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Callum Innes: 'Unforeseen'

— October 2012

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Painting by Callum Innes, on show in Dublin

‘Unforeseen’, an exhibition of new paintings by Callum Innes at Dublin’s Kerlin Gallery ends Saturday 13 October.

Callum Innes makes work in a number of different ways, all of which are evolving simultaneously. He shifts from one series to the next allowing each new painting to build on those that have gone before in a subtle but constant development.

This exhibition comprises new Exposed Paintings, Isolated Forms and a wonderful example of the Monologue series, with a focus on new works from the Untitled series.

At first, the strength and orderliness of geometry seems paramount but the work's fragility and power resonates in the space where the line between Form and non-Form comes and goes.

These meditative paintings describe a liminal state between presence and absence, one that is always advancing and receding between rich dense black and extreme luminosity. 

Callum Innes was born in Edinburgh 1962, and since the early 1990s has become one of the most prominent abstract painters of his generation, achieving widespread international recognition for a highly distinctive and individual body of work. Major solo exhibitions include the ICA, London, the Scottish Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, Kunsthalle Bern, Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh, Modern Art Oxford and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney. His work is held in many public collections, including the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, TATE, London, the Guggenheim, New York, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the National Gallery of Australia and the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art.

Innes’ first public art commission, The Regent Bridge, is currently on show in Edinburgh and was recently unveiled as part of the Edinburgh Art Festival 2012.

Kerlin Gallery

Anne's Lane

South Anne Street

Dublin 2, Ireland

t: +3531 670 9093

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