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Video Still by Sama Alshaibi featured in Land Body (Courtesy Ogden Contemporary Arts)

‘Land Body’ at OCA: An Exploration of the Female Body and Landscape

By Drew Reynolds, Arts Writer January 11, 2022

  The connection between femininity and the earth has been deeply ingrained into our cultural consciousness. From the earliest points of art history, male artists fostered feminine connotations...

Members of the Arts Desk

Starting a New Year: The Arts Desk on Their Past Favorites and Pieces To Look Forward To

  Here on the Arts Desk of the Chronicle, we talk about art. A lot. While 2020 shut down many creative productions as COVID-19 and its subsequent stops, restrictions and shutdowns rose, 2021 brought...

A portion of the The Weight of a Cloud by Tiana Birrell that is currently featured at the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art in Salt Lake City, on Saturday, Nov. 6, 2021 (Photo by Brooklyn Critchley | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

A Climate Dystopia Displayed at the UMOCA with ‘the weight of a cloud’

By Drew Reynolds, Arts Writer December 3, 2021

  Walking into UMOCA’s Exit Gallery, one wouldn’t realize they are entering a sort of uncanny valley. The lush green landscapes and flowery imagery draws you in, but upon closer inspection,...

Promotional Image for ILLUMINATE (Courtesy of

Downtown Event ‘Illuminate’ Shines a Neon Spotlight on Local Artists

By Luke Jackson, Arts Writer November 21, 2021

  After about an hour and a half of trying to find a parking spot, my wife and I, along with a thousand other folks, arrived at the second and final night of Illuminate: Utah’s Light Art and...

Local artist Vivian Arthurs art displayed at the Urban Arts Gallery in Salt Lake City, Utah on Oct.r 7, 2021. (Photo by Langley Hayman | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Walking through the Urban Arts Gallery, the Heart of SLC’s Art Scene

By Drew Reynolds, Arts Writer November 19, 2021

  Whether you're an artist or simply a spectator, the Urban Arts Gallery has something for everyone. From handmade jewelry to artful stickers to local artist paintings, the gallery houses a diverse...

(Photo by Brooklyn Critchley | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Art and Recycling: How Local Art Institutions Make Do and Reuse

By Avery Greig, Arts Writer November 4, 2021

  Climate change is a looming issue that has been at the forefront of environmental discussion for many decades now. Sustainably efforts are ever-expanding and the dialogue around how...

Jorge Rojas installation Gente de Maize / People of Corn at the Kimball Art Center in Park City, Utah. (Courtesy Jorge Rojas)

Examining Environmental Traditions through Maize with Artist Jorge Rojas

By Paige Gardner, Assistant Arts Editor November 1, 2021

  For the last decade or so, maize has been the main focus of performance artist and educator Jorge Rojas. In his latest installation “Gente de Maize / People of Corn” at the Kimball...

Venom: Let There Be Carnage Creepy and Cutting

‘Venom: Let There Be Carnage’ Creepy and Cutting

By Sara Gillett, Arts Writer October 31, 2021

  On Oct. 1, the new Marvel movie, "Venom: Let There Be Carnage," released in the United States. It is the third Marvel movie this year, and these new releases have not been disappointing. Although...

(Photos Courtesy of Nicole Morgenthau & Utah Geological Survey)

Land Art, Vandalism and Utah’s Natural Environment

By Drew Reynolds, Arts Writer October 27, 2021

  Utah is well known for its beautiful mountain ranges, vibrant red rock and the briny Great Salt Lake, but what about its unnatural landscapes? From steel monoliths to rocky spirals, Utah...