Return to Narrative Nov. 2-24

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Opening November 2nd   7:00-10:00 PM

The work of Colette Copeland, Michael Francis, Chancellor Page and Giovanni Valderas embraces the oldest and most universal form of communication— storytelling. Working in a variety of media, each artist employs strategies of experimental or non-linear narrative to examine issues surrounding identity, history, and culture.

Colette Copeland’s videos uncover hidden histories, merging the past and present.  She is premiering four new works including the final two videos from Reflections from the Gallows series, as well as a work filmed at Eastham Prison Farm in Lovelady Texas.

Michael Francis paints fictitious worlds, creating representations from abstracted images. He derives his mark making technique from traditional Eastern ink drawings, yet references digital technologies.

Chancellor Page’s recent drawings and paintings evoke pervasive unavailability and isolation. His ongoing investigation into the loss of identity transitions from last season’s work about desire and healing to images of fear and inundation.

Giovanni Valderas’ mixed media paintings address his personal culture and history. Borrowing the frayed elements of the piñata, his work explores materiality, process and the tattered relationships of his Guatemalan ancestry.

Together the artists’ works provide a conduit for cultural memory, questioning how we engage in acts of story telling and remembrance.

 

Colette Copeland, Eastham Prison Farm, HD video, 2 minutes, 2012

 

Michael Francis, Beth's Bridge, 28 1/4" x 18 1/2", acrylic on paper, 2013

 

Chancellor Page, It will swallow you whole. You who are not you. You echo the perverse and profound, Color Pencil 28"x 40", 2013

 

Giovanni Valderas, Mystical Barbarism, Mixed Media on Paper, 2013

 

 

ALSO IN 500X THIS MONTH

Downstairs Project Space: 100x100 International Video Festival

Upstairs Project Space: The Junior Ward

Also on display: A Collaborative sculptural video installation by Giovanni Valderas' Mountainview College Design students and Colette Copeland's Richland College Digital Video students.

Student Discount - October 11-27

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Fall is here and it's time for mid-semester reviews. We put out an open call to Texas art students to show what they have been making.

Chosen from 110 different entrants from around DFW and the state, this year's jurors have chosen the best of the best.

Come and see what these young up-and-comers can do. Who knows... You might catch a glimpse into the future of the Dallas art scene?

 

The show will run from Oct.11th to Oct.27th , with a reception on Friday the 11th from 7:00-10:00 PM.

This year’s jurors are LauraLee Brott, Jessica Iannuzzi Garcia and Lisa Hees from the McKinney Ave. Contemporary in Dallas, Texas. Also known as The MAC, it is a nonprofit organization that stands as a Dallas advocate for creative freedom offering the opportunity for experimentation and presentation of art in all disciplines. It supports the emerging and established artist’s role in society by providing a forum for critical dialogue with their audiences. This relationship is cultivated through education and innovative programming.

Continue reading for more information on each individual juror.

LauraLee Brott is the Development Coordinator at The McKinney Avenue Contemporary in Dallas, Texas. She lived abroad in Germany and Saudi Arabia before moving to Dallas in 2000. LauraLee received her bachelors in Interdisciplinary Arts and Design Studies from the University of North Texas in 2010. She is currently studying for her Masters in Art History, with a focus on medieval art, at the University of North Texas. LauraLee is a member of a graduate research team from UNT who will be publishing a volume of scholarship garnered from a trip to the abbey in Maillezais, France. She is a committee member for DCAC’s 2013 Art for Advocacy and has previously worked as a Programming Coordinator for Art This Week. LauraLee is also a contributing artist for an online art collective, womanorial. LauraLee has juried two previous exhibitions, at the Visual Arts Guild of Frisco and for Booker T. Washington’s sponsored exhibit, Young American Talent.

Jessica Iannuzzi Garcia joined The McKinney Avenue Contemporary as Development Coordinator in 2010 until 2013. She currently serves as The MAC’s web manager as well as committee member on The MAC PAC (Professionals + Artists Collective). In July 2012, Jessica co-founded the website womanorial.com, an online platform claiming a mobile space for artists who contemplate the ever-changing concept of the feminine. (wo)manorial has featured four online exhibitions and a physical show at the Goss-Michael Foundation in February 2013. Jessica was originally trained as an artist and graduated from Parsons The New School of Design in 2010 with a concentration in photography.

Lisa Hees was born and raised in Houston, Texas, moving to Dallas in 2005. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Art History from the University of Texas at Arlington in December of 2009. In her undergraduate studies she was recognized with an award for “Outstanding Senior in Art History Research” by Robert Hower, Chair of the UT Arlington Art and Art History department. Lisa is currently Executive Director at The MAC is involved with community based projects and organizations including the Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center and the Dallas Art Dealers Association. Recently, Lisa was a selected Juror at the Visual Arts Guild of Frisco and the Business Council for the Arts annual On My Own Time art show.

500X Members Show Kick Starts 2013-2014 Season.

