Exhibitions

Main Gallery October 24 – November 24, 2018

Dia de los Muertos Fine Art Exhibition

On display October 24 – November 24: 

Stop by K Space Contemporary to see this colorful exhibition featuring traditional and contemporary interpretations of the Dia de los Muertos holiday. This year, the exhibition was opened to artists nationwide and selected by a juror.  53 works by 38 artists were selected from the entries submitted.

The exhibition is open during the Dia de los Muertos Festival on Oct. 27, 3 pm to midnight, and during gallery hours: Wednesday – Saturday, 11am to 5 pm, Oct. 24 – Nov. 24. Admission is free.  Awards will be presented at a special reception for the artists on November 2, 5:30 to 9 pm during ArtWalk.

Dia de los Muertos Fine Art Exhibition was juried by popular Corpus Christi artist, Ricardo Ruiz who produces paintings and drawings inspired by his Hispanic heritage, borderland culture, and Mexican-American folklore. His work is included in the permanent collections of the Art Museum of South Texas, the University of Texas at San Antonio, Cheech Marin Collection and numerous private collections. Ruiz has exhibited widely throughout the United States, and his work has been featured in “Chicanitas” and “Los Tejanos”, which are recent traveling exhibitions from the Cheech Marin Collection.  Active in Corpus Christi’s Art community, Ruiz designed the Dia de los Muertos mural at Starr St. and Lower Broadway and contributed two card panels to the Loteria mural on Chaparral.

Congratulations to the Award Winners:

  • First Place: “Las Mariposas” by Michele Parlee
  • Second Place: “Loose Ends” by Annabel Trevino
  • Third Place: “Tchotchke (enlightened sacred heart)” by Amorette Garza
  • Honorable Mention: “Big Dog” by Robbie Barber
  • Honorable Mention: “Bloom Again” by Brandy Gonzalez
  • Honorable Mention: “Dia de los Muertos Mask” by Roel Palacios

Annabel Trevino, Dia de los Muertos Art Exhibition, K Space Contemporary, Corpus Christi, Texas

2nd Place: “Loose Ends” by Annabel Trevino

Amorette Garza, Dia de los Muertos Art Exhibition, K Space Contemporary, Corpus Christi, Texas

3rd Place: Tchotchke (enlightened sacred heart) by Amorette Garza

Michele Parlee, K Space Contemporary, Dia de los Muertos, Corpus Christi, Texas

First Place: “Las Mariposas” by Michele Parlee

Selected Works and Artists listed below:

  • Ashley Acevedo, “Dance to Death”
  • Dave Armbruster, “El Rey de la Frontera Salvaje”
  • Mark Aubrey, “Los Inocentes”
  • Meg Aubrey, “Christa”
  • Robbie Barber, “Big Dog”
  • Robbie Barber, “Grey Skeleton”
  • Brandin Baron, “Momento Mori: Bisbee Bawdy House”
  • Brandin Baron, “Momento Mori, Poe’s Berenice”
  • Brandin Baron, “Death” from Tarot del Río de las Ánimas Perdidas
  • Cassandra Bazhaw, “La Estrella”
  • Robert Bustamante, “Night of the Living Head”
  • Robert Bustamante, “Mi Amor”
  • Mark Clark, “Zapatista Calavera 2”
  • Eric Cuevas, “Fire at a Jesuit Hacienda, Outside Puebla”
  • Georgia Ruiz Davis, “Tu Solo Tu”
  • Dominique Deve, “P.120”
  • Crystal Farris, “In Memory of…”
  • Erin Flores, “Dancing skeletons”
  • Linda Flores, “Paloma”
  • Linda Flores, “Curiosa”
  • Amorette Garza, “Tchotchke (baby girl with sacred heart)”
  • Amorette Garza, “Tchotchke (sitting sacred)”
  • Amorette Garza, “Tchotchke (enlightened sacred heart)”
  • Brandy González, “Bloom Again”
  • Masha Keen, “Sugar Skull”
  • Dwayne Kraatz, “Una mas”
  • Elsa Mathews, “Yo Quiero Volver”
  • Charley B Burphy, “Vision of Our Lady”
  • Charley B Murphy, “Magritte”
  • Debbie Noble, “Mother Daughter Moment”
  • Roel Palacios, “Dia de los Muertos Mask”
  • Michele Parlee, “Las Mariposas”
  • Rachel Pena, “#2”
  • Rachel Pena, “#3”
  • Dolores Ponce, “La Cruz de Dia de los Muertos”
  • Alberto Puga, “Katri-Charra”
  • David Ramirez, “Love Forever”
  • Greg Reuter, “Skull”
  • Celina Robledo, “Sin cuenta- y uno?”
  • Heather Romano, “Cuerpo de Mi Cuerpo”
  • Heather Romano, “Desire”
  • Jessica Salazar-McBride, “Cactus Dance”
  • Jason Sullivan, Untitled (pearl)
  • Yannina Taboada, “Esperando La Visita”
  • Elise Techentine, “Masquerade”
  • Elise Techentine, “One Foot In”
  • Annabel Trevino, “Immortality”
  • Annabel Trevino, “Loose Ends”
  • Annabel Trevino, “We Can Build You Up, Or Tear You Down”
  • Xanthe Vinson, “Remember the Chingonas”
  • Day Wheeler, “George Orr (Mad Potter of Biloxi Mississippi) Altar”
  • Day Wheeler, “Don Esquelet Centering Death”
  • Day Wheeler, “K Space Spirits”

