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…

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.