The Bing-Davis Memorial Gallery schedule has resumed with a twist for 2020-21. This year’s seven exhibits will include an online video interview featuring each of the participating artists.
“We made the decision to forego in-person artist’s receptions this year to keep both our UIU community and visiting artists safe,” Laura Gleissner, UIU assistant professor of art, said. “Instead, we are recording interviews tailored to each artist and their exhibition. The videos will be placed on the University website’s Bing-Davis Memorial Gallery page, providing information about the current exhibition, artist, and the process and ideas behind the making of their work.”
In addition, this year’s gallery posters feature QR codes which people can scan with a smart phone. The scan will take the individual directly to the website to watch the artist interviews.
The 2020-21 gallery schedule opened August 31 with the works of UIU alumnus Andrew J. Wroble ’11. A native of Casper, Wyoming, Wroble earned a Bachelor of Science degree at UIU. Forest forms often highlight the imagery of the now Harpers Ferry, Iowa, artist, who uses ink drawing to express a universal reference for dispersal and connectivity.
Wroble’s online video can be viewed at uiu.edu/art-on-campus/bing-davis-memorial-gallery/.
The complete 2020-21 Bing-Davis Memorial Gallery artist schedule is as follows:
- August 31 – October 4: Andrew J. Wroble, Harpers Ferry, Iowa
- October 12 – November 13: Agnes Ma, Denver, Colorado
- November 19 – December 18: Stephanie Chambers, Temple, Texas
- January 11 – February 12: Dominic Sansone, St. Charles, Illinois
- February 22 – March 19: Jave Yoshimoto, Omaha, Nebraska
- March 29 – April 16: Jason Ramey, Morris, Minnesota
- April 26 – May 8: UIU Senior Thesis
Additional information about the artists and their respective exhibits will be announced at a later date.
Bing-Davis Memorial Gallery is located in Edgar Fine Arts Hall at UIU’s Fayette Campus. The gallery is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Hours are subject to change. Social distancing and face coverings are required at the Gallery and at Fayette Campus.