Hot and Sweaty 2019: The Open Show

June 8 - 23, 2019


Hot and Sweaty 2019: The Open Show

June 8 - 23, 2019

The opening reception is Saturday, June 8th from 7-10 pm. 

500X opened up its doors to anyone who delivered their artwork to our gallery over the past weekend. Now the gallery is packed with all kinds of work from all around the metroplex. Come by the gallery from 7-10 pm on Saturday, June 8th for the opening reception! We hope to see you there!

40 Years Later

William Hall

Upstairs Gallery

May 11- June 2, 2019


William Hall Statement: My extremely textural work is process driven, a streamlined investigation of the natural mechanics that form fossils or sedimentary rock. I am intrigued by the fact that their formation is not governed by design but almost totally by random factors such as the passage of time, decay, erosion and regeneration. Chance is a major factor in all evolution, but its mechanism is very slow. My technique mimics this process but speeds it up and gives it free rein. I sculpt in wax and then make a casting in pigmented grout. Working almost blind and backwards, each layer obscures the previous one. When removed from the mold, the image is in reverse with the layers that were applied first and hidden, now visible on the surface. Inspired by the marks of burrowing insects and imprints of ancient plant and animal life, as well as found objects and modern refuse, the work makes a relevant anthropological statement for present day and future contemplation. I am intrigued by the ambiguity of my initial concepts in relation to their fruition and the unpredictable consequences of my actions and decisions. Each piece is a valuable and exciting learning experience and a new step in the evolution of my personal creative process.


Step 1 | Paso 1

L. Hernandez Walls

Main Gallery - Downstairs

May 11- June 2, 2019


Step 1 | Paso 1, the most recent body of work by the artist L. Hernandez Walls, combines drawing, photocopy, archived sound, and everyday objects in a meditation on acts of tenderness and their ultimate significance.


A Life After

Ross Faircloth

Main Gallery

May 11- June 2, 2019


A Life After

After my grandfather passed away I was given his collection of family photos via 35mm slides and a few boxes of his art materials.  My grandfather went to art school in the 50’s and worked at a commercial printing company (Broadnax Printing) in Dallas, Tx for most of the time I knew him.  Growing up, I was always amazed at his skill with an airbrush, pencil, paint and carpentry and through him I developed my sense of craftsmanship and taking pride in ones work.  Upon receiving the 35mm slides and tackle box of art supplies I immediately felt the weight of keeping these memories alive. Within the history of photography, specifically around the turn of the century a style of photography known as momento mori became popular.  The phrase is latin and means ‘remember that you will die’, these images were usually of children but could be of anyone and were taken after the person had passed away. With that idea in mind I grouped and photographed the objects my grandfather left me from an overhead POV with very even and flat lighting to preserve the objects as true to form as possible.  I shot them using a large format film camera and used archival methods in printing them to ensure their life as long as possible. I also took this opportunity to collaborate with him through creating diptychs with his images and became his printer in making the color prints on Fuji-instant film.


A Study in Symmetry

Ashley Whitt and Rachel Fischer

Downstairs Project Space

May 11- June 2, 2019


A Study in Symmetry, a two-person exhibition by Rachel Fischer and Ashley Whitt, explores familiar experiences through pattern and repetition. For Whitt and Fischer, these repetitions search for a sense of stability that they seek during personal upheavals stemming from their families. The artists use drawing, photography, and various visual parameters to explore the complicated mix of emotion and tension that each of their experiences entail.

Rachel Fischer’s work documents imagery from her daily life as a record of major life shifts, including the birth of her first child and a move cross-country. Symmetry and pattern recur in intimately scaled drawings that symbolize transformations of familiar life. Ashley Whitt’s work explores familial dysfunction through manipulated gelatin silver prints and solvent transfers. The wallpaper of her childhood home serves as a symbol for addiction, repeating patterns, and decay. These images attempt to exert some control over chaotic and futile situations. The semblances of domesticity that emerge in each artist’s work compress past and present, serving as a record for what was and defining what will be on their own terms.

