last friday night, we went to the opening of The Face of Utah Sculpture exhibition Utah Cultural Celebration Center in West Valley City. A variety of work with some truly good stuff in the mix. Here is a sampling of things i liked, as well as a couple i found, well, interesting.
spheres (i didn’t note the name) by Chris Coleman
Cradle of Life and Death by Shawn Porter
Custom Continental by B. Clark
Dream by Sylvia Davis
beautiful tones in the patina on this one
Fetal by Mark Degraffenried
Flame by Ryoichi Suzuki
i wish i could have had better light for this. The patina was fabulous. It looked like stone.
Gratitude by K. Miduch
Haute Coutre Torture by J. Lucius
Hybrid Seed by N. Johannsen
Jack Knife by D. Holz
La jeune Femme by J. Young
Michelle (something) by Dan Gerhart
Penguin by U. Brodauf
Gypsy Woman by P. Pobil
Recombinant Michelle by Dan Gerhart
The Standard Works by B. Fairbanks
Moses, St Peter, Nephi and Joseph Smith, Jr
Tree People by Greg Raglan
This is so beautiful in person.
The forms carry a real sense of the organic.
they turn their heads up to the sky,
their lips pursed,
waiting to kiss
The Better Man / Wrong End of a 45 by S. Rogers
some of the best western sculpture i’ve seen
If you happen to be in Utah before Aug. 24, 2006, try to check it out.