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Orly Install 1

The rope arrives!

Orly Genger uses recycled lobster rope to construct her monumentally scaled sculptural interventions in public places. For the next two weeks she will be building YOU, a new site-specific installation on Brown University’s campus. To see Genger and her team in action stop by the quite green during daylight hours November 3-12. Or, check back in here, on Re:Bell, where we will be posting frequent updates.

 

Orly Install 4

Taking the first pallet off the truck.

On November 21st Genger will be back on campus to talk about the work and celebrate its completion (Conversation at 5:30 in List Art Auditorium; reception at 6:30 on the quiet green).

YOU will be on view November 2014-Summer 2015.

Check out some photographs taken while installing SHE: Picturing Women at the Turn of the 21st Century. The exhibition opens this Saturday, October 25th. Opening reception is Friday, October 24th, 5:30-7:30. Please join us to celebrate!

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Left: George Condo, The Banker’s Wife, 2011, oil on linen, 74” x 72”, Private collection. © George Condo. Image courtesy Skarstedt Gallery.
Right: Jenny Saville, Hybrid, 1997, oil on canvas, 108″ x 84, Private collection, © Jenny Saville. Image courtesy Gagosian Gallery

 

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Installing Jeff Koons’s Gazing Ball (Ariadne), 2012-2013, Plaster and glass, 44 5/16″ x 93 7/8″ x 36 5/8″, Private Collection. © Jeff Koons

 

 

 

 

 

Check out the Bell Gallery team installing Tristan Perich’s Microtonal Wall, 2011 at the the Cohen Gallery.

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The installation is part of the exhibition Audible Spaces: Tristan Perich, Zarouhie Abdalian, [The User]. The Microtonal Wall will be open to the public this Saturday, 8/23. Stay tuned for behind the scenes images of the rest of the installation next week, and join us for an evening of Artist Talks on 9/5!

 

The world-renowned sculptor, Martin Puryear, came to campus yesterday to help site the Slavery Memorial that he has designed for Brown University. The Bell Gallery’s preparatory team built a full-scale model of the memorial, which was used to determine where the final version will be placed. The memorial will be made of ductile cast iron and granite, and it will live on the front green (also known as the quiet green) next to Hope College. The dedication is planned for next fall. Below are some images of the artist at work.

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Sculptor Martin Puryear (right) and project manager John Cooke siting full-scale model of the Memorial to Slavery and Justice.

 

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