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Kasey Short
500X Gallery
Exhibition Dates May14-June 05


Scrappler: Paroxysmal Shelter is a solo- exhibition inspired from models and systems of suburban home design in rural areas. The work is conditioned from ideas about shelter. I started with a miniature model that was driven to be in a constant state of performance evolving from small to large scale. The parameters are bound by reactions that are taken apart and put back together, unlike humpty dumpty. This work investigates polarities within familiar and unfamiliar environments.


I am interested in how technology influences the way we deconstruct nature and convention. I explored ways to develop glitches with new media technologies in sites that are developing due to the lack of housing. The construction site is a great place to study because its constantly in flux, both ephemeral and permanent; ordered yet chaotic. I am also interested in the breakage of land that we use for materials and how the distinctions and combinations of both of these worlds interact.


The construction site became a conditional site that the performer or “Scrappler” collects objects and mines data for material as an art smuggler. The works are collected data through photography, photogrammetry and video and developed into objects and installation.  


Kasey is an Interdisciplinary artist whose work explores changes in society, ecology and urbanism through utilization of multi-medium platforms such as installation, performance, sculpture and new media. Kasey is a native-born Texas, received his MFA from the University of Pennsylvania and currently teaches in the New Media Department at the University of North Texas.

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Congratulations to Tin District Artist, Michael Reeder on his SOLD-OUT show in New York!!!!

Congratulations to Tin District Artist, JM Rizzi on his new mural on the University Trail in Dallas!!

Shout-Out To Our Artists!


Wild West Mural Fest.

October 16th - October 23rd, 2021

This year’s Art Walk West and Wild West Mural Fest theme is “FUTURE/PAST”, celebrating different artistic expressions of West Dallas’ past, present, and future.

Art Walk West 2021

7th annual AWW sponsored by the West Dallas Chamber of Commerce 

Saturday, October 23, 2021

11:00am - 5:00pm 

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Why Visit Us

Multiple Locations

When you head out for an afternoon or evening event in the Tin District you are guaranteed to find not only interesting art and engaging people but also fantastic food and drinks at the nearby @artparktg

Affordable Prices

Most events in the Tin District will be completely free of charge and simply provide you with a rich experience. All art will be for sale so make sure you do inquire with the artists and organizations. Supporting local artists is the best way we can stay thriving!

Easy to Book

Most events you won't need to RSVP, some will use Eventbrite so that we can gather numbers data, tickets will remain free or a very small charge. Low stress! 

Group Variety

We are sure there is something for everyone in the Tin District! We have exceptional talent, who explore a broad range of subject matter, and use diverse materials. This is where contemporary art is being made, performed, and shown. Come see! 

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