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Gallery of Art and Design

217 Clark Street Art Center Room 215B
Warrensburg, MO 64093
Phone: 660.543.4498





past_exhibitions

Past Exhibitions & Lectures

February 13 - March 7, JOYCE JABLONSKI - TARGET

TARGET is a series of recent ceramic work created by UCM Professor Joyce Jablonski. It consists of layered graphic images using ceramic fired-on mediums including glazes, china paints, laserjet transfers, decals, and gold luster.

JABLONSKI TARGET

 

February 13 - March 7, - LAURA BERMAN - ROTATIONS

Laura Berman's prints combine her loves for color, shape, pattern and collecting. They take an expanded look at the objects and things that she collects and lives with. These objects have their own individual histories and origins, and they combine together to create entirely new stories in her prints.

BERMAN STARBURST

 

February 13 - March 7, - DAVID HICKS & ANNE WEDLER

VISUAL NARRATIVE

Storytelling is an innate human tendency, and we have long turned to the act of drawing and mark-making to record,
understand, and communicate both our most basic and complex ideas about the world in which we live.
This exhibition explores the approaches of visual artists David Hicks and Annie Wedler along with students from Herron School of Art and Design, the University of Alaska Southeast, and the University of Central Missouri, as they employ drawing as a vehicle to distill complex relationships and narratives into singular compositional events.

DAVID HICKS

 

January 13 - February 6 - DESIGNER APPROVED

Interior Designers look for creative and technical ideas to improve public and private indoor spaces. Often, this process involves the use of new materials or contemporary interpretations of traditional objects. This exceptional exhibition will highlight new designs of essential components, focusing on models that are energy efficient, conservation focused, made from renewable resources, or contribute to green living.

Designer Approved Card

January 13 - February 6 - BEAUTIFUL BITMAPS

Bitmap images are stored as a series of tiny dots called pixels. Each pixel is actually a very small square that is assigned a color, and then arranged in a pattern to form the image. In Beautiful Bitmaps, 26 typographers, designers and illustrators create beautiful bitmaps for letters of the alphabet by taking this vestigial part of digital type, the bitmap, and making it into something to be newly appreciable. These letters were commissioned by Uppercase Magazine for Issue 15.

Beautiful Bitmaps

 

2013 UCM Faculty Exhibition

"Every Fiber of Her Being" features the marble mosaics, stained glass, tapestries, stone sculptures and high-relief copper panels of Kansas City artist Gabriella Polony-Mountain. Polony-Mountain was born in April of 1918 in Sasvar, Hungary and studied art at the Academy of Fine Arts in Budapest. She spent years traveling across Europe and studied more in Rome, before finally arriving in America in 1951.

Polony-Mountain aimed to become a respected exhibition artist in Kansas City while picking up commissions for regional architects and becoming a sought-after commodity in the commercial market. She received the Huntington-Hartford Fellowship in 1954 and the Louis Comfort Tiffany Fellowship in 1955. In 1958, she was given the American Institute of Architecture Craftsmanship Award in Kansas City for her repousse doors at the Taliaferro residence in St. Joseph and an "Art in Architecture" award for her repousse fireplace mantle in the home of architect Peter Keleti in Kansas City.

Many examples of Polony-Mountain's work can be found in and around the Kansas City area. A few examples include repousse and stained-glass installations on the UCM campus, stained-glass windows in the chapel at Whiteman Air Force Base and mosaics for the baptistery of St. Ann's Catholic Church in Mission Hills, KS.

 

Steven L. Gorman

Steven L. Gorman

"Between"

September 30 - October 25

Steve Gorman attended Central Missouri State University receiving a BFA in Art Education in 1985 and his MA in 1995. Gorman held teaching positions in the Centerview School District for 7 years and the North Kansas City School District for 18 years. Recently retired from his 25 year teaching career, Gorman is finally able to pursue his art career full time. Gorman's work is in the collection of the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art - Campus Collection; the Oppenheimer Collection; the Southern Illinois University; the Waterloo Museum of Art; Baker University; and many private collections. He has shown his work at Sherry Leedy Contemporary Arts in Kansas City and Componere Gallery in St. Louis. In 2011, Gorman had a solo exhibit at the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art.

