The Carrack Modern Art, 947 East Main Street in Durham, is an artist-centered, volunteer-run, zero-commission exhibition and event space. It hosts a new exhibition every two weeks, as well as frequent performances, workshops and creative gatherings.
It’s a place to experience fresh, exciting art, and to meet artists, as well as to explore your own artistic inclinations. Here are some free upcoming events.
“This is Me, Right Here, Mike Hack. This is Me, Right Here.” is an exhibition of video work by Mike Hack curated by Max C. Lee.
Opening Reception: September 22, 6 -9 p.m.
Artist and Curator Talk: October 1, 3 p.m.
Mike Hack is a man who makes videos. He’s been making them for a long time. Over the years, they’ve seen shifts in technology, changes in culture, and different phases of Mike himself.
Sunday, September 24th, 7 p.m.
Kairos Dirt & the Errant Vacuum follows a queer middle school lunch lady and her multiple lovers, her religious co-worker, a genderqueer student, and a phone sex operator/psychic medium. Through collective dreams a trans-worldly ghost invades the characters’ sleep to reveal an alternate realm of wanton, subconscious desire. Television monitors, radio frequencies, orifices and dreams all become portals to access this mysterious carnal dimension.
The film was shot in Memphis, TN and Omaha, NE, in 2016. It was written and directed by Madsen Minax, co-written by Paul Kruse, with cinematography by Meredith Zielke and Cameron Gibson.
Madsen will be in attendance to present the film.
Cover art: “Open Casket,” by Unbound artist Ben Hamburger
Unbound: Documentary as Art is a curated exhibition featuring artists who push the boundaries of documentary with ambitious works. Through this exhibition, artists will attempt to uncover and complicate truth in ways that traditional documentary cannot.
Opening Night Reception, Oct 3rd, 7 – 9 PM
Artist talk with curators and a performance by Michaela Dwyer
A. Danielle Dulken
Amy C. Evans
Ann Pegelow Kaplan