PMW GALLERY


BONNELL, BILL


LITERATURE AS ART
books, wood, 28 x 24






BOOK TOTEM TWO
books, encaustic, wood, 90 1/2 x 2 x 14"





BOOK TOTEM ONE
books and encaustic, 54 x 11 1/4



 


LEANING BOOKS
books, steel, 60 x 24 x 24"






POST FLOOD
wood, cement and stone, 18 1/2 x 22 1/2"



 

SIX
wood, 25 x 4 x 22"




 


SEVEN
wood, 30 x 3 x 24"






THE CONSTRUCTED CRATE 3
wood, nails, 15 x 5 1/2 x 33"





 


DECONSTRUCTED CRATE 2
wood, 34 x 41 x 17







EIGHT BLACK BOOKS
books and wood, 9 1/4 x 1 1/4 x 46"






BLACK, WHITE, RED ALL OVER
newspaper, enamel and encaustic, 18 x 18 x 5.5







FIVE BOOKS
books and wood, 14 1/2 x 1 1/4 x 17 1/4"








ART BOOK
book with wood and sand, 26 x 30

 




SIX BLOCKS
wood, 28 x 28 x 30







EXPANDED FRAME
wood, 23 x 11 1/2 x 25"

 






OPAQUE WINDOW
wood, paper, 33 x 5 x 17 1/2"







THE ART OF LITERATURE
wood, paint brush, blank book, 21 1/2 x 6 x 12

 


CAGED BOOKS
wood, mesh, books, 44 3/4 x 6 1/2 x 12"





Bill Bonnell: Artist’s statement

 

The intention of my work is to transform found objects and materials into artwork that speaks to the viewer through his own past experiences with those objects and materials.  What is said then, is largely dependent on the viewer.

 

Books, for example, have different connotations to each individual.  To insure that the specific content of a book does not enter into the experience, the titles are always unseen or obscured, and the books are always closed and sealed.  Each book is thus a symbol for all books.

 

On a different level, all of the works exist as purely formal inventions.  My work on each piece is a dialogue between the formal visual, and the metaphorical.




Bill Bonnell: Resume

 

Bill Bonnell founded his graphic design firm Bonnell Design Associates Inc. in New York City in 1979.  For over twenty-five years his work received numerous design awards in national and international competitions.  Articles on his work appeared in Graphis and Novum Gebrauschgrafik, as well as American design journals.  He merged his firm into a larger design organization in 2003, and since 2004 he has been focused on fine art and writing fiction.

 

His work is included in the permanent collection of the National Museum of American Art at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C.









 

 

 














 

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