Gallery Moves

Dallas Design District gallery takes photographs to artsier address

Dallas Design District gallery takes photographs to artsier address

Cowboys of the Waggoner Ranch
Photographs Do Not Bend Gallery is moving on up in the Design District. Photo courtesy of Jeremy Enlow

After nine years on Dragon Street in Dallas' Design District, Photographs Do Not Bend Gallery is moving to a new space. The address: 154 Glass St., a few blocks from the original location, but in an area with a growing art presence.

Owner Missy Finger says they're enthusiastic about the opportunity for change. "We had been thinking about moving when this space came up, and it offers a lot of possibilities," she says.

Designed by Thomas Krahenbühl, with TKTR architects, the new space is slightly larger at 4,000 square feet, and features dynamic exhibition spaces that accommodate a variety of shows.

"The really cool part about it is that there's a space when you enter that's completely separate from the gallery," she says. "It's a space that could be used for exhibitions but possibly for other different things as well. It's large. We expect to do a lot of creative things there."

One of the appealing elements of the new location is its neighbors, including the Dallas Contemporary across the street. The neighborhood is seeing new art galleries, design-related businesses, restaurants, and residences. Finger calls it is "the new 'it' neighborhood."

An opening date is still to be announced, but PDNB Gallery will be open at the Dragon Street location through December 30.

In anticipation of the move, the gallery is hosting an epic art book sale, beginning December 19 through the end of the month. Books will be marked down up to 95 percent. All books must be sold before PDNB can move to their new location.

Current exhibitions include "Jeremy Enlow: Cowboys of the Waggoner Ranch," which is on view through December 19; and the "Ghostland" exhibition by Keith Carter, which is on view until the gallery's December 30 closure.