Main Gallery July 6 through August 24, 2018
#OneHundredPortraitsinOneYear by Jimmy Peña
Opening July 6, 5:30 to 9 pm. Artist Talk at 6:30 pm
#OneHundredPortraitsinOneYear is a project by Jimmy Peña. The artist began painting portraits of friends in May of 2017, setting out to complete each portrait within a 1-hour period. This fascinating exhibition, which includes portraits of celebrity art collector Cheech Marin and his wife, shows the progression and evolution of Peña’s painting practice over the course of the year.
Peña, an exceptionally skilled, self-taught artist, has been a fixture in the Corpus Christi art scene for decades. Peña has exhibited his work throughout the United States and painted public murals in Junction City, Kansas, Gunnsburg, Germany, and several in Corpus Christi. In 2009, he was featured in Texas Draws, a group exhibition at the Southwest School of Art & Craft in San Antonio, Texas. Solo exhibitions of his work have been held at Red Bud Gallery, Houston, TX, Weil Gallery at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, and University of North Carolina at Pembroke. Pena’s artwork is featured in the book Triumph of Our Communities: Four Decades of Mexican American Art published by Bilingual Review Press (now available at K Space Contemporary). He lives in Corpus Christi, Texas with his wife Linda and their fur babies. He has maintained a studio at K Space Art Studios since 1998.
In the Gift Shop through July 27
GUILTY PLEASURES: GERALD LOPEZ
Acrylic paintings and collages on antique photographs by Gerald Lopez in the Gift Shop. Opens for the June 1st, First Friday Artwalk, 5:30-9pm. Runs through July 27th.
Join us for ArtWalk Friday July 6th from 5:30 – 9pm.