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

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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.


EXTENDED! December 8, 2018 - January 6, 2019

everything that was and everything that could be

Sheryl Anaya and Dannie Liebergot

Downstairs Project Space

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“everything that was and everything that could be” show info:

“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.