New figurative work will be hanging at SPUTNIK DENVER on South Broadway for all of June 2020.
New abstract work will be hanging at THE MATCHBOX in RiNo for all of September 2020.
• Future SPUTNIK DENVER on South Broadway, June 2020. • Future MATCHBOX September 2020. • Past IMPROPER CITY RiNo, Denver • Past ST. PAUL TAVERN 3111 E Colfax Ave • Past RiNo Made store in Zeppelin Station February 2019. 3501 Wazee St, Ste 100
Show runs through January
Reception: January 10, 2014 - The Matchbox, 2625 Larimer St. Denver CO
November 9 - December 31, 2007 - Boulder, Colorado
May 4, 2007
After completing my first semester at SMFA (School of the Museum of Fine Arts) in Boston, I entered their annual december sale with three monoprints. I sold all three and the show raised over $950,000 toward artists and student scholarships, the most successful in its 25 year history. It included work from students, staff and alumni from the school. Some of the alumni that exhibited were Robert Rauschenberg, and Franz Kline!
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July 7 - July 31, 2006
My artwork and solo show at the RiNo Made Store in Zeppelin Station was recently featured in the 2019 RiNo Art District Field guide on page 11. Go pick one up!
Look for my work at the RiNo Made store in Zeppelin Station in February. 3501 Wazee St, Ste 100, Denver, CO 80216
June 6, 2014 - Shadows on the Wall, Dada Art Bar, Denver CO
2014 - Text and the Female Form, The Matchbox, 2625 Larimer St., Denver CO
2013 - Sirens and Vino, The Infinite Monkey Theorem 3200 Larimer St., Denver CO
2008 - Structure, Chaos and Text, SQUARE 101 GALLERY, Denver CO
2007 - Organic Structures, exhibitrek, THE GALLERY, Boulder CO
2006 - Solidifying the Abstract, Washington Street Art Center, Boston MA
2005 - Dixon's Restaurant, Denver, CO
2005 - The Parlour, Denver, CO
2004 - Studio 3, Boulder, CO
2004 - Royce Galleries, Denver, CO
2015 - Group Show, Dada Art Bar, Denver Colorado
2006 - CLOSE PROXIMITY, Post-Baccalaureate Group Show, SMFA, Boston, MA
2006 - Juried Printmaking Show, SMFA, Boston, MA
2005 - December Sale, SMFA, Boston, MA
2002 - Exhibiting Artist at Gallery Sovereign, Boulder, CO
August 2002 - Artwork featured on cover of Portraits section of the Daily Camera newspaper (Boulder, CO)
I have recently acquired representation from Exhibitrek, The Gallery in downtown Boulder, near the Pearl Street Mall. Please visit their site when you get a chance: www.exhibitrek.com. I am grateful and excited for this new opportunity and am confident it is a positive step for my career and artistic journey. I look forward to showing my work in this beautiful space and will keep everyone posted when I get a show.
Solidifying the Abstract: New Works by Robert Bell and Kirk Snow
Contrary to the meaning of the word, abstract art tries to make a replication of thoughts and concepts that have no concrete existence. Visually an artist has to transport the viewer to a place beyond what is natural. A place where belief is no longer an idea, but something with weight and volume. This is where the work of Robert Bell and Kirk Snow intersects.
Robert Bell's work derives from a play with proportion and harmony in his heavy biomorphic forms. The paintings and prints he creates are in constant dialogue, playing their atmosphere off one another in a game of theme and variation. Bell identifies process as his most effective tool, using methodical technique to counter emotion and spontaneity.
Kirk Snow uses form to dictate function in his unique screenprints. He devises a syntax that is inherent to a man made form, and puts it to use as a rule set in his work. The result is imagery comfortably familiar to the viewer, but wholly removed from the existence of the original object.
Solidifying the Abstract is on view at the Washington Street Art Center (321 Washington Street, Somerville) from July 7 - July 31.
2011 - Web Design Certificate, Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design (Denver, CO)
2006 - Post-Baccalaureate Certificate, School of the Museum of Fine Arts (Boston, MA)
2000 - BFA, Colorado State University
1999 - Santa Chiara Art Center (Castiglion Fiorentino, Tuscany, Italy) International student
Each collection of work on display is a single circle overlapping one another. At the center of these intersecting circles, you find the core of my artistic drive: remaining conflicted in the moment of creativity. During these moments, I find myself obsessing over each piece of work as it is plucked from my subconscious and forced onto the canvas. I'll compose each line, each brush stroke in my head before entering the studio, only to abandon those preconceptions and allow nature to compose itself. The intersection of sensuality, shape, dimension and flow are all fragments of a whole that pull my creativity across each medium with finesse and spontaneity. By attracting the eye with a high-contrast color palette, I tear away each seam of the illusion by abstracting the organic subject matter. This is my analogy for the duality of the human condition – the pull between the world we live in, and the reveries we find ourselves musing over. Each of my compositions drives the viewer to find the balance between striking forces that define my work: warm or cool, analogous or complimentary, realism or abstractionism. Finding the inherent beauty of the natural world around us by drawing on these opposing forces pushes each work to detail itself as both the beginning and the end of a journey, of a moment, of a meaning.
Coming soon: Robert Bell's Graphic Art Portfolio. Click on the images below to view.
January 2008. I have recently acquired representation by Translations Gallery, a beautiful new art space in downtown Denver. Please visit their site: TRANSLATIONS GALLERY