CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa Gallery of Art will present "In Good Time" from Monday, Aug. 21, through Monday, Sept. 30. This exhibition of photographs by Doug DuBois was organized by Aperture Foundation, New York and Hermès Foundation, Paris and curated by Cory Jacobs.
Doug DuBois will present a lecture about his work at 6 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 7 in Kamerick Art Building, Room 111, on the UNI campus. An opening reception will follow.
The UNI Gallery of Art is proud to present this touring exhibition, which is the first mid-career survey of the artist’s photographs. Aperture, a not-for-profit foundation, connects the photo community and its audiences with the most inspiring work, the sharpest ideas, and with each other – in print, in person, and online.
"In Good Time" consists of photographs from three separate series: All the Days and Nights, which concerns DuBois’ father’s near-fatal accident; Avella, featuring the residents of a coal-mining town in Pennsylvania; and My Last Day at Seventeen, a five-year project about a tightly knit group of adolescents living in Russell Heights in Cobh, Ireland.
According to Jacobs, "Doug DuBois approaches his work slowly, engaging in long-term photographic projects and telling stories. Some are specific, but like all good stories, they resonate with viewers in a myriad of personal and intimate ways. Some of DuBois’ photographs are candid; most often he orchestrates scenes, engaging the narrative of cinema and literature to give access to the truth and complexity of lived experience. DuBois’ lengthy process – both in making the individual photographs and completing each series – results in rigorously composed images that reveal both a profound humanity and the inexorable passing of time."
All events are free and open to the public. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Thursday; noon to 5 p.m., Friday and Saturday; and by appointment. Please note, the Gallery will be closed Sept. 4 for Labor Day. For additional information, visit www.uni.edu/art/gallery.html or contact Darrell Taylor, director of the UNI Gallery of Art, at 319-273-6134 or firstname.lastname@example.org.