Callum Innes, Untitled Lamp Black
Callum Innes, Untitled Lamp Black / Alizarin Claret, 2022, oil on Birch Ply, 70 7/8 x 68 7/8 inches © Callum Innes Courtesy: Sean Kelly
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Callum Innes: Tondos. Sean Kelly Gallery New York

Callum Innes, Untitled Lamp Black
Callum Innes, Untitled Lamp Black / Alizarin Claret, 2022, oil on Birch Ply, 70 7/8 x 68 7/8 inches © Callum Innes Courtesy: Sean Kelly

Sean Kelly is pleased to announce Callum Innes’s exhibition Tondos, his eighth solo exhibition with the gallery, which introduces a remarkable new development in his oeuvre. The exhibition presents Innes’s iconic Exposed PaintingsSplit Paintings and Shellac Paintings in an entirely new format. Made on plywood panels, these circular and oval paintings mark a dramatic departure from the artist’s rectangular format and invite a range of new interpretations, both psychologically and formally. The tondos, presented in the main gallery, will be accompanied by a group of new works on paper in the front gallery. The opening reception will take place on Thursday, November 3, from 6-8 pm. The artist will be present.

While his working methodology remains consistent—the repeated addition and removal of pigment in the Exposed Paintings and Split Paintings and the interaction of two different materials in the Shellac Paintings— these new paintings have necessitated a number of important evolutions in the way that Innes makes the work. Using a smaller, rounded brush the physicality of these paintings is completely different, allowing for more fluidity and enabling him to have more direct contact with the work. In particular, the oval Split Paintings emphasize the materiality of the work as the natural grain of the wood comes through on the exposed side of the painting, adding yet more layering and depth. Each of the works has a beveled edge, which returns from the surface at about a forty-five-degree angle. This plane gives the illusion that the exposed portions of the paintings are larger, changing our perceptions of light and space and emphasizing their circular shape, making for a very physical, object-like presence.

For additional information about Callum Innes, please visit skny.com

Sean Kelly New York

475 10th Ave, New York, NY 10018, United States

Callum Innes: Tondos. Sean Kelly Gallery New York
Callum Innes, Untitled Lamp Black

Event Title: Callum Innes: Tondos

Event Description: Sean Kelly is pleased to announce Callum Innes’s exhibition Tondos, his eighth solo exhibition with the gallery, which introduces a remarkable new development in his oeuvre

Start date: November 4, 2022

End date: December 17, 2022

Location name: Sean Kelly New York

Address: 475 10th Ave, New York, NY 10018, United States

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