Color Wheel: Katie Bell
Color Wheel is a series in which we identify a trending color in art, and post a daily image that illustrates its popularity. This week’s color is brown.
Some benign cheerleading here: Katie Bell’s been in group shows all over Brooklyn for the past few years, so it’s nice to see her get her first New York solo show at Mixed Greens. The show might be one more notch in Mixed Greens’ recent hipness increase, with “Hooray for Hollywood” and a solo show of work by Conor Backman. The concurrent group show “Implicit Horizon” (Jarrod Beck, Alex Ebstein, Richard Tuttle, Maria Walker, Letha Wilson, B. Wurtz) is also trending. The showcard comes on a brown background!
Bell has an ability to make tension and lightness out of even the most bulky materials, and we’ll probably see more of that in “Light Weight”. Bell considers her use of tension, like weak-strong and heavy-light, as a play in gendered dichotomies; Kate Gilmore fans should definitely see this one.