New York

Guy Dill

Pace | 32 East 57th Street

The odd mixture of refined elegance and rigorous Constructivism is what gives Guy Dill’s sculpture its edge. The mixture has usually produced Art Deco-like results (Stella, Lichtenstein), but Dill adds precariousness to elegance and formality. His work executed in huge glass plates and concrete, with the glass standing on edge, kept the viewer apprehensive contemplating the physical feat, but without any melodramatic effect. They were fascinatingly insecure.

The work he showed at Pace is smaller than things of his I’ve seen in Los Angeles. In LA you can do anything giant size, in New York I suppose it had to get through small doorways and into cramped spaces. It was thus much less successful (much of the excitement is gone when the glass is not imminently in danger) but still very much worthwhile. There were two free-standing pieces which were rehashes of the older work, but lacking the

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