from the Heart of Darkness series (Untitled)

by Scully, Sean (American, b. 1945)
Categorized in Print

After receiving his art education at the Croydon College of Art in London, Scully received the Stuyvesant Foundation Prize in 1970. He also attended New Castle University in England and Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. In 1983 he was the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship. He taught at Princeton University from 1977-1983. The Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., the Art Institute of Chicago, The Saint Louis Art Museum, the Victoria and Albert Museum in London and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York are just a few of the numerous museums throughout the world that have works by Scully in their permanent collections. Known primarily for his idealized use of grids and stripes, Scully seems drawn to repeated shapes. In this untitled work, the artist does not disappoint us by abandoning his stripes and grids but instead embraces his devotion to them. In this work, the artist has created a composition where some of the horizontal stripes are wider than others. The wider ones appear in the middle of the composition and separate the horizontal stripes from the vertical ones.

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