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An Underness of Being

Art Reception

2019-03-09 16:00:00 2019-03-09 17:30:00 America/Denver An Underness of Being Main Library

Saturday, March 09
4:00pm - 5:30pm

Add to Calendar 2019-03-09 16:00:00 2019-03-09 17:30:00 America/Denver An Underness of Being Pieces By John Sproul, Exhibit runs from Mar 9 - Apr 26 Main Library

Main Library

The Gallery at Library Square

Pieces By John Sproul, Exhibit runs from Mar 9 - Apr 26

John will be exhibiting with Nancy Starks

ARTIST STATEMENT 

A neurologist can tell from a person’s walk how well the nervous system is working and psychologists can determine certain mental disorders from the same observation.  As science progresses it is discovering more and more the significant role the body and its language plays in revealing the inner self.  Every movement says something about who we are.

Our bodies and their language doesn’t just say something about each of us as individuals, but it also tells about all of us as a whole.  It is what body language states about all of us that I am most interested in.  As science has and is discovering, there are many tangible things that can be learned from the body, but there are also many intangible things that can be discerned.  It is my endeavor to push against the lines that divide the tangible from the intangible.

Through my personal experiences coupled with my studies in eastern/western philosophy, psychology, religion, sociology and behavioral science I have come to an understanding that a lot of our communication is done through the body and that we are all connected together through its language. My work is a conversation with this language about us.

ARTIST BIO

John Sproul has been a professional artist for 25 years and has been actively involved in the art community.  He has exhibited throughout the United States, (including New York and extensively in Los Angeles), parts of Europe and Malaysia.  Some of the venues he has exhibited in include the J. Paul Getty Museum, the Utah Museum of Fine Arts, Utah Museum of Contemporary Art; The Painting Center, New York; The Kunstwerk Carlshutte, Germany; and the Sienna Art Institute, Italy.  As an advocate for the arts he served on the UMFA’s FOCA Executive Committee from 2006-2013 and was Chair in 2013.  He co-founded and directed the Art Group (2007-2015); founded and directed the Foster Art Program (2009-2011); founded and directed the Utah Contemporary Art Think Tank (2010-2011); and currently owns and operates Nox Contemporary Art Gallery (a project oriented, non-commercial gallery).

AGE GROUP:   All Ages  

EVENT TYPE:   Arts & Creativity  

TAGS:   Art Reception  

Main Library

Phone: 801-524-8200

Hours
We're closed Wednesday July 24
Mon, Jul 15 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Tue, Jul 16 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Wed, Jul 17 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Thu, Jul 18 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Fri, Jul 19 9:00AM to 6:00PM
Sat, Jul 20 9:00AM to 6:00PM
Sun, Jul 21 1:00PM to 5:00PM


About the library

Salt Lake City's Main Library, designed by internationally-acclaimed architect Moshe Safdie (see related titles in our catalog) in conjunction with VCBO Architecture, opened in February 2003 and remains one of the most architecturally unique structures in Utah. This striking 240,000 square-foot structure houses more than 500,000 books and other materials, yet serves as more than just a repository of books and computers. It reflects and engages the city's imagination and aspirations. The six-story curving, walkable wall embraces the public plaza, with shops and services at ground level, reading galleries above, and a 300-seat auditorium. A multi-level reading area along the glass lens at the southern facade of the building looks out onto the plaza with stunning views of the city and Wasatch Mountains beyond. A roof-top garden, accessible by walking the crescent wall or the elevators, offers a 360 degree view of the Salt Lake Valley. Spiraling fireplaces on four floors resemble a column of flame from the vantage of 200 East and 400 South. The Urban Room between the library and the crescent wall is a space for all seasons, generously endowed with daylight and open to magnificent views.

Upcoming events

Sat, Jul 20, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Story Room

Sat, Jul 20, 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Shops at Library Square - Art at the Main

Sat, Jul 20, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Tinker Lab

Sat, Jul 20, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Canteena

Sun, Jul 21, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Auditorium

Mon, Jul 22, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Story Room

Tue, Jul 23, 10:00am - 11:00am
Craft Room

Tue, Jul 23, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Creative Lab

Tue, Jul 23, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Tinker Lab

Tue, Jul 23, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
The Plot Community Garden

Tue, Jul 23, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Rooftop Terrace

Thu, Jul 25, 10:00am - 10:30am
Story Room

Thu, Jul 25, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Craft Room

Thu, Jul 25, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Story Room

Thu, Jul 25, 3:00pm - 6:00pm
Canteena

Thu, Jul 25, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
The Plot Community Garden

Fri, Jul 26, 10:00am - 11:00am
Story Room

Fri, Jul 26, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Canteena

Sat, Jul 27, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Auditorium

Sat, Jul 27, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Craft Room

Sat, Jul 27, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Level 2 Conference Room

Sat, Jul 27, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Tinker Lab

Tue, Jul 30, 10:00am - 11:00am
Craft Room

Tue, Jul 30, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Level 4 Conference Room

Tue, Jul 30, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Creative Lab

Tue, Jul 30, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Tinker Lab

Wed, Jul 31, 10:00am - 10:30am
Story Room

Wed, Jul 31, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Creative Lab

Wed, Jul 31, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Tinker Lab

Thu, Aug 01, 10:00am - 10:30am
Story Room

Thu, Aug 01, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Level 2 Conference Room

Fri, Aug 02, 10:00am - 11:00am
Story Room

Fri, Aug 02, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Sat, Aug 03, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Story Room

Sat, Aug 03, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Canteena

Mon, Aug 05, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Level 2 Conference Room

Mon, Aug 05, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Creative Lab

Tue, Aug 06, 10:00am - 11:00am
Craft Room

Tue, Aug 06, 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Computer Lab
Registration opens Tuesday, July 23 2019 at 9:00am

Tue, Aug 06, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Wed, Aug 07, 10:00am - 10:30am
Story Room

Wed, Aug 07, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Conference Room B

Wed, Aug 07, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Creative Lab

Thu, Aug 08, 10:00am - 10:30am
Story Room

Fri, Aug 09, 7:00am - 8:00am
Rooftop Terrace

Fri, Aug 09, 10:00am - 11:00am
Story Room

Fri, Aug 09, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Creative Lab

Fri, Aug 09, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Fri, Aug 09, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
OFFSITE: The Leonardo

Sat, Aug 10, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Story Room

Sat, Aug 10, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Canteena

Sat, Aug 10, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
The Gallery at Library Square

Tue, Aug 13, 10:00am - 11:00am
Craft Room

Tue, Aug 13, 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Computer Lab
Registration opens Tuesday, July 30 2019 at 9:00am

Tue, Aug 13, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Craft Room

Tue, Aug 13, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Tue, Aug 13, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Tinker Lab

Tue, Aug 13, 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Creative Lab

Wed, Aug 14, 10:00am - 10:30am
Story Room

Wed, Aug 14, 10:00am - 10:30am

Wed, Aug 14, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Creative Lab

Wed, Aug 14, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Fireplace Level 2

Thu, Aug 15, 10:00am - 10:30am
Story Room

Thu, Aug 15, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Creative Lab

Fri, Aug 16, 10:00am - 11:00am
Story Room

Fri, Aug 16, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Creative Lab

Fri, Aug 16, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Sun, Aug 18, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Auditorium

Mon, Aug 19, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Computer Lab
Registration opens Monday, August 5 2019 at 9:00am

Mon, Aug 19, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Level 2 Conference Room