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DALLAS, Texas (Aug, 2013) – The members of 500X Gallery have locked up their summer homes, landed their private planes and docked their yachts for the summer, ready to get a jump start on this year’s exciting exhibition calendar! Consider this a tasting menu of what is to come. So get out and check out what Texas’ oldest artist run gallery space has to offer.

Presenting new work from everyone, the Members Show provides a great example of the varying mediums and styles that are present within the group. From painting to photography to conceptual art, 500X is ready to show why it has been around for so long. And why it is here to stay. So you better get used to it.

The current list of 500X members includes (in alphabetical order): Bernardo Cantu, Colette Copeland, Diane Durant, Michael Francis, Timothy Harding, Clayton Hurt, Joel Kiser, Shelby David Meier, Bruce Monroe, Chancellor Page, Elaine Pawlowicz, Irby Pace, John Alexander Taylor, and Giovanni Valderas.

The gallery will hold an opening Saturday Sept. 7

Exposition Ave., Dallas, TX 75226. Regular gallery hours are from 12:00 PM – 5:00PM on Saturdays and Sundays, or by special appointment.

 

 

P.S. We will be accepting submissions for our annual college expo starting September 1st. Get your images ready. Don't worry... We will remind you again.

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The Color Black: A Conversation In Three Parts

May 11 - June 2, 2013

The Color Black:

A Conversation In Three Parts 

L.E. Doughtie

Diane Durant

Timothy Harding 

Opening Saturday May 11, 2013 7-10PM

 

Diane Durant 

(image detail) That was just a rumor (2011), gelatin silver contact print, 6x6".

New installations by Diane Durant use photographs, texts, and objects to construct both stable and unstable narratives. These "true stories" retell experiences from the artist's past and explore ideas of memory, double literacy, and the veracity of the photographic image within a narrative sequence.  

Timothy Harding

(image detail) Graphite, Canvas, Stretcher, 2012, graphite on canvas.

New works by Timothy Harding act as moments that have been dislocated from their source. Through reference to recognizable but otherwise unknown subjects, these drawings challenge the viewer's understanding of perceived reality by existing somewhere between fact and fiction.

L.E. Doughtie

(image detail) Untitled, 2013, Ink on paper, 60x83''.

New drawings by L.E. Doughtie are an investigation into scale, constructed with consuming and meticulous mark.

 

In the Project Spaces

Downstairs-

Phoenix 

Kandice Davis and Chancellor Paige

 Upstairs-

Connecting Vision 

John Alexander Taylor and Arthur Fields

Joel Kiser & Jonathan Snow

Opening Saturday April 13, 2013 7-10PM   

April 13 - May 5 2013

Downstairs Gallery

Joel Kiser

Tales from the Frying Pan

 

Joel Kiser's current body of work explores traditional cast narratives or "kitschoclasms" as he calls them.  These works are born from the insights and lunacies of Mad Magazine, National Lampoons, and the Weekly World News genre of thought.  Joel finds these kitsch objects or characters waiting for him to be repurposed using the surface vocabulary of 1980's fanboy culture.   From the cast forms Joel charges these cast vignettes with the old genre of "tall tale" fables whose residue boils down to an experiment with the "National Inquirer" laboratory of meaning, where the fuzzy boundaries separating reality from representation are constantly being redrawn.

Jonathan Snow

Steps in the Continuum

con·tin·u·um - A continuous sequence in which adjacent elements are not perceptibly different from each other, although the extremes are quite distinct.

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Candace Hicks

Common Threads 

Upstairs Gallery

 

Taking note of coincidences is akin to the kind of observation a landscape or portrait artist practices.  Thus, my observations take the form of hand-stitched texts that I call Common Threads.   Sewing every line, letter, and illustration in the books enhances their status as objects.   By laboring over a dime store composition book, painstakingly recreating it by hand, I have found a way to express the insignificant as potentially philosophical.  Just as a landscape or portrait painter's observations allow them to reproduce a version of reality, my scrutiny of repetition creates a narrative that navigates fictional universes.

 

Studying coincidence led me to other speculative areas of science and the paranormal.  My work customarily explores the aesthetic and narrative possibilities of crop circles, secret societies, and alchemy.  This interest in pseudoscience developed into an alternate version of string theory to explain the occurrence of coincidence.  Most of my projects take the form of books or series of prints as each represents an inquiry or sustained reflection on a given subject.  Like the patterns the covers of composition notebooks, patterns in fictional universes can go unnoticed without the care of sustained scrutiny.  I just happen to be the one paying attention.

 

Candace Hicks, String Theory Volume II, 2012, artists' book

 

In the Project Spaces- 

Downstairs- 

Material + Structure

An installation of curious, ferrous metallurgy by John Robert Craft

Presented by Joel Kiser 

What would we all would experience if we could shrink down 

small enough to walk amongst the microscopic structures 

of steel's atomic components?  

Upstairs-  

The Landscape is Motorized

A collaboration between Timothy Harding & Gregory Ruppe

Deriving its name from Jameson’s thoughts on consumer society and notions of false realisms, THE LANDSCAPE IS MOTORIZED exists somewhere between experimental place making and dimensional exploration.

