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Works by Mark Langeneckert and Naomi Sugino Lear

Exhibition: January 13- February 19

Gallery Reception: January 21, 2015 4-7pm


Mark Langeneckert

Artist Bio:

Artist/illustrator, Mark Langeneckert earned his BFA from the Art Center College of Design before moving to New York to work as a freelance illustrator. His illustrations have appeared in Time-Life Books, Sports Illustrated, The New York Times, and Psychology Today magazine. His work has also been published by The Society of Illustrators and American Illustration annuals. He is currently an assistant professor in drawing and coordinator of the study abroad program in art.


Gallery of Works:

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Naomi Sugino Lear

Artist Bio:

Born in Ishioka, Japan, Naomi Sugino Lear came to the United States in 1986. She attended Eastern Illinois University, graduating in 1999 with dual degrees in art and music, and went on to complete a Master of Fine Arts degree at Wichita State University in 2002, with emphases in painting and drawing. Lear then moved to Columbia to join the faculty of Columbia College’s Art Department, where she currently works as an Associate Professor of Art. In addition to teaching drawing and painting courses, Lear serves as the Program Coordinator for the Bachelor of Fine Arts Program at Columbia College. Her work has been exhibited in regional and national shows with several awards received. In 2009, Lear’s work was selected by the Missouri Arts Council as a featured image for their statewide Arts Awards. The same year, Lear’s painting “after the rain” was selected by the City of Columbia Office of Cultural Affairs as its Commemorative Poster image. She recently completed a commission for The Plowman Chamber Music Competition, producing a painting to be used as the poster image for the national biannual chamber music competition to be held here in Columbia in 2015.

Artist Statement:

In my work, I focus on capturing my surroundings, most commonly in the medium of oil. I record the individual environments I experience each day through still-lifes, portraits, and interiors. I often emphasize certain characteristics of my surroundings through different paint applications, gestural brushwork, value and color contrast, as well as the abstraction or simplification of shapes. These characteristics can also be amplified by heightening and/or muting colors and color combinations. The emphasis on drawing is derived from my interest in formal elements in approaching a painting.

Through these formal elements I endeavor to create a unique visual diary that is intimate yet accessible.


Gallery of Works:

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Gallery Exhibitions

FALL 2017

MACC 90 – a Trip through Time

Exhibition: August 21 - September 30, 2017

Gallery Reception: Thursday, August 31; 6pm - 8pm

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Communication Device:
Works by R-Q/Bryan Helton

Exhibition: October 9 - November 3, 2017

Gallery Reception: Friday October 13; 5pm - 7pm

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Works from the MICA Artist Residency Program in Brittany, France

Exhibition: November 13 - December 15, 2017

Gallery Reception: Thursday, November 16; 4pm - 7pm

MACC Student Show (Columbia Campus)

Exhibition: November 27 - December 8, 2017

Artists Reception: Friday, December 8; 1pm - 4pm


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Missouri Over There, WWI Traveling Exhibit

Exhibition:January 16- February 23, 2018

Gallery Reception and Guest Lecture: January 30, 5:00 - 7:00 PM


16th Annual Spring Art Exhibition for Area High Schools

Exhibition: March 5 - March 17, 2018

Gallery Reception and Awards: Friday, March 9; 5pm - 7pm

The Gallery Collection

Selected Works from the Jorgenson Gallery Collection

Exhibition: April 2- May 31, 2018


Figures of Light and Shadow

Works by Randy Simmons

Exhibition: January 15 - February 13

Gallery Reception & Artist Talk: February 13, 2:30-5:30 p.m.


Artist Statement:

My work is mostly auto-biographical with much inspiration coming from my two teen age boys. I work with social/political themes, relationship themes as well as being inspired by my own childhood. My latest series of drawings have a sense of storytelling quirkiness to them that hold as much mystery and devoid of explanation.

Currently, I am an Associate Professor of Art teaching drawing, life drawing and intro to Art. My drawings are exhibited nationally and I do gallery talks concerning my work and portfolio development for artists. I am also a recent recipient of two Kentucky Arts Council Grants, 2005 and 2007.


Gallery of Works:

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2016-2017 Gallery Exhibitions

FALL 2016

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50 by Murphy: A Retrospective of Illustration & Fine Art

Exhibition: August 22 - September 23, 2016

Gallery Reception: September 9, 2016; 5:00pm-7:00pm

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Transitory Boundaries
Works by Trudy Denham & Catherine Armrest

Exhibition: October 3 - November 11, 2016

Gallery Reception: October 7, 2016; 5:00pm-7:00 pm

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MACC Student Art Exhibition

Exhibition: November 28 - December 8

Gallery Reception: December 1, 2016; 4:00pm-6:00pm


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Eclectic Images of Interest
Works by Rodney Burlingame

Exhibition: January 11 - February 17

Gallery Reception: January 27, 2017; 5:00pm-7:00pm

15th Annual Spring Art Exhibition for Area High Schools

Exhibition: February 27 - March 17

Awards Reception: March 3, 2017; 5:00pm- 7:00pm


Biophilia:Paint, Canvas, Pixels and Paper
Works by Joe Bussell and Fred Trease

Exhibition: April 3 - May 11, 2017

Gallery Reception: April 21, 2017; 5:00pm- 7:00pm

Adaptations and Transformations

Works by David Spear

Exhibition: October 7 - October 31

Gallery Reception: October 10, 3:00-7:00 p.m.


Artist Statement of David Spear:

There is not one way to make art. Every artistic project and space has different conceptual goals and motivations and therefore requires a different set of solutions. Rather than concentrate on one solution for one problem, I have concentrated on creating a variety of works relying on a diversity of styles, concepts and appropriations which differ on consideration of the prospective viewer, venue and conceptual purpose. This is the philosophy I subscribed to early in my artistic career and it is through this versatility that I have been able to develop multiple methods that influence one another and continually weave through new artistic avenues. READ MORE


Artist Statement of Harrison Bergeron:

As manager, director and producer, David Spear presents the work of Harrison Bergeron.
The work is about Folly. More specifically, it speaks about the postmodern reality of our current informational deluge, where everything and nothing is believable and truth is subjective. These works re-contextualize classical historical paintings by substituting what we already know (in paintings like Washington Crossing the Delaware and Liberty Leading the People) with low resolution and vaguely modeled clay reconstructions of the paintings. In these works, man has been replaced by clay, the mythological material of man. This symbolizes the malleability of the original information and the struggle to understand it enough to learn from it. The clay is later replaced by the "true" substance of man, meat. These works describe the romantic mode of trying to clinically dissect and anatomize the interior of the body and soul through the process of painting, sculpting and video, but ultimately serve as a Memento Mori. The works go on to critique the results of man's habitual follies by showing the calamities that fester within contemporary politics that have similar ties with past mythologies. READ MORE


Gallery of Works:

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