May 6 - July 1, 2005
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Adam Baumgold Gallery presents an exhibition of works by Marc Bell,
"Bloo Chip," from May 6 through July 1, 2005. In his second
solo exhibition, Marc Bell seamlessly combines his decade plus comics
activities with his lifelong devotion to, as he calls it, "Fine
Ahtwerks." The result is over eighty drawings, watercolors, paintings
and mixed media constructions of a fully formed visual world of tubular
creatures, inexplicable landscapes, and nonsense words that imply narrative
as quickly as they distract from it. One of the works in the exhibition
is the long, scroll-like ink drawing on EKG paper "Supernatural
Hot Rug and Not Used II," 2004 - a composition teeming with Bell's
manically animated people and quasi animals amidst text rife with free-associations.
In the mixed media construction "(Hide Behind Bloo Chip) Kid,"
2005, a complex melange of people, creatures, forms and buildings constructed
from cardboard, we see his work has roots in masterful renderings, typography,
and old-fashioned gags, but then grows into assemblages that bring his
images into real space, and funny, seat-of-the pants comic narratives
that give his characters an inner life.
The gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday 11-5:30 P.M. A preview of the exhibition can be seen at www.adambaumgoldgallery.com. For additional information, please contact Adam Baumgold at (212)861-7338.
Special thanks to Dan Nadel, Co-Editor of The Ganzfeld, for his assistance.