Take a walk on the wild side at the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum!
Six large-scale bronzes created by Los Angeles-based sculptor Gwynn Murrill are integrated temporarily into the landscape of the Margaret Woodson Fisher Sculpture Garden. From seemingly passive cougars poised to pounce and a saluki playfully portrayed on its back to a languid cheetah peering over its shoulder, inviting yet menacing, each sculpture discovered will charm and delight. Murrill is interested in creating forms that are both abstract and figurative. “It is a challenge to try and take the form that nature makes so well and to derive my own interpretation of it,” the artist said.
Since the first exhibition of her work in 1972 at Rico Mizuno Gallery in Los Angeles, Gwynn Murrill’s sculpture has been included in thirty-eight solo and fifty-nine group exhibitions, including three previously at the Woodson Art Museum.