Bisignano Art Gallery’s Latest Exhibit is “It’s About the Internet”

Mar 11, 2021 | University Relations staff

DUBUQUE, Iowa – Brightly colored paintings and an installation by Julia J. Wolfe have transformed the Bisignano Art Gallery into “It’s About the Internet” on the University of Dubuque campus.

“It’s About the Internet” is on display through Friday, March 26, 2021, in the art gallery, Heritage Center, 2255 Bennett Street. The exhibit is free and open to the public.

“These colors, lines, and shapes in ‘It’s About the Internet’ seem to flow in a logic we can try to follow. Perhaps when we weren’t looking, they escaped from a Kandinsky or Miro painting and now seem to describe something close to a children’s book where the plot and the characters are merely art marks,” said Alan Garfield, director of the art gallery.

Wolfe, a multidisciplinary artist based in Iowa City, Iowa, creates brightly colored paintings, sculptures, and installations based on observations of the public and private human experience. Drawing primarily from the American landscape, she layers imagery of mass-production with a childlike and whimsical aesthetic that playfully combines comedy and satire with a mishmash of weightier subjects.

Wolfe’s work has been exhibited nationally in numerous solo and group shows including “Every Woman Biennial 2019” at La MaMa Galleria in New York City, “I’m Happy to Sit Here Beside You” at Western Illinois University in Macomb, Illinois, “Pitch In!” at Public Space One in Iowa City, and “Repurpose” at Core New Art Space in Denver, Colorado.

Gallery hours are noon to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday during the academic year. No more than 10 patrons are allowed in the gallery at one time due to the pandemic. Face coverings are required.

New this year, each exhibit is also displayed virtually with photos, artists’ statements, and video tours. Patrons can visit “It’s about the Internet” virtually at