Ride Issue #2 on Etsy

Ride Issue 2 on Etsy

Ride issue 2 is out for fall/winter continuing the ride across borders of the body and the places they can be found. Entitled polished, this issue contains distressed, rubbed out, intervened, interrupted, and scraped photographs about the twisted relationship between photographer and model. I think this relationship exists at the intersection of desire and gender. Where socially defined gender roles dictate what desires are ok, and what are not. Photographing nude women seems to be ok, inside social norms, but what about removing the most contentious part of the body by rubbing it out? This issue includes a journalistic interview…

Hairy Book Crack

Patent Pending in Lubbock

Review of the show Patent Pending where I exhibited Hairy Book Crack. Each piece was based on a 1960’s patent book. I opened mine to a page depicting a male toy robot equipped with all the right anatomy. I proceeded to remove pages before this entry to shred. I replaced the pages in their shredded state in the middle of the book. Then I painted them black to gently reference human body hair. I think transforms the book into a body itself. Additionally, the seeming growth of hair in the book crack in this case references age. As the book…

Enclosed Outside, , 44 x 60", Layered Archival Inkjet Print, 2014

CRUSH plug in the Observer

Dallas Observer By Jennifer Smart Thursday, Jun 5 2014 View the piece here. Ah, crush. Such a hard-working word, constantly doing double time conjuring up dreams of young love AND bringing to mind acts of gnarly violence, its meaning helplessly relying on that little possessive, or lack thereof. The Crush in Tim Best’s latest series of work happens to be the latter kind, which means visitors to the Liliana Bloch Gallery for his upcoming solo show get to indulge in a little bit of the visually violent. According to the gallery statement the large-scale photographic collages Best has created in…

Install at LBG 2

Crush at Liliana Bloch Gallery

CRUSH indicates feelings for another that are not shared, and situations of proximity, CRUSH that amplify loneliness or longing between people. These objects embody force made visible or feeling made fact. Clearly present, I am forced to be with these images now, yet memories from a previous time in a different place. CRUSH is the answer to the conundrum “what do I do now?” on view at Liliana Bloch Gallery until July 6th, 2014. Visit the CRUSH page for image information and writings by Tim Best.

Installation detail at Barrister's Gallery in New Orleans

No dream is ever just a dream at Barrister’s

No dream is ever just a dream on display at Barrister’s from December 14th, 2013 to January 4th, 2014 is a collection of work made from April 2013 up to December 2013. The exhibition consists of four photographs from the series No dream is ever just a dream mounted on aluminum. A video installation entitled Dirty Dirty Rich Rich about the experience of being in a public park with two distinct cultural realities existing simultaneously and overlaying each other is also included. Five framed video stills accompany the video installation and serve as points of reference for the development of…