Meyerovich Gallery’s summer/fall exhibition Guy Dill: New Sculpture features a collection of 12 new and recent abstract sculptures in various sizes. These bronze and aluminum sculptures range from large (7 x 4 x 2 feet) to small (21 x 11 x 7 inches) in scale and interact with the viewer at every angle. These sculptures, while not figurative, often suggest the lines, curves, and supple swoop of bodies and movement itself. For example, the bronze sculpture “Ranger” is particularly notable of his signature style. Its push and pull of smooth metal forms arranged together make the piece appear to be dancing, its shape suggestive within its swirls of joy.
Born in California in 1946, Guy Dill graduated from the Chouinard Institute of Art, Los Angeles, CA with BFA Honors. He won the prestigious Theodoran Award at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York in 1972. In 1974 he won first prize for sculpture at the American Exhibition at the Art Institute of Chicago. Guy Dill is one of the great contemporary masters of American abstract sculpture, whose works are collected and exhibited extensively in the U.S. and internationally.
“Guy Dill is creating sculpture that truly enlivens and humanizes public spaces,” states the Director of the Nasher Sculpture Center, Dr. Steven A. Nash, in the catalogue of Guy Dill: A Decade, a retrospective of monumental bronze sculpture at the American University Katzen Museum in Washington D.C.
In September 2014, Stanford Hospital's Byers Eye Institute, through Meyerovich Gallery, added two Dill artworks to their art collection. Pooja bronze sculpture and its companion Pooja aluminum panel are on display in the main lobby of the new wing.
In addition to his many public sculptures exhibited indoors and outdoors, Dill’s works are included in the following permanent collections: Museum of Modern Art, New York; Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; the Los Angeles County Museum of Modern Art; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam and many others.
The exhibition will also be displayed on the gallery’s website: www.meyerovich.com. For visuals or more information, please contact Alex Meyerovich at 415.421.7171 or [email protected].