Gorman writes: "Predominantly, my sculptures have been asymmetrically balanced, using the "hybridization" of plant, bird, fish, animal, human, and elements of fashion... A sensuousness, deliberate sexiness, and ambiguity also results from the merger of multiple biomorphic life forms, smooth surfaces, and smooth graduated color values applied by means of an airbrush.


Jamie Burmeister

September 30 - October 25

Burmeister's exhibition "Let's Dance" opened in Gallery 115 and he traveled to UCM from Nebraska for a two day install and demonstration of how he uses 3D Printing with a MakerBot II in his work.

JamieBurmeister’s artworks have been exhibited in galleries, museums and public places throughout the world. His “vermin.me” project has resulted in over 1000 installations of small ceramic figures, called vermin, on 6 continents, 36 countries and 38 US States.Burmeister’s gallery and museum pieces have been exhibited in the Des Moines Art Center in Des Moines, Iowa, Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts in Omaha, Nebraska, Arkansas Art Center in Little Rock, Arkansas, Sheldon Museum of Art in Lincoln, Nebraska, Create Fixate in Los Angeles, California, Annmarie Garden in Dowell, Maryland, and the Nicolaysen Art Museum in Casper, Wyoming. Jamie has completed commissions for the University of Nebraska at Omaha, Crisp Recording Studios in Fayetteville, Arkansas and the South Omaha Library. He has received numerous awards including the Nebraska Art Council’s 2010 and 2007 Individual Artist Fellowships, Omaha Entertainment and Arts 2007 Best Public Art and 2006 Three-Dimensional Sculpture Awards, UNL’s Trickey Memorial Award and UNL Woods Fellowship. He received a B.A. in Exercise Science from Creighton University in Omaha in 1992, an M.S. in Health Education from the University of Nebraska at Omaha in 1995, and an M.F.A. in Sculpture from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln in 2005.


 

Hack: Stories From a Chicago Cab

Dmitry Samarov: View from a Chicago Cab

Mr. Samarov, an artist and painter trained at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, is an astute observer of human nature. He records those observations in his debut book Hack: Stories From a Chicago Cab and on canvas.

The exhibition will open in the Main Gallery on January 23, 2013 and run through February 15, 2013. Samarov will read from Hack and discuss his art work on Saturday, January 26, 2013 at an opening reception.

Exhibition Opening Reception:
Main Gallery
Saturday, January 26, 2013, 4 - 6 p.m.

 

Tanja Hollander - Daryl Fort
"Daryl Fort, Portland, ME, 2010"

Tanya Alexia Hollander: Are You Really My Friend?

Photographer Tanja Alexia Hollander examines the social dynamics of the world of Facebook friendships in the Outer Gallery with her exhibit Tanja Alexia Hollander: Are You Really My Friend? Hollander is interested in how we define friendship and who we let into our private, yet very public online lives. Through a series of portraits of her Facebook friends in their homes, she creates an exploration of American culture, relationships, economy and class and society networking as it relates to community building.

A native of St. Louis, Hollander earned a degree in photography and feminist studies from Hampshire College and currently resides in Maine. Are You Really My Friend? recently was exhibited at the Portland Museum of Art. Her work has been exhibited nationally at galleries in New York City and Boston, and has twice has been selected for the Portland Museum of Art Biennial, winning a purchase prize in 2007. In 2009 she was chosen for a month-long residency at the La Napoule art foundation in La Napoule, France.

The exhibition is open in the Main Gallery, January 23, 2013 through February 15, 2013.

Hollander will be on campus at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5 to discuss her work in the Outer Gallery.

 

John Lynch: A Life of Art and Design

John Lynch: A Life of Art and Design

The exhibit of Lynch’s varied works will celebrate the establishment of the John W. Lynch Memorial Scholarship Fund through the UCM Foundation. An opening reception for the exhibit is planned for 3-6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26 in UCM’s Gallery 115, just across the hall from the Main Gallery on the UCM campus. The exhibition is on view from January 23, 2013 through February 15, 2013.

