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.
Thursday, July 12th
Thursday, August 2nd
Thursday, September 6th
Thursday, October 4th
Thursday, November 1st
Thursday, December 6th
6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Once a month (usually on the first Thursday) stop by the Art Salon for an open conversation and informal critique of works-in-progress. Bring your art, your ideas, and your friends. Drop in or stay the whole time. Everyone is welcome.
Hoax Theory presents: The Baghdad BatteryJuly 13th to July 29th
Opening reception: Friday, July 13th, 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Artist Talk: Friday, July 27th, 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.
For an object so elemental in its composition–clay, iron, copper and asphalt–the Baghdad Battery becomes more inscrutable and occult upon closer consideration. Proffered by some as evidence of an untold technological prehistory or extraterrestrial contact, the out-of-place artifact (OOP art) has survived Mongol hordes, secret testing, and the devastation of the Iraq war (only to disappear under mysterious circumstances–and resurface in the most unlikely of hands). Unlike other such artifacts, the Baghdad Battery refuses to answer questions about our past, instead forcing us into further uncertainty. Despite its archaic form, the battery shares an unsettling out-of-place-ness with the clandestine machinery of advanced military technology, estimated to be 40 years ahead of our own. Infected with this feeling of out-of-place-ness, Hoax Theory offers a visual investigation.
Part think-tank, part art collective, part hoax. Through independent research, mis/dis/information campaigns, and multimedia art installations, Hoax Theory strives to channel the bards and shamans of antiquity as a conduit for New Truths™. To Hoax Theory, anonymity and plurality comes natural. Ipseity has gone the way of the auteur and, like a liquid crystal display (LCD), an insect hive, or a machine learning, the Hoax Theory contains multitudes.
Thursday, July 26th
Thursday, August 30th
Thursday, September 27th
Thursday, October 25th
Thursday, November 29th
Thursday, December 20th
6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
The Draw is a free experimental drawing workshop, usually on the last Thursday of the month at The Carrack. Bring your own drawing implements and beverages. Drop in or stay the whole time. Everyone is welcome.
Listening Party and Q&A for “Pep Rally” by Nacynze
Saturday, July 21st
6 pm. to 9 p.m.
“Pep Rally” is the name of the new EP from Creedmoor, NC’s own Nacynze (pronounced Innocence). This is the second release from this talented group. They are inviting the public along with radio personalities, bloggers, and magazine writers to listen and critique the new project.
There will be a Q&A after listening to the project. DJ Damu will set the tone before listening to “Pep Rally” and then there will be a Q&A session with the artists.
There will be gift bags for all who attend.
Find NACYNZE on iTunes, Spotify, Apple Music, Tidal, Amazon Music, Google Play and ReverbNation