Exhibition will run from Feb. 24 through April 12, 2014

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This exhibition will feature the artist, Motoi Yamamoto, creating a salt installation—a piece named Floating Garden—along with a series of recent drawings, photography, sketchbooks, a video about the artist, and a 170-page color catalogue documenting fourteen years of the artist’s saltworks around the world.

Yamamoto will be working on site in the gallery to create this piece from February 24 through March 6, 2014.

The opening reception for the exhibition will be March 7, 2014 from 7 to 9 pm.

The Shaw Gallery will also host a special panel discussion exploring the Scientific, Culinary, Spiritual and Economic Roles of Salt on Thursday, March 27th. More details to come.

The exhibition will also culminate in a Community Salt Gathering and Celebration on April 12, 2014, starting at 10 am in the gallery. The community is invited to come help gather the salt used in the exhibition and travel to the Spiral Jetty to return it to the Great Salt Lake. More details to come.

Video of Yamamoto at work

Yamamoto’s website

The platform was created and donated by the University of Utah School of Architecture and Raw Design Studio.

The exhibition is sponsored by: The Lawrence T. Dee & Janet T. Dee Foundation, Weber County R.A.M.P., Morton Salt

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The exhibition was organized by The Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art