Project Art presents a new exhibit by artist Louise Kames

Project Art announces a new temporary exhibit at UI Hospitals & Clinics by Dubuque-based artist and educator Louise Kames titled Seeing Deeply.

In this body of work, Kames presents pastel drawings of organic imagery arranged in an iconic manner. The drawings offer the viewer timeless, meditative spaces. In many cases, the still life subject of drawings has been reclaimed from compost piles and roadside clippings. The work can be approached as straightforward drawings made from direct observation as well as a reference to traditional religious iconography. Seeing Deeply invites viewers into a quieting, meditative space as a welcoming respite to patients and visitors at UI Hospitals & Clinics.

“The time-charged transformative process yields form that is beautiful to the attentive eye. In my artwork, the experience is translated to formal arrangements that draw the viewer into that act of attention,” says Kames.

The exhibit is on view through Monday, Jan. 6, 2020, in Gallery III (Elevator F, Level 8).

Support for the Seeing Deeply exhibit is provided by the Iowa Arts Council, a division of the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Project Art curates and installs 16 temporary exhibitions annually, primarily focusing on local and regional artists. For more information, visit

Louise Kames, Project Art, temporary exhibits,

Louise Kames, A Sacred Ginkgo, pastel on paper, 30″x22″

Louise Kames, Nigella II, pastel on paper, 16”x24”


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