Sean Scully: Home
Kerlin Gallery is pleased to present Home, an exhibition of new work by Sean Scully. This exhibition comprises of major new paintings and pastels from Sean Scully’s recent ‘Landline’ series.
The Landline series makes reference to the edge of land. Scully has removed almost all vertical forms from the works to create, in his own words, “a side-to-side motion”. The horizontal band becomes the central motif, mirroring land as it meets sea and air – but far from serene, the works capture movement and energy, showing an increased freedom of brushstroke. Scully’s loose horizontal bands mimic the repetitive yet wholly unpredictable rhythm of the sea, embracing its overlap, irregularity and discontinuousness.
Many of the works in this series are painted on aluminium, marking a relatively new development in Scully’s practice. Speaking of the material, he points out that “when one paints on it, it pushes back”. The relationship between Scully’s painted bands in the Landline series therefore becomes one not just of colour, texture and form, but of weight and density – the material qualities of air, water and land become evident in his work. Scully’s rhapsodic bands push back – not only against each other, but also the surface they are painted on.
A fully illustrated publication with text by Declan Long will accompany this exhibition.
South Anne Street, Dublin 2
Monday 10:00 - 17:45
Tuesday 10:00 - 17:45
Wednesday 10:00 - 17:45
Thursday 10:00 - 17:45
Friday 10:00 - 17:45
Saturday 11:00 - 16:30