Skewer Shower

Estimate $9,000. Though she makes what many see as sculptures—abstract, whimsical forms, assembled from a disparate assortment of utilitarian materials, displayed freestanding or wall-mounted—Katie Bell considers herself a painter.

This piece is currently on view in the lobby of the Peter Jay Sharp Opera House at BAM.

The artist will install the work at the winning bidder's desired location after July 1st.

(Installation in the NYC area is included in the hammer price. The winning bidder is responsible for additional transportation costs if the desired installation location is outside of NYC.)

About Katie Bell

Though she makes what many see as sculptures—abstract, whimsical forms, assembled from a disparate assortment of utilitarian materials, displayed freestanding or wall-mounted—Katie Bell considers herself a painter. Concerned with composition, balance, and color, she claims, “I see my work [as] having everything to do with abstract painting except the paint and stretcher bars.” She replaces pigment on canvas with plaster, foam, drywall, paper, and a dizzying range of other materials, which she keeps in a pile in her studio. Her smaller compositions, featuring odds and ends artfully embedded in plaster, serve as studies for her large-scale installations. Bell traces her inspiration back to the gutted walls of her childhood home during its renovation. She found history, memory, and formal beauty in their layers, which she builds into all of her works.

American , b. 1985, based in Brooklyn, New York

Solo Shows on Artsy

2016
Katie Bell: Backsplash II, Locust Projects, Miami