Utah Arts & Museums announces the opening of “Between Worlds,” an exhibition of photographs by Bernard C. Meyers, at the Alice Gallery in the Glendinning Mansion. The show runs from September 19 to November 14, 2014. Gallery hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. The Glendinning Mansion is located at 617 E. South Temple in Salt Lake City. An opening reception will be held on September 19 from 6 to 9 p.m. for Gallery Stroll. “Between Worlds” is the first of future solo exhibitions to be featured at the Alice Gallery.
Bernard C. Meyers is a Utah-based contemporary artist and fine art photographer recognized internationally as a master printer, artist, photographer and teacher. Meyers’ passion for gardens and greenhouses is visualized in his distinctive images that combine man-made structures and screens with organic flora while exploring other realms of consciousness.
Meyers states, “The narrative here is about an elusive place, the vantage point between the world of our constructed socialized realities and everything else beyond. It is about a waking dream, a personal spiritual experience. This is about other realms of consciousness. Science, religion and philosophy all flirt with the idea that we function on more than one plane of existence simultaneously, and that acceptance alone opens the possibility of other worlds. My hope is that these photographs transcend the everyday, the documentary, to become something ripe with intrigue and mystery.”
Meyers’ prints are held in public, private and corporate collections nationwide, including the Portland Museum of Art and the State of New York. Meyers earned an MFA at Rochester Institute of Technology in traditional etching and stone lithography and a BFA in photography as a fine art. He has taught art and photography at the University of New England, the University of Southern Maine and the Maine Media Workshops.
The Rio and Alice galleries were created as a service to Utah artists. They provide free venues for emerging and established artists to collaborate on exhibits and engage the community through art-making and dialogue. For more information, visit www.visualartsutah.org.