May 6 - June 24, 2022
From K Space Contemporary:
“Quiescent” is a solo exhibition of figurative ceramics by Payton Koranek, including wall-dependent sculptural faces/heads as well as more fully formed busts and torsos. Koranek experiments with distorted proportions and interesting surfaces accented with elements like insects and plants. Many of her figures wear expressions of weariness, discontent or disbelief.
Quiescent is a manifestation of the emotional weight of uncertainty and longing. The lived experience is full of forked paths; growth and progress are dictated by decisions of what to hold onto and when to let go. These sculptures express that pivotal moment, impeded by the notion of finality and inhabiting the tension of the in-between.
Payton Koranek is a Texas-born artist currently residing in Corpus Christi, Texas. She is an MFA Candidate in ceramics at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, where she also received her BFA in 2017. Before returning to graduate school, Koranek worked in many roles within the Coastal Bend art community, including Gallery Assistant at K Space Contemporary, Instructor at the Art Center of Corpus Christi, and Curatorial Assistant at the Art Museum of South Texas. She recently exhibited in the 24th San Angelo National Ceramic Competition and received a purchase award from the 56th Annual National Drawing & Small Sculpture Show at Del Mar College.
To learn more about the artist and her work, please visit www.kspacecontemporary.org. Gallery hours are Wednesday – Saturday 11 am to 5 pm and Sunday 12 to 4 pm. K Space Contemporary is located at 623 N. Chaparral Street in downtown Corpus Christi, Texas.
Reception: May 6, 2022 | 6–9 pm
415 Starr St # D
Corpus Christi, 78401 TX
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