UNI Gallery of Art to present 'Coordinates: 3 Directions in Printmaking'

Posted on Thursday, September 8th, 2005

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 'Coordinates: 3 Directions in Printmaking' from Monday, Sept. 26 through Sunday, Oct. 23. Aaron Wilson, UNI associate professor of art, is the curator of the exhibition, which will include new, experimental print works by Professor Wilson as well as colleagues Laura Berman of Kansas City, Mo. and Jennifer Yorke of Chicago.

Gallery talks will be given, beginning at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 26, by Wilson whose talk is titled, 'Parlor' and Berman will speak on 'Printstallations and Revelations.' An opening reception will follow. On Thursday, Sept. 29, at 7 p.m., Yorke will present a gallery talk titled 'Bombshell.' All three events will take place in the Gallery proper.

The exhibition and talks are sponsored in part by the UNI Graduate College, the UNI College of Humanities and Fine Arts, the Florence Hartwig Endowment, and the Northeast Iowa Print Club.

Wilson teaches printmaking and foundations in the UNI Department of Art and has an M.F.A. from Ohio University in Athens, Ohio. According to Wilson, 'Parlor' is a mixed-media installation that seeks to visually depict aspects of post-September 11th, 2001 American culture. It combines fine art printmaking processes with digital imaging technology, and sculpture.

Berman is the head of the printmaking department at the Kansas City Art Institute in Kansas City, Mo., and has an M.F.A. from Tulane University in New Orleans. Berman states, 'My newest body of work focuses on the vocabulary of magic, illusion and conjuration and is an exploration of installation as a medium combined with hand-printed images.'

Yorke has an M.F.A. from the School of The Art Institute of Chicago, which she attended through a graduate trustee fellowship. According to Yorke, who works in the areas of printmaking, photography and bookbinding, 'I examine the tension between public space and private identity. Through manipulations of familiar images, I suggest that our public and private selves are not easily reconciled.'

All events at the UNI Gallery of Art are free and open to the public. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Thursday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday; and noon to 5 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