Dozier Bell at DFN Projects

Carol Corey Fine Art is pleased to present an exhibition of the work of Dozier Bell at DFN Projects, 16 East 79th Street, Suite G-2, New York, NY, opening on Wednesday, March 6 from 5 to 7 pm. The works will remain on view through Friday, March 29, 2024, and the space is open Monday to Friday, 11 to 4, and by appointment.

Riverbank, sunset charcoal on Mylar 4.5 x 6 inches 2023

"This group of exquisite new drawings and watercolors by Dozier Bell includes postcard-size landscapes, seascapes, and interiors from the artist's home in Maine. As Jeff Joyce describes them: "Each work gives the sense of looking through the wrong end of binoculars that shrink and compress the view at a psychological distance. These are not pictures of the sun-splashed Maine of Neil Welliver and Fairfield Porter but 'Dark Maine,' with its long autumns and winters of isolation and introspection that test the resolve of the spirit.

Rather than painting from memory, the subject of Bell's work is memory itself. The result is no small feat, accomplished by obsessive drawing in dense velvet-black charcoal on mylar with phenomenal skill. There is a translucent dreamy light and a 'how does she do that' aspect to these works .... The casual observer might say they are photographic, given the size and skillful adjustment of light and dark. However, it is somehow more closely related to the cinematic, especially in her pale skies, sometimes populated by soaring birds — like film stills from early Ingmar Bergman."

~ Jeff Joyce, Lakeville Journal, Oct. 25, 2023