The solemnity of Bell's images seems to belong to another era and another mindset than the contemporary hyper-stimulated one. But they are also intensely complex and too skeptical not to belong to our present. Bell's profound artistic vision and integrity transforms these little things into propositions of great magnitude. ^

"DOZIER BELL: MIND'S EYE" | Through May 25 | at the Bates College Museum of Art, Olin Arts Center, 75 Russell St, Lewiston | 207. 786.6158 | bates.edu/museum

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