03/16/2018 @ 8:00 am – 04/27/2018 @ 5:00 pm
Finch Lane Gallery
54 Finch Ln
Salt Lake City, UT 84102
Sugar-Coated explores the topic of euphemisms as found in American culture. Euphemistic language ranges from attempting to speak politely about uncomfortable topics to more nefarious attempts to disguise truth and purposely mislead audiences. Topics include bodily functions, body parts, puberty, sex, aging, death, human suffering, politics, religion, and war. Euphemisms are also used to soften the delivery of bad news such as death, loss of employment, or removal of rights or privileges.
The exhibition, co-curated by Holly Cobb and Michelle Montrose Larsen, provides a visual exploration of euphemisms, revealing their effect on our culture, both individually and collectively. With the ever-increasing amount of visual marketing, the ability to identify and decode euphemisms becomes increasingly crucial.
Gallery talks and discussions with the artists will be held on Friday, March 16th from 5:00-6:00 p.m. The opening reception will be from 6:00-9:00 p.m. that evening in conjunction with Gallery Stroll.
The Gallery is open Monday – Friday.