GALLERY OF ART
GALLERY OF ART
10 am – 7 pm, Monday – Thursday
12 pm – 5 pm, Friday – Saturday; and by appointment.
"Antarctica: Beyond Ice"
January 9 – March 1, 2017
Artist Allyson Comstock will present a lecture about her work at 6 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 18 in Kamerick Art Building, Room 111, on the UNI campus.
In 2013, Comstock was the recipient of a National Science Foundation program grant and spent six weeks as an artist-in-residence at Palmer Station, Antarctica. Her drawings from the series "Antarctica: Micro, Macro and In-between" serve to raise questions about how we view and understand the larger natural world.
"Antarctica: Beyond Ice" is an exhibition of drawings by Comstock. This presentation also features the exhibition “Responding to Antarctica,” which includes work by students from the UNI Department of Art. This exhibition is sponsored in part by the National Science Foundation Antarctic Artist and Writers Program.
“The familiar broad landscape view and the scientist’s microscopic view are brought together by the artist’s view to create an understanding of the relational nature of the two – what happens at the smallest (microscopic) level in the Antarctic environment affects the big landscape view that is so well known and admired and vice versa. The ultimate goal is to create a deeper appreciation of the Antarctic environment," said Comstock.
All events are free and open to the public.
January 9 – March 1; March 20 – April 15; April 24 – May 6, 2017
A UNI Permanent Art Collection exhibition co-curated by Dr. Elizabeth Sutton and gallery director Darrell Taylor, which features artworks by Salvador Dali, Eugene Berman, Elisabeth Frink, Michael Hill, Harriet Johns, Eugene Atget, and Alan and Brenda Newman among others.
Dr. Sutton states, "The idea for this exhibition began in the spring of 2016, a year of trauma, conflict, illogic, and frustration. The conflicts raging across the United States, and more broadly, the world, for the right to drink clean water, for the right to exist without fear of harm being done to one’s body, the right to live—these conflicts all constitute a collective gasp from women, African Americans, Native Americans, transgender and gay people, the middle and lower classes, immigrants and refugees, the disenfranchised. Stories and images of hope, of resilience, of survival—images of survivance—are needed.
"Perhaps a work of art in this exhibition will resonate with you and prompt reflection on your own resilience. Please share your story of resilience by going to https://sites.google.com/a/uni.edu/creativeresilience/. Select stories will be shared on the website and printed in a future catalogue of the exhibition for all to witness, learn, transform, and hope."