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1575 S State Street Salt Lake City, UT 84115
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Please join us for the opening reception of Smoke Portal Project by Caro Nilsson on Earth Day, Monday, April 22, 2024. 

Caro was born in Vancouver, Washington and has spent her entire life building relationships with the land in America’s endlessly variable biomes- and translating those feelings and findings into paintings. She holds a B.A. in Fine Art with a Distinguished Major in Printmaking, and a B.S. in Architecture from the University of Virginia. She completed her first solo painting residency at the Dacha in Mystic, CT in the Spring of 2021, and currently lives as a multi-media painter and muralist, painting full time from Salt Lake City. 

The exhibit will be on display from April 22 through June 7.

Artist Statement:

At this moment we are watching as an era unfolds. Wildfires, inversion, dust storms – all of these things obscure the air, hiding landscapes (our context, our home) within them. We are unable to see into the distance, to think about time and space and infinite chances. The world as we know it is condensed to a bubble of our immediate surroundings. As we acknowledge our changing landscapes, we must also acknowledge our grief. These paintings are asking what it feels like to hold grief and hope simultaneously, alongside one another. These paintings ask if perhaps they are the same thing, two sides of the same coin. Can we continue to walk during the slow motion unfolding (despite, in spite) and continue to bear witness, with all of our grief and all of our hope? Can we remember that we are small among the ancient others who bear witness alongside us? 

Enter the code GALLERY at the yellow kiosk for free parking in the stalls marked with yellow lines.

Edna Runswick Taylor Foyer, Center For Arts & Media
South City Campus, Center for Arts & Media
1575 S State Street Salt Lake City, UT 84115

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