HOUSTON, TX – Nicole Longnecker Gallery in coordination with Logan Fine Arts presents Larry Bell Three Decades of Art featuring selected works of Larry Bell October 25 – November 26, 2014. There will be an opening reception on Saturday, October 25 from 5pm – 8pm.
SYNOPSIS: In Larry Bell Three Decades of Art, Nicole Longnecker Gallery features selected works of contemporary artist Larry Bell. He is one of the most influential artists to emerge from the Los Angeles art scene in the 1960s. In 1963, Bell began to explore passing light through glass cubes he vacuum coated with metallic films. In the late 1970s, Bell started experimenting with metallic films on paper, a process he continues to use today and forms the exhibition’s body of work. In addition, Larry Bell’s 6x6 an improvisation exhibition will open October 11 at the Chinati Foundation in Marfa, TX.
LARRY BELL: Larry Bell was born in Chicago in 1938, and currently lives and works in Taos, New Mexico along with keeping a studio in Venice, California. Growing up in the San Fernando Valley, Bell studied at Chouinard Art School in Los Angeles from 1957 through 1959, where he was a student of Richard Rubens and Robert Irwin. His success as a young artist resulted in regular exhibitions at Pace Gallery in New York between 1964 and 2005. Bell is often mentioned with James Turrell, John McCracken and others associated with the West Coast “Light and Space” movement.
His work is in public collections including The Museum of Modern Art, New York; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC; The Menil Collection and Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Art Institute of Chicago; Los Angeles County Museum; Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge; Museum Ludwig, Cologne; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; Tate Gallery, London; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York.
Bell’s most recent exhibitions include a 2012 inclusion in the Getty Center’s major exhibition “Pacific Standard Time: Art in LA 1945-1980,” focusing on the West Coast contemporary art scene. In October 2014 the Chinati Foundation in Marfa, Texas will curate an exhibition dedicated to his large glass installations.