The Finch Lane Gallery presents two art exhibitions by artist team, Annelise Duque & Gwen Davis-Barrios, and individual artist, Doug Wildfoerster. Both exhibits feature imagery of fabricated dreams and fictionalized versions of life. Inspiration comes from the artists’ past experiences, encounters, and ancestors. These exhibitions will be on view from August 13 through September 24, 2021 at 54 Finch Lane, Salt Lake City, UT. Gallery hours are 9:30am-8:30pm Tuesdays, 9:30am-5pm Wednesdays & Thursdays, and open for Gallery Stroll on Friday, September 17th from 6-9pm.

Annelise Duque & Gwen Davis-Barrios: Homes and Graves and Gardens

Through photographs and oil paintings, these artists use gardens as a metaphor. Gardens present a of tension between wildness and control, and the implication of a gardener or curator. The artists create a place that is in-between realities—a place where they are able to explore alternative universes and a connection to those who have passed on. Duque’s work draws on her Filipino-American heritage. Davis-Barrios explores the nighttime and the multitude of possibilities it presents.

Duque and Davis-Barrios recently received BFAs from Brigham Young University. Duque was awarded a 2021 Visual Arts Fellowship by the Utah Division of Arts & Museums.

Doug Wildfoerster: CASSANDRA NEVER REALLY DID COME BACK FROM MEXICO—Or, Painting the Stanislavski Way

Wildfoerster’s watercolor paintings are theatrical in nature. His paintings constitute a notebook of ideas—characters, settings, moods, impulses—for an improvised play. Each painting appears like a collage of past encounters meshed into a vibrant dream.

Now retired, Wildfoerster formerly worked as a graphic designer for KUED-TV. He majored in theater and art at the University of Utah. These past interests convene in his current watercolor paintings.