Finch Lane Gallery Exhibition: Mark LaPoint & Halophyte Collective


oin us Friday, August 7 through Friday, September 18, 2020 for the latest Finch Lane Gallery exhibition featuring Mark LaPoint’s Impossible Spaces and Halophyte Collective’s Myth in Memory.


Mark LaPoint creates works of spatial ambiguity with the use of isometric perspective, arraignments of color field-layered forms over more organically applied paint. His art is informed by Geometric Abstraction, Color Field, and Op Art.

“With my work, it is my intention for the viewer to connect with these unexpected compositions and come away with an alternate interpretation of visual reality.” -Mark LaPoint

Myth in Memory considers and explores mythology in the experience of the everyman — storytelling, archetypes appearing in the everyday, oral histories, family cultures, reinterpretations and modernizations of ancient myth, ritual, and the truths that persist through fictions. Joseph Campbell, in “The Power of Myth,” affirmed the mystical, cosmological, sociological, and pedagogical functions of myth asserting that its role is to illuminate “how to live a human lifetime under any circumstances.”


Artists participating in the exhibition include M. Barnewitz, Sunnie Bybee, Chris Dunsmore, Stefanie Dykes, Dale Enggass, Grant Fuhst, Megan Knobloch Geilman, Josh Graham, KOSA, Jamie Kyle, Mitchell Lee, Michelle Macfarlane, Nick Pedersen, Serena Perrone, Nora Price, Wren Ross, Sarah Stoddard, Sarah Morton Taggert, Claire Taylor, Becky Thomas, Mary Toscano, and Amber Carr Wallace.

Make an appointment to view the current gallery exhibition at Finch Lane Gallery in person.

Join us for a ZOOM panel discussion on Thursday, August 20 at 7pm on the Salt Lake City Arts Council Facebook page.

In the wake of recent events, Myth in Memory has taken on new meaning and community collaboration and engagement has taken on new forms. The panel will discuss their personal impressions of the exhibit, including what community-based art initiatives mean when framed with the recent unprecedented events. Moderated by Andrew Shaw, one of the co-curators of Myth in Memory.

Panelists include: Hikmet Sidney Loe, Art Historian, Nancy Rivera, Visual Arts Coordinator, Utah Division of Arts & Museums, Jorge Rojas, Director of Learning and Engagement, Utah Museum of Fine Art

Find all of this and more on our Finch Lane Gallery page.