500X April Member’s Show| Opening April 9th

April Member’s Show| Opening April 9th

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Congratulations to Kalee Appleton and Sheryl Anaya, TWU Alumnae, for having work in the current 500X April Member’s show. See below for details.

April Member’s Solo Shows

April 9th – May 1st, 2016

Opening Reception April 9th, 2016 | 7-10 pm

A show featuring the work of:

Justin Strickland
Kate Colin
Sheryl Anaya
Kalee Appleton

Justin Strickland

Content Drought
A meditation on our tendency to repackage old content as new experiences to feed our ever-growing need to consume media.

Kate Colin

Spontaneous Symmetry
Spontaneous Symmetry is a group of paintings that suggest a twisted theory of everything, where a fragmented space exists in various states of activity. Disparate layers of media expose paint washes, graphite drawing, and soft brushwork. Each painting integrates an underlying axis of symmetry while subsequent layers of contrasting shape and color negate the initial simplification. This process-driven work seeks unification of oppositional elements.

Sheryl Anaya

Double/Standard
Double/Standard is an exhibition of photographs and site specific fiber installation.

Kalee Appleton

Surrounds
Surrounds: Viewers of photographs, particularly in today’s digital era, approach photographs with an air of skepticism. One of the most prevalent photographic techniques in the aid of this deceptive practice is the photographic backdrop, popular among pedestrian photography studios for decades. The photographs of idealized landscapes and utopian worlds become objects of transportation, portraying the subject in a halfheartedly illusionary light. These objects, used overtime begin to gain history of their own, due to mass production and repetitive use. Surrounds examines this history and transforms the photographic backdrop into something that it was never meant to be, a subject. By incorporating hints of photographic studio equipment and digital aesthetic fads, like repetitive gridded imagery on computer desktops, digital editing tools, nostalgia aids in creating a new history for the backdrop.

Project Spaces

Member’s Space

Rachel Livedalen

GRLPWR
GRLPWR is a group exhibition focusing on contemporary feminism, girlhood, and the impact of the 1990s Girl Power movement.  The works consider empowerment, but also kitsch femininity, and the overlap of the two.  Curated by Rachel Livedalen, the show includes the work of Jenny Harp, Gabrielle Roth, Hayley Fowler, Ashley Heber, and Breanne Trammell.

Downstairs Project Space

Clint Bargers

That the moon is full and white as barred teeth, that the sage and yucca cast weird chthonic shadows

An installation involving video, sound and sculptural benches. Video by Clint Bargers, sound by Serpicos Son and title by Justin Cunningham.

Upstairs Project Space

Kato Bentley

Making Marks
Making Marks: the rhetoric of design and design of writing is an attempt to reframe the discussion about writing, design, and imagination as it relates to our impulse to narrate experiences and ideas. It is a collection of images, texts, and processes curated by Michael Schueth and Jennifer Seibert as a collection of different artists, designers, authors, and makers investigating how image and text collide.

 

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The Landscape Redefined, Carneal Simmons Contemporary Art | Kalee Appleton

 

Congratulations to Texas Woman’s University Alumna Kalee Appleton for having work in group exhibition, The Landscape Redefined at Carneal Simmons Contemporary Art in Dallas, TX. The exhibition runs from February 20 to March 26, 2016.

Exhibition Dates: February 20 – March 26, 2016

Opening Reception: February 20, 2016

Additional artists exhibiting will be Sherry Giryotas and Gwen Davidson.

Carneal Simmons Contemporary Art is located at 1415 Slocum Street in the Dallas Design District. Gallery hours are Noon to 5:00 pm, Tuesday through Saturday and by appointment.

Kalee is a photography-based artist and educator living in Dallas, Texas. Originally from Hobbs, NM, she attended Texas Tech University and received a BFA in Photography in 2005. Shortly after graduated she worked as a commercial corporate and aviation photographer before attending Texas Woman’s University, where she received an MFA in Photography in 2014.

500X January Solo Member Shows | 500X Gallery

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Congratulations to Texas Woman’s University Alumna, Sheryl Anaya, for having work in the Project Space at 500X Gallery and TWU Alumna, Kalee Appleton, for having work in the Members Space at 500X Gallery.

Exhibition Dates: January 9 – Jan 31, 2016

500X January Solo Member Shows

A show featuring the work of:

Clint Bargers
Bernardo Cantu
Jose Rueben Melendez
Jennifer Seibert

Project Spaces:

Upstairs Project Space:

New Works: a collaboration of string and shapes

Sheryl Anaya and Randy Guthmiller

Members Space:

Kalee Appleton and Glenn Rust

Downstairs Project Space:

A collaboration between Dru B Shinin and M. Kate H. Shark
Featuring Greg Shark

Sheryl completed her BFA in Photography and Sculpture at Texas Woman’s University in 2013. She is currently the President of 500x Gallery and the Editorial Assistant for Light Leaked, an online photography journal.

