P.S. Vernissage October 30th 7-10pm
Exhibition runs October 30th - December 4th
Central Art Garage is pleased to present " P.S." a solo exhibition by Vancouver based artist Jessica Bell.
In the works of Jessica Bell, what you see is what you get, and what you don’t see is what you get as well.
This is the way Bell constructs her work: each of her objects—indebted heavily to the language of painting and its intersection with the nature of fibre—are made to become more than she (and we) initially imagine them to be. Front becomes back; long becomes short; empty becomes full. This quality of flexibility carries with it an air of the cryptic: in fashioning the work to accommodate change, Bell asks us to entertain the possibility of an artwork that saves secrets for the future.
P.S., Jessica Bell’s first exhibition with Central Art Garage, runs concurrently with two exhibitions of her work in Vancouver: Should we stop here?, a solo show at Initial Gallery and the Contemporary Art Gallery’s exhibition of paintings nominated for the 2015 RBC Canadian Painting Competition, a prize for which she was previously nominated in 2013.
Originally from Montreal, Jessica Bell holds a BA Art History (with distinction) from the University of Calgary and an MFA from the University of Ottawa’s Department of Visual Arts. Her work has been exhibited at the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design (Milwaukee, WI), Richmond Art Gallery (Richmond, BC), Idea Exchange (Cambridge, ON), Ottawa’s Karsh-Masson Gallery, Ottawa Art Gallery and the National Gallery of Canada. Jessica Bell is currently based in Vancouver.