The Salt Lake City Arts Council is pleased to present its newest exhibition featuring artists Jim Frazer and Kallie Hancock at the Finch Lane Gallery, March 1 through April 12, 2019. The opening reception is scheduled for Friday, March 1 from 6:00-9:00 p.m. Artist Jim Frazer will give a short gallery about his work that night beginning at 6:30 p.m.
In his latest project, Jim Frazer expresses his interest in linear patterns extracted from natural objects and in the meanings they can be imagined to have. With Glyphs, Jim began to photograph the tracks of wood-boring beetles on tree trunks in wooded areas around Utah. To obtain the linear essence of the tracks alone, the artist traced forms and patterns using complex methods to capture his vision. As Jim puts it, he views the beetle tracks as calligraphic characters from an unknown language, hence the title Glyphs. The end-product resulted in larger metallic objects. The artist views the characters as ceremonial artifacts with a symbolic procession. The outlines are enlarged onto plywood which is the covered with multiple layers of patinated, copper leaf.
While two-dimensional renderings of Glyphs previously on display in Philadelphia, PA and Rock Hill, SC, the Finch Lane Gallery exhibit is the official unveiling of his works as sculptures with formative sketches included in the gallery as well.
As a travelogue of art captured between her childhood home in Oahu, Hawaii and new house in Park City, Utah, Kallie Hancock’s Spectacles visually bridges a gap between the two locales. While the backdrops of her creations are vastly different, the commonalities between the two landscapes are evident. According to Kallie, Spectacles explores the act of honing in on something visually or conceptually notable through photographic documentation, physical curation and creative Photoshop editing and design. The photos that make up Spectacles are a collection of studies on water, light, snow, earth, sunsets, man-made objects and those are just the a few of the starting points. The end result of her artistic statement takes Kallie’s process of wondering, hypothesizing, executing and breaking her own expectations of a final product which fuels the artist’s drive. These photos are just as much a reflection of the artist’s perception as they are a statement on object creation and photographic experimentation.
For more information, call the Salt Lake City Arts Council at 801.596.5000 or visit saltlakearts.org.
Who: Salt Lake City Arts Council
What: Exhibition featuring the works of Jim Frazer and Kallie Hancock
When: March 1 through April 12, 2019
Opening Reception, Friday, March 1, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Where: Finch Lane Gallery, 54 Finch Lane