and per se and is a rolling sequence of exhibitions where one work is paired with another for two weekly periods, across a stretch of 12 months. In this phase of the exhibition a painting by Callum Innes will be joined by a classic work on paper by Agnes Martin. Over the past 20 years Innes has emerged as one of the most single minded and successful abstract painters of his generation. His work sometimes makes oblique reference to earlier 20th century masters; the dense mood-scapes of Mark Rothko perhaps or the eye-confounding monochromes of Ellsworth Kelly, or in the case of the painting exhibited here, the vertical ‘zip’ so often associated with Barnett Newman. But of all the greats of 20th century abstraction it is perhaps the understated clarity of Agnes Martin’s paintings that provide the closest connection to the contradictions of energy; restraint; strength and fragility that so define Innes’s way of picture making. From 12 July in and per se and: part X, the work of Agnes Martin will be joined by a new painting by James Hugonin. For further details contact firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone +44(0)131 556 4441.
and per se and: part IX - Callum Innes & Agnes Martin