The artist Sean Scully is now represented in North America by Lisson Gallery, which will stage a doubleheader of his work at both of its locations in New York’s Chelsea neighborhood, from April 30 through June 8. These shows will present new paintings, sculpture and works on paper at the gallery’s 24th Street space, alongside a focus on recent figurative works by the artist, who has built his multi-decade career on abstractions, at their Tenth Avenue space.
Scully is represented in Europe by Blain | Southern in London; Ingleby in Edinburgh, Scotland; Kerlin Gallery in Dublin, Ireland; and Kewenig Galerie in Berlin. Lisson said that the artist is no longer represented in New York by Cheim & Read, which last year shuttered its Chelsea gallery, in order to focus on private sales out of an Upper East Side location. (A rep for Cheim & Read did not immediately reply to a request for comment.)
Scully told ARTnews, ”The Lisson Gallery is one of the very few galleries in the world who have managed to maintain their vision, their philosophy, and their integrity over decades, while expanding their base. It’s a true artist’s gallery, I know many of the artists they represent, and I look forward to our exhibition.”
Lisson, which also has two spaces in London, features on its roster Stanley Whitney, Anish Kapoor, Robert Mangold, Carmen Herrera, and many more.