Sean Scully - Smaller Than The Sky

23 April 2023 to 29 October 2023 Houghton Hall,

Sean Scully-Haughton Hall Venice Stack 2020/photo Pete Huggins
Sensitive to the unique characteristics of the grounds and historic interiors of Houghton Hall in Norfolk, UK, Sean Scully's art is introduced in its fullest range.  In the Hall and Contemporary Gallery, the artist will also show a significant group of paintings and works on paper. Sean Scully at Houghton Hall – Smaller Than The Sky will open on 23 April 2023 and run until 29 October.

Curated by Sean Rainbird, formerly Director of the National Gallery of Ireland and a senior curator at Tate, the exhibition represents a major showing of Scully's outdoor sculptures, including several new works, which play with unexpected shifts in scale and distance, both sensed and measure.  Included in the exhibition are stacks made of sandstone, wood, glass and marble.  The sculptures range in scale from small maquettes to monumental open structures in steel, such as Crate of Air, and a new Wall of Light sculpture, constructed from locally sourced limestone.

Sculptures are also installed in the Hall, alongside a group of paintings that stretch from his early career to those made during the pandemic five decades later.  A mini survey of works on paper and photographs are presented in the North Colonnade and Contemporary Gallery.

Also unveiled in Hanover Square, one of the oldest and most important civic spaces in London, is a permanent installation of Sean Scully’s monumental sculpture Landline London 2022The single 17ft compressed tower of marble blocks reflects the stratified sediments of history and the lived experiences of the diverse people that the city represents. This work is the artist’s first permanently installed sculpture in London.

Thaddaeus Ropac Paris Pantin will present a solo presentation of new paintings by Sean Scully, opening on 3 June 2023.

Further Information: Sean Scully at Houghton Hall