News and Updates - 2019

 

two-person exhibition - Exurban with Jason Brown
Alexander Brest Gallery, Jacksonville University, Jacksonville, Florida 
February 2020

group exhibition - Land Report Collective
New Harmony Gallery of Contemporary Art, New Harmony, Indiana
October 12 - November 22, 2019

group exhibition - Art and Activism
21C Museum Hotel, Louisville, Kentucky
March-October 2019

group exhibition - Confluence: TAMU-CC Art Faculty Biennial 2019
Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi, Texas
April 19 - August 11, 2019

group exhibition - Land Report Collective
Islander Gallery, Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi, Texas
February 28 - April 14, 2019

Conference Panel Session: Land Art Reconsidered: land use, water rights, and indigenous sovereignty
College Art Association 2019 Annual Conference, New York City, New York

Co-Chairs: Leticia R. Bajuyo - Texas A&M University Corpus Christi and Jason S. Brown - University of Tennessee Knoxville
February 2019


public art -Shiny Entropy 
LaPalmera Mall in Corpus Christi, Texas
On display beginning June 2018

Thanks to a collaboration between KSpace Contemporary and LaPalmera Mall in Corpus Christi, Texas, my artworks Shiny Entropy: Vortex and Rectangles were selected to be two of the first five public art installations at the LaPalmera Mall. The selection of artists was done by the staff at K Space Contemporary in partnership with the LaPalmera Mall.

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

Shiny Entropy: Vortex
7ft x 7ft x 4ft

Shiny Entropy: Rectangles
six panels each 7ft x 3.5ft x 1in

Glasstire article, K Space Contemporary at La Palmera, by Hannah Dean, July 7, 2018
“...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.“

“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compelling of the works, Leticia R. Bajuyo’s Shiny Entropy, which is a vortex of CDs, reads like a black hole of outdated personal information, from computer backups to wedding videos to mix tapes.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.”


14th Annual Sculpture Garden Exhibit
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.   


Pop Goes the Weasel, 2017
Franconia Sculpture Park, Minnesota
2017 Open Studio Fellowship and Residency
Materials: Chain-link fencing, chain, steel, hardware, and paint.
Dimensions: 6ft 6in H x 12ft W x 12 ft D

A brief statement about Pop Goes the Weasel, 2017:

In my artwork, I utilize recognizable and seemingly neutral commonplace objects that invite audiences to name, compare, and participate in theatrical re-arbitrations of value.  Reminiscent of a Jack-in-the-box toy, the turnstile in the center appears to be winding up the chains and thus adding tension to the fence.  The fence, in turn, attempts to fulfill its role in maintaining boundaries and restricting movement; but the impasse between fence and turnstile results in a distorted stasis that suggests the unsustainability of the tense situation.

By using chain-link fencing, the audience is placed outside this small yard and can witness the effect of the turnstile on the fence.  Can a Jack-in-the-box go backwards?  Can the box be removed? How can this tug-of-war be resolved?

Crank, crank, crank
Turn, turn, turn
Just a little more
Watch and discern.

 

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