Roberley Bell  
 
       

at play

Black and White Art Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Fall 2006
Polychrome and dyed fiberglass and resin with mixed media

at play juxtaposes the extreme artifice of nature against the unadorned concrete urban environment of the enclosed courtyard. The wallflowers ornamented with convex mirrors bring the sky down and into the courtyard uniting the natural at the interface of the manmade. at play suggests both a play on and with nature. As Jonathan Goodman wrote in his review in Sculpture Magazine "Her point is well made -- so much of the contemporary experience of nature is ersatz that it makes sense to build on an artificial world. One that comments on our desire for natural beauty even as it complicates our relation to that desire."

   
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