A nationally emerging artist, John Bell, describes his work as postmodern mash up. He combines abstract expressionism, geometric abstraction, pop art and other movements in contemporary art. The exhibition is comprised of several new and revisited pieces shown for the first time in Utah. At the core of the exhibition are Bell's paintings, wrought with recurring images of celebrities, modern art masters, monkeys and iconic cartoon characters, many of which are appropriated from what Bell likes to call "Google collaborations." Primarily a painter Bell is a multi-disciplinary artist incorporating printmaking, photography, sculpture, text, installation and performance art. His work depicts wide ranging themes from social to political, popular culture, media and the public domain to comment on -- and understand the complexities of contemporary American culture.
Date: Mar 16, 2012
Time: 6 pm