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.
2019 CALL FOR ENTRIES
FINCH LANE GALLERY
The Finch Lane Gallery is seeking submissions for our 2019 Call for Entries. This call is open to all Utah artists. The application will be available February 7 at www.youjudgeit.org/saltlakecityartscouncil. There is no fee to apply. Artists who have had solo exhibitions within the last three years are not eligible to apply.
Deadline to apply is April 23, 2018
A question and answer session, open to all applicants, will be held on Saturday, March 24 from 10:00-11:00 at the Finch Lane Gallery.
FINCH LANE GALLERY EXHIBITION
Darker Territory and Head Lands
April 20 through June 8
Opening Reception: April 20, 6-9:00 p.m.
Gallery Talks: April 20, 5:45 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.
Konopasek in her exhibition, Darker Territory, and Roberts in her exhibition, Head Lands, assemble and break down structures, creating scenes and objects bristling with tension somewhere between beautiful and dangerous. Both artists work with paper and Roberts includes found or commonplace objects. Each arranges her works in unexpected combinations, creating new visions from familiar objects.
As Lenka Konopasek explains, “My hand-made paper constructions are explorations into a theme of natural and manmade disasters I have been exploring for the last several years. They represent a collision between nature and people. The work raises questions about longevity, the consequences of human behavior, and differences in cultural or national attitudes.” She contrasts finely crafted and strangely beautiful images against harsh repulsion to draw attention to the beauty of violence and works in paper for its fragility and accessibility. Paper is a common material with a long history that can be manipulated in many different ways.
Sarah Bown Roberts believes that the process of excavation, at its simplest, is cutting away layers of earth with the intention of discovering artifacts or other ancient materials, a tedious brushing at something, of collecting and arranging fragments to assemble meaning. She parallels excavation with personal acts of searching. “By adding and cutting away accumulated material and arranging fragments I find, I seek to make sense of inner landscapes,” she explains. Each piece is composed of found objects or materials considered commonplace, such as wax paper, string, and packaging material. As she arranges these pieces in unexpected combinations, they gain new life and begin sharing alternative histories.
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.