In the "Windy Gap," Ashley Anderson performs against the projection of found slides. Photo courtesy of Gail Jessen. Click here to see this and other photos on Jessen's Instagram.
It’s February, and for this month’s gallery stroll love is in the air. Take your valentine out to experience all that Salt Lake’s art scene has to offer.
Check out the group show curated by loveDANCEmore at Rio Gallery. Arrivals/Departures is a visual feast that combines live dance with 17 films/videos related to dance. Viewers can take in the juxtaposition between live performers and two-dimensional projections. The performances are all new, prepared especially for tonight’s stroll. You can read a review of Arrivals/Departures in the latest edition of 15 Bytes.
Speaking of performance, Horne Fine Art is featuring Karen Horne’s newest series Romance of the Dance. These lively, colorful works showcase ballroom and tango dancers. The movement is so vibrant you can almost hear the rustle of skirts and the rhythm of choreographed footsteps.
To celebrate their 11th anniversary, UTah Artist Hands is presenting the LOVE Show. The exhibition features local artists they love, alongside work by new artists.
While you’re in the neighborhood, it’s worth taking a short walk to the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art. They have a host of intriguing shows including Anatalogical, which explores the journey from an analogue world to the digital age. This is also one of your last opportunities to see Megan Geckler’s woven wall murals in No Chance To Move Backward And See, which comes down on the 23rd. The up-and-coming artist, Vanessa Gromek, has work on display in the Locals Only Gallery. Her sculptures are assembled from tent poles and romantic lace.
Dale Thompson is a writer at 15 Bytes, Utah's Art magazine, and is a contributor for Salt Lake magazine.