What does it mean to die well? With honor? With purpose? Bountiful Davis Art Center (BDAC) explores these questions with a new exhibit curated by Chauncey Secrist: Ars Moriendi. This latin term, literally “the art of dying,” refers to upheavals in Europe after the Black Death, and the […]
John Bell “i am currently returning to painting after a 2 year exploration of various other mediums, mainly the vinyl text based & neon works on museum boards. it was a bit of rough return & i ended up making a monumental mess of several canvases. at some […]
A profile of Salt Lake artist John Bell on the occasion of his Postmodern Blues exhibit at Nox Contemporary.
John Bell has had a busy summer, from hosting a dinner party in the streets of L.A.’s Chinatown to a live performance painting during Denver’s First Friday art walk and full circle back to Salt Lake City (where, in between his artistic activities he was nice enough to design a new 15 Bytes logo […]
Last month we introduced our new feature, PasteUps, a column spotlighting exciting activities in the local art scene. If you read the first installment you’ll know about the forthcoming Red Call Box, the 337 Project’s 18-hole golf course, and the newly launched Foster Art Program (see an update at the bottom […]
What is Pop Shops? The answer is not entirely clear, and that is, essentially, the point. Its creators call it an exploration of “the relationship between fine art, social activity, and retail consumerism in a temporary, constantly transforming space,” adding that there are “no preconceptions about what it […]
Salt Lake City artist John Bell will exhibit works from four separate bodies of work at the Patrick Moore Gallery, March 7th through March 31 in an exhibit entitled Building Icons. Mr. Bell further distinguishes himself as the thinking man’s abstract expressionist as he continues to develop his hallmark style […]
Salt Lake City artist, John Bell, has just completed an impressive 12′ x 20′ mural in New York City at the penthouse apartment of Nu Skin founder and senior vice president, Sandie Tillotson, at the Mandarin Oriental at Time Warner Center. Some of you may remember his New […]
Part of my role as Salt Lake Gallery Association President is to help assist artists, represented by member galleries, with the advancement of their careers. Towards that end, I was excited to hear of an exhibition opportunity for Salt Lake City artist John Bell in New York […]
John Bell combines the gestural elements of abstract expressionism with the linear qualities of geometric abstraction, the physicality of large scale modern sculpture, the ideas about space addressed in modern architecture, kinetics, and pop art images.