October 19 through November 9, 2012

Artists' Reception: Friday, October 19, 2012 from 6 to 9 PM

  • Art Access Gallery: Paintings by Waldo Kidd & Urban Photographs by Paula Kaye Rudd
  • Access II Gallery: Paintings by Daren Young

Art Access Gallery is pleased to present Icons and Relics: The places where we live and work, urban paintings by Waldo Kidd; and urban photographs by Paula Kaye Rudd.

Waldo Kidd is a mostly self-taught painter who credits his experience with carpentry and understanding of architecture for his natural ability to understand color, perspective and proportion. Salt Lake residents will readily identify many of the buildings depicted in Kidd's paintings - the ones we pass to and from work. "Restaurants, grocery stores and manufacturing centers tell us a lot about who we are, where and how we live. I wanted to create a sympathetic archive of these places and to pay tribute to them."

Photographer Paula Kaye Rudd also finds inspiration in Salt Lake's urban lanscape. She is particularly drawn to imagery where she finds the juxtaposition of man-made objects and nature. Mostly taken from a bird's eye view, her photographs often include such contrasting visuals as rooftops, smoke stacks and construction machinery set against a backdrop of snowcapped mountains, instense sunsets and grey storm clouds.

In Access II Gallery, Art Access is pleased to feature the work of painter Daren Young. In his exhibit, Child's Play, is a series of allegorical illustrations that depict the childish way we often behave in our adult relationships. "I depicted a variety of children at play as surrogates for adults behaving childishly," says Young. For this collection of work, Young employed an illustrative style that resembles images most traditionally used in children's story books.

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