Working The Ring

Screw Zales. Jewlery is not what the Diamond Ring at 500X Gallery is about. See, this is an exhibition of paintings created from 1970s Topps baseball cards and a wrestling match pitting Captain Kiser against Nick "The Roughneck" Halliburton. For serious. When was the last time you saw an art gallery kick in the front door with some Texas wrestlers grappling? The answer is never, or you're a liar. But anyway, artist Mark Collop is presenting a series of paintings that are "ostensibly straightforward copies" of Topps' '70s collection, focusing on the trope of masculinity in pro sports with the delicate balance of paint. Upstairs, if that's not enough for you, the gallery features a collaborative exhibition of Paint Snob Collective members called Paint Snob 2010. Both exhibitions run through May 30. 500X hours are noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays and weekdays by appointment. Call 214-828-1111 or visit 500X.org.
Sat., May 1, 7-10 p.m.; Saturdays, Sundays, 12-5 p.m. Starts: May 1. Continues through May 30, 2010
 
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