The Alice Gallery is located at the historic Glendinning Mansion in Salt Lake City, which also houses the main offices of Utah Arts & Museums. The gallery is named after Alice Merrill Horne, a legislator who supported the arts and founded the Utah Arts Council in 1899. This gallery hosts exhibitions by Utah artists and works from the State Fine Art Collection.
March 13 – May 8, 2015
Please join us for an artist reception on April 17, 6-9pm for Gallery Stroll
Becoming familiar with our surroundings is one of our most primal urges as human beings. There is a deep-seated desire to have an understanding and sense of place. From the intimate space of the house to the expansive space of the landscape, we are keenly aware of our physical spatial realities. The longing to investigate place occurs at every scale and is transcendent of culture. Through this exhibition artists Anna Laurie Mackay, Meredith Prévot and Jean Richardson explore the concept of place and, more specifically, the notion of “Other Places”. As each of us are residents of Utah, we have strong influences from “this place,” but we are also bringing our individual experiences of living and traveling elsewhere to create our separate bodies of work for this exhibition.
Mackay’s work investigates emotional, psychological and physical relationships with place, and more specifically with landscape. The locations she depicts relate to the Midwestern landscape, and focus on the disconnect of becoming a transplant from the West to the Midwest.
Prévot’s paintings are explorations in the interaction of colors and patterns, and investigate a personal longing to understand places and cultures she has experienced. Textile design and decorative patterning are influences in her work.
Richardson is influenced and inspired by her experiences living in different climates and cultures. Richardson makes collections of objects, which she finds ignite as sense of comfort and wonder, or trigger memory. She reconfigures these objects into her sculptures and installations. Richardson is interested in depicting a poetic geography of place; her works explore the region between place and culture, between environment and imagination.
Location & Hours
Glendinning Home, 617 East South Temple, Salt Lake City
8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday – Friday; Closed Saturday – Sunday
Proposals for Exhibitions
Proposals for exhibitions in January-July of 2016 will be accepted August 1-September 1, 2015.
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