Events & Shows


Exhibition  June 17-24; Reception for the Artists Saturday June 17: 8-10 pm Please join us for a reception celebrating the work and completion of three UTD MFAs. CentralTrak  presents the work of Jessie Budd, Russell Mendolla, and  Chun-Yi (Ronald) Wu.     Jessie Budd: Identity: digital self Bright colors, playful shapes, and deconstructed bodies embellished with

Jessie Bowers: Dis-Location

June 3 - June 10, 2017, Reception for the artist June 3, 8-10 pm Dis-Location is all about the viewer’s experience moving through space. Since the artist has created two distinct gallery spaces, there is a specific emphasis on the relationship between virtual and physical spaces and how the viewer’s experience changes when exploring the

The Neighbor’s Weeds

May 6-27, reception for the artists May 6th, 8-10pm A group exhibit considering our current social and political state with subtlety and humor. A glance across the fence. Participating artists: Xtine Burrough, Ariel R Comstock, Frank Dufour, Francis Eyth, Nathan Grande, Clayton Harper, Paiva Homsi, Ritwik Kaikini, Letícia Ferreira, Jessica Paige Shipley, and Dean Terry 

CentralTrak Open Studios

Saturday May 13: 3-6pm The artists of CentralTrak invite you to visit our studios and see what we've been working on. Please come and meet our current resident and visiting artists: Rachel Cox, Kankan Huang, Sofia Bastidaa, Francesca Brunetti, Sarah Rachel Larson, Clayton Harper, and Moss Murphy. Enjoy experiencing their art practices and conversation. While you

Hand-Made Animated Films by Martha Colburn, with artist Q&A

Tuesday, April 18 at 7pm   CentralTrak is pleased to host a Spectacle Society screening of hand-painted and collaged animated films by internationally-acclaimed artist Martha Colburn, who will be in Dallas for discussion following the program.   Martha Colburn is based in Queens, New York and Amsterdam, the Netherlands.  Her works deploy the language and materials

“Through the Lens: Found Object/Readymade”

January 21 - February 25, 2017 Opening Reception: Saturday, January 21, 8 - 10 pm   CentralTrak presents "Through the Lens: Found Object/Readymade" curated by UT Dallas photography and aesthetic studies professor Marilyn Waligore and will feature artists Susi Brister, Francesca Brunetti, Rachel Cox, Shannon Duncan, Paho Mann, and Kristy Peet. Guided by Surrealist and Dada practices of

“Paradise: No Time Zone” Closing Party

Saturday, December 17th from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. CentralTrak presents the final celebration of the 2016 Freefall Festival of Disputed Ideals, an evening of Spoken Word, Art, and Music. SPOKEN WORD: In consideration of the current socio-political climate, poets/performers Jolee Davis, Randall Garrett, Christopher Stephen Soden, and Stephanie St. John will present works on the themes

CentralTrak tête-à-tête with Jon Ewing and Dwayne Carter – Nov. 10 at 7pm

Tête-à-tête: "The Utopian Impulse" with Jon Ewing and Dwayne Carter November 10 at 7PM Free lecture and discussion by Jon Ewing, Religion Professor at Richland College and Dwayne Carter, artist and co-organizer of the 2016 Freefall Festival of Disputed Ideals. Jon Ewing will present The Utopian Impulse, a historical and interpretive look at the notions

“Paradise: No Time Zone” as part of Freefall Festival

Date: November 5 – December 17, 2016  Opening Reception: Saturday, November 5, 8 – 10pm   CentralTrak presents Paradise: No Time Zone, the third art exhibition and eighth event of this year's inaugural Freefall Festival. This event considers the concept of paradise as a "no time zone" of original perfection and the natural world of continual process and transformation. It features a group of artists whose

“DADARALL” by Total Unicorn

Date: September 10 – September 24 Opening Reception: Saturday, September 10, 8 – 10pm  Dallas- CentralTrak presents DADARALL on Saturday, September 10. This installation/performance is a collaboration directed and produced by CentralTrak artist-in-residence and Total Unicorn narrative-builder Stephen Fishman. To acknowledge the 100th anniversary of the birth of the Dada movement, Fishman will be joined in this "celebratory atmosphere with a smattering of protest" by choreographer/dancer Lindsey

“Efficient Degradation of Contaminants” by Caleb Shafer

Date: August 20 – September 3 Opening Reception: Saturday, August 20, 8 – 10pm Dallas- In CentralTrak’s final in a series of MFA graduate exhibitions this summer, Caleb Shafer’s video/sculpture installation opens August 20th from 8-10pm. The artist's experiments with video and sound culminate in this brief opportunity for patrons to immerse themselves in an orchestrated multi-media experience. In a discussion with fellow

“Bardoment” by Tony Vincenti

Date: July 30 - August 13 Opening Reception: Saturday, August 6, 8 - 10pm For Tony Vincenti’s MFA show at CentralTrak named "Bardoment" is a blend word, and rightfully so, as he explains his work as a “collage of experience,” mixing still image, moving image, and sound. The artist finds resonance in the description of collage

