Jeff Bell's found object-based sculptural work expresses the relationship between materials and memory. Delving into that relationship through a series of works in recent years, Jeff has found a connection between coming of age, nostalgia, and death that is rooted in several personal memories around pop culture.
Jeff is the executive of the Vollis Simpson Whirlgig Park & Museum in Wilson NC. Before coming to Wilson Jeff worked at the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, CAM Raleigh and the 21c Museum Hotel in Durham. Jeff graduated from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 2008 with a Master of Fine Art. The selection of sculptural works in this exhibition at first glance reaffirms assumptions of the everyday found object but at further examination resists those notions and lives on the periphery of understanding.
You can learn more about Jeff's work at http://www.jeff-bell.com
Top Fuel Stave, fromWithin/Without (Very Metal) Wood, steel, paint and rubber.
75 X 100 X 50 inches. 2016