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DANIEL GEORGE / God To Go West

  • Art
  • Other Utah/Out of State
  • Presented By: Granary Arts
  • At: Granary Arts
  • 86 Main Street, Ephraim, UT 84627
  • 03/02/2021 - 04/29/2021
  • 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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    God To Go WestFebruary 10 – April 30, 2021God to Go West explores the contemporary landscape of Utah in relationship to the state’s religious history. After their arrival to the area in the mid-1800’s, Mormon settlers and their progeny named, or in many cases renamed, more places and geographic features than any other group or people. The nomenclature directly references their books of scripture, the Bible and The Book of Mormon. Because names have the ability to mediate qualities and meaning attached to a place, and are a vital part of individual and collective memory, it is evident the early settlers intended to create a utopia by association.George's photographs are an investigation of this romanticized notion, and the effect that language, religion, and history has had on land use and interpretation in this region of the country. In the visual tradition of the Western photographic surveys, he documents a place that is paradoxically defined by idyllic optimism, and characterized by unavoidable incongruity. In  these images, George ultimately examines the interconnection of place and culture as it relates to communal and personal identity.ABOUT THE ARTISTDaniel George is a photographic artist whose work is rooted in the medium’s documentary tradition and explores the interconnection of place and culture as it relates to communal and personal identity. Having lived as a transplant in various locations throughout his adult life, he uses the camera to study defining characteristics of the communities within which he resides. The resulting photographs are his attempt to visualize and understand the idiosyncrasies of human activity in these local cultures. George’s work has been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions across the United States, and has been published internationally in both print and online publications. He is based out of Vineyard, UT, and is a current artist-in-residence at the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art.Visit his website at www.danielgeorgephoto.net or follow him on Instagram @danielgeorgephotoEvent is free and open to the public. Granary Arts is supported in part by Utah Arts & Museums, with funding from the State of Utah and the National Endowment for the Arts, George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation, Stewart Family Foundation, Mormon Pioneer National Heritage Area, Sanpete County Travel, and generous support from Ephraim City.

    Event Info

    • Presented By: Granary Arts
    • Dates: 2/24/2021, 2/25/2021, 2/26/2021, 2/27/2021, 3/3/2021, 3/4/2021, 3/5/2021, 3/6/2021, 3/10/2021, 3/11/2021, 3/12/2021, 3/13/2021, 3/17/2021, 3/18/2021, 3/19/2021, 3/20/2021, 3/24/2021, 3/25/2021, 3/26/2021, 3/27/2021, 3/31/2021, 4/1/2021, 4/2/2021, 4/3/2021, 4/7/2021, 4/8/2021, 4/9/2021, 4/10/2021, 4/14/2021, 4/15/2021, 4/16/2021, 4/17/2021, 4/21/2021, 4/22/2021, 4/23/2021, 4/24/2021, 4/28/2021, 4/29/2021, 4/30/2021
    • Location: Granary Arts
    • Address: 86 Main Street, Ephraim, UT 84627
    • Time: 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM
    • Categories: Art, Re-Opening
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