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I’ll Close My Eyes
15 October 2016 – 26 February 2017
Opening: Saturday 15 October, 3-5pm
De Pont Museum, Tilburg, Netherlands
Frith Street Gallery is delighted to announce a major solo exhibition of works by Callum Innes at De Pont Museum, Tilburg, NL.
Innes’s paintings are created through a process of addition and subtraction, sometimes removing sections of paint from the surface of the canvas with turpentine to leave only the faintest traces of what was there before. Using this method of subtraction he has established his own vocabulary in the form of distinctive groups of paintings, which evolve concurrently. The works in the exhibition span the artist’s career from 1989 to the present day.
To celebrate our 25th anniversary, Frith Street Gallery is delighted to announce the reopening of our original space at 60 Frith Street, Soho Square, where the gallery first operated in 1989. Since opening, Frith Street Gallery has emerged as one of the art world’s most interesting forces, instrumental in developing the careers of internationally renowned figures as well as supporting those at earlier stages of their career. The reopening of the space marks our achievements to date and our quarter century.
Generation: 25 Years of Contemporary Art in Scotland
Scottish National Gallery
28 June – 2 November 2014
This ground-breaking multi-venue exhibition, at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, the Scottish National Gallery and the Scottish National Portrait Gallery, will feature landmark artworks from the last twenty-five years.
Featuring the work of 30 artists, the exhibition will include existing and new works, alongside the restaging of several significant exhibitions of the period. It celebrates the diversity, richness and power of the work that artists have made during the period, and which continues to be produced today.
Callum Innes: Painting is Process
9 October 2013 – 9 March 2014
Neues Museum, Nuremburg
2 March – 16 June 2013
Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester
Callum Innes is one of Britain’s best-known abstract painters. His constantly evolving practice is as much about un-painting as it is about painting. Using turpentine in conjunction with oil paints Innes thins and removes layers, revealing underlying colours and leaving the evidence of his process on the canvas. In his ongoing series, Exposed Paintings, layers of black oil paint are gradually removed to reveal a deep violet, or green. In his powerful and evocative series, Monologues the washes create a visual effect like a waterfall or a mist; a natural, shifting phenomenon.
This exhibition also shows a selection of works on paper and new watercolours made especially for the Whitworth. Perhaps less well-known than his oils, Innes’ works on paper were some of his earliest experiments in abstraction, and remain an important part of his work today. His ongoing series of watercolours continues Innes’ experimentation with the power of colour, combining pigments to create an often fluid and unclassifiable hue. Throughout his work apparently simple actions create paintings with a complex depth, documents of the process and the duration of their making.
Saturday Supplement: Artist Talk
Saturday 2 March, 2.30pm, free
Join Callum Innes as he discusses his paintings and works on paper within the exhibition.
Curator’s Tour: Callum Innes
Saturday 30 March, 2pm, free
Please contact the Whitworth Gallery if interested in attending.
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