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.
FINCH LANE GALLERY EXHIBITION
Friday, September 30 through Friday, November 18
Opening Reception, Friday, October 7, 6-8 p.m.
Salt Lake Gallery Stroll, October 21 and November 18, 6-9 p.m.
FINCH LANE GALLERY EXHIBITIONS EXPLORE ALTERED LANDSCAPES
The Finch Lane Gallery presents artists Benny van der Wal and Lexi Rae Johnson in exhibitions September 30 through November 18. An opening reception will be held on Friday, October 7 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Photographer Benny van der Wal is fascinated by humankind and how people interact with their surrounding environments, particularly as existence is dependent upon a healthy environment. By-products from industrial manufacturing have caused a growing waste problem around the world. Van der Wal uses trash as both form and content to explore human feelings of entitlement for the earth. For his current project, van der Wal collected the unsolicited mail he received over the course of a year. The resulting 55 pounds of garbage were given new life in the form of shredded junk mail trees that he made and photographed, giving the unwanted and unsolicited a new life. These photographs and others are exhibited in his Desert Trashscapes.
In Wait Here Please, mixed media artist Lexi Rae Johnson uses multiple paintings and an installation of a mythological city called Warm Land to create an environment in which viewers can step into a portal of otherworldliness. Johnson says of her work, “Here, dogs will fight for you. Here, absurd corridors will unfold for you. Please allow me to introduce you to impossible combinations.” Through her work, Johnson creates a space where viewers can forget their surroundings and become one with her created landscape.
Van der Wal and Johnson will present gallery talks about their work on Friday, October 21 with Benny van der Wal at 5:00 p.m. and Lexi Rae Johnson at 5:30 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.