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Watch now: Sean Scully in conversation with Deborah Solomon at Lisson Gallery

3 June 2019

On Thursday 16th May, Lisson Gallery New York hosted a special In Conversation event with artist Sean Scully, who discussed his exhibition PAN with Deborah Solomon, biographer and art critic for WNYC Radio.

Sean Scully is one of the most important painters of his generation, whose work is held in major museum collections around the world. While known primarily for his large-scale abstract paintings, comprised of vertical and horizontal bands, tessellating blocks and geometrical forms comprised of gradated and shifting colours, Scully also works in a variety of diverse media, including printmaking, sculpture, watercolour and pastel. Having developed a style over the past five decades that is uniquely his own, Scully has cemented his place in the history of painting. Current and forthcoming solo presentations of Scully’s work include The Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford (Sean Scully: Landline, 23 February – 19 May 2019); National Gallery of Art, London (Sea Star: Sean Scully at the National Gallery, 13 April – 11 August 2019); Villa Panza, Fondo Ambiente Italiano, Varese (Sean Scully: Long Light, 18 April 2019 – 6 January 2020); LWL-Museum for Art and Culture, Münster (Vita Duplex, 5 May – 8 September 2019) and San Giorgio Maggiore, Venice (Sean Scully: Human, 11 May – 24 November 2019); Sean Scully’s work is in the permanent collections of numerous important institutions including the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C.; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; the Museum of Modern Art, New York; The National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York among others. To read more click here.

Deborah Solomon is a nationally-recognized art critic and biographer, she is currently the art critic for WNYC Radio, the NPR affiliate in New York City. She is also at work on a full-scale biography of Jasper Johns. Solomon has written for many publications, and her weekly interview column,“Questions For,” appeared in The New York Times Magazine until 2011. Her books include Jackson Pollock: A Biography (1987); Utopia Parkway: The Life and Work of Joseph Cornell (1997); and American Mirror: The Life and Art of Norman Rockwell (2013). In 2001, Solomon was awarded a grant from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, in the field of biography. Solomon was educated at Cornell University, where she studied art history. She earned a master’s degree at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.

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