April 16 – 27
New Work by Laura Ginn
Ginn’s work consists of a rigorous investigation of survival skills; an ongoing photographic narrative exploring issues of self-empowerment, immediate connections to the physical world, and contemporary American identity, particularly from a woman’s perspective. Photographs, workshops, performance work and handcrafted objects are combined to create a three dimensional sensory experience for the audience. Ginn currently resides in Saxapahaw, NC. She has recently exhibited in New York and Atlanta.
April 8 – 13
OPEN CALL Spring Community Show
March 26 – April 6
Duke MFA students Peter Lisignoli and Joel Wanek will premiere their thesis films at The Carrack Modern Art in downtown Durham on Friday March 29 at 8:00pm. Members of the inaugural graduating class of the MFA in Experimental and Documentary Arts program, Lisignoli and Wanek will turn The Carrack into a makeshift microcinema that will house a variety of screenings, performances and still images exploring the poetic nuances of street photography and the expressive possibilities of moving image archives. Their thesis exhibit will be on view, free and open to the public at The Carrack from March 26 through April 6.
For more information about Duke’s new MFA program in Experimental and Documentary Arts program and MFA|EDA 2013, the inaugural thesis exhibition at MFA|EDA at Duke from March 22-April 14, 2013, please visit http://mfaeda2013.org.
March 12 – 23
Ternary: 3 Durham Abstract Painters
Work by Joe McDonough, Ross Ford and Ryan McKellar
Ternary: 3 Durham Abstract Painters is a show by three young artists unified in their bold use of color and commitment to working in Durham. Inspired by the Washington Color School, Joe McDonough, Ross Ford and Ryan McKellar wish to reignite a serious conversation about color and abstraction in Durham.
Our History in Stitches
African American Quilt Circle of Durham
2.26 – 3.10.13
New Uses for Old Things
New work by Robin Walker
2.12 – 2.23.13
Inventories & Observations
Illustrations by Iris Gottlieb
— 2013 —
Winter Community Show
On View December 14 – 15
T4GB Listening Party with Shirlette Ammons
before you were even born
still and moving images by Shanna Jackson
On View December 7-9, 2012
On View November 27 – December 6, 2012
Collage Works by Anna Troupe and AIRigami Installation with Mills Park Middle School Origami Club
November 19 – 25, 2012
Reception: Friday, November 23, 6 – 9 pm
Local artist Anna Marie Troupe shows her collage imagery of mental and literal landscapes, alongside “Airigami” – an installation of everything that belongs in the sky, in origami format, created by the Mills Park Middle School Origami Club, with contributions from friends in Japan.
Women of the World Poetry Slam Qualifier
Saturday, November 17, 2012
Come be a part of a new season of competition at the Jambalaya Soul Slam. In November, women poets will be competing to represent Bull City at the Women of the World Poetry Slam in Minneapolis, MN. The competition is held every March during Women’s History Month in select cities across the country. These poets will also be competing for a cash prize and a chance to earn a spot on the 2013 Bull City Slam Team.
This event features Shelly Bell from Alexandria, VA
War is Trauma – Art is Healing
A portfolio of handmade prints made by the Justseeds Artists’ Cooperative and Iraq Veterans Against the War, and Jeremy Berggren’s print for the project, ‘Strange Fruit’
November 9 – 18, 2012
Strange Fruit by Jeremy Berggren
War is Trauma – Art is Healing is an installation of War is Trauma, a portfolio of handmade prints produced by the Justseeds Artists’ Cooperative and Iraq Veterans Against the War, and Jeremy Berggren’s print for the project, Strange Fruit. For War is Trauma, over 30 artists from Justseeds, IVAW, and our allies have each created a print that addresses “Operation Recovery,” its larger goals of supporting service member and veterans right to heal, GI resistance, challenging the culture of militarism in the US, and ending the war in Afghanistan. Strange Fruit was an original drawing created by Jeremy Berggren for the portfolio. In working on the project, Jeremy was a novice screenprinter and attempted to make the prints himself only to run into obstacles; eventually having another artist involved print his image for the portfolio. Left with over 100 trials, proofs, and misprints War is Trauma – Art is Healing is a visual representation of the impacts of military service and the catharsis that can come when our pain and suffering is translated into a creative medium.
