Starting April 2, 2010, Common Sense presents the world premiere of ‘Getwiste Staal’, The Dutch Connection’, an exhibition of seven recent sculptures by award winning sculptor Mark Bellows.
Bellows is known in Edmonton for a number of public art projects, including “Twisted Triptych”; the large, brightly-coloured sculptures that currently grace the exterior of the Shaw Conference Centre on Jasper Avenue and 97th street.
Bellows’ focus is “to create energy – let the metal do the talking” by transforming clean-cut bands of steel into twisted colourfully-painted ribbons. ‘Getwiste Staal’ showcases the continued evolution of Mark Bellows’ recent mono- and polychrome torqued steel works, in forms scaled for intimate interior spaces.
‘Getwiste Staal’, The Dutch Connection’ opens with a public reception at 7:00 pm on Friday, April 2, 2010, with the artist in attendance, and runs until May 7. Admission to Common Sense is always free, by appointment or by chance.
Mark Bellows lives and works in Edmonton and holds a degree in Fine Art from the University of Alberta (1999). Bellows is a recipient of three project grants from the Alberta Foundation for the Arts (AFA). His artwork is also in the AFA Collection, as well as in other private and corporate collections. When not sculpting, Mark Bellows works as an exhibit technician at Edmonton’s Royal Alberta Museum.