LESLEY DILL’S POETIC VISIONS: FROM SHIMMER TO SISTER GERTRUDE MORGAN

Lesley Dill, Sister Gertrude Morgan, all-seeing eye detail drawing

Lesley Dill, Sister Gertrude Morgan, all-seeing eye detail drawing

October 23, 2011 – March 4, 2012

Curated by Barbara Matilsky

LESLEY DILL is one of the most prominent American artists working at the intersection of language and fine art. Her elegant sculptures, art installations, mixed-media photographs, and evocative performances draw from both her travels abroad and profound interests in spirituality and the world’s faith traditions.

Exploring the power of words to cloak and reveal the psyche, New York-based Dill invests new meaning in the human form. Intellectually and aesthetical engaging, the core of her work emerges from an essential, visionary awareness of the world. Her multi-faceted work appeals to a wide range of interests.

“Poetic Visions invites audiences to delve into art, literature, spirituality, feminism — even fashion,” says Curator of Art Barbara Matilsky, who worked closely with Dill to mount the traveling exhibition.

Dill’s evocative, mixed-media artworks inspire viewers to think about poetry by literary luminaries such as Emily Dickinson in new ways.

For Dill, poetic verse contains the seeds of spiritual insight, which in turn suggest images layered with multiple meaning. Her art reflects the philosophy that people can find solace amidst the complexities of contemporary life. Through an innovative use of materials and media, Dill opens the door to this experience and leaves her mark on contemporary art.

View the Lesley Dill Exhibition Catalog.