Free community exhibition opening planned for September 28th
(Park City, UT) — The Mona Lisa, Mount Rushmore, even high-school senior yearbook photos — they are all connected by an intangible desire — a painter, a sculptor, or a photographer who wanted to tell a story.
Kimball Art Center’s newest exhibition, Body and Soul explores this timeless art genre, showcasing the contemporary painting, photography, and text-based installations of 24 Utah artists.“In today’s social media-driven landscape, we are surrounded by portraits — from candid snapshots to highly staged selfies. Body and Soul reminds us the real power of a portrait is that it doesn’t just reveal what we look like; it reveals who we really are,” noted Nancy Stoaks, Kimball Art Center’s curator. “Portraiture is a means of commemoration, reflection, and social critique.”
Participating artists include Adrianna Allegretti, Emily Dyer Barker, Lynn Blodgett, Trent Call, Lee Cowan, Downy Doxey-Marshall, Mark Elliot, Dennise Gackstetter, Megan Knobloch Geilman, Bailey Genevieve Hatcher, Tom Hoffman, Amy Jorgensen, Clayton Keyes, Natalie Kirk, V. Kim Martinez, Anne Morgan-Jespersen, Nathanael Read,
David Riley, Heidi Moller Somsen, Cory Strupp, Jimmi Toro, Mary Toscano, Clinton Whiting, and Gabrielle Wolfe.
The exhibition opens on Friday, September 28th with a community reception from 6-7:30PM. Attendees will have an opportunity to meet the artists and participate in an interactive portrait creation. Like all Kimball Art Center exhibitions, Body and Soul is free and open to the public.
“For those who can’t make the exhibition opening, they can still participate in the creative process. We’ll have a collaborative activity in the gallery during the exhibition through November 4th and a number of educational opportunities throughout the duration of Body and Soul,” added Nancy.
Some highlights include:
September 27th, October 4th, 11th, and 18th from 6:30-8:30PM — Four-session portrait drawing class with Nathanael Read.
October 13th — Guided gallery tours at 2PM and 4PM during Kimball Art Center’s ARToberFest celebration.
October 26th — Interactive gallery tour and discussion at 6PM and 7PM.
For a complete list of exhibition events and to learn more or register, visit: KimballArtCenter.org.