K Space Contemporary, Corpus Christi, Texas

Edge Friction
For this two-month solo exhibition, there will be four sections that have been designed in response to the gallery's architectural features and nuances. Of the four sections: two have ceiling suspension, one will be on casters for the gallery staff to continue to redesign the movement through the space, and another will be made solely of disc fragments. 

Furthermore, since this exhibition is in the city I live in, I will be able to continue to work with the institution during the exhibition.  This includes workshops and gallery talks with a significant shift in the installation at the end of March in time for the April Art Walk.  

K Space Contemporary, Corpus Christi, Texas
March 2 – April 26, 2018
Friday, March 2, 6-9pm - Opening Reception during the Corpus Christi March First Friday Art Walk

Friday, April 6, 6-9pm - 2nd Reception during the Corpus Christi April First Friday Art Walk

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K Space Contemporary is a 501(c)3, non-profit organization dedicated to presenting and promoting contemporary art. As a forum for creative exchange and experimentation, we aspire to educate and build awareness for innovative art in South Texas. K Space Contemporary is located in downtown Corpus Christi, Texas. K Space Contemporary is the oldest alternative art space in the Coastal Bend region.

A primary goal of the organization is to exhibit emerging and mid-career artists. K Space provides a forum for under-represented artists whose works are experimental, non-commercial, or difficult to exhibit due to unusual installation requirements or site-specific ideas.

COOP Gallery, Nashville, Tennessee

Land Report East 5 
COOP Gallery, Nashville, Tennessee
March 3-30, 2018

I am excited to be a part of this upcoming group exhibition of works by the members of Land Report Collective
For this exhibition titled Land Report East 5, I will be displaying Turf Roll, 2017.

The Land Report Collective deals with landscape in fundamental ways and as a foundational reference point. Bajuyo’s work is fueled by compassion and a critique of capitalism, as she explores perceptions of value in order to foster an awareness of the role of social amnesia on consumer behavior. Brown considers the politics of mountaintop removal in his construction of objects and installations while also creating playful formal assemblages. Jobe typically creates schemes for public interaction through the delineation of pathways or through site-specific focal points. Jones responds to desert environments with experimental interactions, model scale sculpture, and large scale outdoor works. Kikut incorporates a lifelong interest in the horizon line in a series of paintings with flat Midwestern landscapes as his muse. Shadwell views the landscape from a non-traditional lens, responding to ephemeral images from highway road cameras, monumental mining operations and the optical nature of the salt flats through drawing, sculpture and video installation.

Leticia Bajuyo
Jason S. Brown
Brian R. Jobe
David L. Jones
Patrick Kikut
Shelby Shadwell

Turf Rolls, 2017
Artificial grass, wood, steel, paint, and tiny homes

Juror, Tri-Group 54, Corpus Christi, Texas

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Juror
Tri-Group 54
At the Galvan House, Corpus Christi, Texas
Exhibition dates: February 2- March 2, 2018
Opening Reception: Friday, February 2, 6-8pm

Tri Group 54 will celebrate its 54 years of making local talent available for art enthusiasts in the community.

For the 2018 exhibition Tri Group 54, I am honored to be this year's juror and I look forward to getting to know more about Corpus Christi's art communities through the experience.  The exhibit will be on display in the Galvan House in Heritage Park. More than half a century ago when three local organizations partnered to put the work of local artists on display: the South Texas Art League, the Watercolor Society and the Art Association of Corpus Christi.