Gallery of Art | University of Northern Iowa

Current Exhibitions

December 5, 2019 to December 19, 2019

The Gallery doors will open and an opening reception will be held at 7 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 5, in the south lobby of the Kamerick Art Building (KAB).

Allie Christisen of Bettendorf, IA, will present an exhibition titled "Not Gross: An Exhibition of Self-Portraits." Christisen's work is concerned with the experiences she has with her body in relation to societal standards of femininity. Through traditional techniques of printmaking her work displays stigmatized features of her body in a delicate and intimate manner.

Andrew P. Dickerson of West Des Moines, IA, will present an exhibition titled "Something More." Dickerson is a photographer who captures scenes and interactions from everyday life and features a series of images that focus on quiet, poetic moments.

Abigail Rose Hedley of Dubuque, IA, will present an exhibition titled "Dwelling." Hedley works in various sculptural media with a focus in both fiber and metal. "Dwelling" is a collection of sculptural objects with recognizable themes of home that act as placeholders for deeply embedded content.

Rachel Kopriva of Traer, IA, will present an exhibition titled "Impressions." Kopriva states, "In my work I am attentive to the way in which transparent or reflective objects are transformed by other objects in their environment, and I view these objects as a metaphor. Like humans, they are constantly reflecting their image on to others and are molded by individuals that they surround ourselves with."

Whitney McGill of Merrillville, IN, will present an exhibition titled "Our Hair is our Crown." McGill states, "As a woman of color, hair is important to my identity and culture. In my work, I am showing the beauty of black women's hair by having vibrant colors in my paintings."

Joel Wisner of Mason City, IA, will present an exhibition titled "Feeds." According to Wisner, "I'm a fry-by-fry kinda guy, valuing repetition and detailed focus on the individual characteristics of likewise things." Wisner's exhibition utilizes drawing and printmaking as documentation of fast food and social media newsfeed experiences.

Free and open to the public.

August 19, 2019 to October 5, 2019 | October 16, 2019 to November 16, 2019 | December 5, 2019 to December 19, 2019

Located in the Mary Haskell-Hansen Room of the Gallery, this UNI Permanent Art Collection exhibition was co-curated by Dr. Adelman and Gallery Director Darrell Taylor.

According to Dr. Adelman, "In examining art carefully, one realizes that even without vocal cords, art is capable of speaking and singing. One can hear through it the vox humana (the human voice) – that of the artist, the culture, the issues, the frustrations, and the emotions of the period in which it was made as well as our own responses to it. Sometimes the voices are harmonious, sometimes discordant, sometimes polyphonous, sometimes monophonic. The exhibition challenges the viewer to study the works to hear their voices and to listen to one’s own response."

This exhibition was supplemented by objects on loan to the Gallery by Dr. Adelman. Featured artworks from the Collection include the following: prints from Bronislaw Bak’s "One-Hundred Views of Chicago" series, which was donated by UNI alumna Lois E. Iseminger of Chicago;  "Flower" by the late Ralph Haskell, professor emeritus of the UNI Department of Art; "Inspiration" by Käthe Kollwitz, which was donated by Kurt and Cynthia Kruse of Cedar Falls; "Seated Model with Mirror" by Steven Bigler of St. Paul, which was donated by the artist himself; and an untitled still-life by Jean Lurçat, which was donated by Ray and Sandy Benter of Des Moines. Also, on view will be a newly conserved 18th century portrait in an antique gilded frame donated by Dr. Hart M. Nelsen and Dr. Anne Kusener Nelsen of Seattle.

All events are free and open to the public. Please note, the Gallery will be closed Monday, September 2 for Labor Day.