Nate Glaspie, Shelby David Meir, & Shayne Murphy at 500x

Opening Saturday March 9, 2013 7-10PM

Nate Glaspie & Shelby David Meier

March 9 - April 7 2013

Downstairs Gallery

Prop 65 Warning

Artists Nate Glaspie and Shelby David Meier address issues of consumption and waste within contemporary culture. Influenced by vacuum-form packaging designs, Glaspie's new series Prop 65,re-constructs the integrity of unnoticed designers within corporate America.

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Surrogate Icons and Activities

Referencing multiple subjects surrounding popular culture and art history, Meier's work Surrogate Icons and Activities creates a conceptual web centered around technology, consumption and originality.

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Shayne Murphy

Fever Dreaming 

Upstairs Gallery

Shayne Murphy's paintings incorporate the figure within invented and ambiguous spaces to invoke a sense of exploration and discovery. The relationship between the figures and the spaces they occupy take on the role of a transient, protector, destroyer, or remain obscured. Fusing figurative realism with linear abstraction, Murphy seeks to create a hyper-reality that acts as a manifestation of the real and imagined. He is interested in humankind's innate curiosity of the unknown and our desire for escapism.

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Shayne Murphy - Surfacing, 2013, Oil on panel, 62" x 48"

In the Project Spaces-

Downstairs-

Bruce Monroe

 Upstairs-  

A Collaboration with

Christine Bisetto and Sally Packard

C4 Opening Saturday January 12, 2013 7-10PM

Opening Saturday January 12, 2013 7-10PM

C4

January 12 - February 2, 2013

C4-a malleable plastic explosive; a pre-workout supplement which ignites mind and body; acronym for composition 4.

The work of Christine Bisetto, Colette Copeland, Clayton Hurt & Chancellor Page is an exhibition composed of the ideas, whether lyrical or igniting alternate realities, that address: remembrance, ephemera and happenstance (Bisetto); history, gender politics and the macabre (Copeland); the act of forgetting in relation to time and the use of symbolism (Page); struggle and humor (Hurt).

Christine Bisetto, The Ties

 

Christine Bisetto, The Ties

 

video still from Ghost of Susanna Cox, 2012

Colette Copeland, video still from Ghost of Susanna Cox, 2012

Chancellor Page with Bryan Scott, Missing 1972, Mary Trlica, digital print

Clayton Hurt, detail from BARK, 2012, mixed media

In the Project Spaces- Downstairs- Bernardo Cantu

Upstairs- Monthly Weather Review with Chief Meteorologist Harold Taft Diane Durant with Devyn Gaudet

500X presents: EXPO 2013 Juried by Iris Bechtol

It's that time again! Are you ready?

500X presents: EXPO 2013

Juried by Iris Bechtol Submission Deadline: February 1

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500X Gallery Presents:

EXPO 2013 A juried exhibition for artists in Texas Juror: Iris Bechtol February 16- March 3, 2013 Opening Reception: February 16, 7-10pm

Submission Deadline: February 1

 

About EXPO  2013

500X Gallery, Texas' oldest artist-run space, hosts one of North Texas' most anticipated annual juried competitions. 500XPO 2013 is open to all artists over the age of 18 living in Texas. All visual media are eligible, including drawing, painting, sculpture, installation and video (artist must supply all required electronic equipment).

About the juror 

Iris Bechtol is an artist, curator, and professor of art.  She was a member of 500X Gallery from 2001 - 2005.  Iris earned a BFA from the Univesity of North Texas School of Visual Arts in 2001 and an MFA in Intermedia from the University of Texas at Arlington in 2010.  Ideologically, her work is a phenomenologically induced practice of how we (I and the other) encounter and perceive the ordinary.  Her work has been featured in national and international spaces such as Lumenhouse Project in Brooklyn, NY and BLOK Gallery in Belgrade, Serbia.  Iris is currently the Gallery Director of the Eastfield College Art Galleries and Coordinator of the Permanent Art Collection.

The Rules

*To submit work, please visit http://500x.slideroom.com

*The exhibition is open to all artists over the age of 18 living in Texas.

*The entry fee is $30 for up to 3 images (includes details of work).

*All visual media are eligible, including drawing, painting, sculpture, installation and video (artist must supply all required electronic equipment).

*Artists will be notified via email Wednesday, February 7 by 8pm if the work has been accepted into the exhibition. If you do not receive an email, your work has not been accepted.

The Exhibition

*Work must be exhibition ready (with securely attached D-rings, cleats, etc). Works without hanging hardware will be rejected, not included in the exhibition, and there will be no refund of the entry fee. *Complex installations will be considered only if the artist is available to install. *Securely label each work with your name, title of work, media, dimensions, date of execution, and price.You will be asked to fill out a form with this information for our records again on site. *The gallery retains a 30% commission on all artwork sold during the exhibition.

