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UNI Gallery of Art to present two photography exhibitions

August 6, 2012

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 two exhibitions, "Made in Iowa: Photographs from Thirty Years" and "Photography at UNI" from Monday, Aug. 20 through Saturday, Sept. 15, on the main floor of the Kamerick Art Building. An artist's gallery talk, followed by an opening reception, will be held at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 29.

UNI Department of Art professor Richard Colburn will present a selection of his own work spanning three decades. In addition, Colburn will curate photographs from the UNI Permanent Art Collection that includes the Magic Silver exhibits and the Charles and Florence Herman Photography Collection Fund purchases, which include works by Linda Connor, Irving Herman, Andrea Modica and Joel Sternfeld.

Of "Made in Iowa" Colburn states, "The selection of photographs reflects a progression of new projects and new methods as my work has changed over 30 years. Photographs made in Iowa from the "Closed School" series are part of a larger series of work recording economic and population changes in the rural Midwest. Photographs from projects unique to Iowa include landscapes of the Loess Hills region, an extended series of photographs from the 2007-08 Iowa Caucuses, and the most recent work looking at public lands in Iowa."

According to gallery director Darrell Taylor, "Richard Colburn's work is suffused with a respect for place, the unfolding event and the complex histories we create as families or communities. What's more, his images are rich with clarity, texture and tension."

All events are free and open to the public. Gallery hours are from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Thursday; and noon to 5 p.m., Friday and Saturday. Visits can also be made by appointment.

For more information, visit or call 319-273-3095.