Events & Shows

 

April 17, 2014: Fernando Flores Signing at CentralTrak

“Fernando Flores Signing at CentralTrak” Date: Thursday, April 17, 7pm Location: CentralTrak 800 Exposition Ave Dallas, Texas 75226 Description On Thursday, April 17th CentralTrak will host writer Fernando Flores and WordSpace Dallas for a book signing of Flores book Death of the Bullshit Artists of South Texas, Vol. I. McAllen, Texas is the indie-rock capital

“Code Yellow Caution-Crisis-Critique: April 12th – May 17th, 2014

“Code Yellow Caution-Crisis-Critique: A curatorial exercise exploring systems of real and perceived warnings” Date: April 12th - May 17th. Opening Reception: April 12th, 6:30pm-10pm "Code Yellow," an exhibition being displayed in a joint show between the CentralTrak gallery and UTD Visual Arts Building, brings together six curators from various fields (art, journalism, network analysis, social

CentralTrak presents: “The Paintings of *George W Bush”

CentralTrak presents: “The Paintings of *George W Bush” * Facsimiles presented in this exhibition are an homage to the benign art of George W Bush Date: Saturday, April 5th, 7pm - 10pm On April 5, 2014, George W Bush's first public art exhibition will be celebrated at his presidential library and museum in Dallas, Texas.

ex mus: “ Martin Back: Salon Disconcert” – Saturday March 22th

ex mus: “ Martin Back: Salon Disconcert” Date: Saturday March 22th, continuous presentation of various experimental musical performances from 7pm -10pm On Saturday, March 22nd, at CentralTrak, (the University of Texas at Dallas' artists residency and gallery), the musical composer-performer-researcher Martin Back will give a rare evening length presentation of experimental music composition and sound

Jan 25, 2014: “Let the Drip From the Ceiling Become an 8 Foot Hole in the Roof” by Jeff Gibbons

Jeff Gibbons- “Let the Drip From the Ceiling Become an 8 Foot Hole in the Roof” Date: January 25 – March 22, 2014 Opening Reception: Saturday January 25, 8pm-10pm CentralTrak 800 Exposition Ave Dallas, Texas 75226 Art Ball Prize winner and current CentralTrak artist-in-residence Jeff Gibbons opens a solo exhibition entitled Let the Drip From

Dec 14, 2013: ex mus 7 – an experimental music concert series

7TH INSTALLMENT of EX MUS SERIES ANNOUNCED SATURDAY, December 14th, 2013 at 8pm  at CENTRALTRAK: THE UTD ARTIST RESIDENCY AND GALLERY EX MUS featuring Adam Goodwin Native Texan, contrabassist, composer, and visual artist, Adam Goodwin is visiting Dallas from Berlin, Germany to give a solo concert with ex mus. http://www.adam-goodwin.com/ The program features five contemporary pieces realized

Dec 11, 2013: Lecture by Visiting Artist Gavin Morrison

Visiting Artist in Residence Lecture: “Gavin Morrison” Date: Wednesday December 11, 7pm Location: CentralTrak 800 Exposition Ave Dallas, Texas 75226 CentralTrak is honored to have hosted so many talented artists at the residency program over the past seven years. One such individual is curator, writer and publisher Gavin Morrison. On Wednesday December 11th Morrison will present

Dec 6, 2013: ex mus 6 – an experimental music concert series

SIXTH INSTALLMENT of EX MUS SERIES ANNOUNCED Friday, December 6th, 2013 at 8pm  at CENTRALTRAK: THE UTD ARTIST RESIDENCY AND GALLERY EX MUS: “the wulf. in DFW” featuring SEPAND SHAHAB, COLIN WAMBSGANS AND MIKE WINTER Winter is coming and CentralTrak knows how to warm your hearts. Ex mus brings Los Angeles­‐​based experimental musicians Sepand Shahab, Colin

Oct 25, 2013: ex mus 5 with Nico Couck – an experimental music concert series

FIFTH INSTALLMENT of EX MUS SERIES ANNOUNCED OCTOBER 25TH at CENTRALTRAK: THE UTD ARTIST RESIDENCY AND GALLERY ex mus presents “Reciprocity” featuring NICO COUCK Friday, October 25th at 8pm Dallas, TX – Belgian guitarist Nico Couck will travel through Texas on his first U.S. tour and will perform a free concert at CentralTrak: The UT

October 26 – Dec 14, 2013: “Sadie Hawkins” – a group show curated by Leigh A. Arnold

CentralTrak: The University of Texas at Dallas Artist Residency FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Department of Communications “Sadie Hawkins” Opening Reception Date: Saturday October 26th, 7:00 pm The exhibition runs until Dec 14 Gallery hours are Saturdays, noon – 5pm and by appointment. Location: CentralTrak 800 Exposition Ave. Dallas, TX 75226   Description: First popularized by the Li'l

