100 Colorado Creatives: Terri Bell, artist/gallerist at tbellphotographic
#81: Terri Bell
Terri Bell, "Self Portrait."
Terri Bell has been busy in 2013, changing hats constantly as an artist, photographer, curator and gallerist. But that's all part of being Terri Bell, whose middle name could easily be "Industry." This month alone, she's participated in Month of Photography 2013 in just about every way possible, curating one show at CORE New Art Space; presenting her own work in another, Sensual Fiction, at Bardo Coffee House through April 1; and hosting yet another, the guest-juried it's all here in black and white: 20x13, which opens with a reception on Friday, March 29 in her own tbellphotographic studio | gallery.
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Intrigued by all this activity, we asked Bell -- who, for pleasure, still finds time to collect and study dozens of images from the Internet each day -- to answer our 100CC questionnaire. Following are her thoughts on local arts, culture and what makes Terri Bell tick.
Terri Bell, "blue," from the "eros centric" series, photographic collage.
Westword: If you could collaborate with anyone in history, who would it be, and why?
Terri Bell: Without a doubt, Andy Warhol. I'm a huge fan. He was so creative in multiple mediums, and was not afraid to be different, take risks, or be controversial. He was very open to technology and its influence on art. In the last few years of his life, he embraced the idea of computer-generated art, and I wish he would have lived to utilize all that is available now. I like that he emphasized the importance of the business of art as much as the creation of art, and blended the two together beautifully. There wasn't really an art side/business side for Andy, it was all wrapped up together into one huge statement. I also admire his leadership qualities and ability to influence others, in spite of a rather introverted communication style.
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Terri Bell, "flutter," from the "natural order" series, photographic collage.