Curated by Director Sean Rainbird, the National Gallery of Ireland celebrates the 70th birthday of Dublin-born Sean Scully with an exhibition of paintings from the period 1980 – 2000. With works from the Tate, Arts Council England, IMMA, the Kerlin Gallery, works on paper from a private collection, a recent ‘window’ painting and a new photographic work, the exhibition charts the rise of Scully’s reputation internationally. Responding to minimal art of the 1960s and 1970s, Scully has always striven to include emotions and phenomena of the world in his art, employing a limited palette and patterns of vertical and horizontal stripes.
Sean Scully: National Gallery of Ireland 12 May – 20 September
Image: Sean Scully

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