Tuesday, January 12, 2010


Opening at K Space Contemporary
Saturday, Jan. 16th

Corpitopia: A multi-media installation and community project by Robert Bubp

Free Workshop with the Artist:

“Playing with the Urban Plan”

Saturday, January 16, 11 am to 1 pm

Opening Reception:

Saturday, January 16, 5:30 to 8:00 p.m.

Artist Robert Bubp will speak at 5:30

Exhibition continues through March 6, 2010.

Hours: Wednesday-Saturday, 11 am to 5 pm.

FMI: call 887-6834 or visit www.kspacecontemporary.org.

Drawing at right by Robert Bubp

Also Opening, Jan. 16, 5:30 - 8 pm:

In the gift shop Art Star– Casey Cooper

In the Hot Spot: Balance & Counter-Balance installation by Jimmy Pena & Day Wheeler

Those who attend the opening may get their hand stamped (free) to get into see the “Ugly Beats” at House of Rock later that night.

Corpus Christi, TX: K Space Contemporary is pleased to announce the opening of Corpitopia, a community project and installation created by Kansas artist Robert Bubp. Corpitopia explores resident’s interpretations of what Corpus Christi will or should be like in 10 years, 25 years, 50 years. Specifically, how would its appearance change to accommodate “city” concerns: schools & educational facilities, homeless shelters, police stations, green spaces, traffic/roads, housing, cultural amenities, universities, prisons, health centers, etc.

Community participation is highly encouraged. Those who attend the free workshop (Jan. 16, 11 am to 1 pm) and anytime throughout the run of the exhibition may participate by creating their own maps and drawings in the exhibition’s “studio” or by playing the “game” mapped out on the floor of the gallery. Bubp has also set up a blog for the project at http://corpitopia.blogspot.com/. You can add you’re your 2 cents there.

Bubp aims to create an involved community process that does not end when the show opens. One goal of the project is to encourage residents to take ownership of the ideas and process for community-building and engagement. Corpitopia will serve as a record of community action and discussion for whomever may be concerned to look at it.

Robert Bubp is an Associate Professor of Foundation, Painting and Drawing at Wichita State University, Kansas. He received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from University of Georgia and a Master of Fine Arts from Georgia State University.

Corpitopia is sponsored in part by: Grande Commications, Fox KUQI Television, House of Rock, NuStar Energy, Post Net/Pronto Reprographics, V Boutique Hotel, Andrews Distributing, Republic National Distributing Company and Omni Hotels.