Eight University of Utah alumni were selected from a statewide call-for-entries by the Artist of Utah’s Board of Directors for the 35x35 exhibition currently on view at the Salt Lake Arts Council’s Finch Lane Gallery. The show presents the various themes, mediums, and styles being explored by this up and coming generation of artists.
Featured University of Utah alumni includes Sarah May (BFA), who’s book of photography and poetry Glances examines narratives of split personalities, specifically in the lives of women. Holly Cobb’s (MFA) works use figurative abstraction to explore the loss of control caused by obsession with unattainable desires. The photography of Jaime Kyle (MFA) centers around the appropriation of everyday objects into physical spaces using focus, light, and staging. The selected photographs of Max Rosenzweig (BFA) in the exhibition are what he defines as “Pop Western” and challenge the constructed identity of the American West.
Other University of Utah representatives included in the 35x35 show are Rebecca Hansen (Photography BFA, Juror’s Award winner), Nancy Rivera (Photography, MFA), Justin Watson (Studio Arts, MFA), Mary Toscano (Book Arts, BFA) and Adjunct Professor Tatiana Larsen (Juror’s Award recipient). The 35x35 exhibition is on view at the Finch Lane Gallery, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. until September 23rd. For a full list artists and more information about the 35x35 exhibition, visit www.artistsofutah.org.