March 15, 2022 All News

Bisignano Art Gallery to Host Reception for 'On the Road, Again'

DUBUQUE, Iowa - The University of Dubuque's Bisignano Art Gallery will host a reception for "On the Road, Again" from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 17, 2022, in the art gallery, Heritage Center, 2255 Bennett Street. The reception is free and open to the public.

Seventy years ago, Jack Kerouac penned his defining work of the Beat Generation as he traveled across the US with his band of counterculture enthusiasts. This photo exhibit is a modern day On the Road by two Midwestern photographers: Noah H.F. Bullock (C'21), coordinator of the Bisignano Art Gallery, and Zander Saleh (C'17, MAC'19), learning support coach at UD.

The show is a mixture of color and black and white photographs that focus on a journey through Iowa, Colorado, Nebraska, South Dakota, and Wyoming. Bullock and Saleh reveal the traditional definition of photography and demonstrate visually what intrigued Kerouac when he left the Big City to explore the land: frozen moments, forever.

"Bullock's peek-a-boo moose and large-horned steer present a reluctant America similar to that of Kerouac. Saleh's understated, black and white compositions are often solitary, perhaps even lonely. We see his vision in a one-point perspective of fresh water streaming into the primeval forest and in the urban jumble street signs signaling no one in an empty Denver environment," said Alan Garfield, director of the art gallery.

The reception will take place in conjunction with Skerryvore, an award-winning Scottish band, at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 17, 2022, in John and Alice Butler Hall, Heritage Center. For more information or to purchase tickets to the performance, please visit www.dbq.edu/HeritageCenter.

"On the Road, Again" is free and open to the public through Thursday, March 31, 2022.

Gallery hours are noon to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday during the academic year. The gallery is also open in conjunction with all major events in John and Alice Butler Hall, Heritage Center. The exhibit is available online at gallery.dbq.edu.