Glasstire - K Space Contemporary at La Palmera, Corpus Christi, Texas

“...sprawling malls, like any other profit-driven commercial space, are hyper-political spaces. And of course the indoor malls are becoming the ruins left behind by a growing online-economy.“

http://glasstire.com/2018/07/07/k-space-contemporary-at-la-palmera/

By Hannah Dean

July 7, 2018


“The most visually compelling of the works, Leticia R. Bajuyo’s Shiny Entropy, which is a vortex of CDs, reads like a black hole of outdated personal information, from computer backups to wedding videos to mix tapes. If you read the recent articles about Facebook and Google’s data on you, and how it never really goes away, Bajuyo’s archaic tide of technology could be the kind of physical manifestation of this notion that makes you shit your britches.”


What is Glasstire?
Glasstire is the oldest online-only art magazine in the country. We are proud to have promoted the visual arts in Texas to a local, regional and national audience since 2001. Glasstire is the only publication in Texas that is producing serious art criticism on a daily basis. We are the journal of record for the Texas visual art community.


Another version of this article appeared on July 4, 2018 in The Bowerbird, an art blog in Lubbock, TX. http://www.thebowerbirdlbk.com/single-post/2018/07/04/K-Space-Contemporary-at-La-Palmera

Krinklglas

Thank you Krinklglas for including Gaze-bo(ught) on your website gallery. This sculpture features a roof made with Krinklglas pink resin panels that become a rose colored lens.  When underneath, one is then bathed in pink light thanks to Krinklglas.  

 https://www.krinklglas.com/gallery/commercial/

Decorative Architectural Panels

Krinklgslas is the premier manufacturer of translucent fiberglass reinforced panels, a versatile product that can be used for decorative and structural use, for both interior and exterior applications.

LaPalmera, Corpus Christi, Texas

June 21 and 22, 2018 were installation days for Shiny Entropy pieces at the LaPalmera Mall in Corpus Christi, Texas.

It was wonderful to join fellow Corpus Christi based artists Jennifer Arnold and Greg Reuter as this new partnership between K Space Contemporary and LaPalmera Mall grows. Thanks to the mall team especially Danielle, Bill, and Robert, both installations went well and by noon on June 22, both sites were audience and mall walker ready!

Thank you to K Space Contemporary and LaPalmera Mall for including me and my work in this new art exhibit partnership in Corpus Christi. 

 

Shiny Entropy: Rectangles 

Six panels, each panel 7ft x 3.5ft x 2in

Donated CD and DVD discs, Monofilament, Cable ties, Aluminum, and Stainless steel hardware.

 

 Shiny Entropy: Vortex 

7ft x 7ft x 5ft

Donated CD and DVD discs, Monofilament, Cable ties, Aluminum, and Stainless steel hardware.

Kemp Center for the Arts, Wichita Falls, Texas

May 10, 2018 - May 9, 2019  

I am honored that Gaze-bo(ught) was selected to be one of the ten outdoor sculptures which will be installed for this year-long exhibition of Art On The Green Sculpture Garden at the Kemp Center for the Arts.  

Gaze-bo(ught) is a gazebo in a gazebo in a gazebo.  Each gazebo form is shaped like a gem and painted a saturated pink.  The roof is made of pink resin panels that become a rose colored lens that when underneath, one is then bathed in pink light. The interior of the sculpture is covered in thick artificial grass, which is always the perfect green and never needs to be mowed.  

And as we installed “Gaze-bo(ught)” it was a continual flashback to Grand Rapids 2016! I am thankful for the help and support to the many people who helped bring this sculpture into being in 2016. Special Thanks to:

21c Museum Hotels and ArtPrize
ESL / Spectrum, Lighting, Controls, and Design, Indianapolis, IN
Luckett & Farley, Architecture, Engineering, and Interior Design, Louisville, KY
Krinklglas Dimensional Plastics, Hialeah, FL
Fizz's Bike Shop, Madison, IN
Madison Iron Works, Madison, IN
Amway Grand Hotel, Grand Rapids,

Joshua Hamilton
Aida Beth Bajuyo-Hamilton
McHugh Family
Jackie McAllister
Jacque Parsley
West Street Art Center
Karen & Jeff
John Shake
Kay Stokes
Paula Katz and Travis Belden
Rusty and Becky Freeman
J & J Pallesen
Mr. and Mrs. Gravatte
Dr. Michael F. Duffy
Jason S. Brown
Dr. and Mrs. Hamilton
Dr. and Mrs. Bajuyo
Mr. and Mrs. Eldon Brons
Callin Cherry
Gerin Moblo
Tim Albon
Kathy Bego and Gene Bego
Amy and Andy Schmidt
Emily Martin

K Space Contemporary, Corpus Christi, Texas

Edge Friction - Deinstallation
K Space Contemporary, Corpus Christi, Texas 
March 2 - April 27, 2018

Thank you to everyone who helped to make this exhibition possible and that includes the deinstallation!  The deinstallation of these exhibitions is never as exciting as the installation, but it is a process that is vital to the next installation as all the strands of discs get boxed back up and the 2x4's turn into a pile of lumber.  

Thank you Michelle Smythe, Jennifer Arnold, and Cheryl Votzmeyer for all your work, help, coordination, and support on both ends and the transition to Phase II of this exhibition!  During deinstallation, K Space's rocking crew including Jalyn, Gerald, Payton, and Lars helped so much to get this multi-part solo exhibition into my truck and trailer.  Additionally, I thankful to Catey Arnold for joining the CD crew and helping me in the evenings.

It was a pleasure and honor to get to be part of the K Space exhibition season and to get to design installations for their gallery!  THANK YOU!