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University of Northern Iowa Gallery of Art to present 'Residue of Silence,' opening Aug. 26.<br>

August 11, 2002
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Darrell Taylor, acting director, UNI Gallery of Art, (319) 273-3095
Vicki Grimes, University Marketing & Public Relations, (319) 273-2761

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa - 'Residue of Silence,' an exhibition of recent work by three Minnesota artists, will be presented by the University of Northern Iowa Gallery of Art from Monday, Aug. 26 through Friday, Sept. 20. Featured will be works by Joyce Lyon, Howard Oransky, and Francisca de Beurges Rosenthal. The artists will lecture at 6 p.m. Monday, Aug. 26, in the Kamerick Art Building Room 111, followed by an opening reception.

'Residue of Silence' connects three different yet related points of view in a multidisciplinary investigation of memory and the Holocaust, according to Darrell Taylor, acting director of the UNI Gallery of Art. 'Joyce Lyon's work involves both images, made as large-scale oil stick-on-paper drawings, and text in framed panels. Howard Oransky layers fragments of images and text on canvas and transparent fabric. Francisca de Beurges Rosenthal's mixed media sound installation, 'SH'MA (Listen and Understand)' is audio-recorded survivors' memories that emanate from sculptural chairs, in juxtaposition with found objects and wall text. The three artists have collaborated in such a way as to create a seamless sharing of exhibition space.'

The exhibition will next travel to Cabrillo College in California.

The exhibition, lectures, and opening reception are free and open to the public. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Thursday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday; noon to 5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday. The gallery is located at the corner of Hudson Road and West 27th Street, on the main floor of the Kamerick Art Building. For more information, call (319) 273-3095 or visit www.uni.edu/artdept/gallery.