GALLERY OF ART
GALLERY OF ART
10 am – 7 pm, Monday – Thursday
12 pm – 5 pm, Friday – Saturday; and by appointment.
B.F.A. Group Exhibition
April 23 - May 5, 2018
An opening reception will be held at 7 p.m., Monday, Apr. 23, in the south lobby of the Kamerick Art Building (KAB).
Eden Bell of Fairfield is presenting an exhibition titled Sugar Coat. According to Bell, the work "combines bright colors and soft shapes with deep, thought-provoking words and images. The exhibition features vibrant plexiglas, colorful paintings, and video performance with feminist messages that do not hold back."
Rylie Lawrence of Des Moines is presenting a printmaking exhibition. In the exhibition titled Carry On, her subject matter is sourced from experiences in the everyday, and it is through the contemplation and reflection on these interactions and ideas that she is drawn to the creation of abstracted, multi-media works.
Rachael "Ray" Smith of Eagle Grove is presenting a painting exhibition titled Fuzzy. Smith says, "Eclectic and autobiographic, my work is always pertaining to the now. It never sits still and is usually reflective of recent events or referencing momentous events of the personal past. It deals directly with the word itself. Uncomfortable and vague, it alludes to something that requires it to be more than it is, as if there is something missing from itself."
All events are free and open to the public.
"Women as Makers"
January 8 – February 27; March 19 – April 14; and April 23 – May 5.
This UNI Permanent Art Collection exhibition was co-curated by Dr. Elizabeth Sutton and Gallery Director Darrell Taylor. Some of the artworks featured are by artists Elisabeth Frink, Akane Kirimura, Käthe Kollwitz, Berenice Abbott, Liisa Hallamaa, and Marjorie Nuhn. Also presented are historical objects borrowed from UNI Museum.
Dr. Sutton states, "Women’s contributions to society are often undervalued. Women represented more than sixty percent of students in art programs in 2006 and fifty-one percent of professional visual artists. However, galleries, museums, universities, canonical art history texts, and other institutions continue to under-represent and under-compensate women. Drawing from UNI’s permanent art collection and the UNI Museum collection, this show makes visible the many ways in which women shape and benefit society through their art and labor."
Sutton has also collaborated with Rod Library’s Fine and Performing Arts librarian Angela Pratesi to host a collaborative writing and editing initiative, which endeavors to include more women artists on Wikipedia, the online free encyclopedia. This edit-a-thon will take place March 24, 2018. Visit the exhibition website for digital images of the works on display and Wikipedia entries: https://sites.google.com/a/uni.edu/women-as-makers/.
All events are free and open to the public. Please Note, the Gallery will be closed on Monday, Jan. 15 for the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday.