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!
Click to view invitation.
July 7 - July 31, 2006
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
My work is about striking a harmony between two opposing forces, much like my life. I am interested in finding out how much intentional will I can impose on the natural, organic pattern of wood grain or rusted steel and still achieve proportional forms. A high-contrast palette often echoes this struggle between artist and surface. As a result, each work is a single, sometimes violent or outrageous emotional outburst portrayed in an abstract visual form that reaches the balance of a perfect cathartic moment.
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