Kalee is a photography-based artist and educator living in Dallas, Texas. Originally from Hobbs, NM, she attended Texas Tech University and received a BFA in Photography in 2005. Shortly after graduated she worked as a commercial corporate and aviation photographer before attending Texas Woman’s University, where she received an MFA in Photography in 2014.

Portfolio Reviewers, SPESC Regional Conference | Kalee Appleton and Rachael Banks

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Congratulations to Texas Woman’s University Alumnae, Kalee Appleton and Rachael Banks, for being selected as Portfolio Reviewer at the 2015 SPE South Central Regional Conference at the University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City Museum of Art. The conference runs September 24 through September 26, 2015.

Kalee is a photography-based artist and educator living in Dallas, Texas. Originally from Hobbs, NM, she attended Texas Tech University and received a BFA in Photography in 2005. Shortly after graduated she worked as a commercial corporate and aviation photographer before attending Texas Woman’s University, where she received an MFA in Photography in 2014.

Rachael is a Louisville, KY native who is living and working in Dallas, TX. She received her Master of Fine Arts degree in photography from Texas Woman’s University and Bachelor of Arts degree in photography and painting from Bellarmine University in Louisville, KY. Currently, Rachael is working as adjunct faculty at Texas Woman’s University and El Centro College in Dallas, TX.

X Proof Member’s Show, 500X Gallery | Sheryl Anaya and Kalee Appleton

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Congratulations to Texas Woman’s University Alumnae, Sheryl Anaya and Kalee Appleton, for their 500X Gallery Member exhibition, X Proof | Member’s Show. The exhibition runs from September 5 – 20, 2015.

Exhibition Dates: September 5 – 20, 2015

500X is ready to kick off the new season with the annual members show. Welcoming the addition of it’s newest members, this group of emerging DFW artists will be showcasing a range of traditional and contemporary art. Works ranging from photography, printmaking, textile, installation, painting, video, performance, and conceptual works investigate a variety of content and formal concerns. These 16 active artists have ties to and have collaborated with other artist groups such as Art Conspiracy, aphophenia underground, Deep Ellum Windows, Gallery Project in Detroit, Hatch Show Print, Performance SW, Oil and Cotton, and Wild Pony Editions, to name a few. They work in the community as educators, coaches, professionals, and mentors across the DFW area. They work and are involved with institutions such as UNT, Brookhaven College, UTA, Collin College, Richland College, TCU, Dallas Public Library, Modern Art Museum of Forth Worth, and Urban Outfitters.

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 to the first show of the 2015 season, X Proof.

Current members: Sheryl Anaya, Kalee Appleton, Clint Bargers, Bill Bridges, Lindsey Brown, Kate Colin, Bernardo Cantu, Laura Garcia, M. Kate Helmes, Rachel Livedalen, Jose Rueben Melendez, Rachel Muldez, Justin Strickland Hoff, H. Schenck, Jennifer Seibert, and Syd Webb.

Sheryl completed her BFA in Photography and Sculpture at Texas Woman’s University in 2013. She is currently a Member of 500x Gallery and the Editorial Assistant for Light Leaked, an online photography journal.

Kalee is a photography-based artist and educator living in Dallas, Texas. Originally from Hobbs, NM, she attended Texas Tech University and received a BFA in Photography in 2005. Shortly after graduated she worked as a commercial corporate and aviation photographer before attending Texas Woman’s University, where she received an MFA in Photography in 2014.

365 Artists 365 Days Project | Kalee Appleton

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Congratulations to Texas Woman’s University Alumna, Kalee Appleont, for being interviewed by 365 Artists 365 Days Project. Take a look at the interview here.

Kalee is a photography-based artist and educator living in Dallas, Texas. Originally from Hobbs, NM, she attended Texas Tech University and received a BFA in Photography in 2005. Shortly after graduated she worked as a commercial corporate and aviation photographer before attending Texas Woman’s University, where she received an MFA in Photography in 2014.

A Flexible Arrangement, Grey Matters Gallery | Kalee Appleton

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Congratulations to Texas Woman’s University Alumna, Kalee Appleton, for having five pieces from her series, Bit Rot, in the group exhibition, A Flexible Arrangement, at Gray Matters Gallery in Dallas, Texas. Curated by Nathan Green, this exhibition includes an impressive lineup of artists working in photography, including: Sterling Allen, Josh Rios, Barry Stone, Kevin Todora, and Casey James Wilson.

Exhibition Dates: March 28 – April 26, 2015

Gray Matters Gallery
113 N. Haskell Ave.
Dallas, TX, 75226
(214) 824-7108

Kalee received a BFA in Photography from Texas Tech University in 2005 and an MFA in Visual Arts, Photography Concentration from Texas Woman’s University in 2014.