Modern West opening exhibition at NEW LOCATION
412 South 700 West SLC, UT 84104
“New West” a group show of represented and guest artists Above images still from “Coming ‘Round the Mountain” by Levi Jackson & “The Taboo Artist” by Ben Steele
April 19- June 15, 2019
Reception for the opening show “New West” will be held on April 19th from 6:00- 9:00 pm
Private reception and ribbon cutting 6:00-7:00 & Public reception 7:00-9:00
Modern West Fine Art was founded six years ago by Diane Stewart to showcase artists working to reframe an understanding of “The West.” Since its inception the gallery has continued to support that mission while also evolving in a more contemporary direction, showing works that expand the definition “Art of the West.” The gallery is now expanding, moving west to a larger location, and rebranding under the name Modern West.
In the last year we have taken on seven new artists, four of which are women, which brings us closer to achieving our goal of gender parity.
We will celebrate the opening of the new space with a group show of thirty artists, titled “New West.” In addition to our represented artists we will be showcasing a selection of guest artists, an exciting new direction which will enable us to create dynamic group shows, curatorially directed to highlight a broad range of mediums and themes. “New West” is intended to be an exhibition without curatorial limitations, an invitation to produce work with an element of personal discovery.
We hope you will attend the opening and ribbon cutting for the new Modern West, we are extremely excited to share this new art destination with the people of Utah.
“New West” participating represented artists: Liberty Blake, Fidalis Buehler, Day Christensen, Shalee Cooper, Al Denyer, Nathan Florence, Kiki Gaffney, Sheldon Harvey, Jann Haworth, Patrick Dean Hubbell, Levi Jackson, Tom Judd, Ed Mell, Paul Reynolds, Nate Ronniger, Billy Schenck, Woody Shepherd, Ben Steele, John Vehar and Mike Whiting.
“New West” participating guest artists: John Bell, Tyler Bloomquist, Dimitri Kozyrev, Amanda Moore, Michael Namingha, Shawn Porter, Jean Richardson, Wren Ross, Carol Sogard, Wendy Wischer.
About Modern West
Modern West is a gallery created by Diane Stewart to support established and emerging contemporary artists who, in compelling and varied ways, reframe our understanding of the West. Through thoughtful exhibitions, the gallery illuminates both new and historical bodies of work that are relevant and meaningful for today's audiences.