Letitia Huckaby: Suffer/Rage

Letitia Huckaby: Suffer/Rage

August 1st – September 30th

“Suffer/Rage,” focuses on the political ethos and gender issues in our world today. Suffrage is defined as the right to vote and a series of intercessory prayers or petitions. At this point, I have partnered with over 20 women of color artists from across the United States and Canada to create their own protest sign that expresses their suffrage and or prayers for the future.

All of the images will be printed onto vintage fabrics, sugar sacks, flour sacks, and cotton-picking sacks. My piece, “Sugar and Spice,” includes an image of my ten-year-old daughter holding a protest sign that says “Enough” in spray paint. Her pose is reminiscent of Norman Rockwell’s painting “The Problem We All Live With,” an iconic image of the Civil Rights Movement. The image is printed onto a six-foot vintage cotton picking sack that references slavery, and the phrase “Enough” was taken from a recent speech by Dr. Martin Luther King’s nine-year-old granddaughter, Yolanda King, at the March for Our Lives rally in Washington, D.C. where she spoke in front of a crowd of hundreds of thousands and said: “I have a dream that enough is enough, and that this should be a gun-free world. Period.” Suffer/Rage will be finished in 2020, a significant political year, and the centennial for the women’s right to vote. This project gives voice to a vast group of female creatives of color during this historic time.

2020-09-17T18:49:45-06:00July 30th, 2020|Letitia Huckaby, News, Press|

Culture Place

Culture Place

Dallas Art Fair Launches Digital Marketplace

(Dallas, TX – July 9, 2020) – Today, the Dallas Art Fair has launched Culture Place, Inc., a digital marketplace for contemporary art collectors to discover, connect, and buy from galleries across the region, which will be augmented with weekly artist studio visits, conversations, and another online programming.

As an extension of the Dallas Art Fair brand, collectors will be able to easily search for art by gallery, artist, and title, and then make their purchase through the Culture Place platform. Culture Place will focus on highlighting Texan galleries, but will also welcome galleries and programming from neighboring states. Invited galleries will refresh their artworks every 60 days and are able to use Culture Place even if they have not participated in the Dallas Art Fair before.

The launch comes on the heels of the first-ever online Dallas Art Fair, which ran in April after the physical fair was postponed due to the pandemic. The quick pivot to a fully digital fair proved highly successful, resulting in nearly $3 million in sales for participating galleries during the course of the 10-day venture.

“Culture Place will enable dealers to connect with our audience of collectors on an ongoing basis, to engage more deeply in conversations about art in today’s world, and to facilitate the sale of art when the opportunity for physical engagement has evaporated. We have cultivated meaningful relationships and friendships with our gallerists over the past dozen years and we aim to continue to help them showcase their artists’ work to the world,” says John Sughrue, Culture Place, Inc. Founder and Dallas Art Fair, LLC Chairman.

“Culture Place is an ongoing digital exchange to promote a cultural lifestyle. We will continue our mission to connect our audience to a curated offering while highlighting the best of our region,” says Kelly Cornell, Culture Place Director and Dallas Art Fair Director.

In addition to her role as Dallas Art Fair Director, Kelly Cornell will take on the role of Culture Place Director. Dallas Art Fair Director of Exhibitor Relations Brandon Kennedy will assume the position of Content Director, and Dallas Art Fair VIP Relations Sarah Blagden will assume the position of Head of Programming.

PARTICIPATING GALLERIES

  • 12.26 (Dallas)
  • A Dirty, Dark Place (San Antonio)
  • Bill Arning (Houston)
  • Conduit Gallery (Dallas)
  • Cris Worley Fine Arts (Dallas)
  • David Shelton Gallery (Houston)
  • Erin Cluley Gallery (Dallas)
  • Galleri Urbane (Dallas)
  • Holly Johnson Gallery (Dallas)
  • Inman Gallery (Houston)
  • Laura Rathe Fine Art (Dallas/Houston)
  • Liliana Bloch Gallery (Dallas)
  • McClain Gallery (Houston)
  • Moody Gallery (Houston)
  • Nancy Littlejohn Fine Art (Houston)
  • Ruiz-Healy Art (San Antonio)
  • Sean Horton Gallery (Dallas)
  • Valley House Gallery & Sculpture Garden (Dallas)
  • William Campbell Contemporary Art (Fort Worth)

