Edge Friction, 2018
K Space Contemporary, Corpus Christi, Texas
For Phase 1 of this two-month solo exhibition, there are four installations and fourteen small works 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 welcomes visitors at the door.
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 exhibition for a Phase 2 at the end of March in time for the April Art Walk.
Part of Phase 2 of Edge Friction included the design and installation of a curving wall with three vortices which connected the concave wall at the entrance with the ceilng suspended vortex Lift. To create this, the cube sculpture Tesseracts III, was divided and became the start of this larger wall. When completed, one could follow the curving wall of Event Horizons to this ceiling installation in the far corner of the gallery then walk behind the wall to discover the framework and ratchet straps supporting the shiny mosaic on the other side.
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.
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!