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March 15 through April 12, 2013

Opening Reception: March 15, 6-9 p.m.

Art Access Gallery: Clay Arts of Utah, "Biomimicry," innovations inspired by nature
Access II Gallery: animated Western characters by Ryan Perkins

Art Access Gallery: Art Access is proud to present Biomimicry, a ceramics exhibit by Clay Arts Utah and curated by Heidi Moller Somsen. The theme "Biomimicry"— from the Greek bios [life] and mimesis [imitation] — is suited to these artists in particular, as they are influenced by the subtleties of the natural world.

This exhibit speaks to the notion of artist as scientist, constantly researching, hypothesizing, and processing the world around them through their work.

Participating artists: Aaron Ashcraft, Nolan Baumgartner, Tara Carpenter, Suzanne Conine, Amber Egbert, Lauren Gallaspy, Karen Gladstone, Paul Gladstone, Anne Gregerson, William James, Juanita Marshall, David Pendell, Leslie Randolph, Brian Snapp, Hermine Testard, Dan Vu and Julie Ward.

Access II Gallery: In our back gallery, we are proud to feature Westish, animation and screenprints by Ryan Perkins. The artist describes this body of work as "contemporary sketches of personalities I’ve observed out here in the West, shaped by various historical images and stories. The dusty landscape where my characters dance could be out of John Ford movies or roadrunner cartoons."

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