GALLERY HOURS: by appointment:
469-551-3967 or firstname.lastname@example.org
AUGUST 17 - SEPTEMBER 14, 2019
reception: Saturday August 17th 6-9 pm
Dwayne Carter • Eric Doeringer • Randall Garrett
Peregrine Honig • Dave Kinsey • Daniel Kurt
Harlan Lovestone • Jesse Meraz • Robert Moore
Mark Nelson • Frank Porreco • Scuba • Mark Todd
Pedro Vélez • Jason Villegas • Michael Wynne
Plush Gallery opened on March 18, 2000, in a warehouse on Dallas' S. Akard Street. From the abandoned neighborhood, gallery owner / founder Randall Garrett programmed art shows in conjunction with performance art, bands and theatrical performances. In the 19 years since, the gallery has hosted over 80 exhibitions from its various Dallas locations, has taken part in art fairs in Miami, New York, Chicago, opened a pop-up space in Santa Fe, and hosted curatorial projects in Houston, Chicago, and New York.
From 2000-03, the gallery was located just south of downtown Dallas in what was then called the South Side (present day Cedars). In 2004, Plush moved to a defunct parking garage at 1927 Commerce Street in downtown (now a city park), then to the Manor House Apartments (2005-07), and to its present day location (2010-12, 2019-present) in the offices of Cunningham Architects in the Design District.
Memorable events include "Jonze" (2000), a lowbrow group show with skateboard performances, "Dallas vs. Houston" (2003) exchange show with Commerce Street Artist Warehouse, "El Pulpo" (2004) drag performance, "Casket Factory" (2005) organizing Dallas' first art fair, "Manic and Wasted" (2006) with the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council NYC, "Stealing Christmas" (2006) at 500X Gallery, and "Plush Crush" (2009) at CentralTrak.
The gallery has been some of the first exposure for many well-known artists, including a number of Whitney Biennial participants. Over the years it has had a reputation for quirky, offbeat shows, with an emphasis on performance and experimental media.
"Kick Out Tha Jamzzz" will feature a selection of historical gallery artists from the classic Plush eras of 2000-07 and 2010-12, and will include both new and old works, along with video projections of past performances.
For more information, contact gallery owner / director Randall Garrett at 469-551-3967.