Main Gallery: January 5 through February 22, 2018


painting, "Vase" by Lauren Moya Ford, loosely rendered, colorful, striped vase with black background


A ship, a vase, a vein- a vessel is something that contains or carries. In videos based on photographs and paintings based on ceramics, Lauren Moya Ford explores media as a vessel for other materials and far away places. This exhibition draws from her experiences living abroad to reflect on the form of memory and the memory of form. The works in Vessel center on botanical life and folkloric pottery as elements that are shaped by human activity, and that change through space and time. In layers of images, told stories, and touched surfaces, the artist’s hand is depicted or suggested as a vessel that contains and carries its own history.

Lauren Moya Ford (Boca Ratón, 1986) is an artist and writer based in Madrid, Spain. She graduated with a BA in Spanish and a BFA in Studio Art from the University of Texas and completed her MFA in Painting at the University of Houston in 2014. Recent awards include the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center Fellowship for Interdisciplinary Art and the Frank Freed Travel Grant for research in Mexico City. She has participated in performances and exhibitions at The Menil Collection, the Museum of Fine Arts Houston Hirsch Library, and Temple University. Her essays have been published in exhibition catalogs at the Municipal Museum of Lalín, Spain and the University of Coimbra, Portugal, and her artists books have been published by The Center for Imaginative Cartography and Research and Paratext Press.



In the Gift Shop January 5 – 26:



Landon Smith, Corpus Christi Camera's Rebel Photographer of the Year 2017, Texas, K space Contemporary


In October 2017, local camera store Corpus Christi Camera challenged the Coastal Bend photographic community to a live, 3-day photo contest using only models of the Canon Rebel camera as their tools. The Rebel is one of the world’s most beloved entry-level DSLR cameras and widely used by beginner photographers to learn the art. The purpose of this annual competition was to bring of our passionate aspiring photographers into the spotlight.

We are proud to introduce our winner Landon Smith, a Fort Worth native and student at Texas A&M University Corpus Christi. Taught photography by his grandfather at an early age, Smith bought his first camera at age 14, still shoots with it today, and collects antique cameras. Smith focuses his work on black-and-white images and one-point perspective to provide unique looks into architecture and nature.