‘Lithopedia’ Pre-Order and Launch Party
Presented by Bull City Press in partnership with The Hinge Literary Center
November 9, 2012
October 26 – November 8
Nesting Behavior is a collaborative effort of 8 artists. The idea for this small group show was sparked by a meet up of Maryah Smith-Overman and Ben Barry, who shared their art and craft together and realized that they were both interested in the challenge of making new work within the boundaries of a theme. They decided to branch out, inviting other artists and craftspeople who were working in various media. The upcoming show is comprised of Erin Hammeke (blacksmith), Jessica Kemp (printmaker), Stacey Kirby (interdisciplinary artist), Ben Barry (photographer), Ann Woodard (multi-media artist), Maryah Smith-Overman (woodworker), Alix Blair (photographer), and Steve Walls (painter). The artists explore human and animal behaviors, relationships, and their living environments with their works that interpret the theme Nesting Behavior.
October 14 – 25
Chance Murray and Katharine Whalen
September 22 – 30
The Green Season : Rice Field Geometry of Burma, Cambodia and Thailand
Paintings by Pamela George
September 11 – 21
Pamela George will present a new body of oil, acrylic and cold wax paintings at the Carrack inspired by scenes she encountered while living and teaching in ChiangMai, Thailand. This series of images captures her impression of the verdant rice fields of Thailand, Burma and Cambodia during the “Green Season,” a time when the fields are flooded and baby rice is planted.
Pamela George is a local painter and professor – formerly at North Carolina Central University and now at Duke University.
September 7 – 9
Sails and Spars, Stormy Weather and Settling Seas: An Impression of the Neuse River
By Ed and Melissa Walker
August 31 – September 5
Sculptor Ed Walker is founder and owner of Carolina Bronze in Seagrove, NC. http://www.carolinabronze.com/
August 19, 7:00 p.m.
“Not Working” in Raleigh-Durham
Readings by DW Gibson and Bridgette Lacy, screening and discussion
On August 19 at 7PM, The Carrack Modern Art in downtown Durham will host DW Gibson as he reads from his new book, ‘Not Working: People Talk About Losing a Job and Finding Their Way in Today’s Changing Economy.’ Bridgette Lacy, a resident of Raleigh and one of the people featured in the book, will read alongside Gibson. There will be a discussion about the Not Working Project, including a preview of the forthcoming documentary and a follow up interview with Lacy.
In the summer and early fall of 2011, the writer DW Gibson set off on a journey across the United States. His purpose: to interview Americans who have lost their jobs in the ongoing economic disaster that has destroyed the livelihood of millions. Gibson’s book, which is an oral history based on the journey, takes the pulse of the victims of today’s financial crisis and delivers a prognosis combining a mix of pathos, anger, solidarity and humor. Bridgette Lacy’s story of unemployment includes writing a monthly column on the subject for the News & Observer.
Inspired by the great oral historian Studs Terkel, whose Working dominates the canon of American social history, Not Working is a project of burning importance for America today, a critical intervention in an election year when stubbornly immovable unemployment rates are certain to be the central issue. Through the Not Working Project, we see unemployment not as a statistic but as a real tragedy in the lives of many Americans whose compelling stories demand to be heard.
August 10 – 23. Reception: Aug. 17, 7 – 10 p.m.
Paintings by Juan DiGiulio
July 30 – August 8
Constructing ”Secrets” at the Carrack
Reception: August 3, 8 – 10 p.m.
LeahWilksDance and HaaStudios present
CONSTRUCTING “SECRETS” AT THE CARRACK
a developmental performance and installation of
“Secrets I Never Told My Mother”
“Secrets I Never Told My Mother” uses video design, audio documentary, and the movement of five dancers to explore the practice of secret- keeping, and the societal expectations and human reasoning that accompany it.
“Constructing ‘Secrets’ at The Carrack” is a developmental presentation of scenes from the performance. Admission is FREE and refreshments will be provided.
“Constructing ‘Secrets’ at The Carrack” is part of a ten-day residency (July 30 – August 8) at The Carrack Modern Art awarded to LeahWilksDance to explore and develop this new piece. Participants will experience a fully interactive installation where secret-keeping and the implications of secrets will be explored through writing, music, audio documentation, video projections and movement.
Drop-ins are welcome during the residency, weekdays from noon to 6pm and weekends from 2pm to 7pm. FREE admission.
PREVIEW and MEET THE CAST/CREW
July 27 – 28
NC Sound and Visual Symposium at the Carrack featuring art by Durty Durham Art Collective
July 27, 5:00 p.m. – Midnight: Performances by Carlitta Durand and The Real Laww
Noon – 4:30: Audio/Visual Seminars
8:00 – Midnight: Performances by Team Platinum and Gold, The Black Experience, Brand New Life
Tickets at ncsvs.ticketleap.com/tickets/
July 21 – 22
Experimental films presented by Durham Cinematheque
July 21, 8:00 p.m.: Screening of Mixed Ensemble and Just Bugs with live performance by Fontana
July 22, 8:00 p.m.: FILMISTORY.3
Tickets: $5-$10, sliding scale
Contact: Tom Whiteside at DurhamCinemateque@gmail.com
July 16 – 26, Reception: July 20, 7 – 10 p.m.
