Gywnn Murrill: Selections from the Studio

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at Diehl Gallery 7.24.14 - 8.12.14

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  • GWYNN MURRILL:Selections from the Studio

    7.24.14 - 8.12.14

  • Please join us for a festive evening offine art and fantastic food and drink

    Thursday the 24th of July 5 - 8 pm

    155 W. Broadway, Jackson Hole, Wyoming

    A portion of proceeds from this exhibition will support the

    exhibition runs thexhibition runs through 8.12.14

    sushi and wine courtesy of Nikai and Jackson Hole Winery

  • Gwynn Murrill's unique skill as an artist has been her ability to bridge the gap between the abstract and the figural in ways which permit her to retain the pleasures and advantages of both, writes author, Peter Clothier.

    Murrills animal figures serve as points of departure for the exploration of form, becoming vessels, which reduced to their most intrinsic lines and shapes, elegantly echo the essence of her subject.

    HerHer initial sculptures of the early 1970s, carved from found wood, laminated into large blocks, gave way to stone and marble pieces as Murrills process evolved through the early 1980s. Murrill is now best known for her timeless animal forms cast in bronze. SaraSara Campbell, Senior Curator at the Norton Simon Museum reflected upon Murrills work, There is vitality in the simplest figure as individual characteristics give way to universal attributes. Clothier goes on to remark, Murrill makes the abstract real for us, her work is one of the clearest statements I know that beauty is in itself enough, that the purely aesthetic response is not purely intellectual, but deeply emotional too. MurrillsMurrills work is held by numerous private collections and can been seen in a number of public commissions throughout the U.S. and across the globe.

    Her accolades include: the Guggenheim Fellowship, an Individual Artist Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, a Prix di Roma Fellowship from the American Academy in Rome, and purchase awards from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art

    InIn September, 2014, Gwynn Murrill will be honored as the Featured Sculptor in the Western Visions 27th Annual Show & Sale at the National Museum of Wildlife Art in Jackson, Wyoming. In anticipation of this accolade, Diehl Gallery is pleased to present GWYNN MURRILL: Selections from the Studio, an exhibition of twelve exceptional bronze sculptures. A portion of proceeds from this exhibition will benefit the National Museum of Wildlife Art.

  • Bronze Raptor, 2007Bronze

    Edition 1/619 x 9 x 6.5

  • Deer 2 Maquette, 5 2009Bronze

    10 x 11.5 x 2.5

  • Coyote I, 1986Bronze

    Edition 1/620 x 50 x 7.5

  • Coyote II, 1985Bronze

    Edition 5/629 x 39 x 11

  • Stretching Dog, 2004Bronze

    Edition 4/620 x 48 x 9

  • Big Cat Sitting, 2007Bronze

    Edition 2/935.5 x 22 x 16

  • Climbing Cougar I, 2007Bronze

    Edition 3/925 x 68 x 19

  • Climbing Cougar I, 2007Installation View

  • Cougar A Maquette, 2006Bronze

    Edition 9/97 x 26 x 13

  • Cougar B Maquette, 2006Bronze

    Edition 9/96 x 26 x 13

  • Deer I Maquette, 2009Bronze

    Edition 8/99.75 x 10.5 x 2.5

  • Deer 2 Maquette, 2009Bronze

    Edition 5/910 x 11.5 x 2.5

  • Deer 3 Maquette, 2006Bronze

    Edition 5/915 x 14.5 x 6

  • Deer 4 Maquette, 2005Bronze

    Edition 2/910.75 x 10 x 4.5

  • Deer 1, 2000Bronze

    55 x 52 x 17

  • Gwynn Murrill has been selected as the

    Featured Sculptor at the

    27th Annual Western Visions Show and Sale

    presented by the

  • Gwynn Murrills full body of work is available through

    DIEHL GALLERY

    Please contact the Gallery for further information on additional available works

    www.diehlgallery.com info@diehlgallery.com307.733.0905

  • Summer HoursTuesday - Saturday 10-8Sunday - Monday 10-5

    Diehl Gallery155 West BroadwayJackson, WY 83001

    Mailing: PO Box 4860, Jackson, WY 83001Mailing: PO Box 4860, Jackson, WY 83001

    www.diehlgallery.com info@diehlgallery.com307.733.0905