SQ Art Projects Presents:
October 14 - November 14, 2010
Image: Entropic 2, 2009 By Leslie Bell
Opening Reception: Thursday, October 14, 2010
Artist in Attendance
SQ Art Projects is pleased to announce the solo exhibition of Leslie Bell’s work; Radiant Array.
Bell approaches abstract painting with a concentration and infatuation with potentiality. The abundance of possibilities and variations within complex organic systems and entropy fascinate and perplex. Bell’s exuberant brushwork and clashing colour palettes are reflective of this maelstrom of complexity. Bell’s frenzied forms are continually in stasis; neither collapsing nor expanding, infinitesimally without reference to beginning or end as opposing forces balance each other through composition.
Bell references chaos theory, quantum physics and post-structuralism in an effort to map the human mind and interpret the unstable flux of energy. Its potential formation in the physical is never realized, but instead is represented in the fanatic movement in between states of structured, organized thought and representation. With a palette that is awash in vivid colours mixed among muddied earthen tones, the spontaneous formations act together to push and pull the viewer towards an uneven ground of pleasure and doubt, destabilizing assumptions and reconfiguring abstractions into kaleidoscopic formations of colour and movement.
Leslie Bell is a Calgary based abstract painter and experimental filmmaker. She received her BFA from the Alberta College of Art and Design in 2002, and her MFA from Concordia University, Montreal in 2009 and attended the “Cosmic Ray” thematic residency at the Banff Centre for the Arts also in 2009.
For more information regarding this exhibition or SQ Art Projects, please contact Emily Barnett at 403.809.4680 or email to email@example.com
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