Say It Ain’t SouthernOpening Reception: Saturday, September 14, 2014The Public Trust is pleased to present Say It Ain’t Southern, an exhibition curated by Will Rhoten, in conjunction with the release of Volume 1 of the SIAS zine. The exhibition will feature work by:Bench ReporterBriar Bonifacio (Broke A2M)Brian ButlerColossus of RoadsFlakFreight BanditHigh BallHindueLeroy DrownLone StrangerMatt ZarembaMichael W. HallOtherParsRead More BooksRegular PersonRelish TodayRemioTex GothThe PhonoGraffThe Solo ArtistTony BonesTry PotteryWhiskey RiverImage: Brian Butler, Say It Ain’t Southern, 2014. Serigraph on paper, ed. of 60, 24x18 in.

Say It Ain’t Southern
Opening Reception: Saturday, September 14, 2014

The Public Trust is pleased to present Say It Ain’t Southern, an exhibition curated by Will Rhoten, in conjunction with the release of Volume 1 of the SIAS zine. The exhibition will feature work by:

Bench Reporter
Briar Bonifacio (Broke A2M)
Brian Butler
Colossus of Roads
Flak
Freight Bandit
High Ball
Hindue
Leroy Drown
Lone Stranger
Matt Zaremba
Michael W. Hall
Other
Pars
Read More Books
Regular Person
Relish Today
Remio
Tex Goth
The PhonoGraff
The Solo Artist
Tony Bones
Try Pottery
Whiskey River

Image: Brian Butler, Say It Ain’t Southern, 2014. Serigraph on paper, ed. of 60, 24x18 in.

Next Saturday, August 2 from 12-6, MYSTERY BOX returns. 
For $100, you will receive a box containing books and zines, you will get to select 1 mystery print and a t-shirt off the rack. The total retail value of all of this is over $300. There will be 35 boxes available for sale. 
1 of the boxes will contain a golden ticket for $500 worth of art from the gallery!We will also have prints and other books and zines from 20-40% off, so don’t miss out, there will be something for everyone.

Next Saturday, August 2 from 12-6, MYSTERY BOX returns.

For $100, you will receive a box containing books and zines, you will get to select 1 mystery print and a t-shirt off the rack. The total retail value of all of this is over $300. There will be 35 boxes available for sale.

1 of the boxes will contain a golden ticket for $500 worth of art from the gallery!

We will also have prints and other books and zines from 20-40% off, so don’t miss out, there will be something for everyone.

SAT. JULY 19 (6-9 PM) | SUMMER SHOW OPENS!This Saturday, July 19th from 6-9 PM, The Public Trust presents, SUMMER SHOW, our annual summer inventory extravaganza featuring small originals, prints, t-shirts and other awesome stuff. This rotating exhibition will take place in the gallery’s Small Room (AKA Liliana Bloch Gallery) and will be cash and carry (yes you can use credit cards). Look forward to seeing everyone there! 

SAT. JULY 19 (6-9 PM) | SUMMER SHOW OPENS!
This Saturday, July 19th from 6-9 PM, The Public Trust presents, SUMMER SHOW, our annual summer inventory extravaganza featuring small originals, prints, t-shirts and other awesome stuff. This rotating exhibition will take place in the gallery’s Small Room (AKA Liliana Bloch Gallery) and will be cash and carry (yes you can use credit cards). Look forward to seeing everyone there! 

Tramp Species of The American Southwest: an evening of drought-tolerant film and music

The Public Trust invites you join us for an evening as Ralph White, far out music instrumentalist and ex Bad-Livers teams up with photo punk and filmmaker Bill Daniel of “Who is Bozo Texino” fame for a one night only exhibition of photos accompanied by live music and a fim screening. Doors are at 7 PM, music starts at 8 and films at 9. There is a $5 donation at the door to keep these guys on the road, so bring a bit of cash with you.

