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reprinted from 15 Bytes, February 21, 2019 Zachary Proctor Exits the Wormhole With a Bouquet of Enigmatic Narratives BY SHAWN ROSSITER ON FEBRUARY 21, 2019 • ( 1 COMMENT ) Planning is useful. It provides structure, focuses energy. But, as Zachary Proctor’s new works at Park City’s Terzian Galleries attest, getting lost in the work has its advantages as well. In Destinations Unknown,Proctor is exhibiting with longtime friend and past exhibition partner Lane Bennion. The pair usually organize a show around a common theme. “This time we wanted to start paintings and not know where they would end,” says Proctor. Gallery owner Karen Terzian approved, so they’ve been spending the past five months “finding our way down wormholes we didn’t expect.” Proctor’s results are some of his most surreal images to date, works that are dark, funny, unsettling — sometimes all in the same canvas. Proctor frequently employs nostalgic reference materials in his work, mining images a generation or more removed from his own. Recently, these were mid-20th-century racing cars and motorcycles, like the old Formula One that crashes into a wood fence in a work that appeared at Finch Lane’s Square One exhibit last year. There was usually a narrative quality to these works — whether they depicted a dramatic crash or the moments before and after a race — but in Proctor’s most recent works the narrative qualities have intensified while also becoming more enigmatic. This may have something to do with his working process, where he collages together various images to create a painting. “An idea will spark in my head, then I’ll start the painting,” he says. “But a missing puzzle piece shows up and I’ll have to reflect on where to find it or just let time pass until it [...]


Sara Shepherd Edgar, Park Record Article


Sara Shepherd Edgar unveils new solo exhibit Terzian Galleries will host reception SARA SHEPHERD EDGARAdrift Visual artist Sara Shepherd Edgar is known for creating symbolic work that interpret experiences and stories from her life. Last September, she and her husband dropped their youngest child off at college, which came on the heels of her oldest spending a semester abroad. “At first I didn’t think those two experiences would affect my work, but they did,” Edgar said with a laugh during an interview with The Park Record. “There’s a feeling of nostalgia in the new works, and I think because I sent my own kids away that I felt that nostalgia.” The new work is already on display at Terzian Galleries, 625 Main St. The gallery will host an artist reception at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 7. The exhibit features at least 14 new pieces, Edgar said. “ [Gallery owner Karen Terzian] has some other pieces of mine already hung in the gallery,” Edgar said. “So, we’ll see if any of those will work with the new ones.” Edgar started working on the new pieces in September. “Since I didn’t have any kids in the house, I could focus,” she said. “That’s when I put my nose to the grindstone.” Most of the new pieces feature a child or children. “I think the nostalgia I was feeling is symbolized as kids in the paintings,” Edgar said. “I like painting kids because they also seem to be symbolic to a blank slate. You can see so much opportunity in their faces.” The biggest challenge Edgar faced was finding a new way to paint children. “Painting the people is hard because the human form is [...]

Sara Shepherd Edgar, Park Record Article2018-06-20T19:21:46-06:00

The Artist’s Magazine Awards Angela Bentley Fife Artist of the Month


“I really like doing small paintings that I force myself to do in 2 hours. They are 7×9 or 8×10 portrait-like paintings. They stretch my abilities and force me to not get too tight or perfectionist.” […]

The Artist’s Magazine Awards Angela Bentley Fife Artist of the Month2018-06-20T19:21:48-06:00

Angela Bentley Fife selected as “Editors’ Choice for Up-and-Coming Talent” in March ’09 Southwest Art Magazine


Southwest Art Magazine's Editors' Choice for up-and-coming talent is Terzian Galleries' own Angela Bentley Fife.  She was selected as "One to Watch".In high school, Angela Bentley Fife thought about majoring in math when it came time for college. But one day her art teacher pulled her aside and joked, “If you don’t go into art, I’m going to kill you.” Fife began to think more seriously about a career in fine art. When she entered the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, she decided to follow the advice of her art teacher. “I knew it would be sink or swim my first year because it’s an intense program with art classes all day long. Some art majors hated it. But I was in heaven,” Fife says.Today at 34, the Utah-based painter has no regrets. For the past three years she has been juried into the prestigious Springville Salon at theSpringville Museum of Art in Springville, UT. In 2008, she garnered an honorable mention at the show. Although she is equally at home painting figures, still lifes, and landscapes, her artistic heart belongs to creating figurative works. And figures are where viewers discover her most personal work, she says. “Most of this work is based around the balance I try to have in my life between different roles,” Fife explains. “As women we carry many roles like being a wife, mother, daughter, artist, and friend. I think about how to balance these roles and how to be successful in the ones I want to be successful in.” In paintings such as CONSTANT COMPARISON, Fife expresses her thoughts on how women often compare themselves to others and to unrealistic models. “We put a lot on ourselves. We compare the worst part of ourselves to the [...]

Angela Bentley Fife selected as “Editors’ Choice for Up-and-Coming Talent” in March ’09 Southwest Art Magazine2018-06-20T19:21:49-06:00