CONNECT

Website: cultureplace.com
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thecultureplace/

ABOUT DALLAS ART FAIR LLC

Dallas Art Fair LLC’s mission is to promote the contemporary arts locally, nationally and internationally. Over the past twelve years, Dallas Art Fair LLC has hosted the annual Dallas Art Fair in the heart of the downtown Dallas Arts District, where nearly 100 international art dealers engage with approximately 20,000 attendees each year. In 2012, Dallas Art Fair LLC formed the Dallas Art Fair Foundation to further promote contemporary arts in Texas; to date, it has raised and donated over $1.5 million to the Dallas arts community. In 2016, the Dallas Art Fair Foundation Acquisition Program was created to enable the Dallas Museum of Art to acquire works from the Dallas Art Fair for the museum’s permanent collection. The Dallas Art Fair Gallery (formerly 214 Projects) was established in 2019 to facilitate year-round programming. In 2020, Dallas Art Fair LLC launched Dallas Art Fair Online and a year-round digital marketplace for contemporary art via Culture Place. For more details, visit dallasartfair.com.

PRESS CONTACTS

Adam Abdalla, Cultural Counsel
adam@culturalcounsel.com

Jill Robinson, Cultural Counsel
jill@culturalcounsel.com

2020-09-11T10:06:50-06:00July 9th, 2020|Events, News, Press|

A Posteriori

A Posteriori

JUNE 20TH – AUGUST 1ST, 2020

Liliana Bloch Gallery is excited to announce the opening of its new location at 4741 Memphis Street, in the Design District, with a group exhibition entitled A Posteriori. This exhibition aims to open an honest conversation about how the current world health crisis has affected, threatened, and challenge every aspect of our present and future life as we know it. The full roster of participating artists is: Nathalie Alfonso in collaboration with Edison Peñafiel, Tim Best, Sean Cairns, Alicia Eggert, Ann Glazer, Ryan Goolsby, Alicia Henry, Letitia Huckaby, Vince Jones, Kathy Lovas, Shawn Mayer, Leigh Merrill, Bogdan Perzyński, Bret Slater, Pedro Vélez, and Sally Warren.

This exhibition will be open to the public by appointment, following a strict protocol of safety measures. Masks will be required to enter the gallery. 

A virtual opening party will be held on Saturday, June 20th. We will announce more regarding our virtual opening soon. During the run of this exhibition, the gallery will also have a corresponding interview program that will feature national and international guests that will serve as a platform to discuss the pandemic as well as other congruent themes that are relevant to our current state. The gallery would like to stress that we are aware and sympathize with the financial instability many of us are dealing with, so participant artists have been given the option to submit work that reflects the difficulty of artmaking during current conditions. Despite this, the work presented aims to be received as a pure sentiment, in solidarity with all those who have been affected by the pandemic.

We are excited to be back, albeit under the most unusual circumstances, and we look forward to adapting to uncertainty while maintaining the same level of quality and service we have always aspired to. We trust that our patrons, collectors, local art organizations join us as we explore different ways of supporting artists and the arts community.

Hear My Words That I Might Teach You

Hear My Words That I Might Teach You

MAY 13TH – MAY 31ST, 2020

A group survey featuring works evoking concepts of time, solitude, & reflection.

“Hear My Words That I Might Teach You,” a reference to Simon and Garfunkel’s “The Sound of Silence,” is an online exhibition proudly presented by Liliana Bloch Gallery. The exhibition is a survey of the gallery’s diverse roster through a selection of works that evoke concepts of time, solitude, and reflection.

As we collectively navigate through new struggles, “Hear My Words That I Might Teach You” advocates for introspection. During a time where altruism is more important than ever, the works featured in this exhibition aim to exist as imperative reminders of the importance of caring.

