Anonda Bell

"Upset?" is part of a portfolio of prints produced for Manhattan Graphics Center "Blues" portfolio in New York City.  Exhibition on display until May 30.


The 'conditions' listed in this print are courtesy of Albert Einstein, and were given by him to his wife as a requirement for their marriage to continue.


Open now "Reproduction", a new work featuring a speculative bedroom scene from the series "The Suburbs at 4 a.m." at the ​Visual Art Center of New Jersey, in Summit.  On display until June 16, 2019. 

Additional information can be found here

https://www.artcenternj.org/stair-gazing-anonda-bell/


“In 1932 Swiss artist Alberto Giacometti create a work titled The Palace at 4.a.m.  This piece drew heavily on the artists personal experience (a brief, sex-laden encounter with a woman known only as Denise), and automatic art making techniques gleaned from association with the Surrealist movement. The work reads as a dream sequence – there is a stage like scene, with a suggestive narrative and clues indicating the presence of people of privilege engaging in the activities at a luxurious palace in the middle of the night. My work has been made in response, and it is not intended to be a linear, illustrated story. It is instead a deliberately ambiguous and rambling mess of complicated impressions that may come from the mind of a suburban insomniac at 4 a.m. The work references ideas about gender, labor, witchcraft, and the current climate in the United States (where women continue to be relegated to retrograde stereotypical roles, and at a time when women’s work outside the home is still only valued at 80% of their male counterparts). For the women depicted in these works there is a niggling sense of impending doom associated with the threat of diminished rights over their own bodies; the future is anything but bright and shiny.”