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 EXHIBITION
Artists John Sproul, H. James Stewart, and Howard Brough
Opening Reception, Friday, January 13, 6-8 p.m.
Salt Lake Gallery Stroll, Friday, January 20, 6-9 p.m.
The new Finch Lane Gallery exhibition opens on Friday, January 13, 6-8:00 p.m. Artists John Sproul, H. James Stewart, and Howard Brough exhibit their work through Friday, February 24. The exhibition will also be shown during gallery stroll on Friday, January 20 from 6-9:00 pm.
Painter John Sproul uses layered images of the human body in his exhibition “Body to Body.” He states, “The body is full in depth, tied to the primal elements of Being and the Otherness of the collective us.” This is the language of his work which explores the unknowable known. “Through the body’s tonality, motion, and resonance it speaks.”
In contrast to the work of Sproul, painter Howard Brough uses whimsy and satire in his exhibition “holey moley: signs ‘n wunderz”. Brough’s pieces are an amalgamation of traditional icon forms, pieced quilt patterns, comics, and manuscript illumination. They use both current and historical references and stories, along with allegorical narratives that underpin local belief patterns. He says, “In exploration I’m never quite sure whether I am exorcising or exercising demons.” He also writes humorous canticles, (a poetic form) to accompany with his work.
The Wall, is an installation of 100 ceramic masks, literally cheek to jowl. H. James Stewart, a well-known ceramic artist, created the pieces over a period of several years. The installation showcases the variations on a subject matter than can be achieved with a common theme. The masks are riffs on cartoon characters, artists, mythological figures, family, and many others.
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.