Callum Innes

8th September - 14th October 2017

Callum Innes Kerlin Gallery 8th September - 14th October 2017

Callum Innes, Ultramarine Blue, 2017, Gouache on Aluminium, 180 x 175 cm / 70.9 x 68.9 in  

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Callum Innes, White / Red, 2017, Gouache on Aluminium, 180 x 175 cm / 70.9 x 68.9 in  

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Callum Innes Kerlin Gallery 8th September - 14th October 2017

Callum Innes, Untitled, 2017, pastel on Two Rivers paper, 76 x 61 cm / 29.9 x 24 in unframed 

Callum Innes, Untitled, 2017, pastel on Two Rivers paper, 76 x 61 cm / 29.9 x 24 in unframed, 96 x 81 cm / 37.8 x 31.9 in framed 

 

Callum Innes, Untitled, 2017, pastel on Two Rivers paper, 76 x 61 cm / 29.9 x 24 in unframed, 96 x 81 cm / 37.8 x 31.9 in framed   

Callum Innes, Untitled, 2017, pastel on Two Rivers paper, 76 x 61 cm / 29.9 x 24 in unframed, 96 x 81 cm / 37.8 x 31.9 in framed   

Callum Innes, Untitled, 2017, pastel on Two Rivers paper, 76 x 61 cm / 29.9 x 24 in unframed 

Callum Innes Kerlin Gallery 8th September - 14th October 2017

Callum Innes Kerlin Gallery 8th September - 14th October 2017

Callum Innes Kerlin Gallery 8th September - 14th October 2017

Callum Innes Kerlin Gallery 8th September - 14th October 2017

Callum Innes Kerlin Gallery 8th September - 14th October 2017

Callum Innes Kerlin Gallery 8th September - 14th October 2017

Callum Innes Kerlin Gallery 8th September - 14th October 2017

Callum Innes Kerlin Gallery 8th September - 14th October 2017

Callum Innes Kerlin Gallery 8th September - 14th October 2017

Callum Innes Kerlin Gallery 8th September - 14th October 2017

Callum Innes Kerlin Gallery 8th September - 14th October 2017

Kerlin Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition of new work by acclaimed artist Callum Innes. The exhibition presents new paintings on aluminium and pastel works on paper. Innes’ first solo exhibition in Dublin since 2012, it opens with a reception in the company of the artist on Thursday 7 September, 6–8pm.

 

On the long wall of the gallery, Innes presents a new series of paintings made on large-scale, asymmetric aluminium panels. These works are a subtle sculptural extension of the site-specific, monochromatic wall paintings Innes first created for his recent survey exhibition at the De Pont Museum in Tilburg, The Netherlands. Each painting is subtly distorted by an almost imperceptible curve on one or more sides. The large-scale panels both occupy and activate the wall on which they hang, expanding the pictorial field of the viewer, creating subtly undulated spatial and perceptual references.

 

A related series of new pastel works on paper hangs on the opposite wall. Though they may initially appear as straightforward, abstract rectangular compositions of flat colour, a deep richness reveals itself upon closer inspection. Deep and vibrant hues of pastel chalks have been heavily worked and rubbed into the handmade paper, nearly covering the entire surface with a seductive and velvety texture. Hints of underlyning layers of contrasting colour are most evident at the decalled edges of the works, exposing traces of the human gesture.

 

Innes has exhibited widely since the mid-1980s. Solo exhibitions include I'll Close My Eyes, De Pont Museum, Tilburg (2016–17); Neues Museum, Nurnburg (2013); Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester (2013); From Memory, a major touring exhibition visiting Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh, Modern Art Oxford, Kettle’s Yard Cambridge and Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney (2007–2008); Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin (both 1999); ICA, London and Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art (both 1992). Public collections include Solomon R Guggenheim Museum, New York; TATE, London; Centre Pompidou, Paris; Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin; Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Texas; National Galleries of Australia, Canberra; SFMoMA, San Francisco and Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh.

 

For further information, please contact Rosa Abbott, rosa@kerlin.ie.


The Guardian

Callum Innes, Dublin

2 September 2017

As the art world goes through periodic formal and conceptual trends, Callum Innes defiantly pursues the evocative potential of one flat colour upon one flat canvas, or a barely curved sheet of aluminium. While the large-scale asymmetrical panels provide an almost architectural ground for Innes’s monochrome abstractions, a complementary set of works on handmade paper use dry pigment pastels to achieve a silky aura of exquisite fragility.

- Robert Clark


The Irish Independent

Great Scott

2 September 2017

This Friday sees the opening of an exhibition of new work by Callum Innes in Dublin’s Kerlin Gallery, Anne’s Lane, Dublin 2. The Scottish artist, who is a former Turner Prize nominee, last held a solo exhibition in Dublin in 2012. The new exhibition features an oil painting on linen, pastel works on paper and new paintings on aluminium.

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