30 Years at Finch Lane Galleries: A Retrospective


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The Finch Lane Gallery is celebrating artists who have exhibited in this iconic space over the past 30 years with the exhibition titled “30 Years at Finch Lane Galleries: A Retrospective.” The exhibition features 30 of the hundreds of artists who have shown in the space, many of whom also have pieces of public art in Salt Lake City. It is a celebration of artistic diversity, the Salt Lake City Arts Council, and honors those who have contributed to the city’s artistic fabric. The exhibition will be on view at the Finch Lane Gallery from June 27 through August 8, 2014.

The Salt Lake City Arts Council has managed the Finch Lane Gallery at the “Art Barn” since the late 1970s, when the former tenants, the Salt Lake Art Center (now Utah Museum of Contemporary Art) moved to its current location. “Selecting only 30 artists from among the illustrious list of Utah artists who have shown at our venue was the most difficult part of organizing the exhibition,” said curator and Visual Arts Program Manager Kandace Steadman. “For as many artists as we selected, there are literally dozens more who could have been asked.”

Exhibition space in the Finch Lane Galleries is limited, so Steadman tried to select one artist from each year and representing a variety of media. Lee Deffebach and Ed Maryon’s work are being exhibited posthumously. Living artists were asked to exhibit works they have completed in the last two years.

The roster of exhibiting artists is a representation of some of the most prolific and recognized artists in the state and include: Trent Alvey, David Baddley, Susan Beck, Anna Campbell Bliss, Robert Bliss, Connie Borup, Sandy Brunvand, Royden Card, Laurel Casjens, Wendy Chidester, Caitlin Connolly, Lee Deffebach, Mark England, Dan Gerhart, Paul Heath, Jeff Juhlin, Lenka Konopasek, Beth Krensky, Willy Littig, Jimmy Lucero, Ed Maryon, Layne Meacham, Ron Richmond, John Sproul, Bonnie Sucec, Darl Thomas, Maureen O’Hara Ure, Clay Wagstaff, Rebecca Wagstaff, and Justin Wheatley.

Location: Finch Lane Gallery (1340 E 100 S), Salt Lake City, UT 84102

Contact Information: 801-596-5000