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Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Artists Kay Fu, Fionn McCabe, Sri Whipple, and Erin Riley at Central Utah Art Center (Ephraim: Opening is October 14)

There is a lot going on at Central Utah Art Center for the October 14 opening (7-10pm)! There will be live music, pARTy bus transportation, and three really great shows. Come meet some of the artists and check it out! Also, Fay Ku will be giving two lectures prior to the opening at Weber and Snow colleges. Details below. 

Fay Ku “Are We Having Fun Yet?” takes current political and economic events as a point of entry to explore idea...s of security, passivity and general anxiety for the future. Although these concepts are serious, the result is not without humor. Comprised of new works on paper, the works in this exhibition are a product of loosely associated images as mediations rather than projecting any one ideology or thesis. Lecture info: https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=224897764233700

Graphic: exhibit a and exhibit b--two pocket exhibitions curated by former GARFO Art Center curator Cara Despain. The exhibitions are linked by a common visual language executed via different formal modes and materials, and situate the graphic within contemporary art; setting it apart from the illustrative and commercial and pushing it past the linear narrative.

exhibit a: Fionn McCabe and Sri Whipple—Los Angeles-based artist Fionn McCabe and Salt Lake City artist Sri Whipple share several common influences and formal sensibilities concerning the language of graphic novels, but also depart from it in content and execution. The exhibition will show collaborative mixed media works, in addition to pieces created individually, that intersect, combine, dissect and even subvert this language, and also mark the differences between the two artists.

exhibit b: Erin Riley—Culling images from sources such as Google and Facebook Philadelphia-based artist Erin Riley makes permanent a facet of contemporary culture, and points to a loose narrative as told by the Internet. The tapestries use an old medium to address very contemporary issues, and subdue the explicit by simplifying the images into more graphic forms.



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