Bell drawings at Bates College Museum of Art

Mar 31, 2013
Courtesy of: Aucocisco Galleries, Portland "Citadel Ruin" is a 2010 drawing in charcoal on Mylar by Dozier Bell, whose work is featured this spring at Bates College Museum of Art.

Lewiston — The Bates College Museum of Art’s spring exhibitions include a show of drawings by renowned Maine artist Dozier Bell, who lives in Waldoboro. "Dozier Bell: Mind's Eye" and "Selections from the Permanent Collection: Recent Acquisitions" will open Saturday, April 6, with an opening reception scheduled for Thursday, April 11, at 6 p.m. The Senior Thesis Exhibition 2013 will open with a 6 p.m. reception Friday, April 5. All three shows will run through May 25 in the Olin Arts Center, 75 Russell St.

“Dozier Bell: Mind's Eye” focuses on a selection of Bell's small yet powerful recent works. These graphite drawings depict mysterious cloud-covered mountains, fog-shrouded craggy fingers of land jutting into the ocean and fragmented skylines in the low light of dawn or dusk. The work embodies the force of nature rather than focusing primarily on descriptive details.

Bell was born in Lewiston. She exhibits extensively throughout the United States, including frequent solo shows in New York. Her work is found in numerous collections, including the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; and the museums at Bates, Bowdoin and Colby colleges. She is represented by Aucocisco Gallery in Portland and Danese Gallery in New York City.

Exhibitions and related programming are open to the public at no cost. The museum is open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., until 7 p.m. Wednesdays, while the college is in session. For more information, call 786-6158 or visit

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