CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa Gallery of Art will present a Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) group exhibition from Thursday, Dec. 7, through Saturday, Dec. 16. An opening reception will be held at 7 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 7, in the south lobby of the Kamerick Art Building (KAB).
Christina Carver of Chicago, Illinois, will present a sculpture exhibition. Carver's artist statement is as follows: "As an African-American woman, my hair has served as a form of rebellion, expression and individuality. My work utilizes hair and hair-related accoutrements as medium to deconstruct social norms surrounding identity, beauty, sexuality and cultural legacy."
Caylin Jayde of Ogden will present an exhibition titled "Invasions in the Anthropocene." She states, "Through painting I disrupt the surface of an image to accentuate beauty and distort reality as a means to question and comment on the corruption and loss of native ecosystems. My work centers on the relationship between humanity and nature with this series focusing primarily on species invasion and the threatened ecosystem of the Iowa prairie."
Nick Lyle Hall of Cedar Falls will present an exhibition that includes printmaking, painting, sculpture and installation art. Influenced by skateboard culture, urban development, weather, aging and litter, the artist collaborates with the environment and found objects to create works that cherish material abandoned by a highly consumerist society.
James Lange of Davenport is presenting an exhibition titled "Color; Space." He states, "I consider myself a process-heavy painter, primarily concerned with color, linear perspective and illusion. My paintings materialize as hard-edged architectural structures in 'color field' landscapes that address and obscure pictorial and illusory space."
In addition to these student exhibits, the UNI Permanent Art Collection exhibition "Propaganda?: Truth, Lies & Spin in Art" will remain on view in the gallery during this time. Co-curated by Charles M. Adelman and gallery director Darrell Taylor, the exhibition features powerful artwork by George Grosz, Käthe Kollwitz, Robert Indiana and Jack Bender.
All events are free and open to the public. The gallery is located on the main floor of the KAB and its hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Thursday; noon to 5 p.m., Friday and Saturday; and by appointment.
For additional information, visit uni.edu/art/gallery.html or contact Darrell Taylor, director of the UNI Gallery of Art, at 319-273-6134 or email@example.com.