The current exhibit features pieces juried by Stefanie Dykes. This is a collection of art that celebrates the use of color.
Exhibit: Exist in Color
"I have been obsessed with the color blue for years, ever since I read ‘The Ninth Elegy’ from Rainer Maria Rilke’s Duino Elegies. Rilke wrote of the traveler who returns to the valley from a mountain top experience empty handed, except that she has gained the ability to speak intensely and dream vividly of her world. She has become the spectator and transmitter of beauty.
It’s that quality I sought out while reviewing each work of art for Dimebox Gallery’s “Exist in Color” exhibition. Did the work transmit something more than the formal art elements and materials employed?"
-Statement from Juror Stefanie Dykes
Juror Stefanie Dykes' Bio
Stefanie Dykes is a co-founder of Saltgrass Printmakers. Established in 2003, Saltgrass Printmakers is a non-profit printmaking studio and gallery located in Salt Lake City, Utah. Stefanie is an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the University of Utah. She has taught printmaking and drawing classes at the University of Utah, Snow College, Westminster College. Stefanie is an active member and attends the Southern Graphics Council International print conferences and the biannual international IMPACT print conferences. Dykes received her MFA from the University of Utah in 2010.
Artist in Residencies: Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Snowmass, Colorado, 2013, Surel’s Place, Boise, Idaho, 2013 and PLAYA Summerlake, Oregon, 2015.
Curatorial project: Collected Experience, Rio Gallery, Salt Lake City, Utah. 2015.
Selected Exhibitions: 2016 SGCI Portland Flux; 2016 RMPA Watershed vinyl installation; The Study, 2016; 2nd Global Print 2015; Alijo, Portugal; 8th International Printmaking Biennial of Douro; Bookends, Millsaps College, Mississippi, National Juried; A Measure of Salt: Contemporary Artists Engaging Great Salt Lake. Granary Art Center, curated by Hikmet Loe, Utah. Invited.
Stefanie exhibits nationally: New Narratives, Utah Museum of Fine Art, 2014, Harnett Biennial of American Prints, 2014, McNeese National Works on Paper, 2012, IPCNY, New York; Ink&Clay, California; Harnett Biennial of American Prints, Virginia; The Contemporary North American Printmakers, California; 4th Minnesota National Print Biennial, Minnesota, and internationally, including: Global Print 2015, IMPACT 9, Hangzhou, China, 2015, IMPACT8, Dundee, Scotland, 2013, Digital Aesthetic 3 (DA3), University of Central Lancashire and The Harris Museum and Art Gallery, UK 2012, International Print Biennale, Newcastle, UK 2011, Denmark, Egypt, Hong Kong, Japan, and Poland.
2010 Salt Lake City Mayor’s Artist Award for Support of the Arts by an Organization, Saltgrass Printmakers.
Dykes coordinates the following Fellowships, Partnerships & Mentorships: Teacher-Initiated Project through the Utah Division of Arts & Museums (TIPs), 2012 & 2013, Amity Art Foundation Fellowships for young emerging artists 2010-2015, Art Access Partner’s Program (Adults and Teens)
"I have always been very attracted to the aesthetics of symmetry, whether it is in artwork, design, architecture, or anything else I see around. This obsession with symmetry and balance definitely translated into my identity as an artist, and I have spent the last several years exploring this obsession in various ways."
-Artist Eric Fairclough
"The Hierophant" 24 x 24 x 1