I Heard a VoiceThe Art of Lesley Dill

October 10 – December 27, 2009

Above: Lesley Dill (American, b. 1950), Rise (detail), 2006-2007, Laminated fabric, hand-dyed cotton, paper, metal, silk organza with cotton, Courtesy of the Artist and George Adams Gallery, New York

For the last twenty years, Lesley Dill has consistently explored the human form, sensory experience, language, and their interactions. Her work can be both ephemeral and spiritual. She uses bronze, photography, poetry, thread, wire, and paper to sculpt her figures and build her tapestries, giving visual form to poetic texts by Salvador Espriu, Franz Kafka, and Emily Dickinson. Recurring motifs, such as leaves, hands, and text, flow through the pieces, bringing together the artist’s explorations of the last decade. This exhibition includes roughly 30 works that highlight Dill’s dramatic, sculptural installations. This exhibition is organized by the Hunter Museum of American Art, Chattanooga, Tennessee, in conjunction with George Adams Gallery, NY. Nandini Makrandi, Curator of Contemporary Art at the Hunter Museum, curated this exhibition.