Projects Gallery Artist Jaclyn Wright in her Salt Lake City studio. Watch the Artists in Focus: Studio Visit video now!

Artists in Conversation: Jaclyn Wright

Apr 7, 2022 7:00 pm-8:00 pm

Installation photograph, Jaclyn Wright: High Visibility (Blaze Orange), Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, Mar 18–Jun 18, 2022, photo by Zachary Norman, © UMOCA

Learn more about Jaclyn Wright’s High Visibility (Blaze Orange), on view in the Projects Gallery through June 18, 2022, in this artist talk presented by Wright in the UMOCA Auditorium Thursday, April 7, 2022 at 7pm. In High Visibility (Blaze Orange), artist Jaclyn Wright uses debris collected from gun ranges on public lands to explore the intersections of photography, capitalism, and colonialism. Employing original images as well as archival photographs, maps, and diagrams from the University of Utah’s J. Willard Marriott Library Special Collections, Wright investigates the supporting role photography plays in the abstraction of nature, a process that reinforces the codification of land use based on gender, race, and class.