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Sam Gilliam, Autumn Surf, 1973. Installation view, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 1973. © Sam Gilliam. Photo: Art Frisch, courtesy San Francisco Chronicle/Polaris.

Museum Exhibitions

Dia:Beacon Presents an Exhibition of the Early Work of Sam Gilliam

Dia Art Foundation presents an exhibition of Sam Gilliam’s early work from the 1960s and 1970s at Dia:Beacon in Beacon, New York.

The display brings together a large-scale canvas installation, featuring two Drape paintings suspended in concert with one another from the ceiling, and a painting from his Beveled-Edge series.

Installed alongside Dia’s permanent collection, this presentation situates Gilliam’s practice in dialogue with that of his Minimal and Postminimal peers, such as Robert Ryman and Anne Truitt. Opening on August 10, 2019, the exhibition is on long-term view at Dia:Beacon to encourage far-reaching engagement with Gilliam’s practice and to allow visitors to see the site-responsive work in different seasons and under multiple light conditions.

Read more in the press release on Dia's website.

Museum Exhibitions — Dia:Beacon Presents an Exhibition of the Early Work of Sam Gilliam, Jul 30, 2019