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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.

Events & Exhibitions

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Showcases west elm Collection

07/21/16 - 07/21/17

From the Journal

From the Journal

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  • Meet
  • Dana Bell
  • Dana Bell chats with us about her process, universal gestures, and the connection between her paintings and performances.
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  • Inside the Studio
  • Dana on "A Delicate Balance"
  • Influenced by body language found in film, Dana Bell’s boldly colored series "A Delicate Balance" utilizes repetition and color to highlight the unspoken behaviors in interactions.
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  • Inside the Studio
  • Visit with Dana Bell
  • Artist Dana Bell shares her signature series in her new Bushwick studio space.
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  • In Good Company
  • The Ashland
  • Take a tour of The Ashland, a new residential building located in the Brooklyn Cultural District, with artwork curated by Uprise Art.
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  • In Good Company
  • Fuigo
  • A home for collaboration and design, Fuigo's Park Avenue space unites works from over 15 artists in their latest Artist Residency.