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. 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).

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.

BFA Exhibition by Ali Dunman

This October Art Walk you can find TAMUCC’s Undergraduate BFA Exhibition by Ali Dunman at Urbana Market~Deli. 

Just Another Perspective
Alexandra Dunman
Texas A&M-Corpus Christi
Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibition
October 5th – October 31st, 2018
Exhibition Reception
Friday October 5th, 2018 6-9pm
Urbana Market- Deli
424 N Chaparral St, Corpus Christi, Tx 78401
 (361) 336-6360
Viewing hours:
 Monday – Thursday 7:00am – 9:00pm
Friday 7:00am-10:00pm
Saturday 9:00am-10:00pm
 Closed Sundays

Packing Up & Heading Out: Printmaking & Sculpture Conferences

This week two of our departments will be embarking on their separate journeys to conferences across the nation.

Printmaking Professor Ryan O’Malley‘s printmaking crew, Full Court Press, will be traveling to his hometown of Laramie, Wyoming to the Mid American Printmakers Council Conference. There, they will attend panels, demonstrations, and open portfolio sessions.

Sculpture Professor Leticia Bajuyo and her team of women sculptors will be making their way to Knoxville, Tennessee to attend the Mid-South Sculpture Alliance Sculpture Conference: Knoxville 2018. Professor Bajuyo is one of the board members of the MSA and received her MFA at The University of Tennessee-Knoxville, where the conference will be hosted this year. The conference will host a number of artist panels and presentations, workshops,  demonstrations, and exhibitions both on campus and at various local galleries.

Exhibition – Leticia R. Bajuyo

Assistant Professor of Sculpture Leticia R. Bajuyo’s sculpture Turf Roll is part of an exhibition titled LAND AND SEA at Stove Works in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Curated by Mike Calway-Fagen from Stove Works and Daniel Fuller from Atlanta Contemporary, this inaugural exhibition at Stove Works features artworks by Mara Adamitz ScrupeTrevor ReeseMatthew JensenEmily Marie CharlesLand Report CollectiveErica ScogginsDavid Onri AndersonChristopher MahonskiCory ConstantineAlicia EggertJeff WhetstoneKatie HargraveJiha MoonJanaye Brown, John Russell.

LAND AND SEA
August 10 – September 9, 2018

Stove Work’s is located at the corner of Holtzclaw and 14th. Built in 1915, the building operated as Tennessee Coffin and Casket Co until the 1950’s when it was purchased by Tennessee Stove Works for the assembly and distribution of cast iron stoves. The building has since changed hands many times over, and in the spring of 2017, it changed hands for the final time and now begins it’s journey as Stove Works.