Calendar

January 1-February 1: Submission of work online at http://500x.slideroom.com February 7 : Accepted artists notified by 8pm February 9 & 10, 2-5pm: Artists drop-off work February 16 : EXPO Opens (Opening Reception: 7-10pm that evening) March 3 : Exhibition Ends March 4 & 5, 2013, 5-7pm: Artists Pick-Up Work

Opening December 1, 2012 7-10PM

December 1-January 6, 2012

In the Downstairs Main Gallery

Elaine Pawlowicz  & Irby Pace

Elaine Pawlowicz, Rainbow Roots

A Rock in the Sky

A series of oil paintings by Elaine Pawlowicz reinterpreting images found in nature located the bottom of the world and responding to the phenomena of gravity, attachment, suspension, and vertigo.

 

Irby Pace, Red Pop

POP!

With Pop! I am creating a new way to view the traditional landscape through photography. I am painting the sky with clouds of colored smoke which are released via canisters that I am levitating into the physical space. 

500X Presents

In the Upstairs Gallery

White Lie

Benjamin Terry

Goodbye To Sleep, 60" x 80", mixed media on panel

Working with memory, fantasy, dreams and time, I create narrative sequences that reflect on internal conflict, self-doubt, ulterior motives and emotional trauma. The complexity of relationships with loved ones serve as a constant resource for narrative content. Like a memory or dream, parts of those stories become blurred or fragmented, and the original thought is always transformed. Each painting's evolution, whether through multiplicity, incompleteness or obliteration implies that my subjects are odd fragments of a half-forgotten memory.

In the Project Spaces- 

Downstairs-

All in All Jonathan Snow  

Upstairs-

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Matthew Clark, Clayton Hurt, Tiffany Wolf

November 3-25, 2012 Bruce Monroe, Michael Francis, Bernardo Cantu, John Alexander Taylor

500x Presents

FOUR INTO ONE

November 3-25, 2012

Bruce Monroe             Michael Francis Bernardo Cantu     John Alexander Taylor
Opening Reception November 3, 7 - 10 pm

Buste, Screenprint, 2012
Bruce Monroe-
AIDS forms the core of my being and therefore the core source of much of my work. Much of my imagery alludes to a physical "safety net" that my doctor once warned me could only take so much of a beating before it failed and led to a cascading fall in health.  With each cut I make in my work, I attempt to reconstruct the destruction of the body -- seeking the failure point of the material -- following with reinforcement to shore up and reconstitute the self.  The resulting end is an embodied labyrinth of the myriad paths that anyone with a disease must follow to achieve a form of stasis within their own bodies and in the world.
 

Bruce Monroe

Group Entering the Woods, oil on linen

Michael Francis
This work explores the fringes of our constructed world; spaces where nature begins to reclaim forgotten areas. Showing cycles of life, death and rebirth in dreamlike scenes that fade in and out of our consciousness.
 
On Stage

eso eso eso, mixed media

Bernardo Cantu-
Bernardo navigates between the spaces of: 2d and 3d, fabric and paint, uncertainty and certainty,  high art and low art, tex-mex border cultue and pop culture, minimal and baroque, painting and sculpture, sci fi and anthropology.
 

3 Hour Tour

John Alexander Taylor-
Peso Whistle Park
Growing up one of my favorite places was Penny Whistle Park - an indoor amusement park for children, which closed decades ago. In an effort to recall the fun-loving, exciting, colorful memories I created this work to expose my inner child through the seemingly impromptu carnivals that pop up in retail parking lots, particularly Hispanic grocery stores.  I hope the images invoke carefree memories of childhood fun.
 
In the PROJECT SPACES Downstairs- Laura Doughtie and John Nicholas Hutchings -- 
Upstairs Bradly Brown and Shelby David Meier Mercury Retrograde

NEW CROP: 2012

NEW CROP: 500X College Expo

Opening October 6, 7-10pm

Jurors: Barry Whistler and Allison V. Smith 

About NEW CROP: 500X College Expo

500X Gallery, Texas' oldest artist-run space, continues our annual juried show for college students!

Like the annual Expo juried show, NEW CROP: 500X College Expo aims to bring together artists from around the state. The exhibition offers college students an opportunity to enter into a dialogue with their Texas-based counterparts and to see work by their colleagues at other institutions. The exhibition will offer visitors an overview of the variety of perspectives that exist throughout colleges and universities in Texas.

