The Islander Gallery presents

TAMU-CC Department of Art + Design Faculty Exhibition 2018

The faculty of the Department of Art + Design present reCollection, an exhibition broadly conceived upon the notion of collections and the role they play in the creative process. The exhibition presents collections as aesthetic projects their own right, along with works formed and inspired by collected materials, offering an impression of the objects and ephemera that inform the faculty’s interdisciplinary practices.

Exhibition Dates: November 9 – December 9, 2018
Opening reception: Friday, November 9, 6:00-8:00pm, Islander Gallery

4024 Weber Road
Hamlin Shopping Center

Gallery Hours:
Wednesday – Sunday, 12:00 – 6:00pm
All programs are free and open to the public.

For more information, please contact:
Dr. Laura Petican, Director of University Galleries

photos by Edgar DeLaGarza

Solo exhibition – David Fuentes

David Fuentes, who teaches courses in Foundations at TAMUCC, has two upcoming solo exhibitions titled Just Not in it for the Parking.  Fuentes earned his Bachelors of Fine Arts in 2005 from Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. In the fall of 2010, he earned his Masters of Fine Arts from the University of Dallas.

David was influenced by toys and comics from the 80’s and 90’s, and knew he had an aptitude for drawing that has stayed with him throughout his life. His artwork visualizes the emotional and physical journey of a man reflecting upon and confronting his own life, limitations, and abilities because of and beyond his Cerebral Palsy, as expressed through a series of watercolor paintings.

Just Not in it for the Parking will be on display:

Dec. 2018
424 N. Chaparral Street, Corpus Christi, Tx 78401

March 2019
Hallet Oak Gallery, Historic Kahn & Stanzel Bldg.
115 N. Main Street, Hallettsville, Tx 77964

ONE DAY with the American Advertising Federation-Corpus Christi

On October 13, 2018 #TAMUCCDESIGN and industry professionals from American Advertising Federation-Corpus Christi came together to create a new brand identity and a multi-media advertising campaign for local non-profit, Family Counseling Service in ONE DAY, 7am to 7pm. Program students nailed it, overdelivering and exceeding expectations! Shout out to all students that donated their time and talents, we couldn’t have done it without you!


Public Art – Experimental Typography at the PAC

Experimental Typography Pieces Bring Messages of Performance to the TAMUC Performing Arts Center

Students in Typography II were tasked to create experimental typographic messages that represent “Performance” at the TAMUCC Performing Arts Center. The mediums used to create these pieces range from mirrors and lipstick to cut-up theater tickets.

These messages will be on display in the lobby of the PAC October 19 – November 5. Visit the TAMUCC PAC Facebook page for more information about the PAC and the upcoming performances.

Exhibition – Greg Reuter

An installation by TAMUCC Sculpture Professor Greg Reuter is part of a group exhibition curated by Gerald Lopez titled Picking Up the Pieces: Artworks on Hurricane Harvey.  This exhibition is on display in the Schaudies Gallery, upstairs at K Space Contemporary.

The powerful art exhibition features local artists who felt the impact of Hurricane Harvey firsthand, whether it was by weathering the storm and/or by volunteering to help their neighbors in its immediate aftermath. Many of the artists in the exhibition utilize hurricane debris that they have gathered and transformed into compelling works of art. All the artworks in the show are sure to make a strong and positive impression.


Public Art – Students’ Sculptures Take Over the PAC

Photograph by Kaleigh Glover

Wood and steel sculptures by Sculpture I & II students are inhabiting the TAMU-CC Performing Arts Center for the rest of the week. Made in response to the Russian Renaissance performance and the architecture of the PAC, students were given the opportunity to create life-sized wood or steel sculptures to be displayed in the lobby to compliment the performance, and will be moved to the Weil Gallery Friday, October 19th for further display through the end of the month.

Published on October 10th, the university featured this collaboration in an articled titled: Sculpture and Music Work in Symphony to Create Unique Russian Renaissance Experience.

Conference – MidSouth Sculpture Alliance in Knoxville, Tennessee

TAMUCC’s newest member of the sculpture department, Professor Leticia Bajuyo, accompanied with an all-female group of sculpture students, traveled 18+ hours to attend the Mid-South Sculpture Alliance Conference: Knoxville 2018. The conference was held at The University of Tennessee- Knoxville campus, where Bajuyo received her MFA. She was invited to join the board for the MSA the previous year and is making efforts to connect sculptors of Texas to the group.

This year’s conference featured sculptors Chakaia Booker, Elizabeth Turk, and Mary Bates Neubauer, held numerous artist panel lectures, presentations, workshops, demonstrations, and also ventured off-campus to various art galleries. The 3-day conference explored both indoor and outdoor sculptures and installations, inspiring students and working artists alike.

The Weil Gallery presents

Video Art Screening Series presents – Gerhard Richter Painting

Thursday, October 18th
6:30-8:00 pm
in the Weil Gallery on campus.

As part of this semester’s Video Art Screening Series, organized by Art History Professor, Dr. Laura Petican, Gerhard Richter Painting, 2012, 97mins, will be shown October 18th from 6:30-8:00 pm in the Weil Gallery.

Gerhard Richter (b. 1932), a German painter of both photo-realistic and abstracted works. In 2015, one of his paintings set the record for highest auctioned price from a from a living European artist. Richter’s Abstraktes Bild (1986) sold for $46.3 million at the Sotheby’s auction in London. 

Left: Gerhard Richter, Right: Abstraktes Bild (1986)


Ghorashi, Hannah. “New Records for Gerhard Richter, Jonas Wood at Buoyant $188.2 M. Sotheby's London Sale.” Art News. (Accessed October 15, 2018).

Solo Exhibition – Leticia R. Bajuyo

Assistant Professor of Sculpture Leticia R. Bajuyo’s artwork is on exhibition at the Rudolph Blume Fine Art Gallery in Houston, Texas.
September 16 – October 20, 2018
Artist Talk – Saturday, September 29, 2018 from 12-2pm

This solo exhibition of Exurban is sponsored by Sculpture Month Houston

In sculptural series such as Turf Rolls, Pre-Fab(ulous), and The Not So Little Engine within this ongoing, multi-year project of Exurban, I consider the intangibility and responsibility of hyperobjects as I explore the tension between nature and societal innovation. Inspired by mise en abyme, I combine sizes and proportions to physically invoke a meta-narrative where one is both inside and outside, both subject and object, and both in control and being controlled.   These comparisons of perception address a drive to create a version of nature and of society with which we are comfortable — one that is contained and controlled.

Rudolph Blume Fine Art / ArtScan Gallery
1836 Richmond Ave. Houston, TX 77098

Rudolph Blume Fine Art / Artscan Gallery champions and exhibits work in a broad spectrum of contemporary artistic practice, from conceptual works to large-scale installation and time-based performances. The program’s emphasis lies with emerging and mid-career artists. The gallery is home to innovative, singular, and pioneering exhibitions across a variety of media and genres, including painting, sculpture, photography, video, drawing and printmaking.