November Holiday Reception | Modern West Holidays

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Thank you to everyone who attended our November Holiday Reception featuring works by all of our artists for our Modern West Holidays exhibition. We had an incredible turn out and are thrilled to be exhibiting the work through January 5, 2018.

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October Artists Reception | Billy Schenck, Ed Mell & Gary Ernest Smith

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Thank you to everyone who attended our October Artists Reception with Billy Schenck and Gary Ernest Smith. We had an incredible turn out and are thrilled to be exhibiting "The Legendary West" featuring new works by Billy Schenck, Ed Mell & Gary Ernest Smith. The exhibition will be on display through November 14, 2017.

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September Artist Reception | Jann Haworth

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Thank you to everyone who attended our September Gallery Stroll featuring March by Jann Haworth.  Inspired by the 2017 Women’s March in Washington, D.C., and her 2009 single frame comic strip featuring women of distinction, Mannequin Defectors, Haworth’s current body of work is an integration of her past concepts informing new ideas. Pushing the boundaries of the medium of discarded materials, she uses cardboard to echo the possibilities of protest. These mixed media pieces utilize peripheral and fringe materials and invite the viewer to reexamine the potential of artistic mediums and how it speaks to the subject matter. The exhibition will be on display through October 14, 2017.

July Gallery Stroll | Native Voices & Contemporary Trading Post

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Thank you to everyone who attended our July Gallery Stroll featuring our "Native Voices" Exhibition and our Contemporary Trading Post.  This group show features works by our artists of American Indian descent including Shonto Begay, Nocona Burgess, Sheldon Harvey, Patrick Hubbell, Frank Buffalo Hyde, Petecia Le Fawnhawk, Courtney Leonard, Stanley Natchez, Ben Pease, Kevin Red Star, and Veloy Vigil. 

In conjunction with Native Voices, our Contemporary Trading post highlights our handmade Mata Ortiz and Acoma pottery, kachinas, and jewelry. The exhibition will be on display through August 12, 2017. 

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June Gallery Stroll | J. Vehar Evanoff

Thank you to everyone who attended our June Gallery Stroll featuring new works by J. Vehar-Evanoff.  Submerged Reflection is an abstracted painting series that foregrounds texture and weight making visible Evanoff's intricate process of layering and removing paint.  The exhibition will be on display through July 15, 2017.

May Gallery Stroll | Eric Overton & Petecia Le Fawnhawk

Thank you to all of those who attended Gallery Stroll! It was a fantastic turn out for our featured artists Petecia Le Fawnhawk and Eric Overton. During the event both artists took time to explain their process and answer questions. If you were unable to attend the exhibitions will be on display until June 10.

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April Gallery Stroll Featuring Art Behind the Zion Curtain

“Art Behind the Zion Curtain," was curated by Diane Stewart given the political climate over the past few months and the current discussion that is under way with our legislature the idea that our artists might interpret the cultures, customs and peculiar ways of Utah seemed topical and relevant. Invited artists were asked to take their personal spin on the themed exhibit. We were thrilled with the variety of works that our artists came up with. Please join us through May 13, Tuesday - Saturday 11-6 p.m. to view the exhibition.

Artist Discussion + Reception with Rebecca Campbell

Utah native, now a longtime resident of Los Angeles, artist Rebecca Campbell has been inspired to reexamine her roots to question how nostalgia, the western landscape, and the physical seduction of paint can shed light on our polarized political landscape, feminism, and the unavoidable reality of death. Last night we were honored to host an artist discussion & reception with Rebecca where she shared insights to her process and inspiration behind this bold body of work.

SELECT WORKS BY REBECCA CAMPBELL will be featured in the gallery through April 15th, 2017.

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March Gallery Stroll Featuring Rebecca Campbell

We want to thank everyone who came out last night for March's Gallery Stroll. We will be hosting featured artist Rebecca Campbell on March 30th, for an artist discussion. Campbell will speak on how she has been inspired to reexamine her roots to question how nostalgia, the western landscape, and the physical seduction of paint can shed light on our polarized political landscape, feminism, and the unavoidable reality of death. Mark your calendar and join us for an incredible experience that you will not want to miss!

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February Gallery Stroll Featuring Shonto Begay and Woody Shepherd

Thank you to all of those who attended Gallery Stroll! It was a fantastic turn out for our featured artists Shonto Begay and Woody Shepherd. During the event both artists took time to explain their process and answer questions. If you were unable to attend the exhibitions will be on display until March 11.

