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UNI Gallery of Art to present 'Still Looking (After All These Years): Portrait Paintings and Drawings, 1966-2011'

September 14, 2011

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

Stacey Christensen, Office of University Relations, 319-273-6728,


CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa Gallery of Art will present an exhibition titled "Still Looking (After All These Years): Portrait Paintings and Drawings, 1966-2011," featuring the work of Joseph Patrick, University of Iowa professor emeritus. An artist's talk will be presented at 7 p.m., Monday, Sept. 26, in the UNI Gallery of Art on the UNI campus. An opening reception will follow.

The exhibition represents a mere selection of paintings and drawings from the past 45 years of art practice carried out in Iowa City, Mérida, Venezuela and Oaxaca, Mexico, where Patrick and his wife Genie maintain a summer studio and home. According to gallery director Darrell Taylor, "Joe Patrick is an accomplished and prolific artist with an eye toward the individuality of his subject. No one can capture the essence of a person like Joe."

Joseph Patrick received his B.F.A. in painting from the University of Georgia at Athens and his M.F.A. from the University of Colorado at Boulder. From 1965 to 2004, Patrick taught drawing and painting at the University of Iowa School of Art and Art History where for 20 years he served as head of the drawing area. In 1997, Patrick was a Fulbright Teaching Fellow at Universidad de Los Andes in Mérida, Venezuela. He has presented more than 50 solo exhibitions and participated in numerous invitational and group exhibitions. His works may be found in both national and international art collections.

Dave and Linda Williams, oil on canvas, 1970

This exhibition is 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., 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, Cedar Falls, on the main floor of Kamerick Art Building South.  For more information, call Taylor at 319-273-6134 or or visit