LADDIE JOHN DILL | CONTAINED RADIANCE |OCHI GALLERY

LADDIE JOHN DILL CONTAINED RADIANCE

 

LADDIE JOHN DILL
CONTAINED RADIANCE, IDAHO
JULY, 2012
119 LEWIS ST

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An integral member of the artistic movement known as “Light and Space,” Laddie John Dill started working with neon, argon and sand in the late 60s and early 70s. Recently Dill’s captivating “light sentences,” as he calls them, have garnered a new wave of international attention. Though Dill has shown with Ochi Gallery for over 30 years, this will be the first exhibition of his light sentences. For Contained Radiance, Idaho, Dill will create a site-specific installation that compliments Dill’s vision and the Idaho landscape.

Laddie John Dill received his BFA from the Chouinard Art Institute in 1968. Recently, Dill’s work has been included in Neon, Who’s Afraid of Red, Yellow and Blue, La Maison Rouge, Paris, France; Best Kept Secret, Laguna Art Museum, Lagunga Beach, CA; and Pacific Standard Time: Art in Los Angeles1950-1980, Martin Gropius-Bau, Berlin, Germany. He is the recipient of two National Endowment Grants, one for painting and one for sculpture. He has also been awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship Grant.