The Islander Gallery presents…

4th Annual FINE ARTS STUDENT SYMPOSIUM, Friday, April 12th from 1:00 – 5:15pm. Students presented on topics in the field of contemporary art.

Symposium keynote speaker: Dr. Jarred Wiehe, Assistant Professor of English

Symposium moderators
Clarissa Gonzalez, MFA Candidate
Maclovio Cantú IV, MFA Candidate

Symposium presenters:
Carlos Israel Villareal, MFA Candidate
Jamie Speck, MFA Candidate
Kayla Massey, BA Candidate
Kylie Justus, MFA Candidate
Caroline Wilson, BFA Candidate

The Weil Gallery presents

Drawing from Life

A solo exhibition by Chin-Cheng Hung

The Weil Gallery at TAMU-CC welcomes Drawing from Life, an exhibition of works by Atlanta-based artist Chin-Cheng Hung. The exhibition will feature portrait works rendered in pastel as examples of Hung’s interest in thepainterly qualities of the medium, its traditional resonances, coupled with the contemporary sensibility of his subjects. The exhibition will be complemented by alive demonstration conducted by Hung as part of theclosing reception celebration.

Exhibition Dates: January 31–March 20, 2019
Live Portrait Drawing Demonstration and Closing reception: Wednesday, March 20th from 6:00-8:00pm, Weil Gallery

The Islander Gallery presents

Land Report Collective: West 1
This group of six artists in Wyoming, Tennessee, and Texas create and exhibit artworks together as they deal with landscape in fundamental ways and as a foundational reference point. 

TAMUCC News Article Land Report Collective, featuring Sculpture Professor Leticia Bajuyo, Makes Corpus Christi Debut
By Richard Guerrero.  Published: February 26, 2019

Leticia 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. (Texas)

Jason Brown considers the politics of mountaintop removal in his construction of objects and installations while also creating playful formal assemblages. (Tennessee)

Brian Jobe typically creates schemes for public interaction through the delineation of pathways or through site-specific focal points. (Tennessee)

David Jones responds to desert environments with experimental interactions, model scale sculpture, and large scale outdoor works. (Wyoming)

Patrick Kikut incorporates a lifelong interest in the horizon line in a series of paintings with flat Midwestern landscapes as his muse. (Wyoming)

Shelby 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. (Wyoming)

Opening reception:
Friday, February 28, 5:00-7:00pm, Islander Gallery
5pm Panel Discussion
6pm Performance

Show open:
February 28 – April 7, 2019

image: Shelby Shadwell, image still from “PLAYA ACTION”, video

Exhibition – TAMUCC Graduate Students

The Islander Gallery at TAMU-CC begins 2019 with a group exhibition of current graduate students in the MFA Studio Art program. The exhibition will display a range of experience, exploration, and investigation including painting, sculpture, photography, printmaking, and interdisciplinary installations.

The exhibition will feature works in progress by Maclovio Cantú IV, Josh Dancause, Clarissa Gonzalez, Kylie Justus, Rob Neal, Jamie Speck, Trent Thigpen, Carlos Israel Villarreal.

Opening reception:
Friday, January 25, 6:00-7:30pm, Islander Gallery

Show open:
January 25– February 8, 2019

This exhibit was featured in a TAMU-CC news publication on January 30th in an articled titled: New MFA Group Exhibition on Display through February 8

The Weil Gallery presents

Line of Sight II

A solo exhibition by Martha Whittington
http://www.marthawhittington.com
Professor of Foundations Studies, Savannah College of Art and Design
MFA in sculpture from Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia
BFA in sculpture from the Kansas City Art Institute

Exhibition Dates: November 5-December 7, 2019
Public artist’s lecture: Monday, November 5, 5:00-6:00pm, Bay Hall 103
Opening reception: Monday, November 5, 6:00-7:30pm, Weil Gallery

Weil Gallery

Since 1978 the Weil Gallery has hosted exhibitions of local, national, and international artists.

Address:
Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi
6300 Ocean Drive
Center for the Arts, 1st fl.
Corpus Christi, TX  78412

Gallery Hours:
Monday – Friday, 10:00am – 5:00pm

For more information, please contact:
Dr. Laura Petican, Director of University Galleries
laura.petican@tamucc.edu

The Islander Gallery presents

reCollection
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

Address:
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
laura.petican@tamucc.edu

photos by Edgar DeLaGarza

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. http://www.artnews.com/2015/02/11/new-records-for-gerhard-richter-jonas-wood-at-buoyant-188-2-m-sothebys-london-sale/. (Accessed October 15, 2018).

The Islander Gallery presents

TAMU-CC Undergraduate Exhibition: Are We There Yet?

Curated by TAMU-CC MFA Candidates Trent Thigpen and Clarissa Gonzalez, Are We There Yet?, is an exhibition of undergraduate student artwork addressing the human journey in all its form.

Juried by guest artist Jimmy Peña of the Shaudies Gallery, the exhibition asks questions and proposes answers about where we came from and where we are going as artists, individuals, and social beings.

And in Gallery 3 – Carol Koutnik: The Al Baja Drawings: A Visual Journal in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Exhibition Dates: September 14 – October 19, 2018
Opening reception: Friday, September 14, 6:00-8:00pm, Islander Gallery

Islander Gallery

The Islander Gallery, which opened in 2005, provides a space for the Department of Art and Design to host the community with exhibitions, symposia, and screenings.

Address:
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
laura.petican@tamucc.edu

The Weil Gallery presents

Odette England: The Outskirts/Exposed

The Weil Gallery at TAMU-CC welcomes The Outskirts/Exposed, an exhibition of photographic works by Rhode Island-based artist Odette England. Exploring the relationships between autobiography and vernacular photography, England uses objects of photography as subject matter to manipulate content and to reveal what the act of photography itself has made.

Exhibition Dates: September 6-October 12, 2019

Public artist’s lecture: Thursday, September 6, 5:00-6:00pm, OCNR 117

Opening reception: Thursday, September 6, 6:00-7:30pm, Weil Gallery

Weil Gallery

Since 1978 the Weil Gallery has hosted exhibitions of local, national, and international artists.

Address:
Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi
6300 Ocean Drive
Center for the Arts, 1st fl.
Corpus Christi, TX  78412

Gallery Hours:
Monday – Friday, 10:00am – 5:00pm

For more information, please contact:
Dr. Laura Petican, Director of University Galleries
laura.petican@tamucc.edu