Modern West is thrilled to host CONVERGENCE, a duo show of artworks by Shalee Cooper and Sheldon Harvey, alongside a collaborative dance performance by the Heartland Collective. This performance is curated by the 801 Salon and will be featured twice on April 2nd. Showings are at 5:30PM & 7:30PM, each showing is limited to 40 people. This event is free — in support of the dancers, donations are welcome and appreciated. Donations are accepted through Venmo: @Molly-Heller-0
CONVERGENCE reveals the liminal relationship between spatial design and costume design, audience and performer, and collective and individual fervor. This evening of performance and visual design will invite audience members to meditate on what it means to interweave, roam, and converge.
Heartland is a multidisciplinary arts collective that explores the terrains and experiences of the human heart through live, dance-centered performance. The collective is directed by Molly Heller, alongside Florian Alberge, Nick Blaylock, Nick Foster, Brian Gerke, Marissa Mooney, Melissa Younker, and Mike Wall. Our collaborative way of working integrates the mediums of dance, visual arts, costume design, and sound design. Heartland re-imagines a new company model where leadership is decentralized, and creative motivation is a movable, non-hierarchical exchange.
Our work has been presented by: Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company, Utah Museum of Contemporary Art (UMOCA), Beehive Concert Venue, Urban Lounge, and Shawl-Anderson Dance Center in Berkeley, CA. We are drawn to intimate and atypical performing spaces that offer opportunities for ingenuity and beckon audience engagement. Our approach to making work is to honor spaciousness, practice patience, listen to the needs of the moment, work with what’s already available, and embrace our interconnectedness as humans alongside our differences.
About the 801 Salon:
The 801 Salon creates space for artists to connect and present, providing greater visibility in the SLC community via monthly curated events, hosted primarily by Vis.
About Modern West:
Modern West is a gallery created by Diane Stewart to support established and emerging contemporary artists who, in compelling and varied ways, reframe our understanding of the West. Through thoughtful exhibitions, the gallery illuminates both new and historical bodies of work that are relevant and meaningful for today's audiences.
Photo Credit: Marissa Mooney