ARTIST GROUP STATEMENT
By reworking common concepts, DeConstructed displays new perspectives on the world. Each day we work to understand the world, culture, and introspective nature of humanity—both individual and collective. These artworks convey a new way of viewing the physical world, culturally accepted standards, ourselves, and our relationships. Whether through reconstructed architectural landscapes, reevaluated relationships in the face of loss, or reassessed interpretations of ourselves through the body; DeConstructed works to show a new way of viewing the world around us and our roles within it.
The following artists are all members of the Critique Club, a group of 12 graduates from the University of Utah College Fine Arts.
Sarah:To deconstruct and recreate landscapes into architectural worlds of her own in order to understand the majesty of the world around her.
Kayli:Deconstructs an experience of near tragic loss by stitching visual representations of the relationship together in a new and pure narrative.
Jocelyn:Deconstructing the many faceted concepts of feminity by breaking the figure into overlapping waves of movement.
Christina:Deconstructs moments of time that may seem mundane but actually evaluate the self the most purely.
Briana:Deconstruct the physical human body to better understand the psychological aspects of what it is to be human.
Christina Jones has been best described as a non-categorical artist. After graduating from the University of Utah with a BFA in Painting and Drawing and a BA in Art History, her artistic practice has ventured into drawing, performance, site-specific installation, and video work. She continues to feed her curiosity for research through the pursuit of her MA in Art History. Jones utilizes art as a means of escape from stagnancy. The images that she creates are always moving, reacting, ending, and restarting uniquely with each passing moment. Her work is entangled in the temporality of our human bodies and how our appearance is both ever-changing and never quite the way it is captured in our mirror reflections. In its regard to the disparity between the rapidness of her mental expectations and the restrictions of her physical form, Jones's artwork acts as a constant visual analysis of itself. Each piece picks apart the fleetingness of its own representation and moves forward regardless. Jones has both curated and had her art appear in several high profile exhibitions throughout Salt Lake City, where she is currently based. In addition to making her own art and collaborating with other creative minds, she is passionate about LGBTQ+ rights and supporting other marginalized groups, and the majority of shows that she has organized and appeared in have had a strong focus on giving back to those communities.
Briana McLaren is an artist whose mediums vary from chalk pastel pencil to oil painting. She resides in Salt lake City and recently graduated from the University of Utah with a Bachelors of Arts in Art History and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting and Drawing Fine Arts. She was raised all over the country within a Military family and often had to rely on her imagination to get through those transitioning period, inspiring her surrealist interpretation of self. A sufferer of major depression and clinical anxiety, her work often revolves around mental health and interpretation of the subjective self. Often times she addresses these subjects in a feminist perspective analyzing both societal interpretations and her own subconscious.
Sarah Ashley Peterson is an artist, designer, and outdoor enthusiast. Raised in a small Idaho town, Sarah grew to love nature and spending time outside. She attended Utah State University for two years studying graphic design, then transferred to the University of Utah where she graduated in 2017 with a BFA emphasis in Painting and Drawing. She has received several awards including a jurors’ choice award at the Utah Statewide Annual Competition and an Audience Choice award at the University of Utah Embark show. She now lives in Salt Lake City, Utah and has been featured in many local solo and group shows including the Springville Museum Spring Salon, Art Access’ 300 Plates, Terzian Galleries’ summer group show, and Bountiful-Davis Art Center Statewide Annual. She is represented by HERE Gallery in Provo and Terzian Galleries in Park City.
Jocelyn Rindlesbach was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, in 1993. She has always had an affinity towards painting and drawing, making her own paper dolls at a young age as well as short graphic novels. She began to take art seriously at the age of ten and went on to take an array of art classes throughout her schooling. She attended Copper Hills High School and became the Sterling Scholar Nominee for Fine Arts in 2011. She graduated with honors as well as an Emphasis of Art. After high school she went on to get her Associate's Degree from Salt Lake Community College.In 2017 she graduated from the University of Utah with a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Painting & Drawing Emphasis). She also attained a Minor in Art History. In August 2017 she was awarded with the Howard Clark Scholarship with the Exhibition at the Gittins Gallery. She has been in local art shows such as Embark, a show with senior students from the College of Fine Arts and more recently a Salon Show at Miri Gallery in July 2018. She last showed at the Utah State Fair in September 2018.Her work is focused on the ideas surrounding psychological and physical aspects of femininity, power, and identity. Feminism as an ideology has informed her work by allowing her to show aspects of women and women’s relationships to their bodies. Her motive is to investigate the ways women are viewed along with the way we view ourselves, whether we are being confrontational or passive in our body language and how that translates in today’s culture.
Kayli Timmerman is an illustrator and author working out of Salt Lake City, Utah. She was raised in the suburbs of Salt Lake where the bookstore and movie theater were as much of a home as her family’s brick rambler. This instilled a love of storytelling that drives her art. In 2017, she graduated from the University of Utah with a Bachelor’s of Fine Art in Painting and Drawing and English minor. Her work has been included in The Canticle Magazine, and exhibitions Embark: Senior Show, and Open Sky: Taft-Nicholson Residency Show.