Sean Sullivan - Listening, Learning, Adapting, 2021

Sean Sullivan

New Mnemonics

11/09/2021

06/11/2021

FIFTY ONE TOO

Opening: Saturday, September 11th 2021 from 2 – 6 pm.

The press release will follow soon.

View a full overview of the exhibited works here.

Sean Sullivan - Asturias no.1, 2020
Sean Sullivan - Asturias no.1, 2020
Sean Sullivan - Asturias no.2, 2020
Sean Sullivan - Asturias no.2, 2020
Sean Sullivan - Cloister, 2020
Sean Sullivan - Cloister, 2020
Sean Sullivan - Reflecting Pool, 2020
Sean Sullivan - Reflecting Pool, 2020

Sean Sullivan

“I approach drawing and printmaking as a recording process akin to and inspired by early photography and musical recordings. These early recordings allow us to not only experience the intention of the makers, what they thought and how they felt, but also the errant details of the atmospheric conditions in which they were made. Those marks beyond their control. Together, the limitation of technology and the weight of time produce artifacts of otherworldly tone and mystery.
The process I employ attempts to invite similar unknowns. The drawings themselves are relatively simple in structure and execution. They are made quickly with a ballpoint pen, a ruler, and a homemade version of large scale carbon paper (oil paint applied to paper). The result is a primitive transfer process that ‘records’ in oil paint, not only the intended lines of the drawing, the ideas themselves, but just as importantly, the unpredictable marks of chance.”

biography

Born in New York, USA in 1975
Lives and works in the Hudson Valley, NY, USA.

Sean Sullivan - Door, Dusk, 2018
Sean Sullivan - Classifications, 2021
Sean Sullivan - Classifications, 2021
Sean Sullivan - Crystal Set, 2019
Sean Sullivan - Crystal Set, 2019
Sean Sullivan - Sunset on La Luna (Corner Store), 2020
Sean Sullivan - Sunset on La Luna (Corner Store), 2020
Sean Sullivan - City Unknown early morning (puddle, plant, door ajar), 2020
Sean Sullivan - City Unknown early morning (puddle, plant, door ajar), 2020
Sean Sullivan - Polyphonic, 2020
Sean Sullivan - Polyphonic, 2020
Sean Sullivan - Nu Mnemonics, 2020
Sean Sullivan - Nu Mnemonics, 2020
Sean Sullivan - The Knowable Plane, 2021
Sean Sullivan - The Knowable Plane, 2021
Sean Sullivan - Bien-aimé, 2020
Sean Sullivan - Bien-aimé, 2020