Francesc Burgos is a Spanish-born sculptor/ceramic artist. His master’s degrees in architectural design (University of Barcelona), philosophy (Berkeley) and fine art (University of Utah) reveal themselves in his exploration of internal and external space. “Ceramics has been, since prehistory, about vessels. My interest as a sculptor and ceramist are those structures, natural or human-made, that contain and protect life in its multiplicity of forms, a hard wall around an empty space: shells, hulls, buildings… I am interested in the relationship between interior and exterior space and inspired by music and geometry. I aim for forms that will have a strong presence, and be intriguing, beautiful, proportionate, and harmonic inside and out: the poetics of space.” - Francesc Burgos
Carolyn Coalson holds a Masters of Fine Arts from the University of Utah and is one of the area’s leading abstract expressionist painters. Her translucent broad brushstrokes entice the viewer to drift through veils of color imbued with a lifetime of observation. Responding to memory and imagination, paint in its varying hues is the messenger of passion. It is dense with mood: tranquility, radiance, musing, wit, and melancholy. For Coalson, each canvas develops in its own sweet time (sometimes over years). Once resolved and delivered to the gallery, these works grace our walls and enhance the realms of our own conception. As freelance writer, Ann Poore observed: “There is a depth, a raw command of paint and canvas that sucks the viewer right into an emotion… (her work) commands complete attention.”
Waldo Midgley (1888-1986) had a fruitful career spanning eight decades of insightful, intelligent and joyous creation that began in his native Utah during the early years of the 20th century. In 1907 he left Utah for New York City where his work would be profoundly influenced by the emerging Ashcan school under the direction of Robert Henri. Henri’s philosophy of immersing oneself in the city and painting the raw material of urban America would remain a pervasive force throughout Midgley’s prolific life. Under Waldo Midgley’s creative genius the subject matter of the Ashcan group, the city with its teeming inhabitants and ever-climbing skyscrapers, its moments of work and play, are rendered in an exuberant and joyous manner. He painted urban and rural scenes throughout the Northeastern and western United States, Canada and Europe.