Located in the grand lobby of the old Rio Grande Depot, the Rio Gallery was established as a service to Utah artists, providing a free venue for emerging as well as established artists to collaborate on exhibits and engage the community through art-making and dialogue.
Currently at the Rio Gallery:
December 6, 2013 – January 10, 2014
“Borderline” looks at the ways we perceive boundaries between public and private worlds. This exhibition features the work of three artists working in different media. Painter Chuck Landvatter’s portraits expose a private glimpse of everyday people. He combines his background in the schools of tradition and low-brow aerosol to form his unique painting style. Megan Mitchell makes ceramic objects based on forms from architecture and furniture. The imagery on the pieces references both landscapes and domestic spaces, serving as a metaphor for the interactions and boundaries between inner and outer worlds. Joe Strickland uses photography to explore the unappreciated beauty of seemingly mundane private spaces. By giving a renewed vision of the true aesthetics of space, the viewer is able to recognize that which is so often overlooked.
Landvatter, Strickland and Mitchell have chosen to exhibit their work together because of their interest in the similarities and differences in their work and the conversations sparked by their individual bodies of work. All three artists are working within a traditional medium, but with a contemporary intent.
“Only Light,” January 17 – February 14, 2014
This exhibition will examine topics that relate to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s spirit and accomplishments during the U.S. civil rights movement in the 1960s, as well as considering artworks that have a dialogue with civil and human rights issues of today.
Artists include Carlos Anderson, Lenka Konopasek, Beth Krensky, Darnel Haney, Trent Alvey, Carey Ann Francis, Trevor Southey, Ruby Chacon, Margaret Tarampi, Christopher Gauthier, Lynn Hoffman-Brouse, Rosi Hayes, Alexander Moya, Mary Toscano, Fidalis Buehler, Cori Redstone, Lily Havey, and Jorge Rojas. Additionally, showings of the documentary “Utah’s Freedom Riders,” courtesy of KUED, will be part of the exhibition.
Location & Hours
Rio Grande Depot, 300 South Rio Grande Street (455 West), Salt Lake City
- 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday – Friday
- Open the following Saturdays from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. in conjunction with the Winter Market: December 7; January 4; February 1 and 15; March 1, 15, and 27; April 11 and 25.
- Closed Sunday
Proposals for Rio Gallery Exhibitions
Proposals for exhibitions in June – December of 2014 will be accepted beginning December 1, 2013 and are due February 3, 2014. Be sure to download the guidelines and eligibility requirements prior to submitting your proposal online. Incomplete entries will not be accepted.
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