CHANCE by Bradley Cruse

Saturday, May 23, 2015 – Saturday, June 6, 2015,
Venue: CentralTrak
Admission: Free
Season: 2014-15

Opening Reception: Saturday, May 23 at 8:00 pm


CentralTrak is pleased to host CHANCE a M.F.A. exhibit by Bradley Cruse on Saturday May 23 from 8-10 pm. This new media exhibition uses advanced technology to detail the impact of chance on the human psyche.  Using the latest technology in the film and gaming industry Mr. Cruse examines fundamental psychological principles such as behavior, emotion, visual perception and attention.  Cruse’s work draws from historic figures combined with advanced technology development and is infused with emerging concepts of aesthetics to present an interdisciplinary approach to progress new media art.



Bradley Cruse is a cross-media artist currently pursuing an M.F.A at the University of Texas at Dallas in the Arts & Technology program, as well as studying in the drawing program at the Texas Academy of Figurative Art. In 2011 he received a Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies from the University of Cincinnati with a focus of electronic media and computer engineering. Cruse is a conceptual electronic media artist that produces interactive minimalist expressionism and figurative realism. His work can be described as the merger of chance aesthetics and principles of psychology. Cruse examines gesture’s impact on emotion, distraction’s impediment on attention and focus, and the idea of interactive learning as a behavior analysis. His artistic research is significantly embedded in themes found in the field of neuroaesthetics. The immense variety of media in Cruse’s development includes charcoal drawings, mobile applications, and projected interactive software.



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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