500X Exhibitions: Scott Bell, Jer’Lisa Devezin, Narong Tintamusik

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500X Gallery Hours: Saturday & Sunday: 12:00-5:00 p.m. by appointment only.
516 Fabrication Street, Dallas, Texas 75212  
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NEW EXHIBITIONS Scott Bell, Narong Tintamusik, Jer’Lisa Devezin
March 27th – April 25th, 2021  
Scott Bell
Not Listening
Not Listening, a solo exhibition by Scott Bell Not Listening hopes to describe the curse of our current over-stimulated culture. The works in the exhibition act as a visual representation of the struggle to be present while in a constant search for distraction. This will be Bell’s third solo show as a member of 500X.
Jer’Lisa Devezin
Makin’ Groceries
Makin’ Groceries is a phrase I use which means to buy groceries. Inspired by a nostalgic memory, this work explores the phrase as an act of resourcefulness by using found objects and discarded materials to create something out of nothing. Bio: Jer’Lisa Devezin was born and raised in the Lower 9th ward of New Orleans, LA. She received her BA from Dillard University of New Orleans in 2011 and earned her MFA from Southern Methodist University, Dallas Tx. in 2019. Jer’Lisa’s practice is interdisciplinary with an emphasis in ceramics, metal, mixed media, and video/performance. Her experimental investigations through sculpture, and performance explore the relationships between physical labor, sexuality, and black womanhood. Much of her influence comes from the aesthetics and culture of the diaspora, specifically African and Haitian art, Black culture, and nostalgic memories of New Orleans. Jer’Lisa was an artist in residence with the Joan Mitchell Center of New Orleans, and her work has been presented at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art. She currently works as instructional special in art and adjunct professor of Ceramics and Art appreciation with Dallas College and is also an adjunct faculty of Art Appreciation with Tarrant County College.

-Jer’Lisa J. Devezin, 2021 Narong Tintamusik
They Die Only to be Reborn Again They Die Only to be Reborn Again is an exhibition by Narong Tintamusik. Through large scale painting and sculpture, Tintamusik explores innocence, sexuality, and the metamorphosis of trauma. Deriving his lived experiences as a sexual abuse survivor, the work illustrates how life is being altered and corrupted. Using the emergence of springtime as a backdrop, stunted figures frolicked amongst beautiful flowers and lively insects. Water washes away the shame and guilt contained in tainted bodily secretions. This concoction of both fear and desire spring forth pollinators that seek to taste the nectar of the surrounding blooms. Once nature has run its course, the land went from abundance to desolation and back again. An endless cycle of life and death that offers both solitude and paralysis to Tintamusik. He desires to break this sequence within his lifetime to be reborn again.
Shameful Bloom Upcoming Print Release
by Narong Tintamusik   $50 Each – 100% of print’s sales go directly to supporting 
Stop AAPI Hate and 500X Gallery‘s missions.  Available in 500X Online on Store Sat, March 27th @ 12 pm CST To accompany the opening of Narong Tintamusik‘s They Die Only to be Reborn Again, the artist will be releasing a limited edition glossy, giclee print. The print will be released on 500X Gallery’s online store on Saturday March 27th at 12 pm CST. The piece is digitally created using 3D Paint Accessories.

Print Info:

Shameful Bloom
13×10″, Edition 15 + 2 AP
Signed on verso
$50 100% of print’s sales go directly to supporting  Stop AAPI Hate and 500X Gallery‘s missions.  Stop AAPI Hate reporting center tracks and responds to incidents of hate, violence, harassment, discrimination, shunning, and child bullying against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the United States. 500X Gallery is one of Texas’ oldest, artist run, cooperative galleries. Established in 1978, 500X provides one of the best exhibition spaces to up and coming artists in the city of Dallas.