EXHIBITIONS & OPPORTUNITIES
Nolan Flynn, Mitchell Lee & Nathanael Read
January 17 – February 28, 2020
Opening Reception: Friday, January 17, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Through the combination of inquisitive mark-making and active painting techniques, Nolan Flynn’s exhibition Vertical Obedience lives as a visual record of the excitement and emotions he experiences when making art. The work contains literal, visual, and codified vernacular as a way to express the thrill of exploration in various forms. Personal triumphs and uncertainties are represented across the surface of his canvases through means of edits, invention, marks of acceptance, and alternative solutions. Large brushstrokes interact with urgent edits and abbreviated notes, ultimately questioning the piece’s unfinished quality, the weight of the idea, this marker of time or influence, and personal discovery.
Nathanael Read and Mitchell Lee showcase their separate quests for meaning in their exhibition R⬛ght ⬛n th⬛ f⬛⬛ls. While the search for meaning is significant in both individuals’ work, the interpretation of this topic differs drastically. Nathanael refers to how personal narrative is obsessively constructed to apply meaning in his personal life, while Mitchell makes bare his frustration of personal insignificance by debasing the value of everything around him. While the two artists’ interpretation of purpose conflict, the contrast illuminates the spectrum of meaning upon which each one of us falls.
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Through a new initiative, the Salt Lake City Arts Council’s Finch Lane Gallery is opening its gallery spaces for short-term, interdisciplinary, community-oriented, and/or experimental projects in 2020. Click HERE to learn more.
Finch Lane Gallery Exhibitions
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.
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 website.