6 October – 19 November 2011
Reception, Wednesday 5 October, 6 - 8 pm
Kerlin Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition of new paintings by Sean Scully.
The internationally acclaimed artist will present a body of new work, most notably, the Cut Ground series of paintings. In these paintings Scully moves away from the all over composition of the Wall of Light series into an arena where the structures are more irregular and unpredictable. Whilst many factors are simultaneously brought to bear in Scully’s multilayered paintings, undoubtedly the Cut Ground series reveal a number of influences connected with the earth and it’s topography. The cutting into the peat bog; the fat and thin lines of the farmed landscape as viewed from an aerial perspective, with all their corners and edges; the cracks and fissures in the earths surfaces. Energy pulses from within these wonderful paintings, which are as fresh and vital as ever.
Sean Scully, is widely regarded as one of the leading abstract painters of his generation. His many major solo exhibitions, include, most notably the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C.; the Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C.; the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth; Whitechapel Art Gallery, London; MACRO, Rome; Galerie nationale de Jeu de Paume, Paris; and Fundació Joan Miró, Barcelona, among many others.
His paintings, works on paper, and photography can be found in more than 80 public collections worldwide, including the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin; the Tate, London; Lenbachhaus, Munich; IVAM, Valencià; and the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra.
The Kerlin Gallery is situated on Anne Street Dublin 2