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Wednesday, February 21, 2018

SOLD OUT: NEW YORK | Artist Breakfast with Lesley Dill

Start Date: 2/21/2018 8:30 AM EST
End Date: 2/21/2018 10:00 AM EST

Venue Name: Artnet

Woolworth Building,
233 Broadway Fl. 26
New York, NY  United States  10279

Organization Name: ArtTable NY

Imogen Fairbairn
Email: programs@arttable.org
Phone: 212 343 1735 Ext. 13


Members I $20
Guests | $25


Join ArtTable for Artist Breakfasts, a series of conversations with artists. These intimate monthly breakfasts, hosted on a Wednesday of each month feature leading figures in the visual arts in discussion with curators, academics, and critics. This month we will hear from Lesley Dill, whose upcoming exhibition,  
Wilderness: Words are where what I catch is me, opens February 14 at Nohra Haime Gallery. 

Lesley Dill is an American artist working at the intersection of language and fine art. Exploring the power of words to cloak and reveal the psyche, Dill invests new meaning in the human form. Fluid metaphors, appropriated from the poetry and writings of Emily Dickinson, Salvador Espriu, Tom Sleigh, Franz Kafka, and Rainer Maria Rilke, connect the diverse media that Dill employs. Paper, wire, horsehair, photography, foil, bronze, and music comprise elements through which the artist conveys the complexities of communication. Dill challenges the viewer to confront our linguistic relationships as well as perceptions of language itself. 

Born and raised in Maine, Dill received her Master of Arts from Smith College in 1974, and her Master of Fine Arts from Maryland Institute College of Art in 1980. She soon emerged as a sculptor and multi-media artist. Her interest in language and allusions to strong feminine identity reflect her friendship with the late artist, Nancy Spero (1926 – 2009), who used text and depictions of the female form, often appropriated as classical goddesses, in her scroll paintings.

She has received a John Simon Guggenheim fellowship in addition to the Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant, National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, and Anonymous Was A Woman among others. Her opera, Divide Light based on the poems of Emily Dickinson was performed in San Jose in 2008. In April of 2018 the New Camerata Opera Company will perform new version in New York City.

Dill’s artworks are in the collections of over fifty museums, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art New York, and the Whitney Museum of American Art. The artist lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. 

Image: LESLEY DILL: Gown of Blueprint, 2014 Hand-painted metal with oil paint on metal armature 78” x 58” x 58” (closed); 78” x 67” x 69” inches (open)
ArtTable is a 501.c.3 organization.
All programs are non-refundable.

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