Hagarty’s painting featured in Utah exhibition


WhenTheRiverDredge_IanHagartyThe work of Ian Hagarty, associate professor of painting, is being featured at Weber State University in Ogden, Utah, until April 10 in an exhibition titled “Pure Paint for Now People.”

Hagarty said Lydia Gravis, gallery director of the Mary Elizabeth Dee Shaw Gallery at Weber State, contacted him about the exhibition last year.

“I worked with both Lydia and the chair of [Weber State’s] Department of Visual Art and Design, Matthew Choberka, over the preceding months to the buildup of the exhibition to identify which work of mine they wanted to curate into the show,” Hagarty said. “To be included in an exhibition among some of the most prominent and up-and-coming contemporary painters in the country is exciting.”

Other exhibitions on Hagarty’s horizon include a solo exhibition of mixed media artwork titled “Cloud Feedback,” which will be featured ​at gallery Sincresis in Empoli, Italy, and a group exhibition in the SG Gallery at the Scuola Internazionale di Grafica in Venice, Italy. He said he also is in the planning stages for a two-person exhibition at the Angela Meleca Gallery in Columbus, Ohio, in 2016.


Photo: When the River Dredge, 38″x48″, acrylic on canvas by Ian Hagarty, is on display at Weber State University.