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Artist Talk: The Art of Larry Bell

May 22, 6:00 pm7:30 pm

Join us for an engaging dialogue celebrating the six-decade career of renowned experimental artist Larry Bell. This in-depth conversation with Rachel Zebro, associate curator for collections, will reveal Bell’s illuminating practice working with glass, sculptures, and mixed-media collages. Visitors will be able to witness the artist’s work on view in Larry Bell: Improvisations, the premiere day of the exhibition.

Larry Bell: Improvisations celebrates the artistic achievements of one of the most influential and renowned artists who emerged from the Los Angeles art scene in the 1960s. An experimental artist from the start, Larry Bell (b. 1939, Chicago) has dedicated his career to exploring themes of light and surface by transforming industrial materials into physical realities. Emerging from the Light and Space movement alongside Robert Irwin, Billy Al Bengston, and James Turrell, Bell’s lifelong investigations into optical sensations have resulted in a large body of work that includes glass sculpture, drawings, collages, and furniture design. Each piece is skillfully executed with a machine-like precision that continues to captivate us with its illusory capabilities.


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1625 North Central Ave
Phoenix, 85004 United States
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