Sean Scully: No Words
March 9 - May 27, 2018
Members opening March 8, 6:30-8:30 PM
Sean Scully is renowned for his paintings featuring multiple layered stripes of thickly applied oil paint. Though abstract, his imagery is derived from the natural world and serves as a metaphor that relates to things outside the painting. The works to be shown in this exhibition are from the "Doric" series. Scully has said that the series is a love letter to Greece: “I wanted to celebrate what Greece had given us, to humanity, and tried to make an architectural metaphor, in which I tried to include, in a sense, the history of romantic painting. For the Doric paintings I tried to show something that was based on order and classicism.” While the series pays homage to Greece and its classical architecture, many of the works were created in Scully’s studio in Tappan, New York—not far from the Nyack of Edward Hopper’s formative years—and it is the local environment and his emotions on a given day that Scully responds to when creating the paintings.
Born in Dublin in 1945, Scully moved to London as a child and studied art at the Central School of Art and Croydon College of Art before receiving his BA from Newcastle University in 1972. Scully moved to United States in 1975 and currently lives and works New York and Munich, Germany.
Special thanks the sponsors of the Sean Scully: No Words exhibition:
We are also grateful to O'D's Tavern in Nyack for sponsoring our 2017-2018 exhibition openings by providing the delicious refreshments!