Events & Shows

a hard place

August 19 – September 24 Reception for the artists 6-10pm August 19 @ 500X Gallery: 500 Exposition Ave. Dallas TX 75226 An exhibition of international artists addressing and responding to Brutalist Architecture; a dominant post war architectural movement embodying concepts of utilitarianism and Utopian aspiration. Curated by Gundula Schmitz (Laura Mars Gallery) and Gary Farrelly.

Looking forward to the upcoming TRAC 2015

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

Buckle up! We’re in for a bumpy ride!

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

In-Person Experience and Post-Internet Art

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

Living with Art by CentralTrak Resident Liz Trosper

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 Conversation With Christopher Blay – Aug. 2014

In conversation with CentralTrak’s director, Heyd Fontenot, Blay explains his practice and his influences in his own words: Q:  You spoke of watching Sci-Fi films and being having your aesthetic influenced by this genre’. Yes. There’s a certain optimism in science fiction that I connect with. Even in tales of dystopia. At some level the

Demitasse: “Blue Medicine”

  Demitasse, a two piece acoustic group, will be at CentralTrak for a one-night performance of their debut album “Blue Medicine” this Friday the 25th at 7:00! Check out some of their great music and come out Friday to hear the whole album!  

Tête-à-Tête: “VODOU: Jeff Gibbons presents Bruce Lee Webb & Kimberly Alexander in Conversation”

On Thursday, March 20th CentralTrak artist-in-residence Jeff Gibbon’s will introduce a conversation between Bruce Lee Webb and Kimberly Alexander, two creatives who have a common interest in the practice of Vodou. The spiritual practice of Vodou and the art practice can both imbue objects with great power and meaning. Special guest Bruce Webb has studied