Halophyte Collective | “Myth in Memory” | Aug 7 – Sept 18, 2020
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.”
The Halophyte Collective is a group of artists and writers in Salt Lake City which started as a critique circle and sounding board for creative projects and a supportive community of artists and friends. The group collaborates on publications, artist books, exhibitions, and workshops. Their work has included four issues of the Halophyte publication on the themes of Empty Space, Walking/Mapping, Translation, and Collaboration; three exhibitions, Walk, Translation, and Myth in Memory; and two artist books, 41.303501, -113.863831 / 05.02.15, 06.16.15 (regarding the Sun Tunnels) and a forthcoming collection of field guides.
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 Taggart, Claire Taylor, Becky Thomas, Mary Toscano, and Amber Carr Wallace.
Virtual Panel Discussion of The Halophyte Collective Presents: Myth in Memory
August 20, 2020 at 7pm
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.
Join us on August 20th at 7pm on the Salt Lake City Arts Council Facebook Page for a conversation with:
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
Moderated by Andrew Shaw, one of the co-curators of Myth in Memory.