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Monday, April 11, 2011

Expanded Field: International Sculpture Center 2010 Student Awards Exhibit @ SL Art Center (SLC: April 8 - May 28)

EXHIBITION: Expanded Field: International Sculpture Center 2010 Student Awards opening April 8
PANEL: The Role of Sculpture in Contemporary Art on April 9

Contact: Emily Brunt emilyb@slartcenter.org 801.38.4201 x 115
For Immediate Release: April 4, 2011

SALT LAKE CITY, UT –From April 8 through May 28, 2011, Salt Lake Art Center presents Expanded Field, an exhibition that features oustanding interdisciplinary sculptural works from 19 of the brightest young artists working today. With captivating displays of skill as well as concept, the works in this exhibition range from performative video and carved crayons, to a masking tape-covered boat engine and a massive graphite carving. These award-winning installations demonstrate today’s most cutting edge ideas in sculpture.

Accompanying the exhibition, the Art Center will host a panel discussion on April 9 at 7:00 PM, The Role of Sculpture in Today’s Art World, to discuss the trajectory of contemporary sculpture as well as provide insights about what artists can do to move their careers forward. The panel will include Johannah Hutchison, executive director of the International Sculpture Center (ISC); BYU student Davey Hawkins, among the winners of the 2010 ISC Student Awards; and BYU professor and sculptor Brian Christensen.

“We are very excited to be able to offer the Utah public a chance to see work from great sculptors—especially when one of them comes from our state,” says Adam Price, Executive Director, Salt Lake Art Center. “There is a real move to expand upon traditional ideas of sculpture, with works that now include sound, textile, video, and more. I think visitors to Expanded Field will find themselves happily surprised by this outpouring of creativity.”

Each year the ISC presents this competition to its member colleges and universities. The award, founded in 1994, was created in order to support and recognize the work of young sculptors, and to encourage their continued commitment to the field of sculpture as well as to recognize the award winners’ faculty sponsors and their institutions.


About the International Sculpture Center
The International Sculpture Center (ISC), headquartered in Hamilton, New Jersey, and Washington, D.C. advances the creation and understanding of sculpture and its unique, vital contribution to society. To fulfill this mission, the ISC provides extensive programs and services, including a four-color magazine Sculpture, regular conferences and symposia, and an award-winning website, www.sculpture.org, the world’s largest and most comprehensive visual arts website devoted to the field of sculpture. The ISC is a member-supported, nonprofit organization; members include sculptors, collectors, patrons, architects, developers, public art agencies, journalists, curators, historians, critics, educators, foundries, galleries, private dealers, art centers and museums—anyone with an interest in and commitment to the field of sculpture.

Salt Lake Art Center
Salt Lake Art Center is Utah’s premiere venue for contemporary art. Founded in 1931 and now located in the heart of Salt Lake City, the Art Center exhibits groundbreaking work by leading local and international artists. Recent exhibitions include Contemporary Masters: Artist-Designed Miniature Golf, and Sundance Film Festival’s New Frontier program. The Art Center is currently exhibiting Robert Fontenot’s The Place This Is, a conceptual exploration of stories and histories of Utah and America through materials commonly associated with the domestic realm; and accepting registrations for Lawn Gnomes Eat Your Hearts Out, a participatory exhibition of community installations designed to move the very best in contemporary art outside the four walls of the gallery and into places where people work, live, and play. Coming up, the Art Center presents site-specific creations by the California artist collective Fallen Fruit, and rounds out its offerings with a lively mix of award-winning educational programs, film screenings, panel discussions, and events celebrating Salt Lake’s vibrant local art scene. More at www.slartcnter.org.


Emily Brunt
Director of Communications, Salt Lake Art Center
801.328.4201 x115 m: 801.232.7362 | emilyb@slartcenter.org | www.slartcenter.org
20 South West Temple | Salt Lake City, UT 84101
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