• Dusting Crops Where There Ain't No Crops
  • Dana Bell
  • size 93" × 156"
  • year 2009
  • medium Flashe and acrylic on canvas
  • framed N/A
  • price Upon Request
“This image is from a famous scene where ad-man Roger Thornhill has a bad case of mistaken identity and is being hunted by Vandamm (who has sold government secrets) via a crop duster in the middle of a eld on the outskirts of Chicago. Thornhill is believed to be Kaplan, a CIA agent, who was befriended by a fellow agent Eve Kendall (he isn’t made aware of her true identity until after this scene) and is trying to find the ‘real’ Kaplan. Here Roger is led to believe that Eve is sending him to his death and is on the side of Vandamm. ” — Dana Bell
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About the Artist

Dana bell

Dana Bell (b. 1974) is a multifaceted artist. Through choreographed performance, photography, and painting, Bell explores the intricate nuances of body language and gesture in cinema. The subject of her art transcends the disparate media in which she works, exposing how human expression is universally legible in its many forms.

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She has held solo shows at Louis V E.S.P. Gallery, Brooklyn, NY; Kressling Gallery, Bratislava; Dvorak Sec Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic; David Klein Gallery, Birmingham, AL; and Eastwick Gallery Chicago, IL. Her performances and paintings have been featured in group shows at Duarte Park (New York), the Museum of Contemporary Art Design Detroit (Detroit) the Museum of Art and Design (New York), Museum of Young Art (Prague), D’Amelio Terras (New York), and haNnA Gallery (Tokyo), among others. Bell has also been the recipient of numerous artist’s grants: Gregory Millard Fellowship in Choreography at the New York Foundation for the Arts (New York), the Artist’s Fellowship (New York) and Robert Rauschenberg’s Change, Inc.

In 2004, Bell received her MFA from the Maine College of Art, learning under advisors Joanne Greenbaum and Vito Acconci. She is based in Brooklyn, NY.

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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