Thursday, August 08, 2019

Sea Star: Sean Scully at the National Gallery - closes 11 August

Yesterday I went to see the exhibition Sea Star: Sean Scully at the National Gallery.

On my (public) Making A Mark Facebook Page (i.e. you don't have to be a member to look) you can see a photo album of pics I took in this free exhibition in the Basement Galleries of the National Gallery (just beyond the Expresso cafe)

Below is a VIDEO which you can also in the lobby area before you enter the exhibition - which shows you and tells you why and how he makes his artworks - and why JMW Turner's painting of ‘The Evening Star’ is also in the exhibition.

Works by Sean Scully in the show include:
  • oil on linen
  • oil on aluminium
  • pastel on paper
  • etchings, aquatint and spitbite on paper
Arles Abend Vincent by Sean Scully

detail of one of his pastels on paper

Landline Star and Landline Pool viewed either side of JMW Turner's painting of ‘The Evening Star’ 

Triptych - Etching, aquatint and spitbit on paper  by Sean Scully

The exhibition continues until 11 August so you better move fast if you want to see it in person!