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.
NEW FINCH LANE GALLERY EXHIBITIONS
Opening Reception, Friday, September 29, 6-9 p.m.
Salt Lake Gallery Stroll, Friday, October 20, 6-9 p.m.
The Finch Lane Gallery will be exhibiting three different exhibitions, each of which focuses on technology for inspiration or transmission that looks at how tradition is changing our current society. The exhibitions run September 29 through November 17.
Artists Rebecca Klundt, Elise Ostraff, and Namon Bills create two-dimensional pieces for the exhibition Sacred Texting. The concept is to combine two very different literary constructs: first, sacred texts, most often thought of as canonized scripture, which invite contemplation and reformation; and second, texting, primarily meant to allow quick, often shortened and perfunctory communication dealing with the mundane or daily activity. The artists share their own personal canon of sacred texts coming out of their profane or daily lives and invite viewers to contemplate their meanings. The artists will talk about their work on Friday, September 29 at 6:30 p.m.
…the future is the past is the future is the past is…, a video installation by Justin Watson, examines the mechanics of nostalgia and how the past has been weaponized into dystopic futures through toxic masculinity, banal political slogans and a call to return to a history that never happened. The exhibition includes a large-scale video projection, PARALLAX (2016), with modified surround sound gaming chairs, a new three channel TV installation, CERBERUS (2017), and a laser cut sign, 1844BETAMAN (2017), that acts as a working phone number and website providing insight into the history of toxic masculinity and multiple perspectives on the shapeshifting identity of contemporary man. Watson will present a gallery talk on September 29 at 7:30 p.m.
Juxtaposing the works of three photographers—Thomas Aguila, Etsuko Kato, and Kelly O’Neill— photo_dot_alt highlights the complicated and often forgotten ways in which alternative processes have been revitalized and propagated alongside digital technology and internet culture. Working in albumen, salt print, gum bichromate, and cyanotype processes, each artist, in his or her distinct way, disrupts the standard definitions of Alternative Photography as anachronistic and craft-based—emphasizing instead how this dynamic field maintains and challenges modern assumptions of historic and contemporary media. photo_dot_alt suggests a new understanding of Alternative Photography which neither pits it against digital photography nor treats it as a lost relic, but rather as a continued and active force in our contemporary visual vocabulary. The artists will talk about their work on October 20 at 6:00 p.m.
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.