Press Release

During October and November the George Adams Gallery will exhibit new works by Lesley Dill. Lesley Dill: New Sculpture is the artist's fourth show with the gallery since 1995 and features works  completed in 2000. These sculptures represent a departure from the photo-based works of her two previous shows here, although she continues to focus on language and the human figure.

The current show features large and small-scale sculpture made from cast, folded, cut, and collaged paper; several of the works are free-standing, others hang on the wall. For example, Hindi Girl with Kafka, the largest work in the show, is a 6 x 4 x 1 foot wall mounted paper sculpture of a female figure formed from three torsos and pairs of legs that were cast from life. All is Double and We Live in Smoke, are two smaller,  free-standing sculptures made in paper covered with asemi-transparent white solution  that suggests marble.  In addition there are two paper wall pieces incorporating cast paper hands out of which emanate delicate tea-stained leaves and words stitched together with threads. The smallest works in the show are a series of five small cast paper hands, each incorporating words that extend out from the fingers or palms.


Exhibition Checklist


1. Leaf Radiance, 2000
tea stained paper, cast paper, ink , thread
48 x 38 x 2 inches
LDs 114

2. We Live in Smoke, 2000
wax, glue, paint, cast paper, threads
52 x 15 x 18 inches
LDs 119

3. Radiance (Hand), 2000
chiri paper, glue, thread, pins
8 x 4 3/4 x 3 7/8 inches
LDs 124

4. It is the Return of Desire, 2000
chiri paper, thread, glue
51 x 9 7/8 x 2 1/2 inches (variable)
LDs 118

5. Blood Brilliance, 2000
chiri paper, thread, glue
17 x 4 1/2 x 3 7/8 inches
LDs 125

6. Plaid Radiance, 2000
fabric, paper, thread, glue
10 x 6 1/2 x 6 3/4 inches
LDs 117

7. Hindi Girl with Kafka, 2000
cast newspaper, glue, matte media, wax
78 x 52 x 15 inches
LDs 115

8. Divide Light, 2000
hindi newspaper, glue, thread
76 x 7 inches
LDs 127

9. All is Double, 2000
cast paper, wood, mixed media
40 x 26 x 30 inches
LDs 122

10. Radiance Blood, 2000
tea stained paper, cast paper, threads, gold leaf
70 x 51 x 1 1/2 inches
LDs 128

11. Word Lace, 2000
wax, glue, paint, cast paper, cloth
55 x 15 x 8 inches
LDs 120

12. Silent Slender Solitude, 2000
silver gelatin print, ink, thread, wax, tea
14 x 11 inches
LDd 162

13. I Saw the Wind Within Her, 2000
photocollage, thread, oil, ink, wax on Hindi newspaper
14 x 11 inches
LDd 148

14. Word Crown, 2000
silver gelatin print, ink, thread, wax, tea
11 5/8 x 8 3/4 inches
LDd 164

15. Radiance (Head), 2000
felt, glue, threads
66 x 13 inches
LDs 126