ABOUT THE FINCH LANE GALLERY
March 1 through April 12
Opening Reception: Friday, March 1, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
(Jim Frazer will give a short gallery talk about this work beginning at 6:30 p.m.)
Salt Lake Gallery Stroll: Friday, March 15, 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
When I began this work, I printed the outlines on thin kozo tissue. Then I used a paper drill (a bookbinding tool) to create a repetitive lace pattern of holes surrounding the outlines. These holes refer to the many bites the larvae take to create the patterns. Finally, I applied metallic mica powder inside the outlines, similar to gilding in illuminated manuscripts. The holes look black because the finished work is presented on black paper backing which is visible through the holes. The intent was to create fragile pieces of tissue paper recalling preserved fragments of old documents.
After I made a number of the paper pieces, I conceived the idea of the Glyphs as larger metallic objects. I imagined the kind of ceremonial artifacts which might have been carried symbolically in a procession. I enlarged the outlines onto plywood which I cut out and then covered with multiple layers of patinated copper leaf.
My recent body of work explores the act of honing in on something visually or conceptually notable through photographic documentation, physical curation, or photoshopping. The photographs were taken over the past year as I traveled between my new home in Park City, Utah and my childhood home on Oahu, Hawaii. Though the images are somewhat sporadic and may seem visually unrelated, I found surprising commonalities between the two landscapes. What ties the images even more, however, is the cognitive and physical process of creating them.
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.
2019 Exhibition Schedule
January 11 through February 22
March 1 through April 12
April 19 through June 7
June 14 through August 2
August 9 through September 20
September 27 through November 15
Megan Mitchell Arne & Clara May
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.