All exhibitions will be hosting an opening reception Saturday night 12/8 from 7-10pm
500x Gallery, 500 Exposition Ave, Dallas, Tx 75275
Co | Action
Main Gallery – Downstairs
500X Gallery will host eight artists in Co | Action, an exhibition showcasing work between artist pairs representing four universities in the DFW area. At some point in an emerging artist’s early career, someone comes alongside him or her to give critique, counsel, support, more critique, advice, training, and even to write letters of recommendation for employment or grant opportunities. The mentor-mentee or educator-student relationship is integral to the growth of the artist and mentor, as well as the art community. For this exhibition, 500X extended four invitations to artists/educators/mentors in the DFW area and asked them to choose a student or mentee with whom to exhibit. The mentor/mentee pair will either collaborate on a new work or display individual pieces side-by-side to visually convey the working relationship or influence.
University of North Texas: Amie Adelman/ Delaney Smith
Texas Woman’s University: Meg Griffiths/ Amy Friend
University of Dallas: Kelly O’Briant/ Elizabeth Given
UT Arlington: Nancy Palmeri/ Kacey Slone
Taylor Barnes Read My Mind
Main Gallery – Upstairs
With this new body of work, Taylor continues to explore her self-expression of being a black woman in America today. “Read My Mind” exposes moments of internal dialogue through a series of screen print diptychs and charcoal installation. The tension of internal and external reflection is presented through intimate thoughts and personal analysis, allowing a moment of pause in the observation of social disconnect.
Taylor Barnes, from Dallas Texas, is a MFA candidate at the University of North Texas in Fibers. Barnes works with concepts of race, identity, and isolation. Barnes practice is informed by personal experiences and ways in which she maneuvers through life, which are further analyzed through critical and historical rhetoric. Her recent work consists of large- scale works on cloth, screen-print, and sculpture. Through this, Barnes reveals these experiences and the inevitable truths of being a black woman in America.
Sheryl Anaya and Dannie Liebergot
“everything that was and everything that could be”
Members Space – Downstairs
“everything that was and everything that could be,” brings together artists Sheryl Anaya and Dannie Liebergot for a fundraising exhibition in preparation of a three-month residency in Ólafsfjörður, Iceland during Winter 2018-2019. Through loss, desire, endurance, and anticipation of isolation in darkness, each artist investigates what has taken place and responds to what could be through a collaborative installation. Drawing from personal experiences and navigating the unknown landscape through photography and sculpture, they examine ideas of dependency, intimacy, and symbiotic relationships between the past, present, and future.