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  • 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.