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MBS_FP_090712

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© Courtesy of the artist & Foxy Production
MBS_FP_090712

2 East Broadway, 201
New York, NY 10038
September 7th, 2012 - October 20th, 2012
Opening: September 7th, 2012 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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WEBSITE:  
http://www.foxyproduction.com
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other (outside main areas)
EMAIL:  
info@foxyproduction.com
PHONE:  
212-239-2758
OPEN HOURS:  
Wed-Sun 11-6
TAGS:  
video-art

DESCRIPTION

Foxy Production presents mbs_fp_090712, Michael Bell-Smith's third solo exhibition at the gallery. Using digital tools, Bell-Smith's four new single-channel videos employ the language of commercial design to engage with the histories of experimental film, video art, and painting. His work opens up a dialogue about mark-making, gesture, and poetics; one that both critiques and embraces prevailing communication technologies and their relationship to visual culture.

Bell-Smith mixes stock footage, sound effects, software templates, and digital drawing. With meticulous editing and composition, he produces a richly-layered, non-linear brew. His works induce both disquiet and pleasure: their tempo and the familiarity of their elements intensify both the pressure and relief delivered by everyday, software-derived moving images.