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Artist Meet & Greet: Marc Bell
September 19 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Vancouver based artist, illustrator and editor Marc Bell will be at Massy Books signing books and sharing about his practice. Marc Bell is a Canadian cartoonist and artist, initially known for creating comic strips (such as 𝘚𝘩𝘳𝘪𝘮𝘱𝘺 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘗𝘢𝘶𝘭), but Bell has since created a number of mixed media and watercolour drawings.
This event takes place in conjunction with Bell’s exhibition 𝘚𝘩𝘰𝘦 𝘙𝘦𝘷𝘪𝘦𝘸𝘴 𝘖𝘯𝘭𝘪𝘯𝘦 𝘈𝘯𝘥 𝘖𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘳 𝘙𝘦𝘱𝘭𝘢𝘤𝘦𝘮𝘦𝘯𝘵 𝘞𝘰𝘳𝘬𝘴. Using a visual stream of consciousness, Bell overcrowds each ink drawing, creating dense, chaotic image planes reminiscent of labels and diagrams intended to be read but not followed. In his mixed media works, Marc draws attention to seemingly random material (messy drawings and other bits of paper that would normally be discarded), and builds these up in layers in a meditative process in an attempt to create an object of interest that is both “scrappy” and refined.
Accessibility information: this event takes place upstairs in the Massy Gallery, which is only accessible by a flight of stairs. Due to Covid-19, we will be limiting the number of people upstairs and in the store. Masks are mandatory while in Massy Books.