A Study in Symmetry is on view at 500X Gallery from May 11-June 2, 2019. The opening reception is Saturday, May 11th from 7-10 pm.


May 11 - June 2, 2019


Emmar Grant

Downstairs Back Gallery


Desks is an exhibition that combines projection mapping and installations by Emmar Grant. It contemplates the nature of work, working hours, and the parallels between workspaces. Three desk reliefs are mapped with video projection, and tell stories about different types of work, presenting small movies outside the confines of a screen. All of them are point-of-view focused, giving the sense of being within this daily loop. The artist's intention is to create multi-modal projections that capture the mundane, the projected roles, and melancholy of work.


April 13, 2019 - May 5, 2019


Ashley Whitt

Main Gallery- Downstairs

13, 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.


April 13, 2019 - May 5, 2019

We’re only gonna die…

Justin Strickland

Main Gallery - Downstairs


We’re only gonna die…

New works by Justin Strickland


April 13, 2019 - May 5, 2019

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.


April 13, 2019 - May 5, 2019

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.


April 13, 2019 - May 5, 2019


Alex McKenzie, Curated by Blake Weld

Upstairs Project Space


A signal is an uncertain proposal, not in its content but if and by whom it will be received. Its amazing all the things you can collect with the right receptacle. Data flows around us constantly bouncing off and walls an squeezing through passes, like a microscope a radio receiver makes visible that which we know is there but can’t directly experience.

Radius is an installation of new drawings and proposals for sound and transmission works conceived of during my time at Signal Culture in Owego, NY.

Bio/Artist Statement

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.


April 13, 2019 - May 5, 2019

Tacile Nostalgia

Michelle Gonzales and Richie Pena

Upstairs Project Space



Michelle Gonzales / Richie Pena


April 13, 2019 - May 5, 2019

lean in: an ever-softening gap

Kayla Seedig

Downstairs Back Gallery


This is 40: 500X Celebrates 40 Years

Main Gallery and Upstairs Gallery

March 16- April 7, 2019

The 2018-2019 season marks the 40th anniversary of 500X Gallery, the oldest artist-run cooperative in the state of Texas. Over the years, 500X Gallery has become an incubator for emerging artists, a space for experimentation and new ideas with its members committed to this ongoing mission. In the exhibition, This is 40, fifty-six gallery alumni from 1978 – 2018 come together to share their latest works and celebrate the legacy of this long-standing Dallas institution.

This is 40 runs from March 16 through April 7, 2019 at 500X Gallery. The opening reception is March 16th from 7-10 pm. Artist talks will take place on March 16th from 6-7 pm, March 24th from 2-3 pm, and March 30th from 2-3 pm (artists to be announced).

This is 40 Participating Artists:

Frances Bagley

Tom Orr

Vincent Falsetta

Randall Garrett

Dorothy Duvall

Pauline Hudel Smith

Bryan Florentin

William Hall

Natalie Macellaio

Lesli Robertson

Clayton Hurt

Iris Bechtol

Brennen Bechtol

James Wade

Jessica McCambly

John Oliver Lewis

Tony Schraufnagel

Anthony Wright

Tina Medina

Timothy Harding

Mirka Hokkanen

Takako Tanabe

Trish Nickell

David Szafranski

Tim Best

Brad Wehring

Michael Francis

Brian Spolans

Vance Wingate

Rosemary Meza-DesPlas

Celia Eberle

Irby Pace

Jen Rose

C.J. Davis

Tabatha Trolli

Lindsey Larsen

Steven Foutch

David Willburn

Nick Hutchings

Jennifer Seibert

Michael Furrh

Tiffany Wolf Smith

Garland Fielder

Giovanni Valderas

Diane Durant

Sheryl Anaya

Jim Burton

Clint Imboden

Jennifer Pepper

Becca Booker

Greg Metz

Kalee Appleton

Julie Libersat

Rachel Livedalen

Lynné Bowman Cravens

Scott Hilton


A Liverpool Bestiary

March 16- April 7, 2019

Downstairs Project Space


An exhibition of prints selected and curated by Neil Morris and Hannah Fray.


