Coming and Going

March 31, 2016 – May 20, 2017

447 West 17th Street, New York, NY. Tuesday - Saturday, 10am-6pm.

Opening his Chelsea studio to the public for the first time, Sean Scully is presenting a selection of works from the mid Seventies, an overlooked moment in the genesis of his work, contrasted with the debut of two new works: a sculpture, and a 37-foot-long video projection.

The way that things come and the way that things go. And I’m referring to the fact that when you think you’ve got something is when you haven’t got it, and when you don’t expect it: it arrives. So it comes and it goes and it’s not obedient to what you want. One has to learn to accept this and understand what we are and what we are not. The coming and going of things is part of life. The coming of life, the going of life. The coming of good fortune and the going of good fortune and the allowing of good fortune and not such good fortune to return. I think it’s about this allowing and understanding, maybe acceptance, of the coming and going of things. - Sean Scully, 1981

Read more about the exhibition here.