Figure Drawing with Nathan Florence

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Thank you to all of those who attended our first figure drawing class with represented artist Nathan Florence! It was a night full of fun and memories all while enjoying a glass of wine and learning the basics of drawing a live model. Florence instructed the participants on drawing, shared techniques on capturing gesture and personal characteristics of a live model. He provided different mediums for the class to use and encouraged the experimentation of them by the group! 

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Nathan Florence modern west fine art night wine
Nathan Florence modern west fine art night wine

If you are interested in joining our next class please email the gallery for additional details at info@modernwestfineart.com

January Gallery Stroll Featuring "Legendary Plains," by Nocona Burgess

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Thank you to everyone who attended our January Gallery Stroll featuring new works by Nocona Burgess, "Legendary Plains." Burgess' creative, intricate, and unforgettable paintings embody the spirit of his Native ancestry. He incorporates layers of paint and builds up his body of work while also taking away paint in specific areas. His process speaks to his subject matter in a very contemporary way. The exhibition will be on display through February 11, 2017.

December Gallery Stroll | Small Works Exhibition

Thank you to everyone who attended our December Gallery Stroll for our annual Small Works Exhibition. With more than 70 pieces to select from, Small Works is defined by artwork no larger in dimension than 16 x 20 inches. This gives the artists an opportunity to create and display new work just in time for the holiday season. We had an incredible festive turn out and thank you for all of your support.

Stop by to see works by Shonto Begay, John Berry, Rudi Broschofsky, Paul Davis, Phil Epp, Sushe Felix, Tracy Felix, Nathan Florence, Dolan Geiman, Jann Haworth, Suzanne Hill, Patrick Hubbell, Frank Buffalo Hyde, Dick Jemison, Tom Judd, Kevin Kehoe, Dan Namingha, Arlo Namingha, Dave Newman, Ben Pease, Jody Plant, Kevin Red Star, Nate Ronniger, Tamara Ruiz, Billy Schenck, Ben Steele, Michael Swearngin, and John Vehar-Evanoff.

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November Gallery Stroll Featuring "The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly" by Ben Steele

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Thank you to everyone who attended our November Gallery Stroll Friday night. Local artist Ben Steele joined us to discuss his newest body of work, "The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly." Steele's new body of work combines a juxtaposition of fresh pop imagery with classical themes. His refined oil paintings transform well-known treasures into contemporary concept-driven works of art.  Join us through January 14, 2017 to view the works in person.

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Work In Progress

We are proud to announce that Jann Haworth, represented artist and Creative Director at the Leonardo, presented her community-sourced mural project, Work In Progress, at the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art last night. This powerful exhibition features women throughout history who were a catalyst for change. The project will be exhibited at UMOCA from October 7, through January 14, 2017. To learn more check out 15 Bytes' podcast featuring Jann's interview on the project. 

September Gallery Stroll featuring "Limelight" by Dick Jemison

Thank you to everyone who attended our September Gallery Stroll Friday night. Dick Jemison joined us from Alabama to discuss his newest body of work, "Limelight." Jemison's bold pallet has a very dramatic effect, his primitive contemporary approach is compelling and demands presence. Join us through October 15th, 2016 to view the works in person.

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Art + Wine with Dick Jemison

Incredible turn out last night for our Art and Wine event with Dick Jemison. His eye for color is poetic and his vibrant pallet engages the viewer. Dick captivated our audience describing his process and inspiration.  "Color is something that is inside of us, an innate ability. It can not be taught." -Dick Jemison

Join us through October 15th to view his solo exhibition, "Limelight."

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Pop Up | A One Night Stand with Tom Judd

We had an incredible turn out last night, thank you to all who stopped by to visit with Tom Judd while he was in town from Pennsylvania. We loved celebrating our last summer moments with all of you cooling off with bubbles and pops. Stop by the gallery next week to dive into Tom Judd's work while it is up before we close August 21 - September 5.

July Gallery Stroll featuring John Berry, "Duality"

Thank you to everyone who attended our July Gallery Stroll Friday night. John Berry joined us in the gallery to discuss his solo show "Duality." Berry's work combines an incredible tension and incorporates a new direction. His bold colors and shapes reference the landscapes he has painted in the past with a dynamic new body of abstract work. We are thrilled with the direction John has taken and invite you to join us through August 12, 2016 to view the works in person.