Noticed/Unnoticed: Emily Broussard and David Namaksy

March 16- April 7, 2019

Upstairs Project Space

Noticed/Unnoticed: An Exhibition of Artworks by Emily Broussard and David Namaksy at 500X Gallery

Emily Broussard and David Namaksy, both recent MFA graduates from Texas A&M University at Commerce, bring their divergent art practices together in the common theme of unnoticed aspects of life. Broussard’s paintings focus on the inconspicuous emotional dialogues between individuals, which she calls ‘subliminal dialogues’, and Namaksy’s sculpture focuses on banal, manmade objects that go unseen. Both artists render the idea of the unnoticed in an ‘in your face’ attitude to awaken the audience to the things that have always been right in front of them but have been unseen. They make you notice the unnoticed.


February 16, 2019 - March 10, 2019

College Expo 2019

Juror: Giovanni Valderas

Main Gallery - Downstairs

Congratulations to the exhibiting artists who were selected by our juror, Giovanni Valderas! A native of the Oak Cliff area of Dallas, Valderas is the Assistant Gallery Director at Kirk Hopper Fine Art and a visual artist. Previously he was the Gallery Director at Mountain View College. He has served as an appointee by Dallas City Council as Vice Chair of the Cultural Affairs Commission.

Valderas graduated from the College of Visual Arts & Design at the University of North Texas with a Master of Fine Arts in Drawing & Painting. After graduate school he taught at the University of North Texas, Richland, and Mountain View College. He is a former member of 500X gallery, one of the oldest co-op galleries in Texas. His artwork has been featured in the 2013 Texas Biennial, New American Paintings Magazine, issue #108 and #132, Impossible Geometries: Curated works by Lauren Haynes at Field Projects in New York City, and’s public art project in New York City. In addition, Valderas recieved a micro-grant from the Nasher Sculpture Center and the Moss/Chumley award for his proven track record as an advocate for the visual arts. Most recently, Valderas resigned his latest reappointment to the City of Dallas, Cultural Affairs Commission to run for Dallas City Council - District 1, Oak Cliff.

College Expo 2019 Selected Artists:

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


February 16, 2019 - March 10, 2019

Cut & Paste

Scott Bell

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.


February 16, 2019 - March 10, 2019

Project Barbatype

Scott Hilton and Bryan Wing (Curated by Ross Faircloth)

Downstairs Project Space


Project Barbatype (Scott Hilton and Bryan Wing) 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.


February 16, 2019 - March 10, 2019


Emily LaCour Olson, Sarah Palmeri, and Michelle Thomas Richardson

Upstairs Project Space


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.


January 12, 2019 - February 10, 2019

Places, Names, Dates

Chris Ireland

Main Gallery - Downstairs

Left to Right: 502 Park Ave,  Archival Digital Inkjet Print, 2018

Left to Right: 502 Park Ave, Archival Digital Inkjet Print, 2018

Places, Names, Dates, a solo exhibition by Chris Ireland, explores the ways everyday existence is catalogued from photo albums to social media. The inspiration behind this body of work came from the discovery of an autobiography of the artist’s deceased grandfather. Hand-typed pages, completed over several years, were stashed away in boxes with his other personal goods and mementos, about to be discarded.  Loose pages filled with fragmented thoughts, recollections, locations, and dates. So much of modern life is also recorded, often willingly, sometimes not.   What becomes of these collections?  And what are the stories that emerge from them?  Rescued from the anonymity of the pile, the pieces in this exhibition explore the fragile nature of our analog and digital archives.