“Reciprocated Salvage” by Cynthia Ann Miro (Saathoff)

July 9 – July 23  Opening Reception: Saturday, July 9, 8 - 10 pm    Dallas- CentralTrak presents the first in a series of summer senior MFA exhibits of UT Dallas graduates. The first, by Cynthia Ann Miro (Saathoff), statement follows: "My work is personal, confessional and performative in a documented sense. Influenced by programming algorithms,

Tete a Tete with Norma I. Figueroa – Culture, Gender and Medical Waiting Rooms in Kuwait, Thursday, June 23, 7pm

  In the gender-segregated cultures of the Middle East, cultural values, beliefs and gender differences have particular influences on the built environment perhaps more significantly than in other parts of the world. This presentation will explore the role personal space and gender has on people in a public hospital in Kuwait as they occupy the

“User’s Guide to Family Business” artist talk by Emily Peacock with Danielle Avram, Saturday, June 11 at 2pm

Please join us at CentralTrak for a conversation with Emily Peacock and Danielle Avram as they discuss Peacock's newest exhibition "User’s Guide to Family Business" currently on view Beefhaus.    For nearly a decade, Emily Peacock has collaborated with her family to create videos, photographs, and installations that deal largely with her relationships, upbringing in


Date: May 28 - June 25 Opening Reception: Saturday, May 28 from 8pm - 10pm Location: CentralTrak 800 Exposition Ave Dallas, Texas 75226 Description Dallas- Join CentralTrak on Saturday, May 28th from 8pm to 10pm for the opening reception of "WELCOME STRANGER" by former CentralTrak resident Jim Nolan. In 2007, the New Musuem opened at its

CentralTrak tête-à-tête with Erica Stephens – Friday, May 6th at 7 p.m.

Join us on Friday May 6th at 7pm for the first in a series of discussions on the role of higher education and residency programs in the career path of an artist. This panel will be moderated by Dallas artist Erica Stephens and will feature artist and adjunct educator H Schenck and Thomas Riccio, performance artist and

“body poems in suspended space” – Liz Trosper MFA Exhibition

April 23 - May 21, 2016 Just because you happen to be standing in front of a painting, you can’t assume that the artist was only concerned with this traditional form of art-making and that she’s only worked with the paint and canvas at which you’re looking. Liz Trosper is a tireless researcher, a bold experimenter and

CentralTrak tête-à-tête with Erica Stephens – Thursday, May 19th at 7 pm

Join us on Thursday May 19th at 7 p.m. for the second in a series of discussions on the role of higher education and residency programs in the career path of an artist. This panel will be moderated by Dallas artist Erica Stephens and will feature Vicki Meek, artist, writer and recently retired manager of the

A talk by curator, collaborator and organizer Sofia Bastidas – Thursday, April 28, 7 p.m.

“I foresee artists going outside of the art world to contribute and reimagine the places we inhabit.” - Sofia Bastidas Sofia Bastidas will speaking about her recent co-curatorial endeavor, Port to Port and her collective work with TVGOV (Television Government). Bastidas is interested in engaging in a catalyzing debate about the role of contemporary art

Angelika J. Trojnarski Exhibition Opening March 5 at 8 p.m.

The first in a series of solo exhibitions presented at CentralTrak this Spring is the Polish-born/Dusseldorf-based artist Angelika J. Trojnarski.  The exhibition named "Mensura: Measuring the World" opens with a reception at CentralTrak on Saturday, March 5 from 8-10pm. The exhibition will continue through April 16. Trojnarski’s paintings refer to historical scientific discoveries of the 18th and

February 9 at 6:30 PM, “Gut Instinct”, a discussion about microbiota and art

Join us at Centraltrak: The UT Dallas Artists Residency for a discussion between curator/writer Jens Hauser and Charissa Terranova. They will discuss and take questions about art and the microbiome. In parsing this head-stomach federation, Hauser and Terranova will show how rational thinking is connected to the intestines. They reveal that consciousness and mind are

February 4 at 7PM – Nat Brut

On Thursday, Feb 4, 7pm, artist and Nat Brut editor-in-chief Kayla E. will give a talk at CentralTrak as part of the gallery's current exhibition The Zine Society Library. Nat. Brut  (pr. nat broot) is a biannual journal of art and literature dedicated to advancing equality and inclusivity in all creative fields.  Each issue includes

January 21 at 7PM – The Story of Brain Food, Artist Talk with Ean and Erik Schuessler

As part of CentralTrak’s current exhibition, The Zine Society Library the Dallas-based brothers and business partners Ean Schuessler and Erik Schuessler will speak about how making zines as teenagers evolved into a legitimate and respected profession.  The designers currently operate Brainfood, a multimedia company with national accounts such as Ryder, Hughes Research Labs, Pepsico/Yum (KFC,

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