Existential questions such as these are fundamental to the art of Utah resident Daniel Everett, featured in this iteration of the Utah Museum of Fine Arts’ salt series.
In salt 5, habitats for living, working, eating and sleeping are not given much thought by those occupying them, but for Everett, they’re an opportunity for exploration of meaning like a living time capsule. With his analytical art, he examines artificial environments through an informed human perspective.
The UMFA show consists of two video pieces, new mixed-media installations and photographic prints such as the ones in Monuments that Dawsey calls “anonymous architecture,” which question parameters of being, both hypothetically and metaphorically. Everett’s artificial subjects, understood on a human level, thus become lucid and uncanny. (Ehren Clark)
salt 5: Daniel Everett @ Utah Museum of Fine Arts, 410 S. Campus Center Drive, 801-581-7332, March 30-July 29; opening reception March 30, 7 p.m., $5-$7. UMFA.Utah.edu
Date: Jun 17, 2012
Address: 410 Campus Center Dr., Salt Lake City, 84112
Where: Utah Museum of Fine Arts