Galleries & Art Museums: Summer Exhibitions

Craig Fleece
Detail from a painting by Craig Fleece at the Art Center of Burlington.

ART CENTER OF BURLINGTON, 301 Jefferson St., Burlington. (319) 754-8069. Perge Modo. Works by Craig Fleece, Tony Onesto, and Chris Mulder. August 2-31.

Large-scale paintings by Tom Schneider are on display at the Faulconer Gallery through September 16. Above: Day at the Beach.

FAULCONER GALLERY, Grinnell College, 1108 Park St, Grinnell. (641) 269-4660. Nuns, Hippos and Extraterrestrials: Tom Schneider’s Painted Reality.  Chicago artist Tom Schneider draws on the marvelous, weird, and improbable for his large-scale paintings, each of which is based on a story lifted from the tabloids or drawn loosely from mythologies. His work is highly entertaining, entirely idiosyncratic, and a little bit unnerving. Through Sept. 16. Paintings by Charles Bierk. Photorealistic and figurative paintings by the Ontario artist. Through Sept. 16.

FIGGE ART MUSEUM, 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport. (563) 326-7804.  Alois Kronschlaeger: Polychromatic Contemplations. The New York-based Austrian artist combines weaving, sculpting, and painting into intricate sculptures whose geometries and colors appear to cyange as the view moves through the gallery, Through September 16.  Steve Banks: Pop Culture Palimpsest. The Quad Cities artist rearranges images from high and low art into complex and entertaining constructions. Through September 2. Rufino Tamayo. One of the first Latin American painters to receive international recognition, Tamayo (1899–1991) was influenced by modern art, pre-Colombian imagery, and his Zapotec heritage. Through December 30.

Half-Bind, by Cecily Brown, 2005, from In the Spirit of Louise Noun

DES MOINES ART CENTER 4700 Grand Ave., Des Moines. (515) 277-4405. In the Spirit of Louise Noun. Des Moines collector Louise Noun was a prominent philanthopist and collector of women’s art. This exhibition includes work she collected as well as others that amplify the themes found in her collection. Through September 2.  Sterling Ruby: Ceramics. Prolific artist produces work in a range of mediums, but clay has been his primary focus. Through September 9. This Woman’s Work. Prints explore images of women working over the centuries, as well as the different ways in which male and female artists portray their subjects. Through October 7. This Woman’s Work. Prints explore images of women working over the centuries, as well as the different ways in which male and female artists portray their subjects. Through October 7.

FAULCONER GALLERY, Grinnell College, 1108 Park St, Grinnell. (641) 269-4660. Nuns, Hippos and Extraterrestrials: Tom Schneider’s Painted Reality.  Chicago artist Tom Schneider draws on the marvelous, weird, and improbable for his large-scale paintings, each of which is based on a story lifted from the tabloids or drawn loosely from mythologies. His work is highly entertaining, entirely idiosyncratic, and a little bit unnerving. Through Sept. 16. Paintings by Charles Bierk. Photorealistic and figurative paintings by the Ontario artist. Through Sept. 16.

CEDAR RAPIDS MUSEUM OF ART, 410 3rd Ave. S.E., Cedar Rapids. (319) 366-7503. Malvina Hoffman: A Sculptor’s Journey. Drawing from the CRMA’s collection of works by 20th century sculptor Malvina Hoffman, this two-gallery exhibition explores her lengthy and varied career as a sculptor. Through Aug. 31. Setting the Table: The Art of Still Life. Still life emerged as a genre of painting in the early 17th century in Europe. This exhibition showcases many of the still life works in the collection. Through Sept. 2. Flight Pattern: Birds in Art. Birds have long fascinated artists. From John Buck’s vibrant woodcut of the extinct dodo bird to Laurie Hogin’s fantastically feathered creations, this show celebrates a variety of avian art. Through March 30, 2019.

HOYT-SHERMAN THEATRE, 1501 Woodland Ave., Des Moines. (515) 244-0507. Notable artworks in Hoyt-Sherman’s collection are on view.

ICON GALLERY, 58 N. Main St., Fairfield. (641) 469-6252. 

OLSON LARSON GALLERIES, 203 5th St, West Des Moines. (515)-277-6734. Photo Sensitive. Featuring work by Barbara Fedeler, Jean Gumpper, Stuart Klipper, and Jenny Kruger. Through September 22.

MUSCATINE ART CENTER, 1314 Mulberry Ave., Muscatine. (563) 263-8282. Gerberich’s Gadgetry.  Opens August 4.

 

UI MUSEUM OF ART, Iowa Memorial Union, Black Box Theater, Iowa City. (319) 335-1727.

PUBLIC SPACE ONE, 120 N. Dubuque St., lower level of Wesley Building, Iowa City. (319) 331-8893.

IOWA ARTISANS GALLERY. 207 E. Washington, Iowa City. (319) 351-8686.

MARVIN CONE GALLERY. Coe College, 1220 First Avenue NE, Cedar Rapids. (319) 399-8500. 

FAIRFIELD ART ASSOCIATION GALLERY, 200 N. Main St., FACC, Fairfield.

UNITY GALLERY, MUM Library, N. Highway, Fairfield.

CSPS, 1103 3rd St. SE, Cedar Rapids. (319) 364-1530.

JANALYN HANSON WHITE GALLERY. Mount Mercy University, 1330 Elmhurst Dr. NE, Cedar Rapids, IA. (319) 363-8213.

AMERICUS DIAMOND, corner of Main St. and Burlington, Fairfield. Featuring the artwork of Christopher Kufner.

CATICH GALLERY, Galvin Fine Arts Center, St. Ambrose University, 518 W. Locust St., Davenport. 563-333-6444.

ANOMALY GALLERY, 105 N. Court, Ottumwa. (641) 777-8446.

FORT MADISON ART CENTER, 1314 Mulberry Ave. (319) 372-8780.

DUBUQUE MUSEUM OF ART, 701 Locust St., Dubuque. (563) 557-1851.

INDIAN HILLS ART GALLERY, Indian Hills Community College, Ottumwa. (641) 683-5144.

OCTAGON CENTER FOR THE ARTS, 427 Douglas Ave., Ames. (515) 232-5331.

AMANA ARTS GUILD. 1 block north of Highway 220, High Amana. (319) 622-3678.

SIOUX CITY ART CENTER, 225 Nebraska St., Sioux City. (712) 279-6272. Grant Wood’s Corn Room Mural. The Corn Room mural was one of four murals commissioned by Omaha businessman Eugene Eppley for his hotels in Council Bluffs, Cedar Rapids, Waterloo, and Sioux City. Originally part of the historical Martin Hotel, the Corn Room was created by Grant Wood in 1927, then lost for decades under paint and old wallpaper, only to be rediscovered in 1979. Ongoing.