The University of Northern Iowa Gallery of Art will present an exhibition in the Mary Haskell-Hansen Room of the gallery, a UNI Permanent Art Collection exhibition titled "In and After the Anthropocene." It will be open to the public on the following dates: Jan. 14 - March 2; March 25 - April 20; and April 29 - May 11. Please note, the gallery will be closed Monday, Jan. 21 for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
In and After the Anthropocene" was co-curated by Elizabeth Sutton and Gallery Director Darrell Taylor. Sutton states, "In order to mark humans’ profound impact to the Earth and its organisms, Dutch chemist Paul Crutzen popularized the term "Anthropocene" to denote a new geological epoch. The art selected for this exhibition suggests varieties of life from a human perspective, and it provides views into spaces, pre- and post-human. Thus art, as ever, can serve as a reflection of our narcissism as a species."
The exhibition includes artworks by British printmaker Elisabeth Frink, Chicago artist Phyllis Bramson, San Diego artist Suda House and a large-scale woodcut by Hannah March Sanders who is printmaking area head at Southeast Missouri State University. Other artworks include a stone carving by Zimbabwean artist Fanizani Akuda and screenprints by Korean ceramist Sunkoo Yuh and American artist Mark Dion, which were completed in the UNI Printmaking Labs under the direction of professors Tim Dooley and Aaron Wilson.
Finally, Texas artist Paul Valadez’s screenprint, "Abuela," will be displayed for the first time. Incidentally, Valadez’s remarkable installation, "Paper Border," will also be on view in the Gallery exhibition titled "An Art Collection Travelogue," which runs from Jan. 14 through March 2, 2019.
All events are free and open to the public. The gallery is located on the main floor of the Kamerick Art Building, and its hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Thursday; noon to 5 p.m., Friday and Saturday; and by appointment.