Brian Gibb has a dream. From cobbling together random blogs, interviews and press releases, it seems that Mr. Gibb really, really wants you to like art. Or maybe not even like it, but appreciate it. Or at least go see it. Gibb has a vested interest in your interest in arthe is one of the men behind the entity known as Art Prostitute/The Public Trust. He is also an artist himself, and his work can be seen as Please Believe Me, a collection of 10 pieces including paintings, drawings, soft sculptures and piñatas. A press release describes the show as expressing a four-year stretch during which Gibb has lived with a single dream, and it definitely seems that he is, you know, living the dream. Gibb's pieces reflect the personal toll it took to work on the beloved Art Prostitute publication and to build and curate his critically lauded gallery. Themes of alienation and melancholy are interwoven with playful whimsy and ambition throughout the exhibit. It's a truly personal exhibition, made all the more affecting since the viewer is, for all intents and purposes, a big part of the dream. Take your turn at making Gibb's dream a reality by stopping in at The Public Trust, 2919-C Commerce St., noon to 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays between now and January 15. Visit trustthepublic.com for more information.
Tuesdays-Saturdays, 12-6 p.m. Starts: Dec. 14. Continues through Jan. 15, 2007