Granary Arts Trent Alvey Our Common Voice

TRENT ALVEY / Our Common Voice

March 15 - July 1, 2016


Alvey’s concept for Our Common Voice is a manifestation of this voice through the creation of a sound installation that becomes a shared experience by allowing many voices to speak the words aloud. The words will conjure an historic concept of the Commons, that the writer Gary Snyder describes as, “ . . . sharing from the common pool of resources, which has been victimized.” The aim will be to collectively expand this global dialogue, through the voice of the commons. Alvey explains, "I believe that through the frequency of the collective voice, a transformation will take place by simply verbalizing the words and allowing them to integrate into our global consciousness."


Header image: Our Common Voice (intallation), Trent Alvey

About the Artist

Working consistently as a multimedia artist since the 1990’s, Trent Alvey’s aim is to observe the patterns and connections between complex global systems that affect changes in people’s daily lives. This path has fueled a sense of liberation that has enabled her to abandon the constraints of presupposing the end result of a work, which allows a concept to work through her, revealing its own authenticity.


Alvey has exhibited in many significant one-person and group shows, including Out of the Land, which traveled to The National Museum for Women in the Arts in Washington, DC. Toaster Worship, Alvey’s sculptural piece that was included in the national exhibition is now in the permanent collection of the Utah Museum of Fine Arts at the University of Utah. Her work is also included in the Salt Lake County Art Collection, and she is a recipient of the Salt Lake City Mayor’s Artist Award (2011) and named one of Artists of Utahs Fifteen Most Influential Artists Award. She had a 4-woman show in 2013 at Brigham Young University Museum of Art.