Sculpture Exhibition on Display at South Gallery


Courtesy of Roger Colombik

‘Every Beloved Object is the Center of the Garden on Paradise’ is part of the collection featuring the work of artist Roger Colombik that will run in the Flickinger Fine Arts Center until April 7.

The art gallery of San Jacinto College South Campus kicked off an exhibition titled Selected Works on Feb. 27 featuring six sculpted works by interdisciplinary artist Roger Colombik.

According to a promotional flyer, the exhibit explores “the narrative of Absence/Presence, a psychological state of yearning for two disparate possibilities of simultaneous existence.”

Jeffrey McGee, art professor and gallery curator, said Colombik makes a multitude of references in his work ranging from art history and legends to myths and spirituality.  

“I think his work bridges the gap between belief systems and cultural distinctions,” McGee said.

However, to find meaning in art, he noted, requires a communicative exchange between artist and visitor.

“Creative artifacts are a way for artists to voice their opinions of the world,” McGee said. “The viewer’s job is to think critically about what the artist is saying.”

 “Without art, conversations would be extremely monotone,” he added. “Creativity brings life to civil discourse.”

Selected Works will be on display until April 7 in the art gallery of the Flickinger Fine Arts Center (S15) on the South Campus. The gallery is open Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. There is no charge for admission.