PST: Guy Dill’s seventies art at Leslie Sacks Contemporary

Visual arts

I’m intrigued by the images of beautiful work by Los Angeles artist, Guy Dill, part of the “Pacific Standard Time” celebration of mid-century Los Angeles art.

According to the gallery materials, Dill worked raw, natural materials, highlighting their inherent structural and aesthetic qualities. Preserving these elements in their original state, the artist combined material purity with intricate engineering, creating sculpture that was both revealing and refined. By pushing and pulling on walls, ceilings and floors the work activated and enlivened its surrounding architecture, forging a dynamic partnership that explores themes of  balance, support, energy and tension.

The show opens this Saturday afternoon in Santa Monica.

Mary, 1970
Steel, glass and stainless steel cable
72 x 120 x 60 inches
Collection of the Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA
Gift of Gordon Locksley and George Shea
Photo: Courtesy of the artist

Untitled, 1971
Douglas fir on manila line
144 x 216 x 12 inches
Collection of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
Gift of Becky and Peter Smith
Photo: Courtesy of the artist

 

Untitled, 1970
Glass, rope and stainless steel cable
144 x 48 x 216 inches
Collection of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Gift of Becky and Peter Smith
Photo: Courtesy of the artist

Guy Dill: A 1970’s Dialogue with Materials | Leslie Sacks Contemporary | Bergamot Station | opens 29 Oct, runs thru 31 Dec

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