Stair-gazing: Anonda Bell

Main Staircase
February 22–June 16

Anonda Bell
Reproduction (Detail) from the series
“The Suburbs at 4 a.m.”
Acrylic, enamel, watercolor, ink on cut paper
Dimensions variable
Courtesy of the artist

Anonda Bell’s site-specific wall installation in the Art Center’s main stairwell is based on her recent series, “The Suburbs at 4 a.m.” Inspired in part by Alberto Giacometti’s iconic sculpture, The Palace at 4 a.m., this work explores the experience of women in the post-war era and addresses the anxieties and expectations surrounding domestic tranquility and reproduction.

Anonda Bell is a New York and New Jersey-based curator and artist. Her work engages with psychology and the motivations, desires and innate qualities of the human mind. Bell is also the Director and Chief Curator of the Paul Robeson Galleries at Rutgers University, Newark.

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