Current Exhibitions

Exhibitions currently on display in the Main Gallery and Gallery 115

The “52nd Annual Citation Awards Exhibition” is a juried exhibition open to art majors and minors in the Department of Art & Design. The exhibition distributes over 30 awards and scholarships of achievement funded by the Department of Art & Design, UCM Foundation, and Mid-Missouri Artists group. Individual scholarships and awards are determined by the department’s scholarship committee and this year’s outside juror, UCM alumnus and Kansas City ceramicist, Kate Schroeder.

Joey Borovicka

My studio is a room that leads to a seemingly infinite number of other rooms. I enter these other rooms by stepping into portals made of canvas and wood, never knowing what kind of room I’ll find myself in and seldom meeting the people who live there. I take the liberty anyway of rummaging through their belongings, drinking their beer, and staring out their windows. The people who occupy the rooms I visit typically appear to be loners whose solitude enables their strange obsessions. They collect things, build things, and futz around as if what they’re doing really matters–apparently for an audience of no one but themselves. It’s easy to linger in these rooms far too long without realizing it. I’ve stepped into the portals on beautiful spring days and stepped back out to find the trees outside my studio window completely bare–whole seasons of my life down the drain. I know the rooms I visit aren’t real. But sometimes they’re so real, my life feels like the thing I dreamt up.

Joey Borovicka is a painter living in Springfield, Missouri. His work has shown in solo and group shows throughout the Midwest and appeared in the publication New American Paintings in 2010 and 2013.