Idris Khan
Below The Line, 2017
blue ink, stamped glass, aluminum
glass: 31 1/2 x 30 x 1/4 inches (80 x 76.2 x .6 cm)
© Idris Khan
Courtesy: Sean Kelly, New York

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Idris Khan
Not I, 2017
red ink, stamped glass, aluminum
glass: 31 1/2 x 30 x 1/4 inches (80 x 76.2 x .6 cm)
© Idris Khan
Courtesy: Sean Kelly, New York

Idris Khan Sean Kelly Gallery

Idris Khan
Hovering Sphere, 2017
3 stamped glass sheets, steel, aluminum, black ink
64 15/16 x 55 1/8 x 7 1/16 inches (164.9 x 140 x 18 cm)
© Idris Khan
Courtesy: Sean Kelly, New York

Idris Khan
Conflicting Lines, 2015
digital C-print on aluminum
paper: 65 x 76 3/4 inches (165 x 195 cm)
framed: 71 1/2 x 83 1/4 x 3 3/4 inches (181.6 x 211.5 x 9.5 cm) 
edition of 7 with 2 APs 
© Idris Khan
Courtesy: Sean Kelly, New York

Shahzia Sikander Sean Kelly

Shahzia Sikander
I am and not, 2014-15
ink and gouache on prepared paper
paper: 81 1/8 x 51 1/8 inches (206.1 x 129.9 cm)
framed: 86 3/8 x 56 1/4 x 2 1/8 inches (219.4 x 142.9 x 5.4 cm)
© Shahzia Sikander
Courtesy: Sean Kelly, New York

Shahzia Sikander Sean Kelly

Shahzia Sikander
Night Flight, 2015-16
gouache, ink, and gold leaf on paper
paper: 94 1/2 x 60 1/4 inches (240 x 153 cm) 
framed: 103 9/16 x 64 1/2 x 2 1/8 inches (263 x 163.8 x 5.4 cm) 
© Shahzia Sikander
Courtesy: Sean Kelly, New York

Shahzia Sikander Sean Kelly

Shahzia Sikander
Mechanics of Thought, 2015-16
gouache on paper
paper: 11 1/2 x 15 3/16 inches (29.2 x 38.6 cm)
framed: 14 x 17 5/8 x 1 1/2 inches (35.6 x 44.8 x 3.8 cm)
© Shahzia Sikander
Courtesy: Sean Kelly, New York

Shahzia Sikander
Tower of Babel II, 2015-16
gouache on paper
paper: 14 7/8 x 11 5/8 inches (37.8 x 29.5 cm)
framed: 17 5/8 x 14 x 1 1/2 inches (44.8 x 35.6 x 3.8 cm)
© Shahzia Sikander
Courtesy: Sean Kelly, New York

Shahzia Sikander Sean Kelly

Shahzia Sikander
TossCa, 2003-17
ink and gouache on prepared paper
paper: 15 x 11 1/2 inches (38.1 x 29.2 cm)
framed: 23 5/8 x 20 1/8 x 1 1/2 inches (60 x 51.1 x 3.8 cm)
© Shahzia Sikander
Courtesy: Sean Kelly, New York

Shahzia Sikander
Rapture, 2017
ink and gouache on prepared paper
paper: 15 x 11 1/2 inches (38.1 x 29.2 cm)
framed: 23 5/8 x 20 1/8 x 1 1/2 inches (60 x 51.1 x 3.8 cm)
© Shahzia Sikander
Courtesy: Sean Kelly, New York

Shahzia Sikander Sean Kelly

Shahzia Sikander
Rupture 1-2, 2017
ink and gouache on paper
paper: 14 x 11 inches (35.6 x 27.9 cm) each
framed: 18 1/8 x 15 1/8 x 1 1/8 inches (46 x 38.4 x 2.9 cm) each
© Shahzia Sikander
Courtesy: Sean Kelly, New York

Shahzia Sikander
Rupture Lexicon 1-4, 2017
ink and gouache on paper
paper: 15 x 11 inches (38.1 x 27.9 cm) each
framed: 19 1/8 x 15 1/8 x 1 1/8 inches (48.6 x 38.4 x 2.9 cm) each
© Shahzia Sikander
Courtesy: Sean Kelly, New York

Press Release

 

Sean Kelly Gallery is delighted to return to the UAE for Abu Dhabi Art 2017. This year the gallery will present extraordinary new works by Idris Khan and Shahzia Sikander.

Recently honored with the 2017 American Architecture Prize for his design of Abu Dhabi’s memorial park, Wahat Al Karama, Idris Khan draws inspiration from diverse cultural sources including literature, history, art, music and religion. Khan’s unique narrative compounds the many layers of history and abstract imagery to form a single snapshot in time. At the fair this year, we will present a selection of new works on glass, paper and photography. Khan’s latest body of work reinforces his practice of creation and erasure, creating a palimpsest of images through repetition.

Rooted in classical Indo-Persian miniature portraiture painting, Shahzia Sikander’s artistic practice expands the strict formal tropes of the genre through experimenting with scale and new media. For her debut at Abu Dhabi Art, her film, Disruption as Rapture, 2016, will be included in Focus: Beyond Territory, a special section of the fair curated by Omar Kholeif. This animated film was commissioned by the Philadelphia Museum of Art and most recently included in the Karachi Biennale 2017, in Pakistan. At the booth the gallery will showcase a remarkable selection of new works on paper. Sikander’s unique approach to the historic tradition of miniature painting questions contemporary ideas of language, trade, empire, and migration.

For more information on the fair, please visit abudhabiart.ae

For additional information on each artist please visit, Idris Khan and Shahzia Sikander.

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