DE|MARCATION A Survey of Contemporary Photography in Utah
February 6 - April 30, 2021
DE | MARCATION surveys the contemporary photographic landscape of creative practice by artists in the state of Utah as they navigate new territory in the global dialogue of imagemaking. The works delineate new boundaries and challenge the photographic traditions of the West as a hallowed land—the landscape as a rugged vista to be conquered and tamed under the banner of Manifest Destiny and the settling of Zion. Early photographic surveys of the American West explored the physical territory; this exhibition examines the conceptual landscape of creative practice by photographic artists spanning the vast spaces of Utah. The artists have strong connections to the state and their images represent a diversity beyond geographic boundaries; they interrupt convention and draw new lines. Intended to serve as a record of a historical moment, the exhibition reflects the dynamics of shifting cultural narratives and our relationship to place in a richly interconnected world. It represents not only the current state of photographic art, but also its future.
Curated by Amy Jorgensen and Edward Bateman | Sponsored by Utah Division of Arts & Museums
Included Artists: Kimberly Anderson, Christine Baczek, David Baddley, Edward Bateman, David Brothers, Van Chu, Samuel Davis, Daniel George, Haynes Goodsell, Mark Hedengren, Amy Jorgensen, Natalie Kirk, Karalee Kuchar, Carsten Meier, Bernard C. Meyers, Andrew Patteson, Kim Raff, Nancy E. Rivera, Fazilat Soukhakian, Josh Winegar
Image: Karalee Kuchar, Bearing Weight, 2015