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"B.F.A Group Exhibition"
April 24 – May 6, 2017
The UNI Gallery of Art presents the spring 2017 Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) group exhibition. An opening reception will be held at 7 p.m., April 24, in the south lobby of the Kamerick Art Building (KAB
Dallas Guffey of Libertyville will present an exhibition of sculptures and prints titled "False Fractures and Synthetic Situations." Guffey employs woodworking and printmaking techniques to produce vibrant objects that are partially from a world of recognizable architecture intersected by whimsical narratives. He states, "this body of work is a series of situations based on personal narratives communicated through a visual vocabulary of fractured architecture and synthetic goop."
Natalie Heddens of Marshalltown who is receiving a B.F.A. in painting and a B.A. in Art Education is presenting an exhibition titled "Forgive Me, Self, For I Have Not." Heddens states, "my work is very much related to my psyche, and through memory I create work that allows me to explore emotions and thoughts through a wider lens of femininity. The concepts I explore include womanhood, girlhood, expectations, purity, perfection, ideals, and identity; these themes come together through painting, performance, video, sound, and constructed objects."
Timothy Jorgensen of Cedar Falls will present an exhibition of sculptures titled "Contention." According to the artist, "I have primarily been working in the area of public art, and from my investigations there I have developed a new direction using found wood branches. I feel drawn to nature and natural phenomena. Coupled with my interest in mechanical things, creative ideas are developed in the space where these two forces merge."
Madalyn Loring of Des Moines who is receiving a B.F.A. in ceramics and a B.A. in Art Education is presenting an exhibition titled "Released." The exhibition is an examination of abstract relationships through organic, textural, and non-representative ceramic forms. Loring states, "individual artworks simultaneously struggle against and unite with each other in an attempt at precarious beauty."
All events are free and open to the public.
January 9 – March 1; March 20 – April 15; April 24 – May 6, 2017
A UNI Permanent Art Collection exhibition co-curated by Dr. Elizabeth Sutton and gallery director Darrell Taylor, which features artworks by Salvador Dali, Eugene Berman, Elisabeth Frink, Michael Hill, Harriet Johns, Eugene Atget, and Alan and Brenda Newman among others.
Dr. Sutton states, "The idea for this exhibition began in the spring of 2016, a year of trauma, conflict, illogic, and frustration. The conflicts raging across the United States, and more broadly, the world, for the right to drink clean water, for the right to exist without fear of harm being done to one’s body, the right to live—these conflicts all constitute a collective gasp from women, African Americans, Native Americans, transgender and gay people, the middle and lower classes, immigrants and refugees, the disenfranchised. Stories and images of hope, of resilience, of survival—images of survivance—are needed.
"Perhaps a work of art in this exhibition will resonate with you and prompt reflection on your own resilience. Please share your story of resilience by going to https://sites.google.com/a/uni.edu/creativeresilience/. Select stories will be shared on the website and printed in a future catalogue of the exhibition for all to witness, learn, transform, and hope."