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Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Salt Lake City – The Utah Museum of Contemporary Art is pleased to announce a new exhibition in the Art Truck for the 2012-13 season by artist Carlos Rosales-Silva, 9/7/12 - 9/7/13

UMOCA Presents: Carlos Rosales-Silva
Sept. 7, 2012- Sept. 7, 2013

Salt Lake City – The Utah Museum of Contemporary Art is pleased to announce a new exhibition in the Art Truck for the 2012-13 season by artist Carlos Rosales-Silva.

Rosales-Silva is a contemporary artist from Austin, TX whose paintings, photos, sculptures, and drawings investigate themes of borders, diversity, and identity. The new Art Truck exhibition will make its debut at UMOCA’s First Friday event on Sept. 7, 8-10 p.m., and Rosales-Silva will be present to answer questions.

“The work being exhibited in Salt Lake is dealing with perceptions of identity, specifically, what can be gleamed from grade school history, pop culture, and personal cultural vestiges,” said Rosales-Silva. “As a person of half Native American and half Mexican American descent, I made a choice to let the histories of these groups influence the work I am making,” he said. Rosales-Silva will be in Salt Lake City installing the exhibition from Sept. 4-8 and is available for interviews.

“Carlos’ disarming use of humor is a great way to tackle the sometimes touchy subject of race, stereotypes, and diversity,” said Jared Steffensen, curator of education at UMOCA.” In doing so, Carlos provides an open forum to ponder their meanings and our own relationship to them.”

The UMOCA Art Truck brings exciting and accessible contemporary art, created by leading local and national artists, directly to schools and community venues along the Wasatch Front. Each on-site visit by the Art Truck includes the services of a trained museum educator who leads students through a meaningful exploration of the current exhibition, as well as structured lesson plans for teachers who want to incorporate the Art Truck more deeply into the core curriculum.

The Art Truck is available free-of-charge for a wide variety of educational and charitable purposes.  For more information or to request a visit by the Art Truck, contact Jared Steffensen at jared.steffensen@utahmoca.org or call 801-328-4201 x122.

The award-winning Utah Museum of Contemporary Art exhibits groundbreaking artwork by local, national, and international artists. Five gallery spaces provide an opportunity for the community to explore the contemporary cultural landscape through UMOCA’s exhibitions, films, events, classes, and presentations.

Founded in 1931, the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art has been recognized as Best Museum in the State of Utah for 2011 and 2012 and is a four-time recipient of funding from the Andy Warhol Foundation.

Located at 20 S. West Temple; open Tuesday-Thursday: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Friday: 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.; Saturday: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.; closed Sunday and Monday. Admission is free. For more information call (801) 328-4201 or visit www.utahmoca.org.

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