SALT LAKE CITY —The Utah Division of Arts & Museums announces “Flora+Fauna,” an exhibition on display at the Alice Gallery from July 17 – Sept. 11, 2015. The Alice Gallery is free and open to the public M – F 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
“Flora+Fauna” includes works from the State of Utah Fine Art Collection dating from the early 1900s to the present. The artworks include paintings, prints, sculptures, photography, mixed media, as well as works from the State of Utah’s Folk Art Collection. The exhibition also features several recent acquisitions that have never been on exhibition before.
While many of the works depict Utah landscapes, others explore collaged landscapes or unidentifiable places, some on the verge of abstraction. Fauna depicted in the exhibition takes on a variety of subjects, from Mormon crickets and brine flies at the Great Salt Lake to wild, domesticated, and agricultural species throughout varying regions. People are present in many of the images, indicating various human intersections within the environment, land and animals within a region – often telling a richer story about a particular locale or culture.
“We’re delighted to be able to continuously exhibit works from the collection belonging to the people of Utah. This exhibition spans over a century of work depicting a variety of landscapes with a broad interpretation of the natural world,” said Arts & Museums Director Lynnette Hiskey.
Artists include Donald Beauregard, Catherine Kuzminski, John Telford, Josh Winegar, Rose Howard Salisbury, Sam Wilson, V Douglas Snow, Tom Till, Patricia Kimball, and Henry Rasmusen, among others. For more information, please visit visualarts.utah.gov