MoMa's exhibition, curated by Cara Manes, Assistant Curator for Painting and Sculpture, features artworks from MoMA's permanent collection and includes artists Larry Bell, Robert Smithson, and Richard Artschwager.
Originally created in Dill's studio in 1969, Light and Sand Installation was acquired by MoMA in 2011.
A member of the Light and Space movement since the late 1960’s, alongside artists such as Robert Irwin, James Turrell, Mary Corse, Helen Pashgian, DeWain Valentine, Peter Alexander and Larry Bell, Laddie John Dill remains committed to exploration and experimentation. Originally Dill earned recognition for his sand and light works in the early 1970’s, later expanding his practice to include painting and sculpture. Dill refers to his stylistic varietal of artworks as “activities.” His light works investigate the physical properties of various gases inside glass tubes and the metaphysical implications of the resulting light as a transcendental language.
Laddie John Dill's most recent exhibition, CONTAINED RADIANCE: MIRACLE MILE was held at Ace Gallery Los Angeles through June 2016. Mr. Dill's exhibitions include galleries and museums from such venues as Seoul, Paris, Nogoya, Helsinki, New York, Kansas City, Seattle, and throughout California. He is the recipient of two National Endowment for the Arts grants and a Guggenheim Fellowship. Dill will be teaching 'Master Painting Workshop', this Fall for Continuing Education at Otis College of Art and Design.