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.