For Immediate Release
November 1, 2011
From: UAA Gallery Director, Kent Rigby, (801) 870-2069
Utah Arts Alliance Announces an Exhibit of Fine Art:
URBAN ARTIFACTS by Scott Whitaker
November 8 through November 26, 2011.
Opening Reception: Friday November 18, 6 – 9 p.m.
Location: 127 South Main Street, Salt Lake City, Utah
Gallery Hours: Tuesday through Saturday, Noon – 8 p.m.
The Utah Arts Alliance Gallery, 127 S, Main St., is pleased to announce participation in the Salt Lake Gallery Stroll, Friday November 18th and will be presenting an exhibit of original fine art, “Urban Artifacts”, by Scott Whitaker from 6 to 9 p.m. The exhibit will be on display from November 8th through November 26th, 2011.
Based in Salt Lake City, Utah artist, activist and visionary Scott Whitaker creates multi-dimensional art using the unique combination of technology and design. Whitaker works entirely from recycled materials from virtually every medium, incorporating new technologies into his pieces, which not only educate and inspire a clean healthy Planet, but also are also useful to the community in their function. Through his large scale, public and often times mobile Art, Whitaker has acted as an advocate for the environment and has touched thousands with his study of light, sound, sacred geometry and electricity.
The exhibit, “Urban Artifacts”, will be comprised of materials discarded and left behind by society, garbage and prized possessions, buried together and lost for perhaps generations. “Urban Artifacts” represents a microscopic perspective of the process of digging up and reviewing the lost treasures and trash of the past.
Whitaker has over sixteen years experience as a professional artist, designer and Engineer as well as 10 years experience in the design, engineering and installation of Large-scale mobile art installations. His artistic specialties are in Sculptural design, graphic illustration, and painting. His additional skills include welding, fabrication, electrical engineering, Light Sound technician, DJ, and music producer. Whitaker earned the Governors scholarship in commercial art to Utah State University. Founder of the Salt Lake City based non-profit AMO Arts collective, Engineer and Artist, Whitaker has lead his team of local artists, musicians, and performers to dozens of exhibits across the country setting up sustainable Art installations and performance infrastructure. Whitaker currently lives with his 11 year old son and works from his warehouse studio in Salt Lake City.
The Utah Arts Alliance is a 501c3 non-profit arts organization.
Our mission is to foster the arts in its many forms, to provide venues to facilitate the arts, to provide programming and support for arts and education, to provide a central organization committed to networking and support of Utah’s non-profit arts and educational groups and to provide support and services to Utah’s artists and students.
Derek Dyer - Executive Director; Kent Rigby - Gallery Director.