Exhibition – TAMU-CC Art Faculty Biennial 2019

In the fifth incarnation of this exhibition series, Confluence, AMST emphasizes the caliber of art expertise located here in South Texas. Works include painting, sculpture, photography, ceramics, printmaking, graphics, and design work by contributing artists: Meg Aubrey, Leticia Bajuyo, Jennifer Garza-Cuen, Rich Gere, Andrea Hempstead, David Hill, Louis Katz, Nancy Miller, Ryan O’Malley, Joe Peña, Laura Petican, Barbra Riley, Greg Reuter, and Lars Roeder. Guest lecture by Carey Rote, Ph.D.

Exhibition Dates: April 18th – August 11th 2019

Art Museum of South Texas
1902 N. Shoreline Blvd.
Corpus Christi, TX 78401

Below are installation images courtesy of Jennifer Garza-Cuen

Published Book – Dr. Laura Petican

Fashion and Contemporaneity: Realms of the Visible

Editor: Dr. Laura Petican, Associate Professor of Art History

This book represents the voices of scholars, fashion designers, bloggers and artists, who speak to the pervasive nature of fashionin matters of politics, history, economics, sociology, religion,culture, art and identity. Dialogically open, the volume ofers abroad apprehension of visual matter in the global contemporarycontext with fashion at its core, exploring its metamorphosing, media-oriented and ‘disordered’ modes of being in the early twenty-first century.

Published January, 2019, by Brill | Rodopi

Cover illustration: Pink and Red, 2017. By Laura Petican. Oil on canvas, 18″ x 20″. 

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

Publication – Laura Petican, Ph.D

Laura Petican, Ph.D, Assistant Professor of Art History and Director of University Galleries, upcoming publication titled Fashion and Contemporaneity: Realms of the Visible will be available February 2019.

This book represents the voices of scholars, fashion designers, bloggers and artists, who speak to the pervasive nature of fashion in matters of politics, history, economics, sociology, religion, culture, art and identity. Dialogically open, the volume offers a broad apprehension of visual matter in the global contemporary context with fashion at its core, exploring its metamorphosing, media-oriented and ‘disordered’ modes of being in the early twenty-first century.

The book’s contributors consider topics of universal import stemming from the realm of fashion, its dissemination and impact, from institutional, corporate, collective and individual perspectives, reflecting on the morphing, interchanging and revolutionary quality of the visual realm as the basis for continued research in fashion studies. Contributors are Shari Tamar Akal, Jess Berry, Naomi Braithwaite, Claire Eldred, Sarah Heaton, Hilde Heim, Demetra Kolakis, Sarah Mole, Lynn S. Neal, Laura Petican, Cecilia Winterhalter, Manrutt Wongkaew.

CAA Presentation – Laura Petican, Ph.D

Laura Petican, Ph.D, Assistant Professor of Art History and Director of University Galleries, presented a paper titled “Process and mani sapienti: Arte Povera and the Default to Order,” on a panel hosted by the Italian Art Society at the College Art Association’s 2018 Annual Conference in Los Angeles, California. The paper will also appear in 2018 in an interdisciplinary, edited volume to be published by Brill, Netherlands.

Dr. Petican has also edited an interdisciplinary volume titled Fashion and Contemporaneity: Realms of the Visible, which includes scholarly essays written by eleven international experts in the fields of history, art history, and fashion studies, to which she has also contributed a chapter titled “The Hybrid Muse: 2Fik or Not 2Fik,” to be published in 2018 by Brill.