“Utah has a thriving market for contemporary art, fueled by a long heritage of established and emerging artists that have left their mark within the art world. This drives an interest within our community, creating new collectors that are passionate about engaging with the art, and existing collectors that are looking to push the boundaries of their own collections.
We have established an astute group of collectors, and we love our connection to western and contemporary patrons. Our focus continues to evolve as we meet the demand of our market’s interest in collecting contemporary works that push the boundaries of western art. We are thrilled to have featured our first exhibition with Taos Modern artists Beatrice Mandelman and her husband Louis Ribak in partnership with Rosenberg & Co. in New York and University of New Mexico Foundation, who manage their estate. This important exhibition has opened a new chapter for the gallery, broadening the opportunity for our patrons to view and acquire historical collectible works.
We aim to create an environment that supports artists ability to experiment and continue to develop their work. We are always looking to diversify the mediums that we feature, hence expanding our photography presence and works on paper. Newly represented collage artist Liberty Blake has been well received by our local and national markets and is an artist to keep your eye on. Her works create tension and balance carefully considering color relationships, scale, texture and narrative. We are also very excited to be featuring works by Kiki Gaffney whose work juxtaposes animated shapes with design elements and Al Denyer whose work encompasses areas of drawing painting, printmaking and installation.
We are currently making it a priority to address parity and equal representation of men and women. Our upcoming show West – the Effect of Land and Space will feature works by 10 female artists inspired by the distinct feelings the American West imbues, July 20 – Aug 31, 2018. ” - Diane Stewart