April 19 through May 7, 2013
Opening Reception: Friday, April 19, 6 - 9 PM
Exhibit Dates: April 19 – May 7
Art Access Gallery:
Abstract Paintings by Cal Johnson and Fashion As Art, clay handbag reproductions by Lacey Kay
Influenced by Eastern culture and philosophy, Cal Johnson's paintings take on a minimalist appearance, making them more abstract than representational.
Sculpting the clay to look as if it is a real handbag, Lacey Kay plays with the idea of fashion as art and elevates the status of the handbag from accessory to art object.
Access II Gallery:
The Secrets of Ancient Pottery by Cory C. Dangerfield
Digging up his own clay, researching and experimenting with the pottery methods of ancient Utah and Maya civilizations, Cory C. Dangerfield has created a body of work that is rare and enlightening. The exhibit includes hand-made clay vessels made without the use of a potter's wheel or modern kilns. Also on display will be Cory's paintings from his experiences in the field.
March 15 through April 12, 2013
Opening Reception: March 15, 6-9 p.m.
Art Access Gallery: Clay Arts of Utah, "Biomimicry," innovations inspired by nature
Access II Gallery: animated Western characters by Ryan Perkins
Art Access Gallery: Art Access is proud to present Biomimicry, a ceramics exhibit by Clay Arts Utah and curated by Heidi Moller Somsen. The theme "Biomimicry"— from the Greek bios [life] and mimesis [imitation] — is suited to these artists in particular, as they are influenced by the subtleties of the natural world.
This exhibit speaks to the notion of artist as scientist, constantly researching, hypothesizing, and processing the world around them through their work.
Participating artists: Aaron Ashcraft, Nolan Baumgartner, Tara Carpenter, Suzanne Conine, Amber Egbert, Lauren Gallaspy, Karen Gladstone, Paul Gladstone, Anne Gregerson, William James, Juanita Marshall, David Pendell, Leslie Randolph, Brian Snapp, Hermine Testard, Dan Vu and Julie Ward.
Access II Gallery: In our back gallery, we are proud to feature Westish, animation and screenprints by Ryan Perkins. The artist describes this body of work as "contemporary sketches of personalities I’ve observed out here in the West, shaped by various historical images and stories. The dusty landscape where my characters dance could be out of John Ford movies or roadrunner cartoons."