Due to rising concerns of coronavirus (COVID-19), 500X Gallery has decided to cancel the public opening reception of 500XIT scheduled for Saturday, March 14 to ensure the safety and well-being of our members, visitors, and the residents of the building. Effective March 14, viewing exhibitions will be by scheduled appointment only on Saturday and Sunday, 12:00-5:00 p.m. for the duration of the exhibition. While we hope to be able to have a public closing reception in April, we will continue to closely monitor the situation and follow the best practices according to public health officials.
In place of an in-person reception, 500X will provide a live stream on our social media channels beginning at 7:00 pm on Saturday, March 14, which will include a tour of 500XIT and other exhibitions, as well as remarks from 500X President Ashley Whitt. We are currently working on making our exhibition available to view online, as well as a virtual reality experience.
In addition, we are working to create an online store with t-shirts, stickers, and $41 works by 500X Members to help support our transition to a new space and to continue our mission to bring exhibition opportunities to a diverse community of artists in North Texas and beyond.
500X is proud to announce the first annual juried LGBTQIA+ Exhibition, juried by Brian Scott and Brian Keith Jones!! The entry fee is $10 to submit up to 5 artworks. All proceeds from the entry fees will go to an honorarium for the juror's choice. The juror's choice awardee will also receive a solo show at 500X during the 2020-2021 season! The deadline to apply is April 5th! Apply today: https://form.jotform.com/200405425766149
This year's jurors are artists, Brian Scott and Brian Keith Jones! On a cold November day in 1990 “Chuck & George“ were born on a cracker. While having lunch at Jim's Diner, UNT art students Brian K Jones & Brian K Scott sat at a table and painted each others portraits on saltines. They then declared themselves “Chuck & George”. Though inspired by longtime art collaborators “Gilbert & George”, the pseudonym was derived by the pairing of each artist's existing imaginary muses. Chuck & George’s over the top collaborations often come in the form of multimedia installations complete with printmaking, painting, ceramics, papier-mâché, electronics,animation, custom furniture, floor and wall coverings and more. Their world is insular and the work self referential, inspired by loved ones, literature, music, movies, kitchen gadgets, politics and parasites. Chuck & George are co-founders and sole operators of the Visual Speed Bump Art Tour (originally the Oak Cliff Drive-By Studio Tour). Established in the year 2000 and heading into its 20th year the tour has grown beyond Oak Cliff to include artists from the West Dallas Tin District. The duos most immersive collaboration is their small 100yr old home. Every surface is hand painted and decorated up seemingly to inspire Pee Wee and Stanley Kubrick. The impressive collection of art by a wide range of artists intermingles with their own solo and collaborative art. It is a rave for the eyeballs and open to the public every Spring during the Visual Speed Bump Art Tour
“the world of Chuck and George shimmered with regret, compassion, annoyance, frustration, pity and love – usually all at the same time, and never without a pervasive, deeply artistic irony about the near-impossible task of staying true to yourself and to the people who made you who you are.” Julie McGuire Number: Seventy Seven (an independent arts journal) Winter 2014