Friday July 3rd, 2015 - 10:00 am (25 total times)
The 11th edition of the salt series features new work by Duane Linklater, a Canada-based multimedia artist of Native American heritage. Through installation, performance, film, photography, and other media, Linklater studies the migration and exchange of ideas, language, and memory and reveals many inconsistencies in knowledge and history. There will be an exhibition preview, Feb. 26, 2015, at 4 p.m. with an artist's conversation at 5 p.m. and a reception at 6 p.m. The exhibit will open Feb. 27 and runs until Aug. 7, 2015.
Saturday July 4th, 2015 - 11:00 am (20 total times)
The presence of text in art has greatly increased in the modern era, but the relationship of language and visual art have a much longer history. [con]text examines this history as represented in the UMFA's permanent collection. From an ancient Egyptian wall relief to medieval illuminated manuscripts to the contemporary practices of John Cage, Bruce Nauman, and Willie Cole, this exhibition looks at the way visual artists have harnessed the power of language to document, to inspire, to inform, and to persuade. [con]text also explores how language itself constantly evolves, leading to both the loss and creation of meaning. Visit umfa.utah.edu for information.