January 12, 2019 - February 10, 2019

It Only Wanted to Play

Blake Weld

Main Gallery - Downstairs


With new large scale video projection pieces and kinetic sculpture, Blake Weld’s solo exhibition, “It Only Wanted to Play,” probes into the misinterpretations of autonomy of backyard apparel.

Blake Weld is an interdisciplinary artist who has become keen to the language of uncertainty. Blake has exhibited all over the country and most recently exhibited work with Art Room a non-profit gallery in Fort Worth, Texas as well as with AURORA Expanded in Dallas, Texas.


January 12, 2019 - February 10, 2019

There Will Come Soft Rains

Molly Dierks and Carlin McLellan

Downstairs Project Space


Featuring synth-pop sound environments and futuristic miniature eco-systems, There Will Come Soft Rains is acollaborative installation by interdisciplinary artist Molly Valentine Dierks and Australian sound artist, Carlin McLellan. Titled after Sara Teasdale and Ray Bradbury’s eponymous poem/short story about nature’s gentle post-apocalyptic rise, the visual and sonic scores utilize the rhythms of nature and digital technology to explore alienation and desire in the post-industrial landscape. A professor at Tarleton State University, this exhibition is an attempt to visually distill and abstracting eco-feminist theory, where-in the oppression of female/gender-queer bodies is linked to philosophy detailing a man/nature hierarchy. 


January 12, 2019 - February 10, 2019

Living in the Heap

Tatara Siegel and Becky Wilkes

Downstairs Project Space


“Living in the Heap” pairs glass master Tatara Siegel and photographer Becky Wilkes as they

explores the implications of our throwaway society through the examination of worthless

debris. Siegel’s work focuses on vision, what do we choose to see and how this influences our

choices. Wilkes studies chaos and order by collecting and photographing trash through the

lens of urban archeology, anthropology, and sociology. Together they challenge our perception

through a new and humorous exhibition.

Firmly rooted in the Fort Worth area art scene, Tatara Siegel received her BFA from UTA and her

MFA from the School for American Crafts at Rochester Institute of Technology. Her work has

been widely shown and collected. Becky Wilkes lives on Eagle Mountain Lake in Azle, TX.

Educated as a Chemical Engineer at Texas A&M, she chose to spend much of her life as a

stay-at-home mother of four children who have now blessed her with a multitude of perfectly

fantastical grandchildren. Thus began her study of chaos and order.


January 12, 2019 - February 10, 2019

Cake News

Grace Sydney Pham and Emmar Grant

Upstairs Project Space


Cake News is a new media and installation-based exhibition by Grace Sydney Pham and Emmar Grant, inspired by the ubiquity of mass media and its tendencies to subvert fourth wave feminism and obscure worldwide crises (e.g. global heating). The centerpieces of the show consist of projection-mapped video footage of staged news broadcasts upon a wedding dress and a five-tiered display cake, suggesting that the persistence of patriarchally-imposed traditional values (e.g. fixation upon marriage) diverts much-needed attention from societal and global disasters.


December 8, 2018 - January 6, 2019

Co | Action

Amie Adelman, Delaney Smith, Meg Griffiths, Amy Friend, Kelly O’Briant, Elizabeth Given, Nancy Palmeri, and Kacey Sloan

Main Gallery - Downstairs

Meg Griffiths, Sieve of the Universe, 2017

Meg Griffiths, Sieve of the Universe, 2017

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. Co | Action will be on view from December 8, 2018-January 6, 2019 at 500X Gallery. The opening reception is December 8, 2018, from 7-10 pm.

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


December 8, 2018 - January 6, 2019

Read My Mind

Taylor Barnes

Main Gallery - Upstairs


With this new body of work, Taylor continues to explore her self-expression of being a black woman in America today. In an exhibition at 500x in the Upstairs Main Gallery, “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.


December 8, 2018 - January 6, 2019

everything that was and everything that could be

Sheryl Anaya and Dannie Liebergot

Downstairs Project Space


“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.