RSVP on the Facebook Event Page

Here is this year’s East Dallas Gallery Day T-shirt. This fine torso cover will be FREE to the first 25 guests at each of the 14 participating galleries. For a list of galleries visit dallasgalleryday.com.

Here is this year’s East Dallas Gallery Day T-shirt. This fine torso cover will be FREE to the first 25 guests at each of the 14 participating galleries. For a list of galleries visit dallasgalleryday.com.

East Dallas Gallery Day is Saturday, June 14 (12-8)

The Public Trust will be participating in the 3rd Annual East Dallas Gallery Day on Saturday, June 14, from 12-8 PM. This year’s lineup features 14 galleries/art spaces. Complimentary Gallery Day T-shirt and gift bag to the first 25 people at each space, so come early if you want to cop one of those. That evening we will also be celebrating the gallery’s 10 year anniversary with an exhibition/installation called DECADE. A survery of the past and the future of The Public Trust. For the first time in 7 years, Art Prostitute, the publication in which the gallery was born out of, will be available for sale. There is very limited stock in the early issues, so this might be the last time to pick these up.

Art Talk with Matthew Mahon Moderated by Misty Keasler, Thursday, May 29 at 7 PM

Dallas-based photographer Misty Keasler, was integral in bringing this exhibition with Matthew Mahon to the gallery. Her connection to Mahon and her understanding of this work and its place within the context of contemporary art and the history of photography brings another dimension to viewing these images, and combined with Mahon’s stories behind the creation of these photographs, makes for a talk not to be missed.

There will be limited seating for this talk, so please RSVP to brian@trustthepublic.com or via the Facebook Event Page if you plan on attending.

Vote for THE PUBLIC TRUST in The Best of Big D

The Public Trust has been nominated for BEST ART SPACE in the Culture section of the Reader’s Choice awards for D Magazine’s The Best of Big D. You can vote daily for the next week, so please do!
CLICK HERE TO VOTE!

Get on the CADD Art Bus this Saturday with The Public Trust!

This installment of CADD’s acclaimed Art Bus Tour starts at Cris Worley Fine Art, where you can view the current exhibition of paintings by Kelli Vance. The bus then moves to Oil and Cotton for a tour of their facility as well as an art project featuring natural dyes led by Dallas-based artist Sarah Westrup. After the class, The Tamale Company will serve lunch and then it’s back on the bus to head to The Public Trust for an in-depth look at Matthew Mahon’s solo show UNDER. The tour’s final stop is at the home of the McKinney Avenue Contemporary’s founder, Claude Albritton, who will give a guided tour of his art collection.

Matthew Mahon: UNDER, Opens Saturday, April 26th (6-9PM)

The Public Trust is pleased to present Austin-based, Matthew Mahon, in his debut solo exhibition UNDER. A reception for the artist will be held at the gallery on Saturday, April 26th from 6-9PM.

ABOUT THE EXHIBITION
From 1990-1992, Philip-Lorca diCorcia photographed male prostitutes in Los Angeles near Santa Monica Boulevard. For the portrait, the men were paid a fee comparable to what they would charge for their services. There was nothing random about the encounters, as diCorcia carefully composed the scene before approaching his subject. The tension between the subject and diCorcia’s heavy direction of the shoot, created 21 images that, in 1993, would be exhibited at The Museum of Modern Art, New York, in the artist’s first solo museum exhibition, Hustlers.

The Hustlers series was an early inspiration for Matthew Mahon. Like diCorcia, he paid his subjects their rate for services to create images. However, Mahon’s, interest in the subject stems from an encounter he had with a prostitute in his formative years, when he awkwardly lost his virginity at the age of 14.

The clearest delineation between these 2 bodies of work, is a level of intimacy that Mahon has with his subjects, a residual affection which lingers from his first sexual experience, and that the women were given no direction. They were photographed doing what they wanted to do, projecting themselves as they would like to be seen. The result is a series of striking images that invoke humor, camp, irony and sorrow.

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