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Rio Gallery

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:

“Spaces: Jarvis, Rice & Vincent”

July 18 – August 22, 2014

An artist reception will be held on July 18 from 6 to 9 p.m. for
Salt Lake Gallery Stroll.

In the show Spaces artists Holly Jarvis, Andrew Rice, and Marcus Vincent investigate the collective need for the spaces we construct, inhabit, interact with and define ourselves by. We are all interconnected and a part of a larger collective, or as John Donne describes in his enduring poem, No Man Is an Island, ‘a piece of the continent.’ From personal spaces to larger, family and community spaces, it is paramount to our survival both individually and as a

larger group. These spaces can provide protection or guidance, but also can create isolation by inhibiting access. Each artist is addressing these issues through various mediums, which create a dynamic show of diverse aesthetics.

Through drawing, painting, collage and digital materials, Holly Jarvis’ works illustrate a wandering, rambling mental landscape. These scenes can become interiors; they are deconstructed and spaces become void. Collaged materials shape into ambiguous, organic systems that dominate each work, ultimately resting on fields of color or emptiness.

Andrew Rice’s works on paper bridge the gap between drawing and painting. Using oil sticks, he approaches the pieces as a printmaker, working in multiple layers over each other. The end result is thick, heavy and dimensional on the paper. The physicality of the works for this show reflect the same banal urban landscapes loosely depicted- layers and layers built on top of each other, starting flat and changing over time with every added layer.

The work of Marcus Vincent has been influenced by an almost instinctual response to spaces both in the material world but also from those private interior spaces we each inhabit. The works originate in an intuitive color scenario that is punctuated by later found structural forms that serve as space definers in one sense, and hearken to architectural forms in another. Working largely in water-based media, the unpredictability and spontaneity of the medium facilitates an organic, loosely controlled impression, sopping the canvas with various viscosities of acrylic paints and pigment.

Upcoming Exhibitions

Design Arts: August 29 – October 17

Statewide Annual — Utah ‘14: Painting & Sculpture: November 21 – January 9

Location & Hours

Rio Grande Depot, 300 South Rio Grande Street (455 West), Salt Lake City; 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday – Friday

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Proposals for Rio Gallery Exhibitions

Proposals for exhibitions in March – July of 2015 will be accepted beginning July 7, 2014 and are due September 1, 2014. Be sure to download the guidelines and eligibility requirements prior to submitting your proposal online. Incomplete entries will not be accepted.



Contact the Rio Gallery Manager
Felicia Baca at 801.245.7272

The Rio Gallery is a member of the

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