Exhibitions

THE BOGUS BOUTIQUE

DAVID BOGUS

May 5 to June 23, 2017  Main Gallery

Opening Reception May 5, 6:00 – 9:00 pm. Artist Talk at 6 pm

The Bogus Boutique is a lifestyle brand featuring unique brightly colored ceramic objects and status symbols. These everyday objects foretell the ironic codification of consumer culture as it embodies our current society.  In The Bogus Boutique, high heel shoes, punk rock lock necklaces, anchors, over-sized fishing hooks, suitcases, cigarette lighters, cases of beer, life preservers, telephones, knives, perfume bottles, and cocktail garnishes are outrageously over-priced objects as viable subjects for branding and art. Questioning the notion that ordinary objects can become an ‘object of art,’ Bogus encourages a debate about authorship and originality, dissolving the distinction between sanctioned museum pieces and iconic everyday consumed objects.” 
David Bogus was born in Fall River, Massachusetts and holds a BFA from the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth and an MFA from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.  He is currently an Assistant Professor at Eastern Kentucky University. Recent exhibitions include solo shows at Brown University in Rhode Island and Nicolaysen Museum of Art, Casper, WY and group exhibitions in Romania and Korea.  Bogus is an active professional artist, lecturer and instructor.  He has exhibited his work all over the USA and has been awarded residencies at the Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts and Haystack Mountain School of Crafts among others.  

June 2 – 30 in The Gift Shop @ K Space

Stressed Desserts:

Amy Burkart and Andrea Valenti

A wonderful mixture of colorful artwork by Amy Rose Burkart and Andrea M.Valenti in the K-Space Giftshop Gallery during ArtWalk.

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Sculpture called Hear No, See No, Speak No Evil (Shitheads) by Robbie Barber. Three mushroom punk characters growing out of a cow patty cast in iron.
Hear No, See No, Speak No Evil (Shitheads) by Robbie Barber

AMERICAN DREAM

JULY 7 to AUGUST 18, 2017  Main Gallery

Opening Reception July 7, 6:00 – 9:00 pm. Awards at 7 pm

American Dream is a juried exhibition inspired the history of artists questioning, provoking, resisting, reflecting, and healing through making.  K Space Contemporary invited artists across the United States to submit works of art for this national competition.

The exhibition is curated by the K Space Contemporary Exhibition Committee: Jennifer Arnold, Scott Ellison, Gerald LopezJimmy PenaGreg Reuter, Tristan Schober, Ashley Thomas and Day Wheeler.  The committee selected 40 works of art for the exhibition from 450 images submitted by 160 artists from all over the USA. Cash Awards will be presented at the reception.

Click here for list of Works selected for American Dream

We congratulate the selected artists!

 

Detail of a work of art called "Promises Made" by Carla Hughes. It is a 3D thick, chain made of ceramic, cord and nail with a rusty appearance.
Memories Made (detail)

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July 7 – 28 in The Gift Shop @ K Space

Free Will Navigation:

Carla Hughes

Free Will Navigation features ceramic works by Carla Hughes. Carla Hughes is a sculptor and potter living and working in Harlingen, Texas. She received her BFA from the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley and has attended Penland School of Craft and the School of Visual Arts at Chautauqua Institution.  Her current research and resulting sculptural work explores differing perspectives and realities of American life, both current and historic. Intrigued by the dynamics of “us versus them” rhetoric, she draws from the polarizing ideals created by societal labels in order to draw correlations between social class and material, surface, shape, and space. She investigates the complex act of communication in a society whose perceived roles, class, and labels shift with time, migration, government policy, and geographical boundaries.