at Discovery Gateway
 

at Discovery Gateway

Dates: 5/12/2017 to 6/21/2017
Repository: Traveling Exhibit Program...
Out of Line: Geometric Expression in Utah explores the ways in which global art movements influenced Utah artists in the 1980s and 1990s. Geometric Abstraction and Neo-Expressionism each had their moment in Utah's art history, but something special happened during this time period, when the two movements seemingly collided, and many Utah artists began creating art that incorporated the emotional presence of Neo-Expressionism, while drawing heavily on the shapes, patterns, fractals, and hard lines of Geometric Abstraction. The works in this exhibition represent a varied assortment of media, including printmaking, mixed media, photography, painting, and charcoal and pencil on paper. The State of Utah's Fine Art Collection acquires new works every year, a practice that was alive and well in the 1980s and 1990s, and which has allowed us to capture such a unique and interesting snapshot of what artists were producing during this specific time frame.