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Thursday, January 13, 2011

Conversations with Artist Trevor Southey @ UMFA (SLC: Jan 22 & 29)

--Shelbey Peterson, UMFA Public Relations Associate
shelbey.peterson@umfa.utah.edu, 801.585.1306
-- Donna Poulton, UMFA Assoc. Curator of Art of Utah and the West
donna.poulton@umfa.utah.edu, p: 801-585-6815

Conversations with Trevor Southey
January 22 and 29 from 2-3 pm

Salt Lake City, UT – The Utah Museum of Fine Arts (UMFA) is pleased to offer two free public conversations with artist Trevor Southey on Saturday, January 22 at 2 pm and Saturday, January 29 at 2 pm in the Katherine W. and Ezekiel R. Dumke, Jr. Auditorium in the Marcia and John Price Museum Building at the University of Utah. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet the artist, learn about his life and work, and then engage in an open discussion.

Trevor Southey: Reconciliation is a retrospective exhibition on view at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts through February 13, 2011. Organized by guest curator Day Christensen, in collaboration with UMFA associate curator of art of Utah and the West, Donna Poulton, the exhibition traces four passages in the life of formerly Utah-based artist, Trevor Southey.

Featuring more than 60 works created over the last 50 years, Trevor Southey: Reconciliation explores Southey’s childhood in Rhodesia and art education in England; his life as a married, practicing member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; Southey’s decision to acknowledge his homosexuality (not a repudiation of his former life); and the reconciliation of his life decisions as expressed in his evolving artistic approach to the human form.

A tour of Trevor Southey: Reconciliation will follow each conversation.

“We are delighted to present the work of this talented and much-loved artist,” said Gretchen Dietrich, executive director of the Utah Museum of Fine Arts. “Southey’s art—rooted so deeply in the human figure—is an amazingly rich and lyrical exploration of what it means to be a human being.”

Trevor Southey: Reconciliation is generously sponsored by the B.W. Bastian Foundation, Jim Dabakis, Stephen Justesen, Tom McCarthey, and Mary McCarthey, with additional support from Day Christensen, Sam Stewart, Diane Stewart, Alyssa Warnock, John Warnock, and Marva Warnock.

For more information please visit www.umfa.utah.edu/trevorsouthey_reconciliation.


The Utah Museum of Fine Arts is located in the Marcia and John Price Museum Building on the University of Utah campus at 410 Campus Center Drive. The UMFA’s mission is to engage visitors in discovering meaningful connections with the artistic expressions of the world’s cultures. Admission is $7 adults, $5 seniors and youth ages 6-18, children 5 and under free, UMFA Members free. Free admission is offered on the first Wednesday and third Saturday of each month thanks to the Salt Lake County Zoo, Arts, and Parks Fund. Museum hours are Tuesday – Friday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Wednesdays 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Weekends, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.; closed Mondays and holidays. For more information call (801) 581-7332 or visit umfa.utah.edu.

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