January 13, 2011
For immediate release
“Along Those Lines” Exhibit Opening
at the Rio Grande Gallery
Featuring the Art of Roland Thompson,
Allan Ludwig and Jared Clark
SALT LAKE CITY — An exhibit featuring the work of artists Roland Thompson, Allan Ludwig and Jared Clark will open at the Rio Gallery Friday, January 21 with a reception from 6:00 to 9:00 pm, during the Gallery Stroll. The show will continue Mondays through Thursdays from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm through March 3, 2011. The Rio Gallery is located at 300 South Rio Grande Street (455 West) in Salt Lake City.
Along Those Lines is an exhibition about paths: the career paths of three artists, the sometimes convergent paths of their practices, and the path that a simple line makes in a drawing. "We are three friends that work with similar concepts,” said participating artist Roland Thompson, “although the way we resolve or explore the concepts produce different results. We hope that our show is a visual conversation with a central discussion and occasional tangents.”
Roland Thompson’s abstract, linear compositions evoke the orbits of electrons or the gravitational pull of social structures. The human-arm-scaled acrylic works are painted on shaped canvases cut from thin aluminum plate.
Allan Ludwig’s geometric abstractions combine text, video games, and fantasy figures. Elements of the layered multi-media collages include thick black lines of tape, pencil, paint and layers of paper.
Jared Clark explores abstract drawing through found objects, sculpture, installation, video and performance. Tape, string and thread give dimension to his sketchbook drawings.
For more information visit the Division of Arts & Museums website at www.artsandmuseums.utah.gov or contact Wendi Hassan at email@example.com, 801.860.6396. The shortcut to the Rio Gallery page is www.riogallery.org.
Level Drawing #4 by Allan Ludwig, paper, archival tape, graphite, gouache, 12”x14.75”
Lightfoot by Roland Thompson, 2010 acrylic on aluminum panel, 42”x45.5
Drawing by Jared Clark
About the Utah Division of Arts & Museums
The Utah Division of Arts & Museums is a division of the Utah Department of Community and Culture with a goal to promote innovation in and the growth of Utah’s arts and culture community. The Division provides funding, education, and technical services to individuals and organizations statewide so that all Utahns, regardless of race, gender, ethnicity or economic status, can access, understand, and receive the benefits of arts and culture. Additional information on these programs and services can be found at www.artsandmuseums.utah.gov or by calling 801.236.7555.
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