After his service in Vietnam, Lynch earned a bachelor’s degree from UCM began his career as a commercial and freelance artist. He joined the UCM faculty in 1984 and earned his MFA degree from Syracuse University. He taught, mentored and inspired his students throughout his 28 year career, gaining the reputation as a tough teacher who also prepared his students well for successful careers.

 

ceramics

INNOVATION CREATION
CERAMICS INVITATIONAL
August 23 - September 28, 2012
UCM Gallery of Art & Design
Visiting Artist Workshop with Martha Grover, September 25 - 26
Lecture by Martha Grover, UCM Gallery of Art & Design,
September 25, 3:30 p.m.
Lecture by Misty Gamble and Joyce Jablonski, Union Ballroom 240, September 27, 7 p.m.

KEITH CARTER
INNOVATION CREATION
August 23 - September 28, 2012
UCM Gallery 115

 

University of Central Missouri Faculty Exhibition John Louder
"Fall Into Spring" oil on canvas by John Louder, 55x72 inches


The Gallery of Art & Design is pleased to present the annual exhibition of work by the current and Emeriti Faculty of the Department of Art & Design at the University of Central Missouri. A platform to showcase their professional practices outside their university duties, the Annual Faculty Exhibition features a diverse array of artistic mediums including painting, sculpture, textiles, and ceramics. This year's exhibition will include works by four new faculty members: Anthony Acock (Graphic Design), Mark Farris (Print Making), Justin Shaw (3-D), and Eric Stykel (Graphic Design).

Exhibition Opening Reception:
Main Gallery and Gallery 115
Thursday, October 4, 2012, 4 - 6 p.m.

All gallery events are free and open to the public.

For more information, please contact the gallery office @ 660.543.4498.

 

 

Richard Luerhman

Dr. Richard Luehrman - Recent Work

Recent work by Professor Emeritus Dr. Richard Luehrman including new landscape paintings and sketchbook drawings, thoughts and poems from his "Sunday Images" series.

Exhibition Opening Reception:
Outer Gallery
Thursday, October 4, 2012, 4 - 6 p.m.

 

Yvonne Wakabayashi
Ky Dickens
Liam O'Brien
Akiko Jackson
Magda Gluszek
Richie Gleason
Jeff Pike
Marydorsey Wanless
Cindy Tower
No More Hiroshimas - Hiroshima Peace Museum
When Janey Comes Marching Home: Portraits of Women Combat Veterans
Whoop Dee Doo
Phil "Sike Style" Shafer
Mark Bischel
Opposites Attract - Kim Luther & Joe Wullner
Wunderkammer - Terry Ownby
Lisa Iglesias / Las Hermanas Iglesias
Davin Watne
Joey Borovicka
Grant Miller
Tula Pink
Undercrowded - Joey Borovicka, Sam King, Kristin Musgnug, Stephanie Price
Playful Things - Magda Gluszek, Sharon Shapiro, Christina Vantzou, Sarah Knobel
DESIGN CHICAGO 2010 - Rotofugi, Perkins+Will, Studio 1a.m., Project H Design, Craighton Berman
The Convergence Project - Jamie Thome - Vespine Gallery
Marie Jose de la Macorra
Neva Wood
2-D or not 2-D(Danish Artists Flirt with Space)
Zlatko Cosic
Armin Muhsam
Anne Austin Pearce
Joyce Jablonski
Selections from the Knoll Collection (Gehry, Saarinen, Bertioa, Noguchi, and Risom)
May Tveit
Dr. Richard Luehrman
Jane Barrow
David Ngirailemesang
An Historical Look at Visaul Communication (Selections from the Society of Illustrators)
American Democracy Project:
Raise Your Voice!
Adding Insult to Imagery
Selections from the Hallmark Cards Inc. Collection
Christina Willey
A. Patrick Irue Collection of Historic African Art
Robert Colescott
JJ Higgins
Mid-Missouri Artists
Johnny Naugahyde
Greater Missouri Invitational
John Hess