UNDEFINED, AN EXHIBITION OF WORKS PAST AND PRESENT BY JESSICA BELL AT THE JANETTE KENNEDY GALLERY: OCTOBER 3, 2022 - NOVEMBER 3, 2022
On October 22, 2022, from 2 to 5 p.m., The Janette Kennedy Gallery at South Side on Lamar will host a reception for the artist.
The Janette Kennedy Gallery presents Undefined, an exhibition of selected works past and present by Jessica Bell. The show employs playful iconography and everyday items to ignite curiosity in the viewer for them to discover the meaning of the art. Each piece is made with a set intention in mind, and the collection of work is curated to be undefined, allowing the viewer to determine their understanding of the messages embedded in the work.
About Jessica Bell
Jessica Bell is a contemporary sculptor and socially engaged artist. Focusing on using traditional techniques mixed with contemporary designs, Bell’s work addresses race, identity, and social issues. Bell uses smaller units to construct larger works and installations. She is a recipient of the Red Bull Artist Grant, Priscilla Art Award, Juanita Craft Artist Residency, along with several municipal artist grants over the course of her career and has participated in an artist talk at the Dallas Museum of Art and teaching workshops at the Dallas Contemporary. Bell holds a Master of Science in Education with a concentration in Ceramics and Curriculum Writing, a Bachelor in Art Education and Fine Arts degree, and certifications in graphic design and welding. Additionally, she is the sculptor professor for Booker T. Washington School of the Performing and Visual Arts. Her work has been shown in a variety of galleries, and she has presented her work as a national leader in art education in urban environments at conferences across the country.
About The Janette Kennedy Gallery
The Janette Kennedy Gallery was established in 2002 as a venue for local artists to exhibit work and to provide support in the exhibition process. As a community gallery, it strives to empower artists, nurture the art community and be a resource in helping to drive art careers forward. The gallery exhibits art from every discipline including experimental work and site specific installations.