The Alice Gallery is located at the historic Glendinning Mansion in Salt Lake City, Utah, which also houses the main offices of Utah Arts & Museums. The gallery is named after Alice Merrill Horne, a legislator who supported the arts and founded the Utah Arts Council in 1899.
The gallery hosts exhibitions by Utah artists and works from the State Fine Art Collection. The Rio & Alice Galleries were established as a free service to Utah artists and surrounding communities. These venues allow emerging artists, professional artists, and curators to collaborate in the process of exhibition-making as well as engage the community through thoughtful and innovative art-making and dialogue.
Tuesday – Friday 10 am – 4 pm | Closed Saturday & Sunday
617 East South Temple SLC, UT 84102
Free and open to the public
Gallery Phone: 801-236-7555
March 8 - May 3, 2019
Gallery Stroll Artist Reception: March 15 from 6-9 pm
Landscapes Calm and Desperate: artwork by Susan Beck and Bonnie Susec
The artists see collaboration as a cooperative partnership, working together to produce or create something new, something they started doing forty years ago.
“Early in our friendship we recognized that we both enjoy experimenting with the gap between what is real and what seems to be. We are touched by problems that surround us and are careful about how we choose to present our ideas. Often our work falls into chaos and complications, but there is nothing we like more than battling our way through to the beauty and order within.
The collaborations in this show begin by both of us starting pieces then passing them back and forth until we are satisfied with the result. This exchange can be startling and provocative as images disappear and new ones appear or are reformed in unexpected and surprising ways.
In addition to collaborative work, we have included in the exhibit examples of our own work as a counterpoint to the collaborations. We like the idea of presenting a way for the viewer to become participants in our process by looking for the differences and the similarities found in and out of the collaborations.”