SALT LAKE CITY — Two works of art in Salt Lake City were included in the Americans for the Arts’ list of favorite pieces of public art.
The Americans for the Arts Public Art Network’s “2012 Year in Review” highlighted 50 works of art. According to the group’s website, www.artsusa.org, artworks on the list “represent the most compelling work for the year from across the country.”
“Dynamic Performance of Nature,” a permanent exhibit at The Leonardo art and science museum in Salt Lake, is No. 8 on the list. Created by New York-based artists Brian W. Brush and Yong Ju Lee, it’s a solar-powered installation that turns current information about temperature, wind, seismic action and other factors into art, using light and color.
Susan Narduli’s “Land and Time,” at the Natural History Museum of Utah, is 33rd on the list. Narduli, of California, also calls attention to the environment, but with a focus on mapping. The installation starts outside, with data etched in the sidewalks, and ends indoors with data projected on walls.
In related news, more public art has been placed in Salt Lake City. “Flying Objects 3.0,” part of an ongoing series of temporary sculptures, was installed on June 16. Five sculptures were placed near Abravanel Hall, at 10 S. West Temple, and three were installed across from the Capitol Theatre, at 15 W. 200 South. Four more are near the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center, at 125 W. 300 South.
Among the sculptures installed are pieces titled “Urban Tornado” and “The Seagull Has Landed.” The sculptures will remain on display for about two years.
For more information about “Flying Objects 3.0,” visit www.slcgov.com/arts.