Friday, April 10, 2015

Art exhibition highlights differences in collections of LDS Church, state of Utah

DESERT NEWS
By Scotti Hill
"Pearly Gate" by Levi Jackson is on display at Utah Museum of Contemporary Art as part of "Church vs. State: Contemporary Collecting Praxis" through April 11. (Provided by the LDS Church History Museum)
UTAH---An abstract photograph of the Provo Temple, artistic scribbles transcribing LDS general conference and a hanging installation of decorative paper are among the diverse array of artworks in the new exhibition “Church vs. State: Contemporary Collecting Praxis” at the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art. UMOCA’s “Church vs. State” links two separate art collections — from the state of Utah and from the LDS Church — and in doing so explores the ways art simultaneously augments and challenges Utah’s collective identity. [link]

Utah Museum of Contemporary Art:Church vs. State: Contemporary Collecting Praxis” 20 S West Temple, Salt Lake City, UT; (801)328-4201; utahmoca.org

"Transcription #1" by Ben Howell is on display at Utah Museum of Contemporary Art as part of "Church vs. State: Contemporary Collecting Praxis." The piece is a large scroll with verses from the Book of Mormon written on it and is on display through April 11. (Provided by the LDS Church History)