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Sean Kelly presents By the Book | Anthony McCall - Notebooks & Duration Drawings, 1972-2013

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26 June 2015 to 31 July 2015
Tuesday - Friday 11am - 6pm, Sat 10am until 6pm
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Julićo Sarmento, Man Writer, 2009
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Artists in this exhibition: Caroline Bergvall, Los Carpinteros, James Casebere, Marcel Duchamp, Iran do Espírito Santo, Diana Fonseca Quiñones, Fernanda Fragateiro, Chitra Ganesh, Ian Hamilton Finlay, Candida Höfer, Rebecca Horn, Roni Horn, William Kentridge, Idris Khan, Anselm Kiefer, Joseph Kosuth, Glenn Ligon, Peter Liversidge, Jorge Méndez Blake, Shirin Neshat, Claudio Parmiggiani, Mary Reid Kelley, Tim Rollins and K.O.S., Ed Ruscha, Charles Sandison, Julião Sarmento, Kiki Smith, Valeska Soares, Sun Xun, Javier Tellez, Anthony McCall


By the Book

June 26 through July 31, 2015

Sean Kelly is delighted to announce By the Book, a group exhibition that explores the influence of literature in contemporary art and features works that utilize this idea as their source of inspiration. An opening reception will take place on Thursday, June 25, from 6 – 8pm.

From the literal to the conceptual, the exhibition will embrace a range of work in diverse media and forms. Many of the works on view in By the Book employ metaphor, allusion, and allegory as structures to evoke a powerfully symbolic visual language, while others are inspired more directly by literary texts and fictional narratives. Featured artists include: Caroline Bergvall, Los Carpinteros, James Casebere, Marcel Duchamp, Iran do Espírito Santo, Diana Fonseca Quiñones, Fernanda Fragateiro, Chitra Ganesh, Ian Hamilton Finlay, Candida Höfer, Rebecca Horn, Roni Horn, William Kentridge, Idris Khan, Anselm Kiefer, Joseph Kosuth, Glenn Ligon, Peter Liversidge, Jorge Méndez Blake, Shirin Neshat, Claudio Parmiggiani, Mary Reid Kelley,
Tim Rollins and K.O.S., Ed Ruscha, Charles Sandison, Julião Sarmento, Kiki Smith, Valeska Soares, Sun Xun, and Javier Tellez.

During the opening reception, Peter Liversidge will present his “Gin Performance”. From the artist’s bespoke gin stand, we will be serving gin & tonics in limited edition ‘GIN’ glasses, hand etched by the artist. This per- formance event, supported by Brooklyn Gin, will last the duration of the gin supply; once the bottles and glasses are empty, the performance will be over!

For the duration of the exhibition, acclaimed German publishing house Hatje Cantz will present a “pop-up” bookshop in the front gallery space. Known for creating exceptional publications produced in close collaboration with artists and curators, the Hatje Cantz pop-up shop will feature art, photography, design, and architecture books, as well as selected collector’s editions.

Concurrently, in the lower gallery, Sean Kelly will present the exhibition Anthony McCall: Notebooks and Duration Drawings, 1972 – 2013. The artist will be present at the opening reception and will be signing copies of his most recent publications, Anthony McCall: Notebooks & Conversations and Anthony McCall: 1970s Works on Paper.

The gallery would like to extend its gratitude to the Zabludowicz Collection and additional supporters who wish to remain anonymous for donating and shipping some of the books included in Peter Liversidge’s work, Ex Libris.

Special thanks to Brooklyn Gin for sponsoring Peter Liversidge’s Gin Performance.

For media inquiries, please contact: Christine McMonagle at 212.239.1181 or christine@skny.com. For other inquiries, please contact: Lauren Kelly at 212.239.1181 or lauren@skny.com.

Gallery hours through July 2 are Tuesday through Friday from 11am until 6pm and Saturday 10am until 6pm. After the July 4th weekend, the gallery’s summer hours will be Monday through Friday from 10am to 5pm.

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Anthony McCall
Notebooks & Duration Drawings, 1972-2013
June 26 through July 31, 2015

Sean Kelly is delighted to announce Notebooks and Duration Drawings, 1972 - 2013; an exhibition of works on paper by renowned artist Anthony McCall. The exhibition will also feature a select group of McCall’s studio notebooks, from the 1970s and the last ten years. An opening reception will take place on Thursday, June 25, from 6:00 – 8:00pm. The artist will be present and will be signing copies of his most recent publications, Anthony McCall: Notebooks & Conversations and Anthony McCall: 1970s Works on Paper.

McCall's rarely seen drawings explore his installations from conception through production. Included are scores and sequential studies for his seminal solid light works, for his performances, and for proposals for various public works. The exhibition will also display the three-dimensional storyboards McCall developed for his most recent solid light work, Face to Face, which debuted at Sean Kelly in 2013.

This exhibition marks the debut of the book Anthony McCall: Notebooks & Conversations, which features over one hundred hitherto unseen working drawings from dozens of McCall’s numerous notebooks, many of which will be on view in the exhibition. It was in the notebooks that his sculptural forms and cinematic structures first began to take shape. As the authors of the book, artists Graham Ellard and Stephen Johnstone, put it, “the notebooks contain diagrams, charts, storyboards, sketches, plans, scripts, projections, logs, graphs, inventories, maps, drafts, notations, scores, instructions, reflections, calculations, blueprints, doodles, basic programmes, scrawls, scribbles and crossings-out.”

McCall has exhibited at, amongst others: Centre Pompidou, Paris, 2004; Tate Britain, London, 2004; Institut d’Art Contemporain, Villeurbanne, France, 2006; Musée de Rochechouart, France, 2007; SFMoMA, 2007; Serpentine Gallery, London, 2007-8; Hangar Bicocca, Milan, 2009; Moderna Museet, Stockholm, 2009; Serralves Foundation, Porto, 2011; Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin, 2012; Tate Modern, London, 2012; Les Abattoirs, Toulouse, 2013; Kunstmuseum St Gallen – Lokremise, 2013; the Eye Film Museum, Amsterdam, 2014; and MONA, Tasmania, 2015. McCall currently has work on view in the exhibition Formes Simples at the Mori Art Museum, Tokyo; in Light Show at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney; and in Immateriality at SESC Belenzinho, Sao Paulo. Upcoming exhibitions include Anthony McCall: Solid Light at the Museo Cantonale d'Arte, Lugano, opening September 2015.

Anthony McCall: Notebooks & Conversations, published by Lund Humphries in association with Kunstmuseum St Gallen, and Anthony McCall: 1970s Works on Paper, a monograph published by Walther König with text by noted historian Anne Wagner, will be on view and available at the gallery during the run of the exhibition.

Concurrently, in the main gallery space, Sean Kelly will present By the Book, a group exhibition of contemporary works inspired by literature and, in the front gallery, esteemed German publishing house Hatje Cantz will present a “pop-up” bookshop.

For media inquiries, please contact: Christine McMonagle at 212.239.1181 or christine@skny.com. For other inquiries, please contact: Janine Cirincione at 212.239.1181 or janine@skny.com.

Gallery hours through July 2 are Tuesday through Friday from 11am until 6pm and Saturday 10am until 6pm. After the July 4th weekend, the gallery’s summer hours are Monday through Friday from 10am to 5pm.








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