Liliana Bloch became an American resident in 2001, after leaving her native El Salvador. An economist by training, she entered the art world in Dallas, where, less than five years ago, she opened the Liliana Bloch Gallery in the Design District.
Her shows are often daring and provocative, as is her current offering. “Alicia Henry: Witness” runs through Jan. 2.
“She’s different,” Bloch says, “and she’s unforgettable. It was a huge risk for me to present an artist like her. Her subject matter, even if it’s timely, never ceases to be tough. It’s about race and family relationships and beauty standards. I’m always looking for somebody who will bring something different to the table, and she does. She’s very authentic. Her beauty can be daunting and scary and sad. You cannot turn your head away from it.”
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“Alicia Henry: Witness” runs through Jan. 2 at the Liliana Bloch Gallery, 2271 Monitor St. in Dallas. 214-991-5617; lilianablochgallery.com.
UNTITLED 2017 MIXED MEDIA, ACRYLIC ON FELT, THREAD AND FABRIC(ALICIA HENRY / LILIANA BLOCH GALLERY)
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