Into the Domestic Wild: Laura Bell at Whitespace
November 14, 2016
By Orion Wertz
In her exhibition “Run Rampant,” Atlanta artist Laura Bell employs mixed media, primarily consisting of drawings on paper and cut paper, vintage elements, found objects, watercolor, and ink in works depicting animals and natural objects. Although she is expertly drawing animals, the slippery symbolic roles that her images inhabit prevent her works from being naturalist documentation. Read More.
Little Active Worlds: The Tactile Forms of Laura Bell
March 13, 2013
By Yves Jeffcoat
Laura Bell—drawer, painter, printmaker, and professor—deviates from her earlier work with her current exhibition at Whitespace Gallery, Gurgle and Seep [February 22-March 30, 2013]. While Bell explores similar themes in previous work—nature, growth, disruption, and disorder—her current use of stitching, embroidery, and three-dimensional forms has caused her organic shapes to multiply and grow in new ways. Gurgle and Seep introduces an element of tactility that was only alluded to in her previous artwork. Bulbous forms protrude into the viewer’s space and intricate sewn patterns recall the delicate and complex forms found in nature. Read More.
Review: Laura Bell’s intriguing new dimension beyond painting, at Whitespace Gallery
March 8, 2013
By Stephanie Cash
Changing gears can be a risky proposition for artists. They can fail miserably or achieve a breakthrough that propels their career forward. Laura Bell took the gamble, and the results, on view at Whitespace gallery through March 30, are winning. Read More.