Jeff Gibbons: Clear Jam

Photo Credit Jeff Gibbons

March 01 - March 22
Venue: CentralTrak
Ticket: Free
Season: 2013-14

Artist Jeff Gibbons’ exhibition “Let the Drip From the Ceiling Become an 8 Foot Hole in the Roof” closed on February 23rd. For the remainder of his show throughout March, Gibbons will utilize CentralTrak gallery as an extension of his studio space, where he will work, have various musical performances, and collaborate with several other artists including Justin Ginsberg and Gregory Ruppe. The gallery will be open for visitation from 12:00- 5:00 on Saturdays, and by appointment. This new project is titled "Clear Jam" and is in process until March 22nd.

 

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Jeff Gibbons

Jeff Gibbons received his MFA in Intermedia at the University of Texas at Arlington. He has most recently received the Dallas Museum of Art: Art Ball Prize. His work was exhibited at the Dallas Art Fair and included in the silent auction at the DMA’s sold-out fundraiser, the Art Ball. He has notably started artist collaborative Apophenia Underground with fellow artist Justin Ginsberg, who have received a great deal of attention for their curatorial projects in vacant retail spaces in Deep Ellum. Gibbons has had solo exhibitions at Oliver Francis Gallery, The McKinney Ave. Contemporary, and 500x and has participated in several group exhibitions through various venues, including the Texas Biennial, the Dallas Biennial (online), El Centro College, and Conduit Gallery, Dallas, Texas.

 

Justin Ginsberg

Justin began working for the Art and Art History Department at the University of Texas of Arlington in 2009 while pursuing his Masters in Fine Arts. He continues to be a faculty member as a Visiting Assistant Professor and Head of the Glass area, while also focusing on his own creative practices and research. Justin shows his work nationally at galleries including recent solo exhibitions at the PEEL Gallery in Houston, Texas in 2012 and Ro2 Art: Downtown Project Space in Dallas, Texas in 2013. He has also been included in Museum exhibitions with the Wichita Falls Museum of Art and The Corning Museum of Glass in New York. Most recently Justin’s work was accepted for the third time into New Glass Review, an international annual publication produced by the Corning Museum of Glass of the top hundred artworks, that incorporate glass. His work has been included in publications such as Architectural Digest, Modern Luxury, and ArtLies.

Most recently, Justin is co-curating a series of exhibitions in Dallas, titled Deep Ellum Windows, a collaborative project with Jeff Gibbons, under the name Apophenia Underground. Justin will also be traveling to Berlin in the summer of 2014 for an artist in residence fellowship, concluding with a solo exhibition, and he has been invited to present his work at the EHSM conference in Hamburg, Germany.

 

Gregory Ruppe

Gregory Ruppe (b.1979, Houston) received his MFA in Sculpture from TCU in 2012. He has exhibited regionally and internationally, most recently at Berlin Glas in Germany, the Dallas Museum of Art, Nasher Sculpture Center and in Hiroshima, Japan. This year he will take part in a multifaceted collaboration that will explore notions of spatial, textual, visual and sonic distortion through musical and extra-musical performances which will be exhibited at the Glasgow International in Scotland and the Hepworth Wakefield Museum in England. Ruppe is also a founding member of Homecoming! Committee, an experimental artist collective based in Dallas/Fort Worth, where he currently lives and works.



For more information contact:
CentralTrak
centraltrak@utdallas.edu
214-824-9302


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