CentralTrak’s Last Show

CentralTrak’s Last Show

Home of UTD’s master’s of fine arts students for nine years, CentralTrak is permanently closing its living space to all current and future artists. The closure was announced in December 2016 when the landlord decided to terminate the lease. “This was the last show that ended on (June) 24 and...

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CentralTrak closed indefinitely

CentralTrak closed indefinitely

CentralTrak, UTD’s artist residency program, is closing after nine years of housing students and international creatives. Administrators and directors on campus are working toward establishing a similar program that will fill the void left by the closure. The program provided a living space for four artists who had the ability...

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Alumnus unveils new art exhibition

Alumnus unveils new art exhibition

A UTD alumnus’ new art installation is now on display at the Amon Carter Museum in Fort Worth. Textiles artist and master’s graduate Gabriel Dawe’s latest piece, “Plexus no. 34,” went on display earlier this month and is the latest iteration of his “Plexus” series, which is comprised of over...

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Art roast celebrates work of local artist couple

Art roast celebrates work of local artist couple

Bright green, pink and purple lights shined behind the sign at CentralTrak, illuminating the sidewalk as self-portraits of two artists, one painted in clown makeup and the other as a devil, look out the window. The vivid lights added an otherworldly ambience for “Who’s Afraid of Chuck and George?” —...

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Billboard art spurs discussion on racial equity

Billboard art spurs discussion on racial equity

Dallas-based art organization collaborates with artists to create signboard projects with a focus on activism, positive change A billboard-based art initiative about racial equity is going to the national stage with the help of CentralTrak artists. Titled “Dialogues on Race,” the project is directed by Make Art with Purpose (MAP),...

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Native art showcased at CentralTrak exhibition

Native art showcased at CentralTrak exhibition

Art collective Postcommodity merges indigenous commentary, culture with new aesthetic A Navajo woman butchering a sheep in a Gallup, N.M. hotel is one of the subjects displayed on four large video projections set high on the white walls opposite CentralTrak’s main entrance. The work entitled “Gallup Motel Butchering,” or GMSB,...

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‘Satellites’ show focuses on themes of communication

‘Satellites’ show focuses on themes of communication

As a current guest of the UTD artists’ residency at CentralTrak, it goes without saying that Christopher Blay is someone to watch. At CentralTrak, Blay was able to create his show “Satellites,” which ran from Aug. 23 to Sept. 20. Made from easily accessible materials like car windshield covers, mylar,...

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