CentralTrak: The University of Texas at Dallas Artist Residency Presents:
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 of the individual and what it means to be unique. Using multiple mediums of photography, sculpture, video and painting he attempts to remind us that ever changing technology permits not merely objects, but ideas as well to be duplicated ad infinitum ad nauseam. This depersonalization of society is expressed through David’s work, and it represents the subconscious mind’s reaction to mass consumption. Andy Warhol wanted to be a machine. He proudly proclaimed he wanted everyone to be a machine. What will happen to a society when that wish finally comes to fruition, that is, if it hasn’t already occurred?
David Witherspoon is a multimedia artist. He is a graduate of the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia where he studied economics and health sciences. He has subsequently lived in the UK, and for the past 20 years has been living in the United States. In 2013 he will complete his MFA degree at University of Texas at Dallas.
Address: 800 Exposition, Dallas, TX 75226
Hours: Saturday 12:00 – 5:00 during exhibitions, tours available by appointment call (469) 232-7298.
Visit our Website at www.CentralTrak.com for more information
Shawn Mayer: (214) 702-9178
CentralTrak, The University of Texas at Dallas Artists Residency, established in 2008, is dedicated to the creation, presentation, and advancement of the contemporary arts. As a live/work space for eight artists, it serves as a community center in the North Texas area for broad intellectual discourse around the arts. While the residency promotes artistic experimentation through its support of production, the companion gallery encourages critical engagement in a local urban context through exhibitions and related programs. By building on the forward-thinking academic resources of the School of Arts & Humanities at The University of Texas at Dallas, CentralTrak unites artists from an expansive range of creative disciplines to extend and challenge contemporary notions of artistic practice, creative expression, and the role technology plays in these processes.
CentralTrak is supported in part by the generosity of numerous donors and partners from the North Texas area and The University of Texas at Dallas.
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