artists & participants

M. A. PeersArlo ActonCarlos AlmarazJeremy AndersonFrederick ArcherFrank Asakichi KunishigeRuth AsawaJohn BaldessariRussell BaldwinCharles BenefielBilly Al BengstonKarl BenjaminFletcher BentonBen BerlinForrest BessEdward BibermanEmil BisttramRobert Boardman HowardDerek BoshierDorr BothwellRichard BowmanRoger BrownNancy BuchananJo Ann CallisMarjorie CameronCarole CaroompasKaren CarsonEnrique ChagoyaPhilip Christian ZimmermanHarold CohenMax ColeRobert ComingsBruce ConnerSelden Connor GileEdward CorbettRobert CummingGuy de CointetRoy de ForestJay DeFeoTony DelapPaul DeMarinisJohn DivolaDoug EdgeJim EllerHayward Ellis KingJules EngelManny FarberLorser FeitelsonJohn FerrenOskar FischingerBob FlanaganLlyn FoulkesTerry FoxHoward FriedKaroly FulopCharles GainesCharles GarabedianSonia GechtoffJack GoldsteinSidney GordinEllwood GrahamScott GriegerTrenton Doyle HancockPaul HarrisNewton HarrisonJean-Pierre HebertWally HedrickMel HendersonMary HenryGeorge HermsHilaire HilerCharles Christopher HillChanna HorwitzCharles HowardDouglas HueblerDavid IrelandRobert IrwinJim IsermannNancy Jackson JessReuben KadishJames KellyAdaline KentLeslie KerrMartin KerselsJohn KnightMadge KnightKyo KoikePaul KosHarry KramerPeter KrasnowLucien LabaudtJohn Langley HowardWilliam LeavittRico LebrunFrank LobdellSeymour LocksMaurice LoganFred LonidierJean LoweHelen LundebergKim MacconnelSush Machida GaikotsuTom MarioniDon MartinJohn MasonFred MasonHelen Mayer HarrisonRobert McChesneyMichael C. McMillenJim MelchertKnud MerrildEd MieczkowskiRon MiyashiroAaron MorseLee MullicanManuel NeriPatrick NickellMargaret NielsenIrving NormanGordon Onslow FordRobert Ormerod PreusserEric OrrKaz OshiroJohn OutterbridgePat O´NeillNicholas P. BriganteWolfgang PaalenAgnes PeltonRichard PettiboneLari PittmanJim PomeroyDon PottsAnn PrestonNoah PurifoyJoe RayRoland ReissDeborah RemingtonSheree RoseEd RuschaBen SakoguchiBirger SandzenPeter SaulItalo ScangaTerry SchoonhovenElise SeedsHenrietta Shore Sister Corita KentHassel SmithJohn SonsiniClay SpohnJim StarrettLawren Stewart HarrisNorman StiegelmeyerGeorge StillmanGeorge StoneDon SuggsClayton Sumner PriceMitchell SyropBen TalbertJoyce Treiman Trimpin John ValadezLeo ValledorGer van ElkGordon WagnerRobert WalkerJune WayneH. C. WestermannEdward WestonTakako YamaguchiNorman Zammitt 

press release

Collecting On The Edge
15.09.2018 - 04.05.2018

September 15, 2018 - May 4, 2019Modern and contemporary art created in the American West, manifesting an independent spirit and embodying unique ideas, has been largely written out of the mainstream narrative of art history or placed in unhelpful contexts. Collecting on the Edge, featuring work by 172 artists from the collection of the Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art at Utah State University in Logan Utah, aims to correct that situation. Texts accompanying each artwork, by eighty-one critics, art historians, curators, gallerists, artists, and collectors, provide illuminating insights into the works and their creators.

In an introductory essay art critic Michael Duncan exposes the provincialism and regionalist thinking that has dictated mainstream views of modernism: “Many of the nation’s most daring, innovative, and iconoclastic works have been ignored…simply because they were made on the wrong side of the Mississippi.” This extensive catalogue also includes a substantial interview with visionary collector George Wanlass, who amassed these works over a thirty-year period, providing a rare glimpse of his philosophy and practice. An inclusive rewriting of the traditional narrative, with new perspectives on artists both familiar and unfamiliar, Collecting on the Edge is a must-have resource featuring material unavailable online or through any other publication.