Featured Artists: Nathalie Alfonso, Myra Barraza, Tim Best, Alicia Eggert, Ann Glazer, Ryan Goolsby, Lynne Harlow, Alicia Henry, Letitia Huckaby, Vince Jones, Kathy Lovas, Shawn Mayer, Leigh Merrill, Bogdan Perzynski, Bret Slater, Simón Vega, Pedro Vélez, Sally Warren.

Emotional Hurricanes, Political Earthquakes…

Emotional Hurricanes, Political Earthquakes…

March 6th – April 30th, 2020 

The Liliana Bloch Gallery & 214 Projects are pleased to announce a new solo exhibition by Pedro Vélez: Emotional Hurricanes, Political Earthquakes, Quiet Protests, Neurotic Tweets.

Do public confessionals of daily affirmations on Instagram heal a broken heart faster than affirming one’s self-worthiness in private therapy?  Is journalism to blame for the neurotic emotional state of Americans? Which came first: the tweet or the policy? 

Pedro Vélez’s new body of work originates in simple, meaningful acts, like caressing the tangled hair of a loved one. These tangled lines can also be seen in a series of paintings depicting the twisted cords of non-responsive window blinds, the internet “tubes”, or the fallen cables from the electric infrastructure left after the destruction of Hurricane María. His disjointed lines lead us to vistas of coral reefs visible through the blinds. For Vélez, coral reefs serve as affirmative metaphors against climate change deniers as well as natural regenerative processes of emotional healing. In the series Emotional Backpatches, Vélez portrays anonymous protesters wearing nostalgic jean jackets scrawled with their innermost feelings embodied in back patches. Vélez body of work encapsulates how intimacy is disrupted, occupied, and influenced by our digital selves, and the wild, uncontained landscape of political bots, social media alerts, relentless news cycles, disinformation campaigns, and emojis.  

(Note: At the beginning of 2017 Lilliana Bloch and Pedro Vélez started planning this exhibition. But in September of that year, Hurricane María struck the island. The rest is history.)  

ABOUT 214 PROJECTS 

In March 2019, as part of an expanding outreach initiative, the Dallas Art Fair launched 214 Projects, an exhibition and project space adjacent to their new offices at River Bend in the Design District. This additional venue will allow Dallas Art Fair exhibitors to present more ambitious gallery installations and special projects on a year-round basis outside of their typical presence during the second week of April.  

More information about 214 Projects.

SPONSORS

Pedro Vélez’s exhibition is possible with the patronage of Liliana Bloch Gallery, Jerome O’Neill, and Fernando Pont. 

Read more about Pedro Vélez.

 

2020-09-10T17:05:20-06:00April 7th, 2020|Exhibitions, News, Past Exhibition, Pedro Velez, Press|

Alicia Eggert’s Work in the Collection of the Hall Arts Hotel

Alicia Eggert has one of many artworks on display in the newly opened, Hall Arts Hotel. These pieces were curated by former chief curator of the U.S. Department of State’s ‘Arts in Embassies’ Program Virginia Shore and longtime art advocate and HALL Group curator Patricia Meadows.

The red neon sign overlooking the sculpture garden in the courtyard flashes between reading, “ALL THAT IS POSSIBLE IS REAL,” and, “ALL THAT IS REAL IS POSSIBLE.”

pictured above: Alicia Eggert, All That Is Possible Is Real, 2016-2017, neon, custom controller, 96” x 156” x 12”

2020-02-25T18:42:02-06:00December 5th, 2019|Alicia Eggert, News|

Alicia Eggert has a Solo Show at The Gallery at UTA

September 3 – October 5, 2019
RECEPTION: FRIDAY, September 13, 2019, 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Artist Talks During Reception begins at 6:30 PM
Gallery Talk with Alicia Eggert: WednesDAY, October 2, 2019, 12:30 PM

The Gallery at UTA presents concurrent exhibitions showcasing interdisciplinary artists Alicia Eggert (Denton) and Robert Hodge (Houston). The two artists have in common their use of words and materials that reference modern urban culture: Eggert through lighted text works that resemble advertising signage and Hodge through altered materials collected from city streets with words, phrases and lyrics cut out or inscribed on them.

