Salt Lake City, UT: Just in time for the Halloween season, blood will flow at the Utah Arts Festival Gallery. Logan-based artist Trevin Prince literally opens a vein in his show “Hemolution,” using his hemoglobin as pigment, capturing the human form on Plexiglas canvases. The show is a retrospective of Prince's work of the past four years.
"Hemolution" will open as part of the Salt Lake Gallery Stroll, with a reception from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Oct. 19 at Utah Arts Festival Gallery, 230 South 500 West, Suite 120.
"Many have said that both my skill as a painter and my subject matter are quite impressive; however when one realizes that the hues, tones, and intricate details were painted using blood, the paintings become sublime," the artist wrote on his website.
The show includes Prince's working drawings, which demonstrate the evolution of his art from idea to final canvas. The display includes information plaques that delve into what Prince describes as "the biochemical alchemy that makes my work possible." A looping video shows the transition that the paintings go through with multiple layering.
"Hemolution" runs through November 9. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Monday through Friday.
The Festival only happens once a year, but the Utah Arts Festival Gallery is open year round presenting great local artists every month. Gallery openings coincide with the Salt Lake Gallery Stroll. For more information, call Matt Jacobson at 801-230-9420, or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.