November 10- December 2, 2018

A Place for Us

Valerie Hanks

Main Gallery - Downstairs


Valerie Hanks’ solo exhibition, A Place for Us, features new drawings & sculp- tures informed by the complex ideas surrounding place/space. Through a re- liance on drawing & sculpture & Valerie links her personal experiences of long- ing for various things such as love, truth and understanding with historical, mythical and contemporary archetypes of feminine longings found in literature,lm and life.Continuing to investigate the complexities of being human, Va- lerie’s new work reects upon memories of home & the sensation of discovering a place where something can ourish.

Valerie’s art making practice is centered around Shrinky-Dinks* {a sort of magi- cal shrinkable plastic material} which has the ability to evolve from a thin two dimensional sheet of plastic into a three dimensional object that takes up space once heat is introduced. This plastic material is put through intense stress; it con- torts, shrinks, melts and folds into itself, only then to rebound and emerge as something newer and stronger. This material has allowed Valerie’s work to investigate what it means to be human, be under stress & what it means to recover. A Place for Us maps both physical and psychological journeys navigating the space between home & longing.


November 10- December 2, 2018

Let’s Eat Baby!

Grace Sydney Pham

Main Gallery - Downstairs


Let's Eat Baby! is self-taught photographer Grace Sydney Pham's first solo show as a new member of 500X Gallery. Through still life photographs and accompanying installations, she explores the absurdity of survival and procreation. 


November 10- December 2, 2018


500X members and interns

Main Gallery - Upstairs


Just in time for the holiday, all 500x members and interns are displaying series of small works for sale in our upstairs main gallery space.  All works are specially priced for holiday shopping, and all proceeds from sales will go to 500x gallery.  Begin your holiday shopping at 500x!


November 10- December 2, 2018


Curated by 500X member Chris Ireland

Works by Derrick Burbul, Arthur Fields, Evan Maloney, and Jessica Wohl

Downstairs Project Space


Instagrammar is an exhibition of artists who have created photographic works inspired by and utilizing the Instagram social media application. Thinking beyond the standard displays of birthdays, family photos and selfies, these works were created to explore the unique possibilities that Instagram could offer as a content delivery system for creative expression.  Instagrammar, curated by Chris Ireland, opens this November at 500X Gallery in Dallas, TX and includes works by Derrick Burbul, Arthur Fields, Evan Maloney, and Jessica Wohl. 


November 10- December 2, 2018


Scott Bell and Elise Thompson

Upstairs Project Space


October 13- November 4, 2018

Expo 2018

Main Gallery - Downstairs


The 500X Gallery's annual exhibition showcasing work from visual artists all across the state of Texas returns in its 40th year, juried by Dallas art writer and curator Lee Escobedo!

This year's exhibiting artists are:

Rowen Foster, Katie Paschal, Marcelina Gonzales, Ashley Boydston, Anonymous Artist, Gibson Regester, Marriel Dennis, Narong Tintamusik, Ricardo Orozco, Joshua Bryant

A message from our guest juror:

"I have only chosen a few artists, with the intent of a small, intimate show. My curatorial focus was on portraiture and representation. I explored these two frameworks via photography, sculpture, and painting. I chose works with spiritual, vulnerable elements to them. I think in today's climate, less is more." -Lee Escobedo


October 13- November 4, 2018

Moon Tether and Bubble Raft

Molly Valentine Dierks

Main Gallery - Upstairs


Moon Tether and Bubble Raft explores the disorienting transitional experience of living in global culture  - the syncopation of moving between pristine natural environments, 'borderland' ecosystems in liminal urban areas, and the sensuous forms and products that characterize commerce in dense city environments.
The name of the exhibition originates from a species of female sea snail that attaches itself to its raft of eggs, resembling a cluster of tiny bubbles, to float - adrift at sea and governed by the pull of the moon. The sound emanating from the island ecosystems incorporate a synth-pop mash-up of music with elements of nature (running water, whale calls) and digital culture (cell phones, alarms), in music composed by Carlin McLellan for the work. 


