Bell Gallery

Must-See Installation At Bell Gallery

I wish everyone could watch this film, sitting alone in the empty gallery, as I did this afternoon. On the other hand, I want everyone in the state to go and experience this gorgeous and provocative animated painting. The exhibition runs through May 29. Lisa Reihana’s in Pursuit of Venus [infected] is mesmerizing. Projected across …

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‘Luscious’ Opens At Bell Gallery

An opening reception for ‘Luscious,’ an exhibition of paintings and drawings by Wendy Edwards, will be held this Friday at Bell gallery. This retrospective spans four decades of work that Edwards has created since joining the faculty of Brown’s Department of Visual Art in 1980. Two strains of work have occupied Edwards over the past …

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‘Fertile Ground’ At Bell Gallery

Friday is the opening reception for ‘Fertile Ground’ the new exhibit at Bell Gallery open now through November 3rd. A conversation with the artists, María Berrio, Zoë Charlton, and Joiri Minaya will be moderated by guest curator Heather Bhandari. Through their depictions of women’s bodies enveloped by nature—often juxtaposing wild and cultivated landscapes—these artists challenge …

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Artists’ Talk At Bell Gallery

(4.5) The plight of the endangered saltmarsh sparrow will be the subject of a new installation at the Bell Gallery. Collaborative artist team Snæbjörnsdóttir/Wilson will discuss their new exhibition “The Only Show in Town” this Friday with reception to follow. Exhibit runs through July 7. Bryndís Snæbjörnsdóttir and Mark Wilson’s socially-engaged and research-based practice explores …

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Feldman Memorial Exhibition Opens At Bell

Walter Feldman’s affiliation with Brown University began in 1953, when he taught his first class in visual design. It extended through his fifty-four-year teaching career, and it continues today in a legacy of sustained artistic experimentation. This memorial exhibition celebrates Feldman’s life through a retrospective selection of his artworks. Feldman was of his time, working …

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‘Pushing Painting’ Opens At Bell Gallery

Head over to the Bell Gallery Friday evening for the opening reception of Pushing Painting. This new exhibition features the work of three artists. Pushing Painting presents three concurrent exhibitions of new and recent work by painters living and working in New England. While differing in terms of subjects and techniques, the work of Elise …

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Student Exhibition At Bell Gallery

The Bell Gallery and the Department of Visual Art present the work of thirty artists in Brown’s 36th annual Student Exhibition. The juried exhibition is open to all Brown University students, regardless of major, and encourages artists to submit work in a variety of media. Jan Howard and Clara Lieu are this year’s jurors. Howard is a …

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Artist Talk At Bell Gallery — More Dead Animals

(3.17) Another installment in the ‘Dead Animals’ symposium series at the Bell Gallery, this time with artist Nicholas Galanin, a multi-disciplinary artist and musician of mixed Tlingit/Aleut and non-Native ancestry. His work “often explores a dialogue of change and identity between Native and non-Native communities.” From his wiki bio: Nicholas Galanin was born in Sitka, …

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Taxidermy/Art Symposium At Bell Gallery

Taxidermy, Art, and the Animal Question: A Symposium will be presented Friday and Saturday in conjunction with the Dead Animals show (up through March 27) at Bell Gallery. Artist Rachel Poliquin gives the keynote lecture —Taxidermy and the Poetics of Strangeness — at 7:30pm, Friday, February 26. Several lectures on Saturday, February 27: 9:30am — …

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Nightmare Fuel

My friend Dr. Moreau tells me the word ‘freaks’ has fallen out of favor — these creatures are just chimerically challenged. We warned our readers that this show might not be to everyone’s taste, but jeez is this thing ever creepy. Taxidermy is unsettling enough, but several of these pieces feature inter-species grafting, including whatever …

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‘Faculty Conversations’ At Bell

(12.10) Join in a series of informal conversations with artists this Thursday at Bell Gallery featuring artists Leslie Bostrom, John Cayley, Paul Myoda, and Ed Osborn. The 2015 Faculty Exhibition runs through December 21. The 2015 Faculty Exhibition presents new and recent works by 20 artists from across Brown University’s faculty at the David Winton …

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Brown Faculty Show At Bell Gallery

So what have we here? It’s hard to make sense of this image and I took the picture. “Platform (partial section)” by Eddie Villanueva, adjunct lecturer in the Department of Visual Arts, is probably the most compelling piece in the 2015 Faculty Exhibition at the Bell Gallery. (Below is a side view if that helps.) …

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Artist Talk And Reception At Bell Gallery

(9.11) Conceptual photographer Hank Willis Thomas is known for commandeering American advertising strategies in order to challenge constructions of race and gender in the United States. In Hank Willis Thomas: Primary Sources the artist brings together mix media sculptures, retro-reflective screenprints, and a five channel video installation of James Baldwin’s prescient social criticisms. The Brown …

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Student Exhibition At Bell

The 35th annual Student Exhibition featuring the work of 44 students will run through April 26 at the Bell Gallery. Organized by students Zachary Korol-Gold and Andrew Alexander, the juried exhibition is open to all Brown University students, regardless of major, and encourages artists to submit work in a variety of media. This year the …

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