The Carrack returns


After taking a well-deserved break, a month long hiatus from exhibiting, the Carrack Modern Art reopens on Tuesday with new lights and a fresh coat of paint. The first year of the Carrack was a triumphant, eclectic, Durham tale of roads not typically taken. A zero-commission gallery was a brave dream, many doubted the viability of such idea. Self-curated? No commission for the gallery? No charge for admission? How very Durham to take an exclusive realm like the “art gallery” and make it egalitarian and accessible to the people.

Local artist, Iris Gottlieb, will have the first show of 2013 with an exhibit titled, “Inventories and Observations.” According to the Carrack’s newsletter Gottlieb, “explores the meaningful and meaningless nature of everyday possessions by placing them in a different context.” See wants to probe objects, asserting that they hold meaning for most people. Believing the object itself is rarely the source of significance, Gottlieb challenges us to explore the memories, feelings, and connections associated with our material things.


Hope to see you there…

from artist Iris Gottlieb

from artist Iris Gottlieb

Aaron Mandel

Aaron Mandel is a writer and an accomplished public speaker. He is the editor and publisher of the Clarion Content, a multimedia and consulting company. For more than five years, the Clarion Content’s media arm, under Mandel’s direction, has covered Durham’s arts, politics, music, and cultural milieu. From breaking news stories to the hottest local acts, the Clarion Content is on the scene. Mandel has been published in the Raleigh News and Observer, produced numerous art shows, and was recently a featured speaker at “The State of Publishing” conference held in Durham, NC.

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