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Re: “Ed "Big Daddy" Roth: Rat Fink!

Ed Roth came up with some killer ideas, but it was Robert Williams and Ed Newton that made them come to life. i believe it is sad that most of the great art from the golden 60s to early 70s era that was not only awesome, but controversial, was edited and softened up due to l.d.s. beliefs later on in Roth's journey. If you go to the exhibit you can see the difference immensely between the two. i am for one happy that the exhibit features not only original and new Roth designs, but also the original ''good stuff'' from the 60s , which shows the edge that Roth, Williams and Newt were known for back in the day. I guess the old saying rings true here: you don't know what you got until its gone. R.I.P big daddy.

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Posted by James Jensen on 06/14/2015 at 11:19 PM

Re: “Ed "Big Daddy" Roth: Rat Fink!

Very cool. I was a huge Roth fan as a kid. I didn't know his LDS story, etc. Looks like I need to plan a trip to Ephraim. Nice article!

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Posted by Ted Scheffler on 06/10/2015 at 10:26 AM

Re: “Howa Gallery

Great Article. Congrats Tommy

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Posted by on 05/21/2015 at 9:42 PM

Re: “Journey Stories

Thanks City Weekly, for the great coverage of this multifaceted project! For twenty years, the Utah Humanities Council has been partnering with the Smithsonian to bring Museum on Main Street exhibitions to Utah. This latest one, Journey Stories, is a terrific fit for our state and we are pleased to be touring it to five Utah communities through spring of 2015. Your readers can learn more about the tour and associated events and resources here….
- Megan van Frank, state coordinator for Journey Stories, Utah Humanities Council

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Posted by utahhumanities on 09/22/2014 at 6:36 AM

Re: “Ana Prvacki at UMOCA

seriously? like the chivalry project? a young, skinny, attractive artist who takes her clothes off for the camera and uses marketing strategies and professional advertisers, in what universe is this "subversive"?! Comparing yourself to the great marina abramovic? yikes.

Posted by anonymousartcritic on 10/26/2013 at 4:16 PM

Re: “Martha Wilson

The UMFA just keeps getting better and better!!!

Posted by S on 09/13/2013 at 12:56 PM

Re: “Derek Dyer: Icons, Archetypes & Oddities

It is a well known fact that wherever artists work, live, create. . they renew a neighborhood, then the money comes in and evicts them so the atmosphere created becomes a moneymaking arena for deep pockets. . like the homeless at parks. . artists then have to find new rundown homes, which they energize with their creativity and the cycle starts all over. Big Corp. Ought to pay artists for their help!

Posted by Kay on 08/13/2013 at 11:41 AM

Re: “CUAC Is Back

I would like to know the name of one artist in this show who could not . . . indeed, HAS not, exhibited in Utah. The fabulous bragadoccio of Adam Bateman -- or the CUAC board, if there is any daylight visible between those two -- constantly provides dishonesty where simple truth apparetnly cannot suffice. Censorship? Not in evidence. Controversy? In your teapot. Come on, Staker: name one CUAC artist who hasn't been allowed to show in Utah!

Posted by geoff wichert on 12/27/2012 at 4:37 PM

Re: “CUAC Is Back

I have seen quite a few pieces by Venessa Gromek! She does wonderful work!!

Posted by Larry Castagnoli on 12/20/2012 at 8:31 PM

Re: “Jeffrey Hale @ Patrick Moore Gallery

I proudly have three of Jeffrey's pieces and have yet to have anyone see them without relaying their intrigue and sincere appreciation. Keep these coming!

Posted by Don on 10/24/2012 at 12:26 AM

Re: “Jeffrey Hale @ Patrick Moore Gallery

The first responsibility of any critic is to accurately see what is before him. How can anyone, let alone an art historian like Mr. Clark, describe a Cubist head on a Modigliani neck as "a new genre entirely?". His further description of Jeffrey Hale as having "an insatiable instinct that draws him to the individual, and therefore to portraiture," belies the large number of Utah artists who paint detached, poised figures in frontal presentation, most so lacking in affect as to seem emotionally and intellectually inaccessible. In another magazine, Clark recently attacked a local painter whose works are not that different from Hale’s. The principle difference, Hale’s distortion of the physiognomy of his subjects, stands instead as proof of how familiar all this is. Were it not a commonplace of contemporary illustration, viewer’s would find the warp of Haley’s skull and the asymmetry of her face disturbing. They do not. Clark speaks of this artist as though contrast between the indecipherable mask and expressive paint handling in the background somehow marks him as unique. Aside from being insupportable, such hyperbole is unnecessary. It is sufficient that Jeffrey Hale’s exploration of the portrait intrigues Mr Clark, who needn’t always resort to making extravagant claims on behalf of each artist he falls for.

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Posted by Post Geoff on 09/03/2012 at 12:59 PM

Re: “Utah Arts Fest: Ted Siebert Sand Sculpture

Freakin' AMAZING!

Posted by Ted on 06/18/2012 at 3:22 PM

Re: “Fresh Breath of Air

This is an exceptionally original galley with very unique exhibitions and live events. Unfortunately without a good website it is being missed easily online.

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Posted by ipeqi on 01/14/2012 at 9:35 AM

Re: “Journey of the Wounded Bird

Hooray for Dave Borba and thanks Brian Staker for this thoughtful article. Looking forward to tonight.

Posted by Pam on 08/19/2011 at 9:26 AM

Re: “Frank McEntire: Reli-Queries

I wish I could be there to bask in the event. Congrats on accomplishing another good show, Frank. The article is great! Thanks for sharing, Sarah. Terrific! Holly

Posted by Holly on 06/16/2011 at 9:35 PM

Re: “Jared Steffensen: Lofty Peaks & Wide Streets

Jared is an awesome teacher/person/artist. He actually made me, a 2 D artist, feel as if I can work in 3 D. Can't wait to see his new art.

Posted by Kay Hale on 05/19/2011 at 11:12 AM

Re: “At the Forefront of Folk

Yay Carol! You deserve this recognition...and a lot more! We're proud of all you do to keep the Folk Arts alive in Utah! We love you!

Posted by Jamie on 02/16/2011 at 1:35 PM

Re: “The Eclectic Company

This was very interesting, I plan on attending the Gallery stroll, when I normally would have not attended an event like this. I would like to see the comic book style mma zine. Where would we be able to veiw or get a copy of it? This content of this article caught my eye, I found it appealing and informative, however if you could pass me on the information on the comic book style zine or even when the book would be coming out, that would be even better!

Posted by Garry on 01/21/2011 at 7:03 AM

Re: “Trevor Southey: Reconciliation

I am glad he didn't redredge up that old memory...and sad that you did. It is more important to know that he survived Utah's Slaughterhouse of Lambs (or sheep in wolf's clothing).

Posted by Kimberly on 11/24/2010 at 6:55 AM

Re: “Trevor Southey: Reconciliation

How can you talk about Trevor Southey without mentioning the beautiful mural he painted for the Salt Lake International Airport in the 80's of two naked figures flying through the air (feels alot like flying no-frills Delta now) and how the local puritan mob lambasted it and laid on the floor and kicked their stupid little hands and feet until it was taken down? And to add insult to injury, I believe that action was spearheaded by the. . .wait for it. . . wait for it...The Citizens For True Freedom.
No wonder the rest of the country hates us.

Posted by BlackMamba on 11/17/2010 at 4:35 PM

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