Callum Innes

The Fruitmarket Gallery
45 Market Street
September 30–November 19, 2006

Modern Art Oxford
30 Pembroke Street
February 10–April 8, 2007

Museum of Contemporary Art, Australia
140 George Street The Rocks
December 1, 2007–March 1, 2008

Curated by Fiona Bradley

Callum Innes’s tender and absorbing paintings of the early ’90s startled with their bold interplay of painted areas and those washed clean with turpentine. The notionally precise geometries of these works are unsettled by chance in a process for which each act of expunging is also a further gesture of addition. In subsequent series, Innes has explored a wealth of similar subtleties and variations within this basic practice. More recently, he has also used shellac as a resistant surface on which paint can be moved around prior to drying. This show, in the Scottish artist’s home city, will include twenty-four paintings from 1990 to the present and will be accompanied by a catalogue providing a substantial survey of his career to date. Travels to Modern Art Oxford, Feb. 10-Apr. 8, 2007; Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Dec. 2007-Mar. 2008.