Saturday, January 15, 2011


Frances Bagley, Zebra

Beasts and Bunnies at McKinney Avenue Contemporary

Artists Helen Altman, Celia Eberle, Margaret Meehan and Frances Bagley join forces this January in a show called Beasts and Bunnies, which will explore this bevy of female artists’ often macabre considerations of animals. Through work in various media, from Margaret Meehan’s often furry, toothed bizarro humanoids to Frances Bagley’s shrouded, stunted or blind mystery beasts to Helen Altman’s precious tanks of pet-ables to Celia Eberle’s monstrous, mouthy creatures, each artist explores our own animal behavior in off-kilter notions of beasts. With results that are often haunting and repulsive, but always full of wonderment and wit, these artists forcibly push a viewer to reflect on the state of one’s own inner creatures. Grouping the four of these women together as a collective should prove a walk on the wild side, so be warned: one never walks away from work by these artists unbitten. – Lucia Simek

Beasts and Bunnies: An Investigation of Crossed Paths

McKinney Avenue Contemporary
January 8 – February 12

3120 McKinney Ave.
Dallas, TX 75204


Tom Orr, Fingerprint, screenprint on wood, 81 x 81 in.

500x Gallery, commemorating 30 years as the oldest artist-run space in Texas, highlights 3 generations of member artists with the current exhibition Imprint, curated by current member Leslie Murell, includes artists Tom Orr, Vance Wingate, and Natalie Macellaio.

Tom Orr, one of 500x's founding members, will include a survey of artwork produced over the past 30 years, including a ready-made installation included in the gallery's first exhibition in 1978. His works will include investigations in abstraction and perception.

The work of Vance Wingate investigates intersections of mathematical reason and human intuition, setting specific rules to construct the images that result in nuanced variations.

Natalie Macelliao uses the cracks found on the gallery floor and imitates them in silver on the walls of the gallery. Mimicking mundane flaws in precious metals brings an immediate awareness of the surrounding space.

January 15 - 30, 2011
Opening Reception - January 15, 7pm - 10pm

500x Gallery
500 Exposition Ave.
Dallas, TX 75226