Sculptures by Gwynn Murrill

The Los Angeles-based artist Gwynn Murrill (born 1942) is best known for sculptures of animals. At once contemporary and timeless, her works show a fine balance between formal simplification and observation from nature. Since early in her career Murrill has worked in wood, typically carving in laminated blocks, using the colors and grain patterns in her material to give the forms added dimensions. She now uses both wood and bronze. In 2012–13 she installed twenty-two life-size animal bronzes along the Avenue of the Stars in Century City, Los Angeles, her largest public work to date. The exhibition at Laguna Art Museum will consist of about thirty of Murrill’s sculptures, dating from 1972 onward.