August 19 - September 24, 2017, Reception: August 19, 7-10pm
Downstairs / Main Gallery: a hard place
Curated by Gary Farrelly + Gundula Schmitz
Matias Bechtold (DE), Oisin Byrne (UK/IRL), Laure Catugier (DE/FR), Chris Dreier (DE), EVOL (DE), Gary Farrelly (BE/IRL), Tannhäuser Tor (Alekos Hofstetter (DE) & Florian Göpfert (DE)), Christine Weber (DE), Julia Zinnbauer (DE) and Cunningham Architects (USA, TX)
A hard place, is a group exhibition of international artists who employ highly divergent strategies across a wide variety of media to respond to post-war modernism. Some adopt a caretaking posture casting themselves as faithful guardians of modernisms legacy. Others take a cynical stance and consciously disavow the naivety and idealism of post-war architecture and the progress orientated world view. And there are those stake out nuanced, idiosyncratic positions between these two poles.
Upstairs Gallery: 500X Member's Exhibition
500X is ready to start the new season with the annual members show. Welcoming the addition of it's newest members, this group of emerging Texas artists will be showcasing a range of media investigating a variety of content and formal concerns.
Kalee Appleton, Clint Bargers, Lynne Bowman-Cravens, Molly Dierks, Ross Faircloth, Chris Ireland, Steven Foutch, Julie Libersat, Seth Lorenz, Valerie Powell, Justin Strickland-Hoff, James Talambas, Tabatha Trolli, Tony Veronese, and Ashley Whitt.
As the oldest artist run co-op in Texas, the idea of collaboration, finding fresh talent and building community is what this current group hopes to continue to foster. Come out and help us kick off the 2017 season!
October 7 - November 5, 2017, Reception October 7, 7pm - 10pm
Downstairs / Main Gallery: Expo 2017
500X Gallery, Texas’ oldest, artist–run, cooperative galleries, hosts one of North Texas’ most anticipated annual juried competitions.
This years juror is Sara-Jayne Parsons. As the Director of the Art Galleries at TCU in Fort Worth, British curator Sara-Jayne Parsons drives the international vision of Fort Worth Contemporary Arts and promotes professional development of students and local artists through programming in Moudy Gallery. Her curatorial practice is informed by working in collaboration or close partnership with artists to produce new art works through commissions, exhibitions and artist residencies. Artists she has worked with in this way include John Akomfrah, Ayman Baalbaki, Sonia Boyce, Jyll Bradley, Sebastiaan Bremer, Gina Czarnecki, Hew Locke, RAWIYA, Janek Schaefer and Emily Speed. Before moving to Fort Worth in 2014 Parsons was the Exhibitions Curator at the Bluecoat in Liverpool, UK, where for eight years she produced a diverse, contemporary exhibition programme. In that time she was also a collaborative member of the curatorial team for the Liverpool Biennial (the largest international contemporary art festival in the UK) and produced notable commissioned works by Daniel Bozhkov, Khalil Rabah, The Royal Art Lodge and Ranjani Shettar. She has also published critical writing in various contemporary art magazines including Source, Art Monthly Australia and ArtLies, and has published essays in numerous exhibition catalogues.
November 11 - December 3, 2017, Reception - November 11, 7pm-10pm
Solo Exhibitions by 500X members: Valerie Powell, James Talambas, Molly Dierks & Tabatha Trolli
December 9, 2017 - January 7, 2018, Reception - December 9, 7pm - 10 pm
Downstairs Gallery: Group Invitational Exhibition
Upstairs Gallery: Group Exhibition of members of Houston artist collective, Box 13
January 13 - February 11, 2018, Reception - January 13 7pm - 10pm
Solo Exhibitions by 500X members: Clint Bargers, Chris Ireland, Julie LIbersat & Steven Foutch
February 24, - March 11, 2018, Reception - February 24, 7pm - 10pm
Downstairs Gallery: College Expo 2018
500X Gallery, Texas’ oldest, artist–run, cooperative galleries, hosts one of North Texas’ most anticipated annual student juried competitions. College Expo 2018 is open to all artists over the age of 18 living in Texas, who are currently enrolled as students.
April 14 - May 6, 2018, Reception April 14, 7pm- 10 pm
Solo Exhibitions by 500X members: Kalee Appleton, Seth Lorenz, Lyneé Bowman Cravens, & Ross Faircloth
May 12 - June 3, 2018, Reception May 12, 7pm -10pm
Solo Exhibitions by 500X members: Justin Strickland Hoff, Ashley Whitt, & Tony Veronese
June 9 - June 24, Reception - June 9, 7pm - 10pm
Downstairs & Upstairs Gallery: Hot & Sweaty, the open show