Plush was founded by Randall Garrett in 2000 with the goal of moving
art into a direct engagement with the culture in which it is created.
From its inception,
Plush has presented art alongside performance, in the heart of a lowbrow
retail environment, with the intent to pollute high with low, in order
to question the notion of distinctions between the two.
Four years later,
Plush has hosted 30 art exhibitions, held in conjunction with performances
by punk bands, skaters, ballerinas, innumerable djs, a straight-jacketed
illusionist, and a burlesque dancer, to name a few.
Projects have included "JONZE" (2000), an installation of skate
culture art set amidst young thrashers grinding along a built-in quarter
(2000), in which artwork was displayed in a thrift store environment
among racks of used clothes, books, and appliances; "elegantly wasted" (2002),
an art wrestling tournament which featured artists, gallerists, and writers
as costumed wrestlers; "Dallas vs. Houston" (2003), an exchange
show and online voting contest; and "el pulpo" (2004), an exhibition
which mixed works on paper with pulp novels, posters, and a fashion/drag
Plush was named "Best Alternative Gallery" (2003) and "Best
Art Gallery" (2001) by the Dallas Observer.
1410 S. Akard St. / Dallas TX 75215
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Randall Garrett, director
Frank A. Porreco III