Scotti Hill

Art and Culture Writer

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Artists of Utah's 15 Bytes
09/25/2018
Diving in the Headlines with Sandy Brunvand's Divisive Landscapes

As our most dynamic organ, the brain is at once remarkably expansive and persistently conservative, constantly aiming to preserve its energy. The ever-increasing pace of social media has nurtured this trend of mental conservation-instead of reading and prioritizing media according to its supposed importance or significance, we are often drawn to that which is highly visible and replete with large, striking language.

Artistsofutah
09/23/2017
Amy Jorgensen Crashes the Patriarchal Party at Nox Contemporary

Things were going swimmingly in the Garden of Eden before a sinister serpent offered Eve, Earth's first woman, an apple. Though such a partaking was expressly off limits, Eve simply couldn't resist the seduction of the deliciously bright and crisp fruit.

Artistsofutah
05/05/2017
Bret Hanson: Unpacking the Self

Hanson has been playing guitar since he was 16. "At one point, I wanted to start using a slide guitar but I didn't want to buy one because it was so expensive," he says. "I thought to myself, maybe I can make one myself, it can't be that difficult.

Artistsofutah
07/08/2017
Let It Rain: Michael Ryan Handley's Sublimation at UMOCA

completing his MFA at Yale in 2014, Michael Ryan Handley has been busy. A native Utahn, he now operates out of studios in Philadelphia and New York. His artistic processes are complex and experimental, combining a western fascination with the land with a typically eastern penchant for industrial ma...

Center for Art Law
07/06/2016
Fine Art Storage Services v. Insurance Companies: A Cautionary Tale

By Scotti Hill* Hindsight is 20/20, however, art storage facilities are supposed to be forward looking to make sure that property entrusted to them for safekeeping remains protected and unaltered while in their custody. Elements such as temperature, humidity and pest control are vital to preserve artworks from any damage or total loss.

DeseretNews.com
02/07/2016
Utah Museum of Contemporary Art tackles politics, immigration in new exhibits

Fredrik Nilsen, David Kordansky Gallery After receiving its fifth Andy Warhol Foundation grant, the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art is presenting five new exhibitions that explore diverse issues of political and global significance. SALT LAKE CITY - In an election year, art's propensity to challenge and foster intellectual discussion is as important as ever, and the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art reflects this.

Artistsofutah
The Monitoring Gaze: Panopticon at UMOCA

In a technologically vibrant world, it is increasingly difficult to separate ourselves from our digital appendages, as screens, wires and gadgets serve as tangible reminders of the more complicated, invisible networks that surround us.

Artistsofutah
Our America: Latino Presence at the UMFA

by Scotti Hill To consider oneself an American is to acknowledge an inherent lack of cultural homogeny. The nation is comprised of countless national ancestries, cultures, religions and customs. So much so that the traditional and hopeful "melting pot" metaphor has given way to the more realistic "tossed salad."

DeseretNews.com
06/27/2015
Topaz Museum's inaugural exhibition offers lessons on the human condition

Scotti Hill, Topaz Museum The Topaz Museum's inaugural art exhibition, "When Words Weren't Enough: Works on Paper from Topaz, 1942-1945," tells the remarkable story of art made at the Topaz Internment Camp during World War II. DELTA, Millard County - Approximately 133 miles southwest of Salt Lake City, the town of Delta is not one of Utah's lauded tourist destinations.

Artistsofutah
Weaving the Unexpected: Navajo Pictorials from the Lucke Collection at BYU

Art maintains a remarkable ability to change and augment our perceptions of different cultures and traditions. As a title, "Weaving the Unexpected" anticipates the exhibition's capacity for redefining what is typically known about this subject. The works contained in this show present remarkable craftsmanship and skill in their own right, made even more impressive when given the added layer of modernity...

DeseretNews.com
05/30/2015
Visual wonders abound in 'Deco Japan' exhibit at BYU Museum of Art

The traveling exhibition "Deco Japan: Shaping Art and Culture, 1920-1945," on display at the BYU Museum of Art, gives audiences a look at the effects of modernity and cross-cultural interaction in the years preceding and during World War II.

DeseretNews.com
12/03/2015
BYU Museum of Art's departing contemporary art curator leaves notable legacy

Brigham Young University Museum of Art PROVO - With its marvelous mountain ranges, sprawling deserts and rich history, Utah has inspired countless artists to attempt to capture the state's unique spirit. Sumptuous landscapes and educational illustrations of Utah's Native American and pioneer heritage abound in the canon of recognizable Utah art.

DeseretNews.com
01/01/2016
Utah Museum of Fine Arts to close temporarily but continue programming, community ties

SALT LAKE CITY - Native Utahns are accustomed to the state's arid desert conditions that bring blistering summer heat and frigid winter temperatures. Some industries in the state use such conditions to their benefit, while others have found unique strategies for adapting to the dry and extreme weather of the Beehive State.

DeseretNews.com
09/26/2015
New Brian Bress exhibit at UMFA escapes classification to create unique experience

SALT LAKE CITY - For many people, going to art museums is a daunting task. Visions of endless hallways packed with relics of the historical past seem intimidating, perhaps even boring. Often, large museums are divided into general categories based on era, style or geography, making it all the more difficult to know where to begin.

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