The Alice Gallery is located at the historic Glendinning Mansion in Salt Lake City, Utah, 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.
The gallery hosts exhibitions by Utah artists and works from the State Fine Art Collection. The Rio & Alice Galleries were established as a free service to Utah artists and surrounding communities. These venues allow emerging artists, professional artists, and curators to collaborate in the process of exhibition-making as well as engage the community through thoughtful and innovative art-making and dialogue.
Tuesday – Friday 10 am – 4 pm | Closed Saturday & Sunday
617 East South Temple SLC, UT 84102
Free and open to the public
Gallery Phone: 801-236-7556
Reception during Gallery Stroll: April 20th, 2018 | 6 – 9 pm
In Florescentia, these floral paintings in oil express King’s own brand of femininity: bold, colorful, awkward, wonky, explosive, varied, and overwhelmingly gorgeous.
Fox King says, “I’ve been working on a floral theme lately in my painting and believe this imagery corresponds to where I am in my life right now at thirty-five-years-old. The floral paintings are self- portraits. They are me embracing my femininity, sexuality, fertility, and the more decorative aspects of my life. In the past six years I’ve married, birthed two babies, and slowed down on my career path in order to care for children, be a wife, and maintain a household. I’ve always considered myself independent and not a “fru-fru” kind of girl. No nail polish, plucked eye-brows, or lace dresses for me: not merely an “eye candy” kind of girl, devoid of a personality. Translating that into my painting I always avoided decorative work- things that my mom would want to hang on the wall. In art school I painted people with scary teeth, a woman holding a dead chicken, creepy dolls, and fat ballerinas. I resisted making things that are seen as merely “nice.” I’m ready to be nice now. Bring on the floral paintings! Babies! Casseroles! Mini-vans! It’s okay. “
Fox King earned a degree in painting from Western Washington University in Bellingham, Washington. She later attended Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, and received a graduate degree in printmaking and drawing. She has exhibited throughout the United States, including California, Florida, and New York, as well as numerous group shows and three solo exhibitions in Utah. Much of her work explores notions of femininity, including domestic spaces and feminized objects. Fox King also teaches drawing at Weber State University in Ogden, Utah. More at emilyfoxking.com
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