New York - Exhibition

Sean Scully: Landline

Cheim & Read

19 Feb 201504 Apr 2015

Landline is an exhibition of eight new paintings by the Irish-born American artist Sean Scully (b.1945, Dublin) at Cheim & Read.

Begun in 2013, Scully’s Landline series resonates with newfound urgency and freedom. Thick horizontal bands of subtly-layered color provide his compositions with rhythmic pulse, while the interactions between striations of paint bristle with energy. While Scully’s canvases recall, on their surface, the contours of the actual landscapes that inspired them, they deepen along levels of recent personal experience and trauma—both physical and emotional.

Hatje Cantz’s publication of the book, Danto on Scully, will coincide with the Landline exhibition. In it, Danto’s essays on Scully’s work are assembled for the first time in one volume, with an introduction by Daniel Herwitz.

  • Installation shots of Landline by Sean Scully. Courtesy of Cheim & Read, New YorkInstallation shots of Landline by Sean Scully. Courtesy of Cheim & Read, New York
  • Installation shots of Landline by Sean Scully. Courtesy of Cheim & Read, New YorkInstallation shots of Landline by Sean Scully. Courtesy of Cheim & Read, New York
  • Installation shots of Landline by Sean Scully. Courtesy of Cheim & Read, New YorkInstallation shots of Landline by Sean Scully. Courtesy of Cheim & Read, New York

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Contacts & Details

OPENING:
tue, wed, thu, fri, sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

CLOSING DAYS:
mon, sun

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