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UMFA keeps sprinkling 'salt'

Published March 26, 2012 8:48 am

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During her tenure as chief curator at the Utah Museum of Fine Art, Jill Dawsey, who left late last year to become an associate curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art in San Diego, established the "salt" series of art exhibitions. The series has brought young contemporary artists who are emerging in various corners of the globe to Utah for solo shows, including Sophie Whettnall from Belgium and American Xaviera Simmons.

Fortunately, the UMFA is continuing the program into the future.

Salt 5, curated by Dawsey, will begin Friday and showcase Utah artist Daniel Everett. Everett works in a range of media to explore the way the man-made environment, including architecture and surveillance, shape individual experience. The exhibit includes several photographic prints, two video pieces and mixed-media installations.

Utah Museum of Fine Arts, University of Utah campus, Salt Lake City. For more info: http://www.umfa.utah.edu