2018 Exhibitions Past

March 2 through April 27, 2018

LETICIA BAJUYO: EDGE FRICTION

Leticia Bajuyo, DiscArt, K Space Contemporary

 

CD Sculpture Workshops: 10 am – 4 pm, March 15, 16, 17:  FREE, Come-and-Go attendance. Take part in the evolution of this exhibition!

Edge Friction by Leticia Bajuyo is a site-specific installation of large-scale, interactive walls, ceilings, horns and tubes made primarily of CD’s and DVD’s. The memory discs are woven together to create a CD “fabric,” which is attached to aluminum or wooden frames to form various shapes. The shimmering structures are suspended from the ceiling, attached to false walls and wheels, or simply hung on the wall.  Interactive audio elements and computer controlled lights heighten the experience. Bajuyo will present gallery talks and workshops throughout the run of the show. Edge Friction will evolve into a new shape to be unveiled during ArtWalk on April 6th.

Bajuyo is Assistant Professor of Sculpture at Texas A&M – Corpus Christi, Texas.  Recent projects by Bajuyo include a permanent, ceiling suspended sculpture in the main corridor between the galleries of the South Bend Museum of Art in South Bend, Indiana; a sixty-foot long sculptural wall in the entrance to the Indiana State Museum in downtown Indianapolis, Indiana; and a skylight installation at the International Airport in Nashville Tennessee.

March 2 – 30, 2018

Barbara Tharas, ArtCC, KSpaceContemporary

In the Gift Shop

SEATTLE’S HIKE: BARBARA THARAS

Barbara Lane Tharas identifies universal human conditions that are sources of undeserved shame. She then deprecates such sources so that they become psychologically manageable. Tharas empowers her viewer with humor, encouraging one to find freedom, self-actualization, and personal progress in shamelessness.

Sunstroke, PaytonKoranek, LarsRoeder, KSpace, ArtStudios, ArtCCIn the Schaudies Gallery

SUNSTROKE: PAYTON KORANEK & LARS ROEDER

The Schaudies Gallery is proud to exhibit new work by Payton Koranek and Lars Roeder, March 2nd-25th!

Inspired by travels through the American Southwest, “Sunstroke” combines works of ceramics and relief printmaking to create an enveloping installation and impart a sense of light and space reminiscent of the desert region. Saguaro cacti, the dominant subject matter, are both a symbol of the region’s cultural identity and the foundation of the desert ecosystem. They are used in this instance to depict the relationship between their global influence as a cultural icon and the reality of their crucial role in a fragile environment.

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

 

Main Gallery: January 5 through February 22, 2018

VESSEL – LAUREN MOYA FORD

 

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 February 2 – 23:

Lars Roeder: Art for Gift Shops
The history of etching and engraving is steeped in the intent to produce, reproduce and distribute massive quantities of art throughout an image-hungry populace. From the Encyclopédie, to illustrations of classical masterworks to early French pornographers, the intaglio process has fulfilled the visual demands of society for hundreds of years.

Now, in the K Space Gift Shop, Lars Roeder presents some fiercely palatable etchings for your devoted consumption. These works feature imagery steeped in the canons of art-historical subject matter and are available at a variety of price points to appeal to a wide range of incomes. They are perfect for display in your home or office. Be the envy of your art-appreciating colleagues, take one home today. 

KSpaceArtStudios, GroundhogShow

Schaudies Gallery (3rd Floor) Feb. 2 – 17, 2018

Groundhog Day is for Lovers

Happy New Year Art Lovers,
The K Space Art Studios are proud to present our first exhibition of 2018 in the Schaudies Gallery (3rd floor): “Groundhog Day is for Lovers”. Opening on February 2nd (Groundhog Day), 5:30-9pm, for the First Friday Artwalk. “Groundhog Day is for Lovers” is a lighthearted look at the Groundhog Day and Valentine’s Day phenomenon. Featuring a variety of fantastic local artists, with plenty of heart and soul, these surreal, sweet, sexy and perhaps even a little bit naughty artworks will be sure to get the heart racing. A portion of the show will also feature artist altered and handmade Valentine’s Day cards for sale with all proceeds going to the K Space Art Studios to keep our heart pumping to bring you more great art exhibitions, so show us some love! Doesn’t matter what your relationship status is, “Groundhog Day is for Lovers” is for all art lovers!! We’d sure love to see you there!

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

 

In the Gift Shop January 5 – 26:

LANDON SMITH

CORPUS CHRISTI CAMERA’S REBEL PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR 2017

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.