THE LORD’S SONG, a 1934 wood engraving, is among more than 100 works by the late British artist Eric Gill that will be featured in a new exhibit at the Loyola Marymount University Laband Art Gallery.

The Laband Art Gallery at Loyola Marymount University will present Eric Gill: Iconographer, an exhibition featuring more than 100 works by the late British artist and writer, beginning Saturday, Jan. 26 through March 24.
A curator’s lecture is scheduled at 3 p.m. and an opening reception will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Jan. 26 at the Fritz B. Burns Fine Arts Center at LMU, 1 LMU Drive in Westchester.
The lecture on Gill will be presented by Thomas Lucas, professor of art and architecture at the University of San Francisco and director of its Thatcher Gallery.
Gill, who died in 1940, was a prolific artist, calligrapher, stone carver and writer, whose fonts such as Gill Sans are still popular today.
“Gill’s art and life were filled with deep paradoxes; he was drawn to both religious and erotic subjects in his engravings, sculpture and writings, sometimes daringly combining the spiritual and the sensual in a single work,” said a gallery spokesperson.
“Holding strong religious beliefs, he was greatly influenced by medieval Catholicism yet he conducted his private life in a highly unorthodox manner. He dreamt of forming a utopian community similar to a medieval artist guild, but worked frequently in self-imposed isolation.”
The exhibit includes a selection of Gill drawings, engravings, woodcuts, typography, and writings from the University of San Francisco’s Albert Sperisen Collection.
Gallery hours are noon to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday.
Information, (310) 338-2880, or http://cfa.lmu.edu/laband.

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