 

Artists

Amanda Amaral

Joseph Browning

Kerry Butcher

Bryan Clocker

Hannah Corley

Sheryl  David

JoyEllis

Jarrod Estes

Morgan Everhart

Sarah Francis

Abhidnya Ghuge

Corey Gossett

Christopher Green

Laura Horner

Stefany Johnson

Kyle Jordan

Ashley Kauschinger

Kelsey Kilcrease

Hiroko Kubo

Alan Linnstaedt

Jessica Martinez

Thomas Menikos

Daniel Miller

Randall Mosman

David Namaksy

Alizsha Pennington

Jess Peri

Maria Pizzarello

Allie Regan

Milton Rodriguez

Glen Rust

Caroline Sharpless

KT Shiue

Kristina Smith

Brandon Snow

Lisa Tremaine

Mariah Tyler

Ethan Wang

Zach Welch

Kathryn  Young

Representing

University of North Texas, Stephen F. Austin State University, Texas Christian University, Texas Woman's University, Collin County Community College, University of Houston, Richland Community College, Houston Baptist University, University of Texas at Arlington, University of Dallas, and University of Texas at Tyler

 About the Jurors

Barry Whistler is the owner and director of Barry Whistler Gallery. Established in 1985 in Dallas, Texas, Barry Whistler Gallery primarily focuses on Texas artists exhibiting and selling contemporary paintings, sculptures, prints, drawings, and photography as well as installation and performance works. Represented artists from Texas include: The Art Guys, Scott Barber, Kelli Connell, Linnea Glatt, Toni LaSelle, Lawrence Lee, Michael Miller, Betsy Odom, John Pomara, Allison V. Smith, Ann Stautberg, Lorraine Tady, John Wilcox, Danny Williams; as well as Bob Wilhite and Skeet McAuley from California, and Johnnie Winona Ross from New Mexico.

The gallery has also exhibited and handles inventory by New York artists Mark Williams and Adam Raymont, Irene Roderick from Austin, Michael C. McMillen from Los Angeles, Darryl Lauster from Houston, and Kirsten Macy from Dallas.

Dallas native Allison V. Smith took her first snapshot when she was 8 years old, and she's been taking pictures ever since. After earning a degree in journalism from Southern Methodist University, she worked as a staff photographer for newspapers such as the Dallas Morning News, Fort Worth Star Telegram, and Santa Fe New Mexican. In 2003 she made the decision to become a freelance photographer, yet her photojournalism continues to make itself evident in her portraits, magazine work, and fine art work. Smith's portraits have appeared in a number of publications, including Texas Monthly, The New York Times, Dwell and the Oxford American, and her Marfa, Texas series has been exhibited in galleries in Dallas, Atlanta, Houston, and Los Angeles. The photographer wanders the world with her red Hasselblad and her two yellow Labs-Bucks and Daisy. They patiently ride to Marfa with Smith several times a year, Maine once a year, and wherever else the work takes them (37 states so far). Smith's work is in the permanent collection at the Dallas Museum of Art, Museum of Fine Art in Houston and private collections in Dallas, Los Angeles, and Moscow. She is represented by Barry Whistler Gallery in Dallas, Texas.

NEW CROP: 500X College Expo CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

NEW CROP: 500X College Expo

Opening October 6, 7-10pm

Jurors: Barry Whistler and Allison V. Smith

Submissions Deadline: Sept 23, 2012

About NEW CROP: 500X College Expo

500X Gallery, Texas' oldest artist-run space, continues our annual juried show for college students!

Like the annual Expo juried show, NEW CROP: 500X College Expo aims to bring together artists from around the state. The exhibition offers college students an opportunity to enter into a dialogue with their Texas-based counterparts and to see work by their colleagues at other institutions. The exhibition will offer visitors an overview of the variety of perspectives that exist throughout colleges and universities in Texas.

 

The Rules

  • To submit work, please visit http://500x.slideroom.com
  • The exhibition is open to all artists enrolled in college-level courses in Texas.
  • The entry fee is $30 for up to 3 images (includes details of work).
  • All visual media are eligible, including drawing, painting, photography, sculpture, installation and video (artist must supply all required electronic equipment).
  • Artists will be notified via email Friday, September 28 by 8pm if the work has been accepted into the exhibition. If you do not receive an email, your work has not been accepted.
  • All work must be picked up by October 23. $50 storage charge for work left after this date. 

The Exhibition

  • Work must be exhibition ready (with securely attached D-rings, cleats, etc). Works without hanging hardware- even if accepted by the juror- will NOT be accepted for the exhibition, and there will be no refund of the entry fee.
  • Complex installations will be considered only if the artist is available to install.
  • During drop-off, accepted entrants must show a current student ID and a printout of their Fall 2012 class schedule; there are no exceptions to this rule.
  • Securely label each work with your name, title of work, media, dimensions, date of execution, and price. You will be asked to fill out a form with this information for our records again on site.
  • The gallery retains a 30% commission on all artwork sold during the exhibition.

