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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. 

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.

Selected Works

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

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Ultramarine Blue 2017

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

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White / Red 2017

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

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Install 1

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

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Slate pastel

Callum Innes
Untitled, 2017
pastel on Two Rivers paper
96 x 81 cm / 37.8 x 31.9 in framed

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Orange pastel

Callum Innes
Untitled, 2017
pastel on Two Rivers paper
96 x 81 cm / 37.8 x 31.9 in framed

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Purple pastel

Callum Innes
Untitled, 2017
pastel on Two Rivers paper
96 x 81 cm / 37.8 x 31.9 in framed

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Blue pastel

Callum Innes
Untitled, 2017
pastel on Two Rivers paper
96 x 81 cm / 37.8 x 31.9 in framed

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Black pastel

Callum Innes
Untitled, 2017
pastel on Two Rivers paper
96 x 81 cm / 37.8 x 31.9 in framed

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Install 3

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

Ultramarine Blue 2017

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

White / Red 2017

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

Install 1

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

Slate pastel

Callum Innes
Untitled, 2017
pastel on Two Rivers paper
96 x 81 cm / 37.8 x 31.9 in framed

Orange pastel

Callum Innes
Untitled, 2017
pastel on Two Rivers paper
96 x 81 cm / 37.8 x 31.9 in framed

Purple pastel

Callum Innes
Untitled, 2017
pastel on Two Rivers paper
96 x 81 cm / 37.8 x 31.9 in framed

Blue pastel

Callum Innes
Untitled, 2017
pastel on Two Rivers paper
96 x 81 cm / 37.8 x 31.9 in framed

Black pastel

Callum Innes
Untitled, 2017
pastel on Two Rivers paper
96 x 81 cm / 37.8 x 31.9 in framed

Installation Views

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

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

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