My work portrays subtle body language, which can be universally unintentional. While gestures may not always be the same from culture to culture, many are familiar with the languages used in classic films.

Dana Bell

About the Artist

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Brooklyn, New York-based Dana Bell (b. 1974) investigates the intricate nuances of body language. Working from film stills, Dana selects scenes based on formal configurations of figures against a background. Silhouetting her figures, Dana casts them in vibrant, high contrast hues that vibrate off of one another. Through the reverberation of her vivid palette, Dana highlights the subtlety of each figure’s posture and gesture, drawing attention to the psychological intent (or mis-intent) of characters within a scene.

News and Notables
  • Exhibited at Museo de Arte Contemporaneo, 2021

  • Solo exhibition, A Delicate Balance, Louis V E.S.P. Gallery, 2011

  • Gregory Millard Fellow in Choreography, New York Foundation for the Art, 2013