About the Jurors   

Barry Whistler is the owner and director of Barry Whistler Gallery. Established in 1985 in Dallas, Texas, Barry Whistler Gallery primarily focuses on Texas artists exhibiting and selling contemporary paintings, sculptures, prints, drawings, and photography as well as installation and performance works. Represented artists from Texas include: The Art Guys, Scott Barber, Kelli Connell, Linnea Glatt, Toni LaSelle, Lawrence Lee, Michael Miller, Betsy Odom, John Pomara, Allison V. Smith, Ann Stautberg, Lorraine Tady, John Wilcox, Danny Williams; as well as Bob Wilhite and Skeet McAuley from California, and Johnnie Winona Ross from New Mexico.
The gallery has also exhibited and handles inventory by New York artists Mark Williams and Adam Raymont, Irene Roderick from Austin, Michael C. McMillen from Los Angeles, Darryl Lauster from Houston, and Kirsten Macy from Dallas.
Dallas native Allison V. Smith took her first snapshot when she was 8 years old, and she's been taking pictures ever since. After earning a degree in journalism from Southern Methodist University, she worked as a staff photographer for newspapers such as the Dallas Morning News, Fort Worth Star Telegram, and Santa Fe New Mexican. In 2003 she made the decision to become a freelance photographer, yet her photojournalism continues to make itself evident in her portraits, magazine work, and fine art work. Smith's portraits have appeared in a number of publications, including Texas Monthly, The New York Times, Dwell and the Oxford American, and her Marfa, Texas series has been exhibited in galleries in Dallas, Atlanta, Houston, and Los Angeles. The photographer wanders the world with her red Hasselblad and her two yellow Labs-Bucks and Daisy. They patiently ride to Marfa with Smith several times a year, Maine once a year, and wherever else the work takes them (37 states so far). Smith's work is in the permanent collection at the Dallas Museum of Art, Museum of Fine Art in Houston and private collections in Dallas, Los Angeles, and Moscow. She is represented by Barry Whistler Gallery in Dallas, Texas.

Calendar

September 1 - September 23, 2012: Submission of work online at http://500x.slideroom.com

September 26, 2012: Accepted artists notified by 8pm

October 1 & 2, 2012, 2-5pm: Artists drop-off work

October 6, 2012: Opening Reception

October 21, 2012: Exhibition Ends

October 22 & 23, 2012, 5-7pm: Artists Pick-Up Work

OPENING Sept 8, 7-10PM Annual Member's Show

500X Annual Member Show

500X Annual Member's show

Sept 8- Sept 30 2012

Opening Sept 8, 7-10PM

500X is...

Christine Bisetto

Bernardo Cantu 

Colette Copeland 

Laura Doughtie

Diane Durant 

Michael Francis

Nate Glaspie

Tim Harding

Clayton Hurt

Joel Kiser

Shelby Meier 

Bruce Monroe

Chancellor Page 

Elaine Pawlowicz

Jonathan Snow  

John Alexander Taylor 

WE ARE

The Most Enduring Art Gallery Collective in  the State of Texas if not  

THE WORLD   

FALL 2012 Season-

Sept 8- Sept 30 Annual Member's Show

Oct 6- Oct 21  500X College Expo

Nov 3-25   Bruce Monroe and John Taylor Alexander in the Main Gallery, Michael Francis and Bernardo Cantu in the Upstairs Gallery 

                 Laura Doughtie and Shelby Meier in the Project Rooms

Dec 1-Jan 6   Elaine Pawolwicz and Chancellor Paige in the Main Gallery

                  Johnathan Snow and Clayton Hurt in the Project Rooms

June 2012 | Hot and Sweaty Open Show!!!

HOT-n-SWEATY
The Open Show!!! The HOTTEST art show in Texas!!!
500X brings back our annual non-juried show-
now with EXTRA HEAT!!!
JUNE 9-17 Opening reception June 9 7-10 PM 
Due to popular demand, 500X brings back our long-standing "open door" non-juried survey of artwork in North Texas.   Bring your work to the drop-off June 2 and 3, and 500X's crack staff of art installers will hang it in the gallery.  No muss, no fuss, no pesky rejection slips! 
It's an art free-for- all!
Entry fee- $30 for up to 3 works
Size limitations- 48" maximum on the longest side
Drop-off dates- June 2 and 3, 2 to 5pm

Pick-up dates- June 23 and 24, 2 to 5pm
All work must have adequate hanging hardware- wire or D-rings, works that are not fit for display will not be accepted. Pedestals available first-come first-serve. All media accepted, video/sound/electronic works must have all equipment provided by artist. 30% commission on all sales. All participating artists must sign the contract stipulating the full terms of exhibition in the gallery. 

May 2012 | Christine Bisetto, Tiffany Wolf, Trish Igo and Jill O'Brien

500X Gallery Presents

May 5 - May 27, 2012

Opening May 5, 2012 7-10PM  

 

In the Main Gallery-

Christine Bisetto and Tiffany Wolf present 

Crushes

 

 

New work by Christine Bisetto and Tiffany Wolf explores infatuations both material and immaterial by focusing on the idea of the crush which brings out insecurities, creates physical power over structure, commands incredible acts of bravery and has the ability to reach the depths of sorrow all with a modicum of lightheartedness and glee.

 

 

In the Upstairs Gallery-

Creature Comfort 

Trish Igo and Jill O'Brien

 

Animal philosophies are rife with contradictions brought about by our childhood idolatry of animals and our societal use and slaughter of animals.  Commixing these extremes, Trish Igo and Jill O'Brien create a dreamlike exposé of our haunted relationships to animals. Igo and O'Brien work collaboratively in mixed media to compose vignettes with animals and coveted objects to construct situations that provoke reflection on the subjective and selective ways that people view animals.

