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SLCene Suggests: Jedediah Caesar at UMFA

by on April 3, 2013

JEDEDIAH CAESAR ARTIST TALK, UTAH MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, Thursday, April 4, 6 p.m., Free

Every year since forming in 2005, the Utah Museum of Fine Arts’ Friends of Contemporary Art group (formerly known as the Young Benefactors) have bought a piece to add to the UMFA’s permanent collection. This past November, the group selected a piece by Los Angeles-based artist Jedediah Caesar. The piece has a name I can’t even begin to try and pronounce–it’s a sculpture called “*|_|_|_|_|_|_|_|_|_|_”–and on Thursday Caesar will present a free artist talk at the UFMA auditorium to introduce the new addition. Caesar typically works with found materials, fusing the parts into a distinct new object full of layers and capable of being viewed as a whole, or a series of smaller works. The piece will be on display at the UMFA through July.

Jedediah Caesar (b. 1973). "*|_|_|_|_|_|_|_|_|_|_," 2011. Remnants, polyurethane, pigments, stone. 19 1/8  X 13 1/8 X 13 inches, comprised of twenty panels. Purchased with funds from the UMFA Young Benefactors. UMFA2012.10.1A. Courtesy of the artist and Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, Culver City, California; photo credit Robert Wedemeyer.

Jedediah Caesar (b. 1973). “*|_|_|_|_|_|_|_|_|_|_,” 2011. Remnants, polyurethane, pigments, stone. 19 1/8 X 13 1/8 X 13 inches, comprised of twenty panels. Purchased with funds from the UMFA Young Benefactors. UMFA2012.10.1A. Courtesy of the artist and Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, Culver City, California; photo credit Robert Wedemeyer.

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