About The Artist
Dana Bell has delved into cinema’s rich history and emerged with a complex study of physicalized language, and thus a portal into human behavior itself. She highlights the darker, more ominous corners of consciousness with a vigorous sense of spacial play. Bell transforms filmic narrative, refining it into a semiotic language that reveals the subtle manipulations and extraordinary artifice within human expression. And if the truth behind our existential struggle is located in body, not in the remove produced by plodding articulation, how is the viewer – and Bell herself – implicated through our own physicality? Dana Bell begs that we ask these questions ourselves. As the glow of her paintings imposes itself on us, how can we not filter our own personage through Bell’s visual cosmology?