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…

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…

Top Art Exhibits, Memphis, TN

Fredric Koeppel: Year’s top art exhibits Area’s best shows played upon mysteries By Fredric Koeppel Friday, December 28, 2007 This end-of-the-year wrapup of best exhibitions is, annually, the most fun and the most difficult story to write. What to include? What to omit? Out of the 40 exhibitions that I reviewed in 2007 and the 20 or so shows that I looked at and did not review, for various reasons, eliminating 40 or 45 shows wasn’t hard; it was the remaining 10 or 15 that gave me fits. Still, in going back through all of this year’s reviews and stories…

For Immediate Release: On Stage

For Immediate Release: “On Stage” Tim Best and Tom Leininger bring together two diverging points of performance for a two-person show in the Upstairs Gallery at 500X in Dallas from November 5 through 27.  Opening reception will be Saturday, November 5th from 7-10pm. Tim Best, a Dallas based artist, stages dramatic emotive scenes. His work presented is from his “making a scene” project that includes photography, video and a book release. The setting is blackness as if it were the mind void of thought. Then a spotlight illuminates a figure doing nothing but expressing emotion, that uniquely human behavior that…