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Two Great Salt Lake exhibits closing Sunday at UMFA

Published May 1, 2014 10:57 am
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Time's running out to see two exhibits at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts that explore the artistic possibilities of the Great Salt Lake.

• One is "JG," the 35mm film by British artist Tacita Dean. The film explores Robert Smithson's landmark 1970 earthwork Spiral Jetty, using J.G. Ballard's 1960 science-fiction short story "The Voices of Time" as a focal point. The film was shot mostly at the Great Salt Lake, Utah's West Desert, and the Hogle Zoo.

• The other is the Great Salt Lake Landscan, created by the Center for Land Use Interpretation and commissioned by UMFA (and now part of the museum's permanent collection). It provides a stunning visual survey of the salt concentration ponds and industrial infrastructure of the lake's south shore.

Both exhibits close after Sunday, May 4.

A third exhibition — "The Savage Poem Around Me: Alfred Lambourne's Great Salt Lake," a collection of the pioneer artist's landscape paintings, sketches and writings — stays open through June 15.

The Salt Lake Tribune's Tom Wharton wrote about the three exhibits when they opened in January — read the article here.

For hours and admission prices, go to UMFA's website.






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