You can visit The Gallery at UTA’s website here.

pictured above: Alicia Eggert, This Present Moment, 2019, steel, neon, custom controller, 157″w x 96″h x 59″d

Read more about Sally Warren here.

2019-09-12T20:36:28-06:00September 12th, 2019|Alicia Eggert, News|

LBG Opens a New Chapter

The gallery announces the closing of our chapter at our location on Monitor Street in the Dallas Design District. Leigh Merrill’s “American “Martini “ and Nathalie Alfonso’s presentation of “Stains” will be our last show in this locale. The gallery is moving to a new home which address will be disclosed this coming fall.

We can’t thank enough all and each one of you who have played a crucial role since our inception: Laurent Bloch, our incredible ROSTER of artists, Vince Jones, Doug McCloud, Sean Cairns, Zeke Williams, Kevin Todora, staff, interns, The Dallas Museum of Art, Tyler Museum of Art, Amarillo Museum of Art, Southern Methodist University, University of Texas at Denton, Dallas, Commerce, Austin, and Arlington, Brookhaven College, Mountain View College, University of Dallas, The Dallas Morning News, The Public Trust, CADD, The MAC Dallas, Galveston Arts Center, Site 131, Dallas Contemporary, Art News, Catherine Anspon, Paper City, Terri Provençal, Patron Magazine, Glasstire, Art Forum, The Power Plant, Brandeis University, Fries Museum, YES Contemporary, 1530 Main, Odabashian Rugs,  Voyager DALLAS, Art This Week, Modern Dallas, Jeff Levine, PBS, Fort Worth Weekly, Visual Art Source, Culture Map, Prometeo Gallery, Minus Space, Galerie Ernst Hilger, Catharine Clark Gallery, Dallas Observer, Dallas Art Fair, Arts and Culture Texas, D Magazine, The Power Plant, Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Dr. Tania Pleitez, Sweetpass Sculpture Park, Centre Pompidou, MOCA Miami, Torrance Museum, Northwind Arts Center, NOLA, Fotofest, Shamrock Hotel Studios,  Whitewaller, the Randy Guthmiller Center for the Advancement of the Arts, Phillips Auction, Arnold Lehman, Vasari21, Ann Landi, UT Southwestern Medical, Aurora Festival, and Lucia Arbery Simek. 

Nathalie Alfonso installation view at Liliana Bloch Gallery, 2019
Nathalie Alfonso installation view at Liliana Bloch Gallery, 2019,
image courtesy Kevin Todora of Kevin Todora Photography

Our biggest recognition goes to OUR COLLECTORS. You believe in us, and continue to support our vision as a commercial art venue dedicated to show the most compelling national and international artists. To you, our gratitude, our love, and our promise of an unbreakable commitment to excellence, public art, education, and fostering much needed conversations about freedom of expression, and the creative genius that propels positive changes in our society. 

LBG embarks on a new and more ambitious journey, we ask you to join us, and celebrate our time as contributors to Texas growth as an art world capital. 

Vita brevis, ars lunga.

2019-04-25T19:44:05-06:00April 23rd, 2019|News|

Pedro Velez’ Work Included in the Book, The Art Happens Here: Net Art Anthology

CONGRATULATIONS PEDRO VELEZ!

His work is included in the book The Art Happens Here: Net Art Anthology(Rhizome, 2019).

The book features a spread for each of the one hundred works that have been restored and are presented as part of Net Art Anthology, an online exhibition that began in 2016 at anthology.rhizome.org. It is published to coincide with the opening of “The Art Happens Here: Net Art’s Archival Poetics,” on view in the New Museum’s Lobby Gallery through May 26, 2019.

Read more about the book launch here

Read more about Pedro Velez here.

Image courtesy of Jiminie Ha/With Projects.

2019-04-05T20:41:32-06:00January 31st, 2019|News, Pedro Velez|
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