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April 8th Openings at 500X

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500X Gallery, 500 Expositon Ave., Dallas, TX 75226 http://500x.org

 

April 8th – 30th, 2017
Opening Reception April 8th, 2017 | 7-10 pm
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The Shape of Domestic Funk to Come
Bernardo Cantu
Sculpted 2.5D paintings utilizing a safe but jarring element of a domestic space that was always in the background growing up and never used in foreground of work.
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Clint Bargers
 
New paintings made with construction materials and sand. All of which attempt to reimagine landscape and its affect on memory and personal identity.
Nest
Rachel Muldez
 
A manipulation of nature to express the feeling of home within a multiverse.
April Project Spaces 
Blue Library Vol 2: Conversations
Curated by Kalee Appleton
Tammy Mercure’s project, Blue Library Vol 2: Conversations, consists of collaborative, visual exchanges between coupled photographers in the form of photobooks.  Each book, a result of a photographer’s responses to the imagery of another photographer, is a compilation of visual narrative that creates connections between work and gives a new life to the original photographs.
Participating photographers:

Courtney Asztalos & Nydia Blas, Jessica Dean Camp & Cole Don Kelley, Angela Deane & Alisson Bittiker, Lee Deigaard & Elizabeth Stone, Hobbes Ginsberg & Andi Icaza, Michelle Groskopf & Alexander Coggin, Janna Ireland & Morgan Rachel Levy, Natalie Krick & Lissa Rivera, Ian Lewandowski & Caiti Borruso, Juan Madrid & Maggie Stockman, Ross Mantle & Chris Maggio, Noelle McCleaf & Michael McCraw, Zora Murff & Rana Young, Amy Lynn Powell & Maddie McGarvey, Tamara Reynolds & Matthew Genitempo, David Soffa & Liz Calvi, Sasha Tivetsky & Melissa Spitz, and Tara Wray & Carrie Elizabeth Thompson.

object/non-object
Kelsey Heimerman and Sammy Rat Rios
Curated by Seth Lorenz
 
Two women, lots of color and two ways of seeing the world.
Kelsey Heimerman is an objective painter that mainly paints “figures (that) are her metaphorical haystacks and they reflect our contemporary world. Using distortion, engorged layers of firm, deliberate and bleeding paint become objectified as they describe flesh, spaces, animals and a codex of modern iconography.As a seeker of knowledge and a person people are drawn to, Heimerman strives to become a part of the American female narrative. Influenced by Frida Kahlo, Keith Haring, Henry Darger, Hemonous Boch, Francis Bacon, Lucian Freud and Rosson Crow she continues diligently Project people projecting visions of a dreamlike futuristic world where all people are accepted.”
Sammy Rat Rios is a multifaceted Dallas artist, she is a musician, actress, and painter to name a few. Although her main focus is her music, her paintings are wonderful non-objective examples of her personal aesthetic. Everything she does, whether it be painting, singing, acting, or walking down the street, she does with a grace and style quite unique to herself. She is drawn to color, design, and clean simple aesthetics and she expresses these magnetisms boldly in her paintings.

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November at 500X Gallery| Opening Nov.12th

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November Member Solo Shows
November 12th – December 4th, 2016
Opening Reception November 12th, 2016 | 7-10 pm
A show featuring the work of:
Kalee Appleton
Valerie Powell
James Talambas
500X Gallery, 500 Expositon Ave., Dallas, TX 75226  http://500X.org
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Kalee Appleton
Platinum Package
 
In a continued effort to reexamine the objecthood of photographic backdrops used in mainstream portrait studios, Appleton conceptualizes the photographic backdrop by making these large format backdrops the focal point within a real world landscape as well as using them as backdrops for additional backdrops. While with previous work a similar approach explored the parallel use of early digital landscape photography often appearing on computer monitors coupled with digital manipulation techniques, this new work explores a straight photography method as well as a nostalgic approach by referencing the final product of mainstream portrait photography and the customary act of cutting images from a gridded portrait sheet for distribution to family and friends.
Valerie Powell
Choose Your Own Adventure
Choose Your Own Adventure is a solo exhibition highlighting a colorful collection of drawings and small sculptures that explore the idea of wandering. Inspired by the book series of the same name, Powell continues to investigate the human condition using shrinkable plastic as her primary medium. Powell creates playful narratives which invite the viewer to visually wander through a series of imagined spaces while being encouraged to make their own conceptual connections. Travel inspired imagery inform the series of drawings, while mapping specific memories inform the series of small hanging sculptures in the exhibition.
James Talambas
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Composer, producer, dj, and installation artist. He owns and operates New Media Recordings, a production company and creative venue on the south side of Fort Worth. Talambas does original scores and sound design for a number of films, and has recorded, produced, programmed, mastered, and arranged for a variety of local, national and international artists in a myriad of genres. Talambas consistently employs technology, improvisation and space into the pieces he composes, creating site specific, and musician specific electro-acoustic works.

