New York

Guy Dill

If it counts for much anymore, Guy Dill is the most consistent sculptor around: inventive, craftsmanlike, elegant, and reasonably witty. His two new pieces, Hume Ranch and Diaphragm, aren’t as delicate or clever as the sculpture I saw at the old Ace in Westwood (a sheet of glass tilting against a steel roll, held in place with cables, turnbuckles, etc.), but they aren’t as gimmicky, either. Diaphragm, filling the crisp, new back room, is a topless, floorless box—two glass walls and two steel walls anchored in slightly shorter concrete pillars (unbolted or glued, just slid in a slot). Hume Ranch, the more adventurous but less impressive, is a similarly wrought triangle. But its apex pillar is about 8’ high, the glass wall a stunning 9', the steel wall about 5 1/2', and the two subordinate pillars 5' tall—in short, it plays around more with angles (acute) and differing heights. 


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