Walker Art Gallery: Sean Scully 1970

Walker Art Gallery: Sean Scully 1970 Walker Art Gallery: Sean Scully 1970


Venue: Walker Art Gallery
Dates: 14/07/2018 - 14/10/2018
Times: All Day


Sean Scully
1970
14 July – 14 October 2018

Sean Scully is widely regarded as the master of post-minimalist abstraction. Revolutionising abstract painting with his grid systems of intersecting bands and lines, his artwork uses the shapes and forms of concrete geometry, infused with a lyrical emotion. In this retrospective exhibition, Scully revisits his early works which reveal the origin of his continued fascination with stripes and the spaces in between. Scully was a prize winner in the John Moores Painting Prize in 1972 and again in 1974. The opening of the exhibition coincides with the opening of the John Moores Painting Prize 2018 and Liverpool Biennial 2018.

Sean Scully with Diagonal Light, 1972. Image courtesy the artist © Sean Scully