Finch Lane Gallery
The Salt Lake City Arts Council, located in Reservoir Park, programs visual arts exhibits year-round in the Finch Lane Gallery. Artist are invited to apply for exhibits annually. Typically, the applications are made available in January and due back to the Arts Council in March.
The exhibition program is designed to give local artists an opportunity to show their current body of work. The application process includes a thorough and competitive review by the Visual Arts Committee of the Salt Lake City Arts Council, with members from the board of directors and visual artists from the community.
Both one-person shows and group exhibits are considered. The quality of work, as evidenced by images of previous work submitted with the application, a range of styles and media, and a balanced exhibition season are among the criteria considered in the application review process.
CURRENT FINCH LANE GALLERY EXHIBIT
Friday, April 22 through Friday, June 10
Opening Reception, Friday, April 22, 6-8 pm
Salt Lake Gallery Stroll, May 20, 6-9 pm
FINCH LANE GALLERY EXHIBITIONS LOOK AT THE IMPACT OF PEOPLE ON OUR PLANET
The Finch Lane Gallery presents artists Lewis J. Crawford, Jim Jacobs, Brian Snapp, and Maryann Webster in exhibitions April 22 through June 10. An opening reception will be held on Friday, April 22, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Each artist brings a different perspective on how people impact the planet or the landscape.
Lewis J. Crawford in his exhibition Constructs, uses mixed media photographs as the basis for his work. Crawford’s method is to extend the photographic picture plane, in a technique he calls Markitious Imagery, by drawing in markings that are found outside the photograph. “Everyone leaves marks,” writes Crawford. “The ones that interest me most are overlooked marks: a random strip of duct tape, a buffed out graffiti tag or a crack in an unused public square. None of these marks would be thee unless someone made the landscape for them to inhabit.”
Sculptor Jim Jacobs is fascinated by the intersections of where materials or ideas abut such as the blending of limbs with tools. Jacobs uses tree limbs grafted into milled lumber and sometimes into manmade objects. In Jacobs’ vision all of these intersections come together in his exhibition Append. “In one sense, as evolution has shown, we are clearly as part of nature as any other organism. Our skyscrapers are as much a part of nature as the honeycomb of the bee.”
Brian Snapp uses ceramics in the shape of houses to address changes in culture in his exhibition House of My Brother/House of My Sister. “This work is a response to the destruction of cultures, Diaspora, and the inhumane actions directed towards those most vulnerable in the seemingly endless conflicts around the world,” writes Snapp.
The final artist in the exhibition, Maryann Webster, also uses ceramics in figures and nature to tell stories of the individual and its place in the world in her exhibition Narrative Works. Her water scenes are porcelain basins that depict the damage to the natural world from chemical spills and other pollutants. Her figural pieces have “decorated surfaces, like tattoos or scars, that reveal the history of the individual,” says Webster. Human health is linked to the health of the environment and all the dependent species found in nature.
Artists Jim Jacobs and Lewis J. Crawford will present gallery talks on Friday, April 22 from 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. Maryann Webster and Brian Snapp offer gallery talks on Saturday, May 14 from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. These events are free.
Jim Jacobs is also offering a studio tour on Saturday, April 30 at 10:00 a.m. for $20. For information or to make reservations, please call 801 596-5000.
54 Finch Lane
(1340 East 100 South)
Salt Lake City, UT 84102
Monday through Friday
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Salt Lake Gallery Stroll
Third Friday of each month
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
For information on the Salt Lake Gallery Stroll, visit their web site.