Paintings by Josh Williford
July 16 – 26
Opening reception: July 20, 7 – 10 pm during Third Friday Durham
Only A Moment
Multimedia work by Marc Russo, Greg Carter, and Francesca Talenti.
On View July 5 – 11, 2012
Opening reception: July 6, 7 – 10 PM
Afro-Sufi Graf Art by Bamba Niass
June 18 – 28, 2012
In his hometown of Dakar, Senegal, Bamba Niass is at the forefront of the West African muralist movement, where his work fills entire city blocks with depictions of the Senegalese Sufi saints, bold designs, and tributes to the neighborhood.
Jëf Jël is about the philosophy of Bamba’s Sufi group from Senegal. This tariqa, Mouridia, came from the leadership of early 20th century Senegalese Sufi saint Cheikh Amadou Bamba (also known as Serigne Touba). Through a process of intensive Qu’ranic study, service, exile, and the writing of mystical poetry, he founded a philosophy of peaceful resistance and valor by which the Senegalese survived French colonization and built a new, nonviolent society, rich in faith and the arts.
Home is in You
Community show featuring work by Wendy Kowalski to benefit Church World Service
June 15 – June 17, 2012
Home is in You is a one-weekend-only art exhibition that explores conceptual and aesthetic representations of refuge, home and fantasy in light of internal refugee awareness month. The show features a collection of new works by Wilmington-based painter Wendy Kowalski, as well individual works by local artists.
The exhibit will reserve one wall of the gallery for artists who wish to share a single work of art that explores interpretations, concepts and representations of home. Participating artists will donate a portion of the proceeds of art sales to Church World Service, a non-profit agency in Durham that supports refugees in the Triangle. Curated by Adrian Schlesinger.
Remarks by The Real Laww in a State of the Union Address
June 14, 2012
“Be A Laww Abiding Citizen” — The Real Laww will address his fellow DURMites to talk about what it means to be nominated for The Carolina Music Awards Male Hip Hop Artist of the Year as well as “International Laww” being nominated for Music Video of the Year! Jay Lawrence is an active Marine who served for two and half years overseas in Iraq and Afghanistan, returning in August of 2011 to his beloved Bull City. Dedicating time to his music and production, a short 9 months after his return The Real Laww became a nominee for the CMA’s…and is currently on the lineup for this year’s Hopscotch Music Festival to take place September 6-8th in Raleigh, NC. His charitable interests include giving to the wounded warrior’s project with the “Give to those who Gave” campaign and concert, in addition to victims of domestic violence through “Skate Away The Hate.”
Doors at 7pm. Festivities will begin at 7:30p – 9:00p, this event is FREE to the public. Enjoy Live Performances, Art Displayed by Vanilla Gorilla, Event Catered by Latoya Newsom of C’est Ma Joie, voting booths will be available for the public to Rock The Vote!
For more information, contact Jay Lawrence at firstname.lastname@example.org, or on Twitter: @TheRealLaww and visit www.thereallaww.com you can RSVP to this event via Facebook. Sponsored by: Runaway Clothes | Type Media | Deja Mi | TRL Music Group
Installation by Kal Fadem
June 8 – 13, 2012
Local artist Kal Fadem (b. May 26, 1988, d. October 12, 2009) will install his exhibit Birthday at the Carrack tomorrow. Birthday is a time-sensitive, place-sensitive deconstruction of the social prerequisite surrounding art, art shows and artists.
just between us
an art experience by sarah goetz
May 29 – June 7
just between us is a body of work by local artist sarah goetz which explores the human ability to form connections – between each other, between ideas, between spaces. Within the abstract spaces of color in her works, sarah hides momentary truths, fragments of experiences and condensed epiphanies. just between us explores these ideas through multiple different media: abstract watercolor paintings, ink on projected 16mm film, live personal engagement, and enveloping paper installation. All are journeying toward the same goal: to acknowledge our universal need to connect and our capacity to do so despite differences in language, time, and space.
About the artist: sarah goetz is a Durham artist who works primarily in installation, moving image, and painting, trying to make tangible the ephemeral connections between people, ideas, and aesthetics. sarah looks for the visually delicious and the conceptually poetic and seeks to create intense immersive experiences. She received her undergraduate degree in making/ thinking/ looking/ feeling/ talking about the visual in space & time from Duke University, where in 2011 she won the Louis Sudler Prize in the Creative and Performing Arts, the Julia Harper Day award in Documentary Studies, the Sue & Lee Noel Prize in Visual Arts, Distinction in Arts of the Moving Image, and Highest Distinction in Visual & Media Studies. To see her past work, visit www.sarahgoetz.com, to get updates follow on Twitter @sarahvgoetz or on Tumblr at sarahgoetz.tumblr.com.
