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Sean Scully Encounters: A New Master among Old Masters

30 May - 31 August 2014

Sean Scully, Falling Dark, 2005

Christ Church Picture Gallery is thrilled to announce an exhibition of works by the internationally celebrated artist Sean Scully. The juxtaposition of paintings by this major contemporary master with some of the indisputable masterpieces of the 16th century, like Annibale Carracci’s Butcher’s Shop and Jacopo Bassano’s Flagellation, promises an unforgettable artistic encounter.

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The Oxford Times has reviewed our Sean Scully exhibition, calling it a 'bold show for Christ Church' and 'curatorship of the first order.' Read the full review here:

ArtLyst has reviewed Sean Scully Encounters, noting 'the artist's work shares a timeless concern with colour reflected in the relationships formed between his painting and that of the masters on display.' Read the full review at:

The Financial Times interviewed Sean Scully in conjunction with Kind of Red, his exhibition currently on view at Timothy Taylor Gallery in London. Read the full interview at:

Port Magazine recently interviewed Sean Scully about his life and work. Read the full article at

In addition to his Christ Church and London exhibitions, Sean Scully is also currently showing Doric, a cycle of large works produced between 2008 and 2014, at Galerie Lelong in Paris.

Sean Scully's painting 'Doric Grey', on view at the Royal Academy’s 244th Summer Exhibition, was nominated for the prestigious £25,000 Charles Wollaston Award. The Summer Exhibition runs until August 17, 2014 in London.


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