Andrea Bowers' video installation at the Utah Museum of Fine Art contains something you don't often see in a mainstream Utah gallerypolitical statement on a locally controversial issue.
"Tim DeChristopher (I am the Carbon Tax)," just off the lobby of the UMFA, offers a graphite on paper sketch of the federally imprisoned monkey wrencher, who protested oil and gas drilling on public lands in 2008 by bidding (and winning) on $1.4 million in government leases. His ploy gave the incoming Obama administration time to cancel the auction, but earned DeChristopher two years in federal prison for making false statements.
On a video screen next to the portrait, "The United States v. Tim DeChristopher" shows Bowers visiting all 14 parcels that DeChristopher won. At the end of each sequence she writes the number of the parcel on a placard and holds it up.