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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Conscious Utah Awesomeness Children & Mountain High Exhibits @ Central Utah Art Center (CC: Dec 2 - Feb 3)

December/January exhibitions opening reception:
December 2 2011, 7-10pm
through Feb 3, 2012
main and CCA cabin spaces:
Conscious Utah Awesomeness Children
Mariah Robertson
In keeping with the exhibition’s title, a playful revised acronym for CUAC, Brooklyn-based artist Mariah Robertson will present an experimental arrangement of video and large scale photography specifically considered to activate the CUAC’s main and CCA cabin spaces—including interactive video and film projections, and a photo installation of a 30"x100' roll of hand processed, uncut photo paper.  Using an assortment of analog photo techniques, her layered works collage images ranging from modernist and abstract to representational and figural into a single image that disrupts the format and standards for photography.  Robertson has exhibited extensively at venues worldwide including PS1, Saatchi Gallery, and Detroit Museum of Contemporary Art.  She was also featured in the PBS series Art21.
upstairs space: 
Mountain High
Courtney Puckett
Brooklyn-based fiber artist Courtney Puckett’s craft techniques function as a formal investigation related to the history of women challenging the rules of painting and sculpture by utilizing stereotypically feminine materials and subjects.  By taking discarded domestic items and combining them through weaving, stitching, wrapping, and knotting, Puckett simultaneously reveals their disparate histories and masks the function implications of others.  She has exhibited and studied worldwide, and has been an Artist-in-Residence at the Vermont Studio Center, Buffalo National River in Arkansas, and the Byrdcliffe Arts Colony in Woodstock, NY.
in the pizza gallery: Across Process—a group exhibition by the Salt Photo Society www.saltphotosociety.org

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