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Michael Farmer
Bury Them Breathing
Michael’s work is based on recent and historical social topics such as race, war, immigration, and politics. His goal is to show the viewer an entangled web of similarities through historical and present models of social dynamics. Thus embracing the viewers gaze, warming them up to the cold world that exists around them.
Downstairs Project Space
An exhibition curated by Clint Bargers
Upstairs Project Space
Arbitrary Ambition – curated by

Rachel Livedalen
Works by Michelle Bonilla, Nicole Bosley, Carlee Cox, Sam Granado, Joelle Nagy and Olivia Nucci.

Arbitrary Ambition uses traditional craft techniques in order to subvert stereotypical ideas of gender.  Embroidery, crochet, and domestic objects are used as a means to discuss the problematic associations of craft and femininity.  Stereotypically a site of feminine production and labor, craft is devalued within the art market and thus occupies a lower position within the cultural hierarchy.  This show aims to elevate the position of craft through its interdisciplinary use, shift in scale, and aggressive attitude.  The artists featured in the exhibition are all undergraduate students at TCU enrolled in the course, Feminist Concepts and Strategies in Studio Art.

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500X April 9th Openings

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April Member’s Solo Shows
 
April 9th – May 1st, 2016
Opening Reception April 9th, 2016 | 7-10 pm
A show featuring the work of:
Justin Strickland
Kate Colin
Sheryl Anaya
Kalee Appleton
500X Gallery, 500 Exposition Ave., Dallas, TX 75226   500X.org

Justin Strickland
Content Drought
A meditation on our tendency to repackage old content as new experiences to feed our ever-growing need to consume media.
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Kate Colin
Spontaneous Symmetry

Spontaneous Symmetry is a group of paintings that suggest a twisted theory of everything, where a fragmented space exists in various states of activity. Disparate layers of media expose paint washes, graphite drawing, and soft brushwork. Each painting integrates an underlying axis of symmetry while subsequent layers of contrasting shape and color negate the initial simplification. This process-driven work seeks unification of oppositional elements.

Sheryl Anaya
Double/Standard

Double/Standard is an exhibition of photographs and site specific fiber installation.

Kalee Appleton
Surrounds
Surrounds: Viewers of photographs, particularly in today’s digital era, approach photographs with an air of skepticism. One of the most prevalent photographic techniques in the aid of this deceptive practice is the photographic backdrop, popular among pedestrian photography studios for decades. The photographs of idealized landscapes and utopian worlds become objects of transportation, portraying the subject in a halfheartedly illusionary light. These objects, used overtime begin to gain history of their own, due to mass production and repetitive use. Surrounds examines this history and transforms the photographic backdrop into something that it was never meant to be, a subject. By incorporating hints of photographic studio equipment and digital aesthetic fads, like repetitive gridded imagery on computer desktops, digital editing tools, nostalgia aids in creating a new history for the backdrop.
Project Spaces
 

 
Member’s Space
 
Rachel Livedalen
GRLPWR
 
GRLPWR is a group exhibition focusing on contemporary feminism, girlhood, and the impact of the 1990s Girl Power movement.  The works consider empowerment, but also kitsch femininity, and the overlap of the two.  Curated by Rachel Livedalen, the show includes the work of Jenny Harp, Gabrielle Roth, Hayley Fowler, Ashley Heber, and Breanne Trammell.
Downstairs Project Space
Clint Bargers

That the moon is full and white as barred teeth, that the sage and yucca cast weird chthonic shadows

An installation involving video, sound and sculptural benches. Video by Clint Bargers, sound by Serpicos Son and title by Justin Cunningham.
 
Upstairs Project Space
Kato Bentley
Making Marks

Making Marks: the rhetoric of design and design of writing is an attempt to reframe the discussion about writing, design, and imagination as it relates to our impulse to narrate experiences and ideas. It is a collection of images, texts, and processes curated by Michael Schueth and Jennifer Seibert as a collection of different artists, designers, authors, and makers investigating how image and text collide.

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500X Solo Member Show opens Jan. 9

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January Solo Member Show | Opening Jan. 9th

500X January Solo Member Shows

January 9 – Jan 31, 2016
Opening January 9, 2016 | 7-10 pm

A show featuring the work of:

Clint Bargers
Bernardo Cantu
Jose Rueben Melendez
Jennifer Seibert
Project Spaces:

Upstairs Project Space:
New Works: a collaboration of string and shapes
Sheryl Anaya and Randy Guthmiller

Members Space:
Kalee Appleton and Glenn Rust

Downstairs Project Space:
A collaboration between Dru B Shinin and M. Kate H. Shark
Featuring Greg Shark

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500X Gallery | 500 Expositon Ave. | Dallas | TX | 75226 http://www.500x.org/

 

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