Mixed Feelings: an Exhibition of Playful Dialogue by LA-Based Artist Nathan Bell
As we go about our daily lives, we’re often subjected to, or discover words around us that we so often shrug off as just another statement, yet deep down they’re words that resonate with us. These words can be found on magazine covers, from graffiti, littered scribbles, hipster stickers in a dive bar bathroom… It’s natural to skim past them though; we live in a busy world, and many of us don’t have the time to stop and smell the ink. Nathan Bell does, or rather it’s his vocation to do so. The Los Angeles-based artist/designer’s work comprises of the open-world commentary, of which he turns into works of art.
For his first solo show entitled Mixed Feelings, Bell will showcase a collection of two years’ worth of his work, an ensemble of 6×6-inch square paintings that represent, in Bell’s own words, “an experiment in language, typography and aesthetics.” What you’ll be seeing is larger narrative of over 400 musings, wordplay, inside jokes, lyrics, overheard exchanges, political and social commentary, pop culture anecdotes, drawings, and everyday idiosyncrasies, all plastered around the space of Shepard Fairey’s Subliminal Projects gallery located in LA’s Sunset Blvd, in support by Vans.
So if you’re up for an interesting read on life as we know it, or simply want a break from your own head by reading someone else’s–everyone else’s for that matter–make sure you stop by when the exhibition opens comes April 22, running through to May 20.
Subliminal Projects Gallery
1331 W Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90026