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new narratives: recent work by u of u art faculty

October 24, 2014-January 11, 2015
This triennial exhibition showcases the newest work by the University of Utah's Department of Art and Art History faculty and celebrates the working artists who inspire the community through their creative output and their teaching.

OPEN HOUSE
Wednesday, November 12 | 4-8 pm | FREE

Enjoy light refreshments and a 7 pm performance of "Utah Fight Song" by the "Pride of Utah," the U of U Marching Band, in the UMFA's G. W. Anderson Great Hall.

GALLERY TALKS | FREE
• Thursday, November 13 | 5:30-7 pm
• Wednesday, November 19 | 5:30-7 pm
• Friday, November 21 | *Pre-Gallery Stroll, 4-6 pm
Warm up for Salt Lake City's Gallery Stroll (6-9 pm)
by stopping first at the UMFA.

 

Tony Feher
They arrived yesterday, dusty and weary from the journey, but in good spirits

NOW ON VIEW

American sculptor Tony Feher has been changing the way we see the world for the past three decades. With a hyper-awareness of the formal qualities of everyday objects-bottles, tape, plastic bags-Feher turns unconsidered, often-discarded materials into poetic sculptures and elegant installations. For this exhibition, the UMFA has invited Feher to help us re-imagine the architecture of our Great Hall with a brand new site-specific installation.

The exhibition is sponsored by Nancy and David Gill, the University of Utah Department of Art and Art History, XMission, and an anonymous donor.

 

salt 10: Conrad Bakker

September 12, 2014–February 8, 2015
Conrad Bakker makes imprecise, to-scale replicas of objects like books, photographs, chairs, and motorcycles out of wood and paint to investigate the creation of value and economic systems. Often inserting his handmade facsimiles into the commercial realms of their real commodity counterparts, Bakker circumvents the art market, challenges postmodern perceptions of authorship and authenticity, and questions the distinction between originality and appropriation.

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Krishna: Lord of Vrindavan

August 8-November 30, 2014

A companion exhibition to Moksha: Photography by Fazal Sheikh, Krishna: Lord of Vrindavan explores the Hindu god Krishna through sacred and secular artworks, dating from the 11th century to the 20th, from the Museum's Asian art collection. Krishna promised followers that through bhakti (devotion) to him, one could gain moksha (salvation). The exhibition will be presented in the Museum's Emma Eccles Jones Education Gallery.

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Moksha: Photography by Fazal Sheikh

July 11–November 30, 2014

Moksha: Photography by Fazal Sheikh weaves together the artist-activist's portraits and the stories of a community of widows in the Hindu pilgrimage site of Vrindavan. A marginalized segment of Hindu society since ancient times, widows, many of them dispossessed of home and family, have few places of sanctuary. In Vrindavan, a city holy to the Hindu god Krishna, these women chant and pray every day in the hopes of obtaining moksha, release from the constant cycle of death and rebirth. The exhibition, comprising forty photographs by Sheikh, is on loan from the Princeton Museum of Art. Fazal Sheikh has worked as a photographer since graduating from Princeton University in 1987. Primarily through portraits, he brings attention to marginalized peoples and groups around the world. His other projects include Ladli, A Camel for the Son, and Ramadan Moon. He has won numerous awards including the Henri Cartier-Bresson International Grand Prize and a MacArthur Fellowship.

On loan from Princeton University Art Museum.

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