October 13- November 4, 2018

At My Window

Parisa Nozari & Joanne Cervantes

Upstairs Project Space


 At My Window presents a selection of paintings and drawings by artists Parisa Nozari and Joanne Cervantes. 


October 13- November 4, 2018


Brooke Opie

Downstairs Project Space


OBJECTHOOD, a solo exhibition by Brooke Opie, explores the way in which personal objects, dress, and grooming inform past and present identities. Through a juxtaposition of still life and portraiture, a variety of personas are described and performed by the artist using her own objects and clothing to question the idea of unambiguous selfhood. Brooke Opie is a visual artist working primarily in photography, bookbinding, and illustration. Born in Fresno, California and currently based in Dallas, Texas, Opie received a BFA in Photography from Texas Woman’s University in 2017. Her work explores themes of performed identity, impermanence, and human behavior.


October 13- November 4, 2018

Loc Huynh: Americana Vulgaris

Reception: October 13th 7-10pm


Americana Vulgaris is a project space exhibition by Loc Huynh. These paintings can be interpreted as mean-spirited caricatures, playful light-hearted humor, or a pungent social critique, the ambiguity is the driving force of the images I create. They can be any or all of those things, but in the end, I see them as an investigation our society marred with the extenuated ugliness to show the fascinating un-gracefulness of our species.


September 8th- October 7th

Francesca Brunetti: Home Un-homey Home

Reception: September 8th 7-10pm


Home Un-homey Home is a series of illustrations made with screen printing. The illustrations depict the relationship between Italian women and the domestic environment in a way that questions the cozy and comfortable concept of home as representative of Italian culture. A sequence of events is shown in the exhibition that aims to replace the Italian idealized idea of the relationship between women and the domestic environment with a claustrophobic universe of silent melancholy.


September 8th- October 7th

Kristin Colaneri: Projected Personae

Reception: September 8th 7-10pm


The ‘Projected Personae Series’ is a collective body of work utilizing self as subject, taking on various adaptations in order to spark dialogue on issues such as race, gender, personal identity, social status and art in America.


September 8th- October 7th

Valerie Hanks and Jessica Burke: Unnamed Departures

Reception: September 8th 7-10pm


Unnamed Departures is the collective’s fourth collaborative exhibition featuring new paintings, digital drawings and a site specific installation informed by the tangled dialogue between actual and imagined memories. Candyland Art Collective, is a visual art making team consisting of founding artists/members Jessica Burke and Valerie Hanks. Candyland Art Collective’s interdisciplinary practice occasionally includes inviting guest collaborators to investigates elements of contemporary play & power, while working within a structure that incorporates the physical distance between our studios- over 1,000 miles apart.


August 18th -September 2nd

2018 Members Show

Reception: August 18th 7-10pm

The 500X Gallery will be starting its 40th year with the 2018-2019 Members Show! We are excited to showcase works by senior members Ashley Whitt, Tony Veronese, Valerie Powell, Ross Faircloth, James Talambas, Chris Ireland, Molly Dierks, Seth Lorenz, and Justin Strickland, as well as by new members Michelle Thomas Richardson, Joanne Cervantes, Scott Bell, Blake Weld, Grace Sydney Pham, and Becky Wilkes! Come have a drink and say hello! 

Saturday, August 18th, marks the opening reception for the Members Show. All works will be on display during gallery hours until Sunday, September 2nd. Gallery hours are Saturdays and Sundays from 12-5PM. 

The 500X Gallery, established in 1978, is the oldest artist-run co-op gallery in North Texas. 500X Gallery is for artists, by artists; we handle the week to week duties of operating a gallery, from curation, hanging work, PR, social media, sweeping the gallery space, bartending at receptions... etc. etc. etc.!

2018 500x Gallery Member's Exhibition, August 18 - September 2nd, 2018.  Opening Reception: August 18, 7-10 p.m.