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Description of Pictures: Spencer Finch: Great Salt Lake and Vicinity
World-renowned artist Spencer Finch created the site-specific installation Great Salt Lake and Vicinity in response to our building, our landscape, and our community. Finch works with light, landscape, and history to consider the power and limits of memory and perception. The artist is perhaps best known for his work Trying to Remember the Color of the Sky on that September Morning (2014), the only artwork created for the 9/11 Memorial and Museum in New York.
For the UMFA’s G. W. Anderson Family Great Hall, Finch produced his largest-ever Pantone chip installation. His conceptual and labor-intensive process began with a long journey—in this instance, a circumnavigation of Great Salt Lake. Along the way Finch logged precise measurements of color, and the resulting installation is a colorful sequence of ready-made Pantone color swatches affixed directly to the walls of the Great Hall. Each color chip is hand-labeled in pencil with the name of its original color source—the bark of a tree, the algae in the distance, the wing of a bird. The line of color reads like field notes, a data-driven abstraction of close observation.
To share his private performance with museum and gallery visitors, Finch leans heavily on documentation, a tool that Land artists enlisted in the 1960s and 70s to convey their work from remote locations. Like the non-site works of Land artist Robert Smithson, Finch’s Pantone installation brings a specific landscape into the museum. His process, however, does not disrupt the land or the ecosystems it supports. Instead, he uses color and language to engage our memory and imagination to re-create a journey. By poetically transporting aspects of the outdoors into the Great Hall, Finch’s installation redefines how we experience the museum and our surrounding landscape.
This site-specific installation was commissioned by the Utah Museum of Fine Arts.
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Wikipedia Description: Utah Museum of Fine Arts
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The Utah Museum of Fine Arts (UMFA) is the region's primary resource for culture and visual arts. It is located in the Marcia and John Price Museum Building in Salt Lake City, Utah on the University of Utah campus near Rice-Eccles Stadium. Works of art are displayed on a rotating basis. It is a university and state art museum.
Many free public programs are continuing through the closure period, including the museum's popular Third Saturday for families, educational outreach, and ARTLandish: Land Art, Landscape, and the Environment. The UMFA's Dumke Auditorium, museum store, and museum cafe have reopened to the public.
UMFA is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums. It has a cafe and store located inside the building along with more than 20 galleries. The museums permanent art collections include over 17,000 works of art. The different cultures represented include African, Oceanic and the New World, Asian, European, American, and the Ancient and Classical World.
The creation of a formal art gallery on the top floor of the University of Utah's Park Building in the early 1900s marks the beginning of the Utah Museum of Fine Arts. In the beginning, paintings by local artists filled this three-room gallery. Through the next six decades, the art department at the University of Utah received major art gifts and specific requests from donors to remodel the gallery into a museum. After the renovation of the gallery was finished, the University’s president, A. Ray Olpin, established it as the Utah Museum of Fine Arts on May 6, 1951. In 1967, Frank Sanquineti was appointed as the first professional director. By this time, the museum had entered a new period of growth which resulted in the building of a new museum.
After the museum’s relocation in 1970, its goal was to expand its collections, and the Annual Friends of the Art Museum Acquisition Fund was formed. Over the ...More...
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2019_07_13A2_UMFA2: UT -- Salt Lake City -- Utah Museum of Fine Arts -- Second Floor (240 photos from 07/13/2019)
2019_07_13A1_UMFA1: UT -- Salt Lake City -- Utah Museum of Fine Arts -- First Floor (99 photos from 07/13/2019)
2006_UT_UMFA_Bloom: UT -- Salt Lake City -- Utah Museum of Fine Arts -- Exhibit: Art in Bloom (22 photos from 2006)
2006_UT_UMFA2: UT -- Salt Lake City -- Utah Museum of Fine Arts -- Second floor (83 photos from 2006)
2006_UT_UMFA1: UT -- Salt Lake City -- Utah Museum of Fine Arts -- First floor (96 photos from 2006)
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2019 photos: Equipment this year: I continued to use my Fuji XS-1 cameras but, depending on the event, I also used a Nikon D7000.
Trips this year:
(May/June) a two-day jaunt to New York City for my 62nd birthday,
(July) two-weeks out west for San Diego Comic-Con and sites in Utah,
(August) a four-day jaunt to Massachusetts to experience rain in another state.
That's it so far!