PHILLIPS GALLERY PRESENTS: Hadley Rampton & Cordell Taylor
Showing concurrently in our Dibble Gallery: Large scale color and black & white photography by Trish Empey       
Dates: June 16th – July 14th/ Opening/Gallery Stroll:  June 16th, 6-9p.m.

Phillips Gallery, 444 E. 200 S., Salt Lake City, Utah 84111
Hours:  T- F: 11-6, Sat: 11-4. Phone: (801) 364-8284, www.phillips-gallery.com

Contact: Meri DeCaria (801) 364-8284 or e-mail: meri@phillips-gallery.com

Hadley Rampton is a Utah native with a BFA from the University of Utah. Inspired by the natural beauty of the Mountain West, she paints plein air and in oil, often abstracting the view before her and/or focusing on a detail, like a tree against the sky. “My paintings are a direct response to the environment and to my existence in it.” Her loose palette knife landscapes take our beloved aspen forests to new dimensions. With quick fluid strokes she is able to capture the spirit of the trees, the colors of our canyons and a little bit of je ne sais quoi. Rampton will also have on display watercolor and ink street scenes painted last summer while traveling through Cuba, from Havana to Santiago.

International sculptor Cordell Taylor was born in Wyoming and trained in sculpture at the U of U. Taylor, known for his abstract metal sculpture, furniture and his Cordell Taylor Gallery, has an exhibition history that includes the Czech Republic, Germany, Ireland, Japan and New York. Working in wood and metal respectively, his sculptures combine his impeccable forging ability with a keen eye for capturing the simplicity of the cube as it relates to contrasting textures, balance and design.

Trish Empey received her BFA in photography from the University of Utah.  Portraiture and street photography are her desired subjects but just about anything can catch her eye. Empey prefers the traditional process with a love of film and the darkroom. That being said, she has come to embrace all techniques to create an image. She photographed for many years at Sundance and was fortunate to experience the intimate years of the festival. Her work embodies both a purity and sensitivity. Capturing the essence of each subject with complete authenticity is her forte.

Please join us. Admission, as always, is free.

Phillips Gallery celebrating Utah artists since 1965