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SIDE/AFFECT?
at Liliana Bloch Gallery through September 09  
by Todd Camplin

The Public Trust gallery is on vacation, so Liliana Bloch spread her wings this summer and
has taken over the whole space for her group show titled "SIDE/AFFECT?." Bloch has a great
deal of experience mixing up with artists through her other adventures at the MAC and
Kirk Hopper. The theme of the exhibition explores government entities and industrial
technological  partnering to shape our diets, which in turn shapes our environment.
A few of the artists have very interesting takes on the topic.
LIke, Mayra Barraza’s perfect oil painting of a rabbit on white velvet illustrates this theme in a few
Du Chau - Expiration Date
2013, ceramics, 26 by 21 by 10.5 inches
Mayra Barraza - Gregor Mendel's Visit
2012, Oil on white velvet, 43.5 by 39.5 inches
Tim Best - No Dream Is Ever Just A Dream
2013, archival ink-jet print mounted on aluminium, 29 by 43 inches
Sandow Birk’s drawing of pure excess as daily life was stunning in detail. Where as Best explored
Laray Polk’s investigative style is both journalistic and post-modern in aesthetics. I am reminded of
the drawings by Mark Lombardi and how information seems to connect and effect other events.
The show also included Ryan Sarah Murphy, Mona Kasra’s video, and Du Chau’s sculpture of pills
Waddy Armstrong  - Bird Bunny