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Fall 2018 UNI Gallery of Art Schedule of Events

Lectures and Research Presentations

September 4 – 6 and 11 – 13 (times TBD), in the Gallery

Student Reflections/Presentations from the upper level art history classes “That's So Gay: An Exploration of Homophobia and Camp in Art” and “Myth & Narrative in Art.”

September 25 at 6:00 p.m., in the Gallery

Gallery Talk: Noah Doely, UNI alumnus and UNI Assistant Professor of Art, “Degrees of Certainty.”

September 27 at 6:00 p.m., KAB 111

Lecture: Jonathan D. Katz, Associate Professor at University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY, “The Gray Flannel Suit and the Fright Wig: On Warhol's Very Particular Queerness.”

October 8 at 6:00 p.m., KAB 111

Lecture: Jessica Barness, UNI alumna and Associate Professor of Visual Communication Design at Kent State University, Kent, OH.

November 12 at 6 p.m., KAB 111

Lecture: Dennis Ichiyama, Professor of Visual Communication Design, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN.


August 20 – September 29; October 8 – November 16; and December 6 – 15

That’s So Gay: An Exploration of Homophobia & Camp in Art

A UNI Permanent Art Collection exhibition supplemented by objects on loan to the Gallery, which was co-curated by Dr. Charles M. Adelman and Gallery Director Darrell Taylor with didactics by UNI students of art history. Featured artists include Asianpunkboy, Berenice Abbott, Nick Cave, Felix D’Eon, Kelly V. Grider, Jr., Keith Haring, George Hurrell, Ellsworth Kelly, Catherine Opie, Robert Rauschenberg, and Bruce of Los Angeles.

August 20 – September 29

Drop Shadow

An exhibition by UNI Professor of Art Aaron Wilson consisting of many newly exhibited drawings and prints created over the last decade. The exhibition ponders the link between superstition and representation through depictions of time, history and repetition.


UNI Assistant Professor of Art Noah Doely presents several different bodies of work that combine sculpture, photography, video, and found objects. The exhibition addresses themes of perception and authenticity to explore the paradoxical relationship between seeing and belief. With items curated from the collection of the UNI Museum. This work was supported in part by a 2018 artist fellowship grant from the Iowa Arts Council. Opening Reception: Tuesday, Aug. 28, 6:00 p.m. Gallery Talk by the artist: Tuesday, Sept. 25, 6:00 p.m.

October 8 – November 16

The Reach and Richness of Design: The Elena Diane Curris Biennial Design Exhibition

Curated by Professor Roy R. Behrens, this inaugural exhibition features vintage information wheels (volvelles) from the collection of author and designer Jessica Helfand, wood type-related prints by designer Dennis Ichiyama, editorial cartoons by artist Ad Reinhardt, and a selection of historic pencil sharpeners from the collection of UNI Professor Emeritus of Biology Paul D. Whitson. Also on view will be architectural models of Frank Lloyd Wright buildings from Cedar Rock (Quasqueton IA) and River City Society for Historic Preservation (Mason City), as well as Wright poster designs by UNI alumni Brandi Weiss, Danielle Shearer, and Stephanie Mathena. Opening reception on Monday, Oct. 8, following the 6:00 p.m. lecture by UNI design alumna Jessica Barness (BA 1999, MA 2001).

November 29 at 6:00 p.m.

Vertigo A-GoGo: A Night of Performance Art

December 6 – 15

BFA Group Exhibition

Opening reception on Thursday, December 6 at 7:00 p.m.

Gallery Hours:

Monday – Thursday, 10 am – 7 pm; Friday and Saturday, noon – 5 pm; and by appointment.

Please note the Gallery will be closed for the following dates

September 3                                        Labor Day
November 17 – 25                              Thanksgiving Break
December 16 – January 13                 Winter Break

All events at the UNI Gallery of Art are free and open to the public.

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