"Hyperfocus by Jesse J. Griffith

Saturday, June 13, 2015 – Saturday, June 27, 2015,
Venue: CentralTrak
Admission: Free
Season: 2014-15

Opening Night Reception Saturday June 13, 2015 at 8:00 pm


CentralTrak is pleased to present “Hyperfocus” an MFA exhibition for CentralTrak resident, Jesse J. Griffith. A variety of video installation works will be presented that feature moments of observational meditation, captured with video cameras and framed by digital displays. Whether familiar or abstract, the culmination of images and sounds create intimately poetic and mentally reflective experiences for the viewer. Featured are solemn documentations of moments of personal solace, archived by digital media and shared in public space. These works shown are products of compulsive observation, restless intrigue, and a curious mind.

Jesse J. Griffith completed his MFA in Arts and Technology at the University of Texas at Dallas this spring and holds a BFA in Painting from New Mexico State University (2011). He is a multidisciplinary artist that is currently focused with authentic personal expression and introspection through the use of digital or traditional media. Using a highly experimental process, his work explores visual information and its impact on cognitive thinking vs. emotional reasoning. His inquisitive nature directs him on a path of knowledge and information, educational or not. Jesse J. Griffith was a student artist resident at Centraltrak: The UT Dallas Artists’ Residency from 2014 to 2015. He has shown work at Red Arrow Contemporary as well with The Consortium, a graduate collaborative combining students and faculty from SMU, UTA, and UTD.



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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Admission: Free


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