Texas artist Roger Colombik brings his art exhibition to UIW. The exhibition will run from Friday, Jan. 27, through Thursday, Feb. 23, in the Semmes Gallery of the Kelso Art Center. Colombik’s exhibition will feature his Selected Works and More Life in a Time Without Boundaries pieces.  

Colombik’s Selected Works features the artist’s diverse practices in sculpture and social engagement. The sculptures weave through the narrative of Absence/Presence, a psychological state of yearning for two disparate possibilities of simultaneous existence. The representational imagery (journals, a magic carpet, pillows and scales) awaken restless spirits navigating the space between wanderlust and responsibility.

More Life in a Time Without Boundaries was undertaken in collaboration with Jerolyn Bahm-Colombik, International Rescue Committee-Abilene (IRC) and The Grace Museum. The goal was to initiate a more profound awareness and dialogue regarding the human face of immigration and the contributions that refugees make to their new homeland. To engage with this community is to enter a realm where personal histories are inextricably linked with global crises and the simple dreams that parents have for their children. This work addresses these conflicting zones of human nature through a diverse range of applications.

An opening reception for the art exhibition will be from 6 – 8 p.m., Friday, Jan. 27, in the Kelso Art Center. Roger Colombik will also be giving an artist lecture from 1:30 – 2:45 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 2, in the Kelso Art Center, Room 112. This lecture is free and open to the public. For more information on this exhibition and gallery hours, contact (210) 829-3852.

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