Gift Shop October 19 – November 16, 2018

October 27, 3 pm to Midnight: Open for the Dia de los Muertos Festival

November 2, 5:30 to 9 pm: Reception for the artists with ArtWalk

ABSTRACTIONS AND ECLECTIC THINGS:  NOLA GUAJARDO AND NORA VERDIN

Nola Guajardo and Nora Verdin are twin sisters who paint.  Both have been painting over 30 years and have been active members of the Corpus Christi art community throughout that time.

Nora Verdin, Night Bird, K Space Contemporary, Corpus Christi, Texas, Art

Night Bird, Nora Verdin

Over the years, Nola Guajardo’s images have gone from abstraction, to representational and back to abstraction. Color has always been the most prominent element and the coastal light has always been the factor in her choice of color.  Her palette is ever changing due to the intensity in the light and the changes it brings to our environment. Artist’s like Henri Matisse and Richard Diebenkorn have been major influences in her work over the years. Matisse painted on the coast in Nice, France and Diebenkorn painted on the coast in California. Hence the connection for Nola, to these incredible artists, light and water. Application of paint also varies from smooth, layered color, to a more rough and direct application. Both painterly processes feed her sense for the materials and the intuitive look I want for my work.

Nora Verdin has always enjoyed looking at and collecting cultural and folk arts from many regions and cultures like Mexican and South American folk art, Aborigine, Native American and Outsider art. The color, pattern, textures and composition of these types of art influence her work. Nora’s images have been consistent over the years: Corazons, little Milagros, cats, flowers and birds. The last few years, birds and flowers have taken on a different significance. Nora lost her mother several years ago and things that she held special became inspiration in Nora’s work. She enjoyed sitting in her garden enjoying the birds at her feeds singing their sweet songs, so Nora paints birds and flowers as a tribute to her memory. Recently, Nora has been using different materials like paper, yarn, tin and wood that give her work a playful look.

Schaudies Gallery October 5, 2018, 6 to 9 pm

PICKING UP THE PIECES: ARTWORKS ON HURRICANE HARVEY

Picking up the Pieces, K Space Art Studios, Corpus Christi Art

“Picking Up the Pieces” is a powerful art exhibition featuring local artists who felt the impact of Hurricane Harvey firsthand, whether it was by weathering the storm and/or by volunteering to help their neighbors in its immediate aftermath. Many of the artists in the exhibition utilize hurricane debris that they have gathered and transformed into compelling works of art. All the artworks in the show are sure to make a strong and positive impression. Come on up to the Schaudies Gallery (3rd floor) this next First Friday Artwalk and see this one time only exhibition dedicated to all the people, communities and volunteers who have and are still over one year later, “Picking Up the Pieces”.