JASON ROBERT BELL
The Robert Joseph Bell Institute for the Advancement of the Future
January 27 through March 10, 2012
Opening reception Friday January 27, 6:00 – 8:00PM
Thomas Robertello Gallery is pleased to present the sixth and final installment of Jason Robert Bell’s year-long Tetragrammatron Archive: The Robert Joseph Bell Institute for the Advancement of the Future; an exhibit dedicated to the artist’s recently departed father.
The exhibit will consist of three works. First, an architectural model of the Robert Joseph Bell Institute for the Advancement of the Future’s proposed headquarters, created from an inverted Empire State Building papercraft that was carried for 7 consecutive days by the artist in his "Man With The Empire State Building Performance.”
Also included is a new work from Bell’s Metaphysical Painting series, “Unto the Ogdoad”, which depicts the transmigration of the Artist’s father’s soul, to the next plane of existence in the Afterlife.
And lastly a new video piece, “Oversoul Seven” revealing the Artist’s father’s complex esoteric belief system; presented as a series of cascading audio/video clips, it was created from the Artist’s personal documentation archive.
Jason Robert Bell graduated from the School of the Art Institute Chicago with a BFA in Painting in 1995, and the Yale School of Art’s MFA program in 2000. His work is the by-product of a mystical journey that transcends media. He has shown his work withThomas Robertello since 2006.