TREVOR BELL



Born 1930 in Leeds, England
In 1996, painter Trevor Bell retired from Florida State University in Tallahassee and moved to Penzance in the Cornwall region of Great Britain, where he had studied and begun his career in the 1950s. During his UNO residency a decade earlier, Bell editioned a lithograph based on "The Gates", a series of abstract canvases dominated by trapezoid shapes inspired by both Neolithic dolmen and Indian architecture of the Vedic period. An essay written by Jon Meyer for a 1989 exhibition at the Museum of Art in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, explains that these metaphoric works explored the gate as "a threshold, a place where the living essence (or `rasa') can flow and the transformative point where an individual could attain final release or `mukti.'"




Untitled (Clamp Image With Black)
1982; color lithograph; sheet: 22 1/2 x 30 (55.88 x 76.2); edition of 30