Hauser & Wirth Zürich is proud to present a major solo exhibition by sculptor Larry Bell. This marks the gallery’s first exhibition of Bell’s work since representing the artist across America and Europe. Bell is one of the most renowned and influential artists to emerge from the Los Angeles art scene of the 1960s, alongside contemporaries Frank Stella and Donald Judd, and had garnered international repute by the age of 30. Known foremost for his refined surface treatment of glass and explorations of light, reflection and shadow through the material, Bell’s significant oeuvre extends from painting and works on paper to glass sculptures and furniture design.
‘Venice Fog: Recent Investigations’ is an exhibition of new laminated glass works with colour combinations inspired by the marine fog which rolls into Venice CA, the location of Bell’s studio since the early 1960s. Large cubic glass works will showcase Bell’s interpretation of the luminosity created by the dispersion of water in the fog intermingling with the lights of Los Angeles’ desert plain. The structure presented is based on one Bell originally introduced in 1992 in an outdoor commission for the Museum Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach, and features a four-paneled structure within a larger version of itself.
‘Larry Bell. Venice Fog: Recent Investigations’ on view at Hauser & Wirth Zürich 19 January – 3 March 2018. Opening: Thursday 18 January 2018, 6 – 8 pm.+info