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Looking forward to t…
Posted 1 month ago

By Bradley Cruse

TRAC has invited nueroaesthetistician Samir Zeki to be a guest at this year’s conference. The Representational Art Conference is making an interesting move inviting a neuroscientist, but will it help the emerging atelier movement’s case? The field of neuroesthetics draws from the art world and analyzes the brain’s response to works. For example, Dr. Vittorio Gallese, professor of human physiology at the University of Parma has performed experiments based on the idea of mirror neurons. In this experiment he had an image of a Lucio Fontana slashed canvas displayed without any background information on the artwork, at which…

Buckle up! We’re in …
Posted 3 months ago

It is difficult to believe that I have already spent five months here at CentralTrak and I will be graduating within another five. I write this as the roller coaster of 2014 completes its final loop and I prepare for another go around. With our programming on a holiday break, I have been preparing things for CentralTrak’s social media Year in Review. In doing so, I have been able to reflect on my own year and examine these events. The twists and turns of 2014 were new, insightful, and also disorienting. This ride came to an end sooner than expected.…

In-Person Experience…
Posted 3 months ago

By Liz Trosper

 

Producing artwork in a physical display space is one of the most critical skills for a professional artist to nail down. As a painter, certain presentation variables are traditionally assumed to be given - format (2-dimensions), materials (e.g., canvas, linen, panel, paper, etc.) and hardware (D-rings, pins, frames, etc.). Within those assumed constraints, one may undertake any number of variations on subject matter, style, medium, etc.

The matrix of considerations is more complex for digital works. In a way, the pathway to making has become more accessible with open-source programs which easily facilitate drawing, photographic processes and algorithmic making.…

CentralTrak Resident…
Posted 4 months ago

It’s quiet, too quiet…

Our programming from these past few weeks was heavily condensed and extremely exhilarating. Following the “Draftsmen of the Apocalypse” opening, the next week had four total events, three of which followed back to back. This wide variety of programming and the tightly woven schedule revealed to me the versatile capabilities of a gallery space.

During an “Apocalyptic” opening reception, the CentralTrak’s gallery acts as social hub. This of course allows like-minded individuals to mingle amongst each other, catching up with one another while sharing an appreciation for the arts and Bombay bar mixes. Following the Apocalypse, the space…

Living with Art by C…
Posted 5 months ago

Every Saturday from noon to 5 p.m. during exhibitions, CentralTrak hosts regular open hours in the exhibition space. This Saturday was not only the last week of Christopher Blay's installation exhibition, "Satellites;" it was also the DADA gallery walk. So, we had a lively afternoon.

Most lively of all, we kicked off the afternoon with coffee and a crescent of CentralTrak's signature white plastic chairs. The residents (plus my dad) gathered 'round to talk about what we we're making and share insights. As we meandered near and far from discussing the wood sculpture and 3D Google SketchUp renders that I showed, we covered…