Andrew Bell’s Heroic Aeronaut

Canadian Art Junkie

Bell_Variant-(station-1)Andrew Bell’s 3D works in his ongoing, dystopian Moterwerks series are a captivating combo of mechanics, sculpture and mixed media. The Variant Series at the Ingram Gallery in Toronto focuses on Bell’s female aeronaut and characters in sculptural forms. (Above: Variant – station 1 (2011) 13.5 x 22.5 x 3 mixed media)

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-Left: Variant 2 – (2011) 21 x 8 x 11 mixed media; Right: Variant 5 – (2011) 27 x 6.5 x 17 mixed media

Since the mid 90s, the Ottawa artist has been telling the tale of an aeronaut, a reluctant heroine engulfed in the struggle of a dystopian future world, via photo-based, mixed-media applications and now sculpture.

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-Left: Variant – station 2 (2011) 23 x 12 x 4.75 mixed media; Right: Icon Variant (2011) 23 x 4 x 4 mixed media

Andrew Bell’s photo-based mixed-media pieces, including Idoru Zero II, depict a protagonist dubbed “The…

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