Darrell Taylor, Director, UNI Gallery of Art, (319) 273-6134
Vicki Grimes, University Marketing & Public Relations, (319) 273-6728
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa Gallery of Art will present 'A Transfixion: New Paintings by Jamie Boling and Mark Stevenson,' from Monday, June 6 through Friday, July 1. Boling and Stevenson will present gallery talks in the Gallery on Monday, June 6, at 7 p.m. An opening reception will follow. These exhibitions are accompanied by paintings from the UNI Permanent Art Collection, which is curated by UNI Gallery of Art Director Darrell Taylor.
Jamie Boling received his M.F.A. in 2003, in painting and sculpture, from the University of Iowa, where he now serves as adjunct assistant professor. In 2003-04, the artist was a Mildred Pelzer Lynch research fellow at the Louvre, in Paris. The artist states his 'current work presents itself in the manner of a film stillï¾…exploring how objects, architectural spaces, and nonverbal cues between figures expand the narrative possibilities.'
Mark Stevenson is an Iowa City-based painter and business entrepreneur who received his B.A. in studio art, in 1977, from UNI. According to the artist, 'Just prior to introducing red to my palette, I was painting with only black and white, exploring and developing a personal vocabulary of shapes and marks.' He sites as his influences so-called 'outsider artists,' Mexican folk artists, Deborah Butterfield and David Hockney.
The exhibition, gallery talks, and reception are free and open to the public. Gallery hours are 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 12:30 to 4:30 p.m., Saturday and Sunday. The gallery is located at the northeast corner of Hudson Road and West 27th Street, on the main floor of the Kamerick Art Building. For more information, call (319) 273-3095 or visit www.uni.edu/artdept/gallery/