Georges Bergès Gallery is pleased to announce Harmony in Form and Color, a Laddie John Dill and Kristin Jai Klosterman exhibition that explores movement, environment, and energy in sculpture and painting.
While offering a glimpse into his wondrous vocabulary of “Light Sentences,” Laddie John Dill transports viewers into a completely surreal world of transient light and cascading color planes with neon landscapes. Kristin Jai Klosterman displays levitating and fluid metal sculptures from her Storm Sculptures and Music Box Series. Paintings and wall sculptures exemplify both Dill’s and Klosterman’s enduring appreciation for balance in form and movement.
Laddie John Dill has been placed within the minimalist and geometric abstraction art movement that originated in Southern California in the 1960’s known as the Light and Space movement. He is one of the first artists from Los Angeles to exhibit “Light and Space” work in New York City and has been crafting light and earthy materials like concrete, glass, sand, and metal into luminous sculptures, wall-pieces, and installations since the 1970’s. Dill uses neon in a beautiful variety of colors that spread across the planes in a wonderful array of shifting light. Every art piece changes depending on the architecture it inhabits, creating a distinct and original aesthetic experience each time a viewer sees his work.
Dill’s work is found in the permanent collections of prominent art institutions, such as The Museum of Modern Art, NY; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, CA; Museum of Contemporary Art, CA; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, CA; Chicago Art Institute, IL; Smithsonian, DC; Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Denmark; Pio Monte della Misericordia, Italy; Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, CA; and Museo Jumex, Mexico.
New York City-based American International artist Kristin Jai Klosterman is best known for her sculptural work in metal and wood and her mixed media paintings. Klosterman has been developing her own process of contrasting elements: the hard materials of the sculptural series and the soft delicate silks and fabrics of her meticulously hand-painted canvases. These combinations of different natural elements define the balance of the feminine and masculine energies embedded in her work. Her large-scale metal sculptures can be found in public forums in California, Texas, Tennessee, and Minnesota, as well as private collections in Mexico City, Berlin, Moscow, and New York City.
During the last 15 years, Dill and Klosterman have engaged in numerous collaborations and also given birth to multiple projects at home and around the world. Together they have shared countless of spoken and actual lived experiences in art, life, and work.