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“Mark by Mark” Opens in Alice Gallery – 12 Mar 2014

Utah Arts & Museums announces the opening of the exhibition “Mark by Mark” in the Alice Gallery, located inside the Glendinning Mansion. The show runs from March 14 to May 9, 2014. Gallery hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. The Glendinning Mansion is located at 617 E. South Temple in Salt Lake City. An opening reception will be held on March 21 from 6 to 9 p.m. for the Salt Lake Gallery Stroll.

This exhibition consists of new works by Al Denyer, Lydia Gravis and K Stevenson. Employing one of the artist’s most elemental tools – the mark – these three artists, through accumulated mark-making, conjure the complexities and ambiguities found in both personal and collective experience. All three artists stake out individual territories in which the polarities of this art-making process, from the singular gesture to the densely layered, examine formal and conceptual commonalities.

From intuitive marking to referencing geographical and biological forms, these works layer a variety of 2-D media to create imagery that simultaneously interpret the micro and macro – and interior and exterior – perspectives. Using the material bounds of traditional drawing, the artists strategically meander, map and expand both our descriptive and interpretive understanding of these physical and psychological terrains.

“Using some of the oldest forms of mark-making,” said Utah Arts & Museums Director Lynnette Hiskey, “these artists do a stunning job of creating work that brings these more traditional media to the forefront of contemporary art-making, both formally and conceptually.”

The Rio and Alice galleries were established as a service to Utah artists. They provide free venues for emerging as well as established artists to collaborate on exhibits and engage the community through art-making and dialogue. For more information on exhibitions and other program opportunities, visit visualartsutah.org.