One of K Space Contemporary’s newest exhibitions, “Unbecoming” was unveiled last Friday, March 4, in the Starr Gallery. The show includes paintings, felt collages, cyanotypes, video and installations featuring the works of five San Antonio artists: Loot Achris, Sarah Fox, Justin Schneider, Mauro de la Tierra, and Samuel Velasquez.
Upon first gaze, the pieces seen in the exhibition draws viewers in with their vibrant colors and bold imagery; however, when spending a bit more time with each work, the pieces begin to unfold uncomfortable and unexpected narratives.
“Unbecoming figures populate the works, revealing the strangely familiar but alluding to ominous undercurrents of everyday life,” said a representative of the gallery. “Steeped in fear, humor, and absurdity the works address the crude and taboo of the human condition. The juxtaposition of the familiar and ghoulish imagery lends itself to themes of humor and camp aesthetic. These aggregate expressions move us through the uncharted nature of the ego.”
The exhibition – which runs through April 14 – contains imagery that is both visually satisfying and intellectually stimulating. The pieces invite viewers to take a closer look at life’s absurdities and draw parallels from their own experiences.
K Space Contemporary is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to presenting and promoting contemporary art located in downtown Corpus Christi, TX. For more information about other K Space Contemporary programs and events, visit their website.