Tuesday June 18th, 2013 - 10:00 am (6 total times)
of the Utah Museum of Fine Arts will present the artwork of Lynette Yiadom-Boakye in its salt 7 exhibit. A British artist of African descent, Yiadom-Boakye has a distinctive approach to portrait painting: her subjects, almost always black people, are characters she invents, from various sources and imagination, purposely situated in timeless, placeless settings without the usual visual clues that establish spatial relationships, social position, and economic circumstances. There will be a public program with the artist Feb. 21, 7 p.m. at UMFA. Visit www.umfa.utah.edu for information.
Tuesday June 18th, 2013 - 10:00 am (24 total times)
A small town photographer from Heber Springs, Arkansas, Mike Disfarmer used glass plate negatives to create snapshot size photographs as keepsakes for the local community. The stark minimalism of his studio backdrops, especially those used during the 1930's and through the war years, effectively isolate his subjects and in doing so create intimate, deeply human portraits of them.