Bay Area Blues
Bay Area Blues will comprise four new glass cubes, featuring the eponymous sculpture Bay Area Blues, a large-scale work whose formal explorations revisit Bell’s 1992 sculpture Made For Arolson. Bell newly debuted the large-scale cube-within-a-cube format with his 2017 Whitney Biennial installation Pacific Red II. Fabricated with laminated glass, these monumental works continue Larry’s quest: to consider reflected light through paired colors.
For Bay Area Blues, the form within consists of two colors – one blue and one foggy white – which are both repeated in opposing layout in the outer form. The effect: an infinite number of illuminated blue hues, interacting as the viewer moves throughout the gallery. Three maquettes accompany the large sculpture, offering a birds-eye view and study of light and hue.