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UNI Gallery of Art to present 'REVERB: Recent Abstraction in Painting'

January 2, 2013

Darrell Taylor, director, UNI Gallery of Art, 319-273-6134,

Lindsay Cunningham, Office of University Relations, 319-273-6728,

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa Gallery of Art will present a new exhibition, "REVERB: Recent Abstraction in Painting," from Monday, Jan. 14 through Saturday, Mar. 2, in the south wing of the Kamerick Art Building.

In addition to the exhibition, two artists will give lectures in the Kamerick Art Building, Room 111. Christie Blizard will give the first lecture at 7 p.m., Monday, Jan. 14 and Dana Saulnier will lecture at 7 p.m., Monday, Feb. 4. Each lecture will be followed by a reception. This exhibition is sponsored in part by the Sarah Elizabeth Hearst Visiting Artist fund.

Curated by assistant professor of art Kenneth Hall, this group invitational exhibition features new work by Scott Anderson from Albuquerque, N.M.; Jimmy Baker from Cincinnati, Ohio; Christie Blizard from Lubbock, Texas; the late Megan Dirks of Sioux City, Iowa; Angelina Gualdoni from Brooklyn, NY; Mary Laube from Iowa City, Iowa; Dana Saulnier from Oxford, Ohio; and Deborah Zlotsky from Albany, NY. These artists have been assembled because of their passionate investigations into expressive mark making and gestural iconography.

"Contemporary abstract painting shows interesting tendencies toward figuration as it responds to the senses," said Hall. "The subject of seeing and the senses, generally, is a theme in the work of these artists who bring unique viewpoints and aesthetics to show a robust variety in contemporary abstract painting. The term reverb connotes music and the effect of enhancing sound by way of technology, making it more spacious, more layered and more dynamic."

The UNI Gallery of Art will also present a new UNI Permanent Art Collection exhibition titled "The Individual Is the One Illusion," which will run through Saturday, May 11. Darrell Taylor, director of UNI's art gallery, will curate this exhibition. Students from assistant professor of art Elizabeth Sutton's Art and Globalization seminar will provide texts about each piece of art.

All events are free and open to the public. Gallery hours are from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Thursday; noon to 5 p.m., Friday and Saturday; and by appointment. The gallery will be closed Jan. 21 for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. For more information, visit or call 319-273-3095.

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