Poster Art & Illustrations Jamie B. Wolcott
May 14 – 24
A ‘calabash’ is a gourd historically used for carrying water and constructing musical instruments in many parts of the world. “Calabash at the Carrack” will be the first in a series of Calabash events led by Jamie B. Wolcott and Curtis Eller. It merges poster art, music, theater, and film into a 4-day weekend at the lovely Carrack Modern Art Gallery in downtown Durham.
The artwork of Jamie B. Wolcott will go up on May 14th. The performances will begin the evening of May 17th and run through the 20th. The artwork will come down May 24th.
Expect appearances by Curtis Eller, Beloved Binge, New Town Drunks, Django Haskins, Crystal Bright, Steph Stewart, Magician Michael Casey, Jim Haverkamp, Little Green Pig Theatrical Concern and more! We’ll be posting a complete schedule shortly!
For more information, a full schedule, or questions, please view www.jamiebwolcott.com.
A Compilation of Images created by Photography Students of The Art Institute of Raleigh – Durham
May 11 – 13, 2012
This exhibition is a collection of digital inkjet prints created by the talented students enrolled in the Bachelor of Arts program at the Art Institute of Raleigh-Durham. As part of their curriculum, they study various genres of photography, including but not limited to commercial, documentary, fine art, portraiture, large format and editorial photography. This body of work demonstrates the students’ passion, creativity and hard work.
MALO AS MALO
April 30 – May 10
Nico Amortegui, aka MALO, is a Colombian artist who lives and works in Charlotte, NC. He uses a variety of media to produce inspiring works of art about love, spirituality and strength – with a distinct South American style.
April 27-29: Carrack Spring Community Show
The Carrack reserves several weekends a year for group exhibits that are open to the community. 31 local artists participated in our Spring show!
April 28: The Short Films of Bill Brown
April 17 – 26: Drawing from the Inner Self: Solo Exhibit and Group Drawing Workshop with Janet Shaughnessy.
Thresholds: New Work from Emerging Artists
April 10 – 15
Paintings by Saba Barnard
March 24 – 31
SOLA :: Aimari and Alex Young
Performative Installation by Marissa Katarina Bergmann and Alexandra Young
This installation explored the intersection between science fiction narratives, digital cinematography, sound synthesis, organic forms, antiquated technology, performance art, the collective experience of several hundred trees and the impermanence of all things.
March 9 – 11
Paintings by Gray Griffin and Ben Schikowitz
February 27 – March 2
Glass, Trash and Ash
Paintings by Susan Mergenthaler, Sculpture by Brian Mergenthaler and Glass by Joe Grant
February 24 – 26
Mixed Media Art by Melissa Smith
February 13 – 23
Sharpie Art by Dipika Kohli
February 10 – 12
Sculpture by Gracelee Lawrence
January 31 – February 9
Paintings by Sandra Elliott
January 27 – January 29
a sense of place
Interactive installation by Michelle Gonzales-Green
Monday, January 16 – Thursday, January 26
Large scale paintings and sculpture by four local artists
January 5 – 15, 2012
IMPROMPT2 Community show
Featuring work by 30 Durham artists for one weekend only.
December 16 – 17, 2011
OBJECT – IFICATION: Photographs by Andrew Fine
December 6 – December 15
Donald Martiny: Paintings
October 22 – November 5, 2011
PoPuP 3: Community Art Show to Benefit the Carrack
October 21st, 7-10PM during Third Friday Durham
Catherine Howard: Veil Tease
October 1 – October 19, 2011
Installation and Panel Discussion in conjunction with the Duke Center for Eating Disorders
September 17- 30, 2011
9/11 Memorial Exhibition
September 3 – September 16, 2011
Installation by Steven Silverleaf, Photographs by Jenny Warburg
with Sculpture by Jim Lee
Katie Frohbose and Guy Hochman
Aug 18 – Sept 2 2011
Photographs of urban alienation in Rocky Mount, NC and Poland
Aug 23 – Sept 1 2011
Ad-Hoc sculptures: temporary compositions with carbon steel industrial waste and recovered stainless pipe
Digital Sculptures, Video projections and DJs at the Carrack for THIRD FRIDAY DURHAM
July 15, 2001: 7-11
See you there! definitely make the detour through Parrish Street to see the digital show on the walls of Durham and the work inside too!
July 14 – July 28 2011