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Faculty Art Exhibit Enters Final Week

Thirty-one faculty artists who teach, inspire and make significant contributions to the cultural landscape of Utah, showcase their work through “New Narratives” art exhibition.

“New Narratives” at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts Ends Jan. 11.

Trapped Within Art“New Narratives” is an exhibition presenting a diverse body of artwork produced by the nationally and internationally recognized U faculty who teach, inspire and make significant contributions to the cultural landscape of Utah. Thirty-one faculty artists are featured in a wide array of mediums, including painting, photography, printmaking, ceramics, sculpture and new media.

As always, admission for faculty and staff is free with ID.

"The faculty in the U’s Department of Art and Art History are nationally and internationally recognized artists, and they make significant contributions to our local cultural landscape through both their teaching and their individual art practices,” said Mindy Wilson, director of marketing and public relations for UMFA. “The UMFA is fortunate to have this opportunity to celebrate their collective achievements and their influence in our community,”

One talented faculty member, Wendy Wischer, assistant professor of art and art history created an installation titled “Trapped Within” that features projected animation onto hand cut mirrored sculpture with surround sound.

“This multi-media installation creates a dream-like atmosphere that makes reference to landscapes beyond our planetary experience. Our notions of being trapped at times, are internal as Joseph Campbell said, ‘earth is in the heavens, we live in the stars,’” said Wischer.

Viewers to the exhibit will encounter an exciting variety of visual experiences but also discover recurring ideas and concepts. “New Narratives” reflects contemporary, individual experiences while collectively empowering viewers to create their own narratives.

Featured faculty include:

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[bs_col class="col-sm-3"]Edward Bateman
Nolan Baumgartner
Susan Beck
Simon Blundell
Sandy Brunvand
Laurel Caryn
Van Chu
Lewis J. Crawford[/bs_col]
[bs_col class="col-sm-3"]Al Denyer
Justin Diggle
Stefanie Dykes
Dave Eddy
John Erickson
Lauren Gallaspy
Tom Hoffman
Holly K. Johnson[/bs_col]
[bs_col class="col-sm-3"]Lenka Konopasek
Beth Krensky
Kristina Lenzi
Naomi Marine
Joseph Marotta
V. Kim Martinez
Raymond Morales
Martine Novak[/bs_col]
[bs_col class="col-sm-3"]John O’Connell
Andrew Rice
Brian Snapp
Carol Sogard
Paul Stout
Maureen O’Hara Ure
Wendy Wischer[/bs_col]