Relay races are risky. You're putting your future (and sometimes potential cash money) in someone else's hands, and unless those hands are extremely capable, you're gonna get screwed. Reality shows love having relay race competitions because they can only end in disaster. Or catfights. But, as we all know, people of the art world are much more sophisticated than the rest of us, and they can handle relays with dignity and respect. And that's how Nothing Moments came about--it's a collaborative project in literature, art and design, put together by artists Steven Hull and Tami Demaree, writer Annie Buckley and designer Jon Sueda. The idea behind the exhibit was to create a relay-inspired process in which a contributing writer produces a fiction text, which is then handed off to an artist, who draws illustrations in response, which are then handed off to a designer, who creates a unique design. The result of the exercise is 23 limited edition books and more than 400 original drawings, which you can see on display at The Public Trust, 2919-C Commerce St., through June 21. The gallery is open noon to 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. For more information about the exhibit, go to nothingmoments.com. To find out more about the gallery, call 214-760-7170 or visit trustthepublic.com.
May 17-June 21, 2008