 

 

In the Project Spaces-

Downstairs- 

Tails of the Exotica

Organized by Clayton Hurt and Elaine Pawlowicz

The purpose of the use of the downstairs project space is to promote awareness and responsibility about the personal ownership of exotic animals in the United States.

In response the surreal incident of the mass release and escape of large exotic animals in Muskingum County, Ohio in 2011 and countless other stories in the news about the confiscation of dangerous and illegally smuggled wild animals, artists were invited to submit their visual interpretations of the personal ownership of exotic animals as pets in a 10"x10"x10" format. 

 

Upstairs-

Frame Count

Timothy Harding and Christopher Blay

 

Frame count is an installation that talks about the construction of images. The appearance is reminiscent of a film editing room and re-contextualizes movies and color slides as a way of talking about how fragile meaning becomes when images are out of context. The viewer is invited to create their own narratives by advancing slides that interact with still frames, which themselves interact with movie posters.

 

2012-2013 Season May 1 - Deadline for Membership and Upstairs Gallery Applications

 

 

Show your work in Texas' oldest artist-run space!

500X GALLERY MEMBERSHIP FOR THE 2012-2013 SEASON, DUE DATE IS MAY 1.

 

500X members are responsible for maintaining and running the gallery. Member Duties: * Monthly Dues * Working During Show Openings * Gallery Sitting (during open hours) * Attendance of All Member Meetings

Member Benefits: * Monthly Showing in the Members Gallery * 2 or 3 Person Show in the Main Gallery (once per year) * Associating with Fellow 500X Members * DFW Art World Connections

Send submissions to: 500X Gallery 500 Exposition Ave. Dallas, TX 75226

FOR MORE INFO, VISIT: http://www.500x.org/?page_id=6

Show your work in Texas' oldest artist-run space!

EXHIBITION PROPOSALS: UPSTAIRS GALLERY FOR THE 2011-2012 SEASON, DUE DATE IS MAY 1.

Upstairs Gallery shows are one month long and run concurrently with the Main Gallery. Applicants need to submit a portfolio on a CD-ROM.

Portfolio Contents: * 20 Images of Recent Work (.jpeg) * Resume * Artist's Statement * Proposal of the Show's Theme

Fees: * Rent: $500 * Refundable Deposit: $150

Applications are due May 1, 2011. If the submission is accepted, a contract will be discussed.

We recommend that applicants bring submissions to the gallery in person during regular gallery hours or during an opening reception. Submissions by mail will also be accepted.

Send submissions to: 500X Gallery 500 Exposition Ave. Dallas, TX 75226

FOR MORE INFO, VISIT: http://www.500x.org/?page_id=6

March 2012 | Scott Hilton, Michael Francis, Laura Doughtie and Nick Hutchings

500x Gallery Presents:

Opening Reception: March 10th, 7-10pm

In the Main Gallery-
On the Nature of Things : Photographs by Scott M Hilton

The words text and texture share a common latin root- TEXO- to weave; to braid together; to construct with elaborate care.

 This surprising, yet intuitively clear bond of meaning, serves as the central metaphor for this suite of photographs. Language and sensation- the textual and the textural- are processes of pattern perception. Meanings are woven from words just as lived experience is interlaced with bodily feeling. To me, the hand-made, physical photographic image is the ideal way to express how concepts have a tactile presence because they are woven...

 

Mini Retrospective 2002-2012 : Michael Francis

"to see a world in a grain of sand and a heaven in a wild flower,

hold infinity in the palm of your hand and eternity in an hour"

                                                                       -William Blake

I strive for the type of sentimentality that exists in old photos, faded tapestries, and worn out prints.  This literal wear of time acts as a filter, which creates idiosyncratic qualities, transforming the scene while referring to an inner domain of images. Each setting embodies individual qualities, creating a sense specific to the location depicted.  However, the scene is not developed the same way one would if they were actually standing there; instead it is painted to be reminiscent of the experience through various states of one's mind.  Objects approximate their essential tones and surfaces so that their real and abstract properties can coexist.

 

In the Upstairs Gallery-

(...)  :Laura Doughtie and John Nicholas Hutchings

Heidegger writes, "A space is something that has been made room for--something with boundaries. A boundary is not that at which something stops but is that from which something begins its presence."

In this two-person show the artists Laura Doughtie and John Nicholas Hutchings respond to the conscious awareness of presence within the aesthetic experience.  

Doughtie creates drawings of minimal organic forms. These drawings are constructed with a consuming and meticulous mark, reflecting her inclination toward minimal aesthetics and biomorphic patterns. Her work is set in the process of an obsessive-compulsive movement, elemental in its repetition, until it fills the surface with variations. These variations are created through moments of failure instigated by the pen and fatigue.