September 21, 2013: “Culo de Oro” & “Quickly Assembled/Half Burned” aka “Fristkt Kopplat, halften brunnet”

CentralTrak: The University of Texas at Dallas Artist Residency FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Department of Communications September 21st, 2013, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM CentralTrak 800 Exposition Ave Dallas, TX 75226 Description: Just in time for DADA’s (Dallas Art Dealers Association) Fall Art Walk, CentralTrak will be hosting an evening full of events presented by the

Sep 14, 2013: ex mus 4 with Steve Parker – an experimental music concert series

The experimental music concert series 'ex mus' is back with another concert at CentralTrak, presenting Steve Parker. The concert begins at 8:00pm on Saturday, September 14th, and is free to the public.   The Language and Sound Project Steve Parker, trombone + electronics Austin based trombonist, Steve Parker, will perform his 'Sound and Language' program along with several newer,

August 3 – 24, 2013: Take by David Witherspoon

CentralTrak: The University of Texas at Dallas Artist Residency Presents: TAKE David Witherspoon, MFA candidate at UTDallas’ Art & Technology program Opening Reception: Saturday August 3rd, 7:00pm Runs through August 24th In this exhibition David Witherspoon tackles concerns over the industrialization and globalization of modern Western society which has drastically affected the psyche and existence

July 6 – 27, 2013: Between Here and Cool – The photographs of Diane Durant – Creative PhD Exhibition

CentralTrak: The University of Texas at Dallas Artist Residency Presents: Between Here and Cool: Creative PhD Exhibition The photographs of Diane Durant Date: Opening Reception: Saturday July 6, 7:00pm. Runs through July 27 Special Event: Poetry Reading Thursday, July 25, 7-9pm, CentralTrak Featuring Karla K. Morton, 2010 Texas Poet Laureate, Alan Birkelbach, 2005 Texas Poet

Jun 1-Jul 27, 2013: 214 TRANS4M – FOTOS BY DANIEL KUSNER + BRYAN AMANN

When transgender models strike poses beside landmarks in Texas’ most conservative metroplex, the results can be exquisitely photogenic yet ideologically conflicting. But the creative team of Daniel Kusner and Bryan Amann hasn’t shied away from the challenge. “214 Trans4m” is a photo series that aims to capture Dallas’ history, architecture and stereotypes, all while straddling

May 17, 2013: ex mus 3 – an experimental music concert series

The experimental music concert series 'ex mus' is back with another concert at CentralTrak, presenting Scot Gresham-Lancaster. The concert begins at 8:00pm on Friday, May 17th, and is free to the public. Scot Gresham-Lancaster is a composer, performer, instrument builder and educator. Currently on the faculty at ATEC UT Dallas. Last year at IMéRA he worked on 2nd order

May 11 – June 29, 2013: That Mortal Coil – Rebuking the Ideal in Figurative Art

Central Trak is proud to present: That Mortal Coil: Rebuking the Ideal in Figurative Art Opening reception, Saturday, May 11, 8-10 pm exhibition runs until June 29, 2013 Artists included in this exhibition: Seth Alverson (Houston), R.E. Cox (Dallas), Brian K. Jones (Dallas), Denise Prince (Austin), Ari Richter (New York), Nina Schwanse (New Orleans/Los Angeles)

April 27, 2013: ex mus 2 – an experimental music concert series

The experimental music concert series 'ex mus' is back with another concert at CentralTrak, presenting Austin-based percussionist and composer Nick Hennies. The concert begins at 8:00pm on Saturday, April 27th and is free to the public. Hennies will perform a program of experimental compositions written for snare drum. Included on the program are works by Peter

March 9 – April 27, 2013: Failing Flat: Sculptural Tendencies in Painting curated by Nathan Green

Central Trak is proud to present Failing Flat, a group exhibition of paintings, featuring the work of Ivin Ballen, T.J. Donovan, Faith Gay, and Shane Tolbert curated by former resident Nathan Green. The artists included in Failing Flat expand and explode painting into three dimensions while staying firmly grounded to a traditional support. By depicting

Jan 19 – March 2, 2013: Raul Cordero and Michel Pérez: Painting of all Excuses

CentralTrak presents "Painting of all Excuses," an exhibition by Raul Cordero and Michel “El Pollo” Pérez. Raul Cordero and Michel “El Pollo” Pérez are international artists — both represented Cuba in the Havana Biennial in 2012 — however, their show at CentralTrak will be their premier exhibition in Dallas. Cordero,a 2012 CentralTrak artist-in-residence,and Pérez will

