"Sean Scully: Wall of Light" will present paintings, watercolours, and pastels from the artist's "Wall of Light" series. In the 1980s and 90s, Scully embarked on a significant body of work following a number of trips to Mexico, entitled Wall of Light. In this series, Scully transcribed his experience of colour and light as he travelled through Mexico and witnessed the interplay of light and shadow on the stacked stones of ancient ruins and architectural formations. The resulting paintings combine colour and shape in a way that is airy and balanced. These paintings confirm Scully's position as one of the world's foremost painters.
Michael Auping is a well-known scholar and curator of Abstract Expressionism. His exhibition Abstract Expressionism: The Critical Developments (1987) is considered the most thorough survey of the movement in more than three decades. He has been the chief curator at the Museum of Fort Worth, Texas, since 1993. Auping has given public lectures at museums throughout the U.S. and has made guest appearances on CBS Sunday Morning and the MacNell/Lehrer News Hour. He has authored twenty books. Stephen Bennett Phillips is curator at The Phillips Collection in Washington, D.C., Anne L. Strauss is assistant curator in the Department of Modern Art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.