Hutchings' work focuses an awareness of the tension within the liminal space between the artwork and the conscious presence of the viewer. Liminality can be defined in the body of work as the threshold or the space of passage. His artistic practice, similar to the Haiku, is to remove the superfluous elements within the work to speak in a more succinct voice. By distilling the aesthetic experience he creates a space where the viewer can be still and reflect on their presence in relation to the artwork and thus the liminal or in-between space is filled with the perception of the viewer.

In the Project Spaces-

Ride, Johnny, Ride: Organized by Alison Hearst and Leslie Murrell of Subtext Projects

 

Ride, Johnny, Ride features works by Ant Farm and T.R. Uthco, Paula Curran, and Kurt Mueller that each respond to the 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy in Dallas. It is an event few experienced in person, yet it is an extremely familiar topic to all Americans. Each artwork in the exhibition touches on various responses to this historical tragedy and how individuals choose to position and locate themselves within the event.

Homo Sapiens Saturniidae: Jonathan Snow and Rhiannon Davis

This collaboration is based on the idea of a collective consciousness, achieving a higher level of enlightenment through the cycle of discovery and dissemination of new knowledge. We are all innately drawn to the search for a greater understanding of our existence. Once something new is realized, others will inevitably embrace and expand upon it in their own distinctive ways.

Jonathan Snow: A first year 500X member. Sculptor who works in many different materials including wood, paper pulp and found objects. His work often combines figurative and small-scale architectural elements conveying progress as an endless cycle of construction and destruction. He holds an MFA in sculpture and an MA in art education.

Rhiannon Davis is a recent graduate of the University of North Texas with a BFA in Metalsmithing and Jewelry. Her work is mostly functional or wearable and inspired by those close to her. Asymmetry and repetition are prominent elements throughout her work.

 

500XPO 2012

500X Gallery Presents:

500XPO

Juror: Aaron Parazette

February 18- March 4

500XPO is our annual juried exhibition highlighting the best of up-and-coming artists in Texas.  Here's your chance to discover someone before they are internationally famous!

This year's 500XPO artists are:

John Aasp

Joshua Banks

Willie Baronet

Michael Blair

Jeff Bradley

Lindsey Brown

John Calabrese

Jim Clement

Kristen Cochran

Kenneth Collins

Jack Cornell

Carrie Crumbley

Andrew Currey

Jose Dominguez

Kathleen Donovan

Kathryn Falvo

Cydney Ferguson-Brey

Jessica Fuentes

Jonathan Garcia

Devyn Gaudet

Lori Giesler

Timothy Griffin

Steve Hamilton

Blake Hampton

Jessica Hargrave

Stuart Hausmann

Ayesha Hayat

Lauren Herbst

Amy Herzel

Ronnit Ilan

Shawn Jackson

Alison Jardine

Graham Jones

Kelsey Kilcrease

Matthew Koons

Philip Lambert

Travis LaMothe

Seth Lawrence

Matthew Lee

Tsun-Chuan Liang

Kristin Lockhart

Lucas Martell

Nathan McGuire

Oscar Mejia

Thomas Menikos

Nathan Milas

Ashley Milow

Tiffany Milow

Mark Mueller

Shayne Murphy

Anh-Thuy Nguyen

Brandon Nichols

Irby Pace

Ricardo Paniagua

Alizsha Pennington

Simone Riford

Andrew Riggins

Evett Rolsten

Jessica Sailors

Timothy Seifert

Janan Siam

Kristina Smith

Olivia Smith

Kent Sollenberger

Alison Starr

Frank Tringall

Magan VanGroll

Michael Westfried

Tori Whitehead

Kristen Works

Michael Wynne

 

About the Juror

Aaron Parazette was born in Ventura, CA and holds an MFA in Painting from the Claremont Graduate University. He is currently an Associate Professor of Art at the University of Houston. Parazette's distinctions include a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship and an Artadia Fund for Art and Dialogue Award. His work has been exhibited in numerous national and international venues, including Marlborough Chelsea in New York, Mark Moore in Los Angeles, The Suburban in Chicago, Gregory Lind in San Francisco, the Contemporary Arts Museum in Houston, and at the 2009 Armory Show and 2006 Art Basel Miami art fairs. In Dallas, he is represented by Talley Dunn, and recently completed a show of paintings at the Dallas Contemporary.

500x EXPO 2014

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The 500X EXPO is a juried exhibition open to any artist within Texas.

Artists may enter up to 3 images/videos (including details) for a total submission fee of $30.

This year’s juror is Gabriel Ritter, The Nancy and Tim Hanley Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art, he assumed the role at the Dallas Museum of Art in May 2012. Gabriel Ritter's full bio is available here

Delivery of work is the responsibility of the artist and must be delivered on the designated dates, unless special arrangements are made. Work can be delivered on Feb. 8th or 9th between 2 PM and 5 PM. You will be notified by email or phone if your work is selected. Please do not try to contact anyone if you do not receive any notice.

The opening will be Feb. 15, from 5-8 PM

The show runs from Feb. 15 - Mar. 2