will be hosting Field Workshops on Monday nights during the month of August with facilitator Kerri Hopkins. The Field Workshop allows artists to show new work and receive feedback from fellow peers in the group. Brian Patterson one of UMOCA's Artist-in-Residence will also be participating. Hurry and sign up, space is limited. MORE>.


Monday August 5, 12, 19, 26  l  6:30 to 9:00 PM

Artist Workshop: Mary Toscano
UMOCA's Artist-In-Residence, Mary Toscano, is holding a special workshop just for young children. Using senses of sight and sound, hone your creative skills and learn how folding your drawings into a simple book can transform them into a colorful story. Toscano uses minimal line work and light washes to create sparse story like illustrations.
Please arrive right at the beginning. 
August 31  l  2:00 to 4:00 PM
Free Admission

Trent Alvey: Work To Do  

MAY 17- SEP 28   

Artist and UMOCA board member, Trent Alvey, along with Pam Bowman, Jann Haworth and Amy Jorgensen teamed up together to create an exhibition titled Work To Do located at BYU's Museum of Art. Come and behold Alvey's 15.5 foot wedding dress, Big Bad Love. Made out of bubble wrap, the gigantic bride dress explores our culture's concept of the commitment of marriage. WATCH HER VIDEO>.


Changed By The Elements: A Collaboration Between Architecture and Nature

Imagine what nature would do to an art piece left out in the sun, how does it transform into something new? You and your children are invited to build structures out of premade wooden pyramids and various materials to leave out in your backyard. Overtime witness how the elements change the piece. Follow artist and architect, Gianni Pettena and his "Tumbleweed Catcher" in remembering that whatever we construct, will always be taken back by nature. MORE>


 August 10  l  2:00 to 4:00 PM  

Art Fitness Is Back To Bulk Up 
Your Art Brawn

It's time to fish around for that sweat band because art fitness training is back ready to help you build stronger contemporary art muscles! This fall we couldn't be more pleased to announce our partnership with fellow contemporary art coach, CUAC. UMOCA's art fitness is a program dedicated to bringing adults a training regimen that is sure to get you up on your feet by establishing close observation skills and principles in a three-part workshop. MORE> 


Free Pre-view Power Walk in Park City, August TBD 
September 28, October 5, 12  l  3:30 to 5:00 PM
$75 I $60 Members l $40 Students 
Members and students call for discount code.
Call To Artists: Urban Gallery

We are looking for passionate artists to participate in a community art competition at the Urban Gallery in the Neighborhood House. Have you ever wondered what it would be like to bring to life a story of a child through art? Each chosen artist will be paired up with a child to create a world around their drawn figure. Materials will be supplied for the artists. MORE>


Please contact Jared Steffensen at jared.steffensen@utahmoca.org for more information. 


Submissions due to the Neighborhood House August 12
Honeycombs Growing in Popularity
Making A Hive, a collective wall sculpture made up of individual honeycombs at UMOCA, is making headway across the valley! The project is ongoing and continues to grow with each kids' tour. Each busy little bee in school hives have the opportunity to create their own singular honeycomb that represents who they are. This signifies the importance of working together to create something bigger.

Education visits are available for grades k-12. To schedule a visit at UMOCA, contact Jared Steffensen at jared.steffensen@utahmoca.org or visit our website.

August Film Series: Extra And Beyond

Experience a month of screenings by cult filmmakers Mike Cassidy, Trent Harris, Diane Orr and C. Larry Roberts. Curated by Moving Image and Sound Archivist Molly Rose Creel and the Special Collections department at the University of Utah J. Willard Marriott Library,this series will start with a compilation of stories from KUTV's early 1970s program EXTRA. MORE>


August 10, 17, 24 & 31  l  1:00 to 5:00 PM 
Free Admission
Yoshiko Hedges

Yoshiko Hedges embraces curiosity, discovery and adventure as themes for her art work. One series of prints portray a boy's curiosity with the vast wonder that is flight. The boy reaches his arms high into the sky as a bird soars overhead willing him to lift off the ground. Other Hedges items include small boxes for adventure's mementos and fragmented views of a map as an airplane travels out of the image. Visit the Art Shop today to purchase these wonderful objects! MORE>  


We Couldn't Be More Grateful!

Zion's Bank
The Andy Warhol Foundation For The Visual Arts      

Zoo, Arts & Parks       

George S. & Dolores Dore Eccles Foundation       

Nordstrom, Inc.       

Lawrence T. & Janet T. Dee Charitable Foundation 

Utah Division of Arts & Museums       

Kanter Family Foundation       

The Sam & Diane Stewart Family Foundation       

Willard L. Eccles Charitable Foundation       

The Richard K. & Shirley S. Hemingway Foundation 

Salt Lake City Arts Council       


The Jarvis & Constance Doctorow Family Foundation

B. W. Bastian Foundation       

Dr. Ezekiel R. & Edna Wattis Dumke Foundation       

Robertson Properties Midwest LLC       

The Marriner S. Eccles Foundation       

The William H. & Mattie Wattis Harris Foundation       

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