Sean Scully: 1970
A major retrospective presented across the Laing Art Gallery and the Hatton
10 February 2018 - 28 May 2018
Laing Art Gallery
Tuesday - Saturday, 10am - 5pm
Sunday, 2pm - 5pm
Monday - Saturday, 10am - 5pm
Free entry, donations welcome
A major retrospective presented across the Laing Art Gallery and the Hatton Gallery.
Sean Scully is renowned globally as the master of Post-Minimalist Abstraction. In 1968 Scully moved to Newcastle University, it was here that he made breakthroughs which laid the foundation for the rest of Scully’s career.
Presenting paintings and drawings from 1968-1974, this exhibition demonstrates the remarkable early confidence of Scully’s work and the genesis of his continued fascination with stripes, and the spaces in between.
Now in his seventies, Scully has been twice shortlisted for the Turner Prize and his work is in the collection of virtually every major museum around the world.
Image: Sean Scully with Diagonal Light, 1972. Image courtesy the artist © Sean Scully