The Woodbury Art Museum presents contemporary works by two local artists from
February 5, 2010 to March 12, 2010. The opening reception is February 5th 6pm-8pm.
Tawni Shuler, UVU’s visiting faculty member, and Kelly Larsen, a UVU alumni, create paintings
that are very connected to their environments. Both concerned with nature’s role in
creation and destruction, the artists work to incorporate personal histories on the canvas.
Shuler looks to her past for influence, having grown up on a Wyoming farm, she
combines her sense of aesthetic responsiveness with the life and death, dirt and skin
experiences of her upbringing. Shuler’s work ranges in size from small to enormous and
will occupy two of the galleries in the museum. This exhibition displays recently created
works, including those completed while at UVU.
Larsen creates multi-media works that contain found elements, and include
gradual deterioration as part of the content. He will sometimes bury a partially finished
canvas underground for a period to allow natural processes to affect the visual state of
the work. The paintings in this exhibition demonstrate the range of possibilities that Larsen
seeks to integrate, and continue to expand the definition of the medium.