500X openings April 13: Whitt, Strickland, Richardson, Wilkes

All exhibitions will be hosting an opening reception Saturday night 4/13 from 7-10pm 

 

500x Gallery, 500 Exposition Ave., Dallas, Tx 75275 http://500x.org

Ashley Whitt
13

AFront Gallery – Downstairs13, a solo exhibition by Ashley Whitt, explores bad omens, nightmares, and death. Whitt delves into the dark corners of the subconscious through imagery displayed as immersive large-scale anaglyphs, thaumatropes, GIFs on television screens, and handmade sculptural books.

Justin Strickland
We’re only gonna die

Main Gallery – Downstairs
 We’re only gonna die features new works by Justin Strickland


Drawing Lines
Michelle Thomas Richardson

Main Gallery – Upstairs

Drawing Lines invites viewers to participate in an installation of gestures that collectively play on repeat. Michelle Thomas Richardson is a native of Dallas, Texas. She achieved her Master of Fine Arts degree in Drawing and Painting at the University of North Texas after earning her BFA from Louisiana State University. Richardson was named a grant recipient of the Dallas Museum of Art’s Awards to Artists through the Arch and Anne Giles Kimbrough Fund in 2016. A current member at 500X gallery, she has also shown throughout Texas and held solo exhibitions of her work at venues including Lillian Bradshaw Gallery and Clamp Light Gallery. In addition to her studio practice, Richardson works as a Public Art Project Manager with the Arts Council of Fort Worth and Tarrant County and teaches at Eastfield College.

From Janie to Janie
Becky Wilkes
Main Gallery – Upstairs

 
Becky Wilkes presents “From “Janie To Janie”, an exploration of debris collected during the drought of 2014 to 2015 from the shoreline of Eagle Mountain Lake, near Fort Worth, TX. Every item found along the newly exposed lakefront was photographed in-situ and again in studio, collected and arranged into digital collages. “The Watershed” is her most ambition piece to date, featuring 3285 individual in-situ images of trash. Individually, the images reveal the variety, quantity and rate of disintegration of the materials in the lakefront. Collectively, the collages might overwhelm the viewer, hopefully into awareness and action.
Radius
Alex McKenzie

Project Space – Upstairs 
Radius is an installation of new drawings and proposals for sound and transmission works conceived by the artist during his time at Signal Culture in Owego, NY. Alex McKenzie is an interdisciplinary artist who predominately works in sculpture, video, and sound. His work explores how memetic culture, systems, and loops affect the manner in which technology translates and disseminates information. Recent projects have taken the form of responsive sound installations, radio transmission performances, and screensavers. He has exhibited work at the Mint Museum of Art (Charlotte, NC), the Wiregrass Biennial (Dothan, AL), and the Wassaic Project (Wassaic, NY) among other venues both in the US and abroad. Alex holds an MFA in Time-Based Art from the University of Tennessee and currently teaches art at Catawba Valley Community College in Hickory, North Carolina.
Tactile Nostalgia
Michelle Gonzales / Richie Pena
Project Space – Downstairs

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