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LILLIANA BLOCH GALLERY + THE PUBLIC TRUST
by Todd Camplin

Since Liliana Bloch Gallery and The Public Trust moved to their new location in the design district,
both have had their first opening and are on to their second. Liliana Bloch started her own gallery
space out of the Public Trust’s old gift shop space. The Public Trust, under a different name, got
their start out of Denton and then moved to Deep Ellum. This new location for both galleries puts
them on pretty much equal footing in use of space. Bloch can curate larger shows and Brain
Gibb can have exhibits that feel more like a traditional gallery space. The space in Deep Ellum
had high ceilings with limited lights that sometimes swallowed the art. The new space is brighter
and makes his offerings of work much more enjoyable to see.
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Liliana Bloch Gallery’s first show was Letitia Huckaby’s photography on textiles. Huckaby brings
traditional quilting and narrative photography to create rich images heavy with history. The
current show up now is Ann Glazer’s painting exhibition titled “PACKABLE.” Glazer pins and
drapes her paintings on the wall. Not constrained by stretcher bars, her abstract images take
on a quality that relates a little like sculpture and a little like a textile on display. If Glazer was
wanting to create a feeling of temporal existence, I think she succeeded. The abstract images
feel aged, rusted in some works. Normally this kind of abstract formalism could have been
somewhat old hat, but Glazer’s decision not to stretch the work strengthens her abstractions.
Reaping well tread Modernist territory is not Glazer’s goal, but rather a jumping off point to
further the conversation of abstraction, painting, and where those ideas might be heading.
background. Despite the brightly colored background, I thought the picture was a little
tragic, but that only seemed to make it more hilarious. In fact, their show titled “truly,
madly,” going on now, is a mix between funny and sad. With balloons on the floor and
campy lettering for title of the show, you might think this was a light and airy exhibit,