500X Receptions Feb. 16: College Expo & more

All exhibitions will be hosting an opening reception Saturday night 2/16 from 7-10pm   500x Gallery, 500 Exposition Ave, Dallas, Tx 75275
College Expo 2019
juried by Giovanni Valderas Front and Main Gallery – Downstairs 500X Gallery hosts one of North Texas’ most anticipated annual student juried competitions. College Expo 2019 is open to all artists over the age of 18 living in Texas, who are currently enrolled as students. This year’s edition was juried by Giovanni Valderas, Artist and Assistant Gallery Director at Kirk Hopper Fine Art.

Come out to support our young artists! Featured Artists include:

Lauren Broussard, Dario Bucheli, Julia Cartwright, Harris Chowdhary, Jer’Lisa Devezin, Jake Dockins, Leah Flook, Elizabeth Given, Michelle Gonzales, Steven Gonzalez, Morgan Grasham, Charles Gray, Chunyu Han, Jihye Han, Ashlyn Lee, Devin Lewis, Chris Marin, Michael Mulvey, Niva Parajuli, Maia Pizarro, Kryston Skinner, Amanda Yowell
 
Scott Bell
Cut & Paste Main Gallery – Upstairs
  Cut & Paste is Scott Bell’s first solo exhibition at 500x gallery, featuring a collection of sculptural paintings. His utilization of shaped canvases comments on the built environment, while the images within create a narrative conveying the spirit of our present consumer culture. While these works are ultimately about the home and the shared experiences that a structure encapsulates, the broader scope of the work holds captive fleeting memories and the insignificant moments that define a life.
Project Barbatype
Scott Hilton and Bryan Wing  Members Space – Downstairs  
Project Barbatype photograph those who compete in the international circuit of Beard and Mustache Competitions, rendering them immortal with the alchemy of authentic hand-made 19th century tintype photography.  This tight-knit global kinship, dedicated to the perfection of facial hair artistry, demonstrates how communities of affinity can be both a force of positive social progress, and an excuse for a really fun party.  The Barbatype team is branching out! This exhibition will premier tintypes from our new chapter, showing recent work with performers from the Austin International Drag Festival.
Emily LaCour Olson, Sarah Palmeri, and Michelle Thomas Richardson
Full Disclosure Project Space – Upstairs  
In the exhibit Full Disclosure, visual artists Emily LaCour Olson, Sarah Palmeri, and Michelle Thomas Richardson explore identity through an unapologetically subjective lens, with tactile, emotive works representing common feminine experience. With a contemporary compilation of LaCour’s sculptural photo transfers, Palmeri’s expressionist collages, and Richardson’s intimately detailed drawings, viewers will engage with abstract and symbolic content that transforms the energy of historical, personal, and collective events into icons; the lack of narrative marks the transition of these memories from being remembered to memorialized.

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