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.
All of Us Beasts
May 12 – July 7, 2017
Artist Reception: May 19, 2017 | 6 – 9 pm
“One of my earliest memories is a dream: animals danced in a circle around me as I lay on my bed. As a child, I saw myself as an animal. This is of course true—I am an animal. But it took me years to realize the separation humans place between themselves and other species. I felt as though I had been misplaced, as nonhuman animals were some of my closest friends.
I found an outlet for my discomfort with being human through creating artwork where wildlife and humans occupied the same field. I depicted myself as an animal of many species. The process of artistically exploring my animality and connections to other species facilitated my acceptance of being human.
In 2014 I enrolled in the Environmental Humanities graduate program at the University of Utah. I enrolled in biology, art and creative writing courses. I studied theory on human and animal connections and entanglements. I asked myself questions regarding the implications of each encounter I had with wildlife, investigated the impressions that remained with me, and analyzed my perceptions of other species and how this altered my view of myself. My work culminated as an illustrated book, All of Us Beasts. This exhibit includes artwork and writing excerpts from that book.” – Claire Taylor
Funding for research for this project was provided in part by the Global Change and Sustainability Center, and the Friends of Red Butte Creek at the University of Utah.
Monday – Friday 8 am – 5 pm | Closed Saturday & Sunday
617 East South Temple SLC, UT 84102
Free and open to the public
Proposals for exhibitions in March–July of 2018 will be accepted July 29–September 3, 2017. Be sure to download the GUIDELINES prior to submitting your proposal online. Incomplete entries will not be accepted.
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