DANA BELL

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Studio Location
Artwork
How Do You Know That? acrylic on canvas 55 x 80 inches 2009 from Bell Book and Candle, 1958, Director: Richard Quine
Spread You Out acrylic on canvas 40 x 50 inches 2009 from I Want To Live! 1958, Director: Robert Wise
Dusting Crops, acrylic on canvas 93 x 156 inches 2009 from North By Northwest, 1959, Director: Alfred Hitchcock
I'm Injured, acrylic on canvas 36 x 48 inches 2009 from The Fugitive Kind, 1960, Director: Sidney Lumet
He Was Pushed, acrylic on canvas 93 x 156 inches 2009 from Kiss Me Deadly, 1955, Director: Robert Aldrich
DANA
BELL
Artist's Statement

My paintings illuminate great moments of cinema. I spotlight films from Hitchcock thrillers to Fellini spectacles to Noir gems that have both strong aesthetic languages and nuanced psychological threads guiding the narrative. I transform these disparate though celebrated achievements of cinematography, distilling film stills into a formalistic, intentionally limited visual language in which the guiding psychology is both instrument and corpus. Each painting is titled with a phrase taken from the nearest uttered dialogue in the scene chosen: the crux of meaning is retained in posture and gesture, not in the artifice of articulation.

Bio/Resume

SOLO

Dvorak Sec, Prague Stills September 2009
GROUP

Flag Art Foundation Re-Accession June 2009
West Nile Dana Bell and MV Carbon 2009
D'Amelio Terras West Nile Style August 2008
Chelsea Art Museum Metamorphic Gestures June, 2008
Soo Visual Arts Center Imitations, Minneapolis 2002
Modern Culture Gallery Beat Surrender 2002 Modern Culture Gallery This Is The Modern World 2001
Parrish Art Museum 37th Juried Exhibition 2001
MFA, Maine College of Art 2004
advisors: Vito Acconci and Joanne Greenbaum 
BFA, Wayne State University 2001