Nov 17, 2012 – Jan 5, 2013: Co- Re-Creating Spaces: a group exhibition curated by Carolyn Sortor & Michael A. Morris

Co- Re-Creating spaces surveys how artists are questioning and subverting existing contexts or spaces and contributing to their re-imagining and re-creation. The exhibit recognizes that “reality” itself can be both art medium and art object, and speculates how developments in the virtual and the actual might affect one another. This exhibition is curated by Carolyn

Nov 10, 2012: Tiny Thumbs

CentralTrak will present a one-night-only showcase of game design from UT Dallas students. Tiny Thumbs is a pop-up video arcade of sorts, curated by Kyle Kondas. The public will be given the opportunity to consider game design as a 21st Century art form. In the last several years, artists and game creators have collaborated to

Nov 9, 2012: ex mus – an experimental music concert series

CentralTrak is launching an experimental music concert series that will highlight the works of both local and international composers and musicians. On November 9, 2012 at 8 p.m. in the CentralTrak gallery, the collective of experimental musicians Andrew Jordan Miller, Jonathan Jackson, Chaz Underriner and Martian Back will kick off the series with their interpretations

Sep 29 – Nov 3, 2012: Frank Dufour and Thomas Riccio: Not So Indifferent

CentralTrak presents Not So Indifferent, a collaborative installation from Agence 5970. The exhibit combines digital media with site-specific design to create an existential drama – a performance that features the viewing public as lead actors. The artists, Frank Dufour and Thomas Riccio, have distinctive careers that include designing sound environments for the Dallas Museum of

Aug 25 – Sep 22, 2012: Ari Richter: The Skin I Live In

Simultaneously exploring themes of comedy and horror, CentralTrak visiting artist Ari Richter presents "The Skin I Live In." The exhibition includes drawings and sculptures that Richter produced during his residency. Some of Richter’s most methodical constructions utilize his own hair, skin or fingernail clippings to speak to universal traits of anxiety and compulsion. Richter is

Notable News

February 20, 2012 - The Gallery at the University of Texas at Arlington is presenting a two-person show featuring works by Kana Harada and Ruben Nietoread more

January 3, 2012 - CentralTrak Director and Artist Resident, Heyd Fontenot, selected as artforum.com "Critic Pick" read more

October 31, 2011 - Graduate Student Artist in Residence Danielle Georgiou's spot on KERA's Art&Seek! watch video

September 21, 2011 - CentralTrak Invites Weekend Visitors to Look as Well as Listen
read more

August 9, 2011 - D Magazine Reviews CentralTrak Show of MFA Graduate: Participating with three other UTD Master of Fine Arts students in the exhibit "Four" at CentralTrak, Willie Baronet's work investigates methods of cultural advertising and desensitization. read more

August 1, 2011 - CentralTrak Enters New Season With New Director: Centraltrak, a Deep Ellum artist residency and gallery that is part of the UT Dallas School of Arts and Humanities, has appointed Heyd Fontenot as its new director. read more

May 24, 2011 - Similar but Different #17: Shoot Your Mouth Off, the Aftermath: In America, especially Texas, guns and gun imagery are prevalent within our culture. The violence of guns & knives goes hand in hand with sex as an example of our favorite, if not vicarious, pastimes. read more

May 18, 2011 - artthisweeek.comCentraltrak � Gun & Knife Show Co-curator Heyd Fontenot Interview

May 16, 2011 - Gun & Knife Show featured in D Magazine Art Review: What an Art Show Says About Gun-Obsessed Texas

May 1, 2011 - Gun & Knife Show co-curator, Heyd Fontenot, interviewed by KERA
KERA radio report and Expanded online report

February 10, 2011 - Darell Fields' Black Architecture Project one of "the most interesting things to do around the state this week" according to The New York Times. read more

November 22, 2010 - CentralTrak Artist in Residence, Gabriel Dawe, Interveiwed by My Modern Metropolis. read more

November 8, 2010 - White Rock Lake Weekly: Residency program keeps artists on CentralTrak. read more

October 1, 2010 - The State Fair of Texas isn't the only attraction found near Fair Park this month. "Pow! La Revolución: Paintings by Ruben Nieto" at CentralTrak - the University of Texas at Dallas Artists Residency - adds to the buzz. read more

June 11, 2010 - Art This Week-CentralTrak-Art Work-Carolyn Sortor-Ep. 56
http://artthisweek.com/?p=371

June 8, 2010 - Art This Week-CentralTrak-The Non-Profit Margin-Kate Sheerin-Ep. 55
http://artthisweek.com/?p=368

May 21, 2010 - Art, Money and Labor at CentralTrak
http://artandseek.net/2010/05/21/art-money-and-labor-at-centraltrak/

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