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 and 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.
Jan 22 – Mar 4, 2016
Cultivate highlights agrarian landscapes as subject matter, and importantly includes works that draw attention to the water sources upon which those landscapes are conditional. Many works portray some of the most critical water sources in Utah and the west; the Colorado, Green, and Virgin Rivers, as well as local water sources that were essential to inhabit the Salt Lake Valley. Cultivate includes works from the State of Utah Fine Art and Folk Art Collection dating from 1904-2013.
In addition to the traditional and stunning pastoral scenes found in the collection, many of these landscapes also harken to the important role that extensive irrigation and cultivation played in the settling and habitation of the Salt Lake Valley. Cottonwood Creek by Gordon Cope illustrates one of the most important water sources that sustained development short after settlement by Pioneers. Other works, such as Navajo Cow Sculpture by Mary Jim, allude to locales and populations that predate pioneers settling the valley.
Much of the artwork depicts bucolic scenes, while others suggest or address issues related to the environment and the pastoral. Adam Bateman’s Glen Canyon is a conspicuous imposition on the landscape, while others such as Fred Eugene Wright’s photograph, Pleasant Creek #1, documents a dried-up creek bed in an area where agrarian practices are plentiful despite Utah being amongst the driest states in the nation. Cecil Smith’s Desert Farm depicts lush rolling hills, but reminds us that this farm exists on the precipice of a desert cliff.
This exhibition features painting, photography, sculptural and textile works by Utah artists including Adam Bateman, Gordon Cope, Edwin Evans, Mary Jim, Lazaros, Jeffrey Pugh, Tom Till, Mary Kimball, Blanche Wilson, Mahonri Macintosh Young, and others.
Location & Hours
Glendinning Home, 617 East South Temple, Salt Lake City
8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday – Friday; Closed Saturday – Sunday
Laurel Caryn – History of Photography, March 11-May 6, 2016
Downy Doxey-Marshall – Off the Hanger, May 13-July 8, 2016
Proposals for Exhibitions
Proposals for exhibitions in July-December of 2016 will be accepted January 1-February 2016. Be sure to download the GUIDELINES prior to submitting your proposal online. Incomplete entries will not be accepted.
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