Hall 2.1, Booth M15
13th - 18th June 2017
Kerlin Gallery is pleased to announce its participation in Art Basel 2017. In Hall 1.C, Booth M15, the gallery presents a carefully selected presentation of work from six artists.
Aleana Egan's art is predominantly intuitive and subjective; she uses simple materials, assembled or barely transformed, to create enigmatic works that have a restrained tone and structure. At Art Basel, Kerlin Gallery presents three new sculptures recently included in Egan’s second solo exhibition at the gallery, A House and Its Head. For more information on Aleana Egan, click here.
Siobhán Hapaska continually reconsiders the role of the object in contemporary sculpture. Her dazzling array of materials, each loaded with history and multiple readings, are persuaded into complex relationships of both potential energy and harmony. Often enigmatic in form, each work betrays a sober exploration of emotion that is undercut with a sense of humour and always devoid of cynicism or pessimism. For more information on Siobhán Hapaska, click here.
Callum Innes is among the most significant abstract painters of his generation. His paintings are highly disciplined but also uncertain spaces, combining the controlled authority of monochrome geometric forms with ever-present traces of fluidity and an always-apparent tendency towards formal dissolution. For more information on Callum Innes, click here.
Merlin James’ intensively worked and generally small-scale canvases encompass a wide variety of subject matter including empty interiors, rural landscapes, architecture, and scenes of sexual intimacy. Often distressed, pierced, cropped or heavily overpainted, these works refine and renew many of painting's most time-honoured concerns – genre and narrative, pictorial space and expressive gesture, the emotive resonance of colour and texture. For more information on Merlin James, click here.
Deeply influenced by science fiction, the fast movement of Jan Pleitner’s jolting lines reflect his dynamic, durational approach to painting, often completing works in single, marathon sessions. But on another level, his rich, luminous colours also hint towards something more mysterious, giving a physical manifestation to the invisible forces that continuously surround our existence, or lending a highly-saturated colour palette to the unchartered abyss of the subconscious mind. For more information on Jan Pleitner, click here.
Zhou Li creates paintings, sculptures, installations and public art using mixed media, including oil paint, washes of ink, charcoal and cotton cloth. Her lyrical abstract paintings capture her acute sensory observations of the world: lightness and shadow, solidity and dissolution, the sense of being. Building upon the history of European painting and the central tenets of traditional Chinese art (Qiyun, or atmosphere; brush stroke; colour and structural arrangement), Zhou Li harnesses both traditions to develop a distinct painterly language. For more information on Zhou Li, click here.
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With support from Culture Ireland