By the Book Sean Kelly Gallery

Installation view of By the Book at Sean Kelly, New York
June 26 - July 31, 2015
Photography: Jason Wyche, New York
Courtesy: Sean Kelly, New York

By the Book Sean Kelly Gallery

Installation view of By the Book at Sean Kelly, New York
June 26 - July 31, 2015
Photography: Jason Wyche, New York
Courtesy: Sean Kelly, New York

By the Book Sean Kelly Gallery

Installation view of By the Book at Sean Kelly, New York
June 26 - July 31, 2015
Photography: Jason Wyche, New York
Courtesy: Sean Kelly, New York

By the Book Sean Kelly Gallery

Installation view of By the Book at Sean Kelly, New York
June 26 - July 31, 2015
Photography: Jason Wyche, New York
Courtesy: Sean Kelly, New York

By the Book Sean Kelly Gallery

Installation view of By the Book at Sean Kelly, New York
June 26 - July 31, 2015
Photography: Jason Wyche, New York
Courtesy: Sean Kelly, New York

By the Book Sean Kelly Gallery

Installation view of By the Book at Sean Kelly, New York
June 26 - July 31, 2015
Photography: Jason Wyche, New York
Courtesy: Sean Kelly, New York

By the Book Sean Kelly Gallery

Installation view of By the Book at Sean Kelly, New York
June 26 - July 31, 2015
Photography: Jason Wyche, New York
Courtesy: Sean Kelly, New York

By the Book Sean Kelly Gallery

Installation view of By the Book at Sean Kelly, New York
June 26 - July 31, 2015
Photography: Jason Wyche, New York
Courtesy: Sean Kelly, New York

By the Book Sean Kelly Gallery

Installation view of By the Book at Sean Kelly, New York
June 26 - July 31, 2015
Photography: Jason Wyche, New York
Courtesy: Sean Kelly, New York

By the Book Sean Kelly Gallery

Installation view of By the Book at Sean Kelly, New York
June 26 - July 31, 2015
Photography: Jason Wyche, New York
Courtesy: Sean Kelly, New York

By the Book Sean Kelly Gallery

Installation view of By the Book at Sean Kelly, New York
June 26 - July 31, 2015
Photography: Jason Wyche, New York
Courtesy: Sean Kelly, New York

By the Book Sean Kelly Gallery

Installation view of By the Book at Sean Kelly, New York
June 26 - July 31, 2015
Photography: Jason Wyche, New York
Courtesy: Sean Kelly, New York

Installation view of By the Book at Sean Kelly, New York
June 26 - July 31, 2015
Photography: Jason Wyche, New York
Courtesy: Sean Kelly, New York

By the Book Sean Kelly Gallery

Installation view of By the Book at Sean Kelly, New York
June 26 - July 31, 2015
Photography: Jason Wyche, New York
Courtesy: Sean Kelly, New York

Diana Fonseca Quinones Sean Kelly Gallery

Diana Fonseca Quiñones
3D, 2012
object, paper and carton
variable dimensions
DFQ-2

Fernanda Fragateiro Sean Kelly Gallery

Fernanda Fragateiro
No Color #2, 2011
books and polished stainless steel
book: 2 1/8 x 6 3/4 x 4 3/8 inches (5.5 x 17.1 x 11 cm) each
overall: 2 1/8 x 128 x 4 3/8 inches (5.5 x 325 x 11 cm)
FF-NC.17

Chitra Ganesh Sean Kelly Gallery

Chitra Ganesh
She in her tangerine skirt, 2015
hair, thread, fishing wire, acrylic paint, rubber bands
variable dimensions
CGa-1

Ian Hamilton Finlay Sean Kelly Gallery

Ian Hamilton Finlay
When Sparta has pronounced on what is & what is not decent, Greece does not dispute its judgements (Rousseau), 1993
grey-green slate
7 x 37 x 1 inches (17.7 x 93.8 x 2.7 cm)
IHF-5

Rebecca Horn Sean Kelly Gallery

Rebecca Horn
Bloomsday for Sean, 1997
vitrine, egg, shoe, red paint
vitrine: 41 1/2 x 27 1/2 x 12 inches (105.4 x 69.9 x 30.5 cm)
RH-8

Joseph Kosuth Sean Kelly Gallery

Joseph Kosuth
À Propos (Réflecteur de Réflecteur), #23, reads: Reflection alone can give us the idea of what perception is. J.L.-John Locke, 2004
1 glass panel, vinyl text, neon, transformer
1 glass panel: 7 x 70 7/8 x 4 inches (17.8 x 180 x 10.2 cm)
JK-76.23

Peter Liversidge Sean Kelly Gallery

Peter Liversidge
Winter Drawing 26 vs 21, Winter Drawing 20 vs 22, 2013
paper, black masking tape (diptych)
paper: 12 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches (31.8 x 24.1 cm) each
framed: 21 3/4 x 17 3/4 inches (55.2 x 45.1 cm) each
PLi-125a,b

Jorge Méndez Blake Sean Kelly Gallery

Jorge Méndez Blake
From an Unfinished Work (The Lighthouse), 2015
aluminum, enamel, serigraph, lacquer, in 85 parts
6 x 6 x 6 inches (15 x 15 x 15 cm),
4 x 4 x 4 inches (10 x 10 x 10 cm),
2 x 2 x 2 inches (5 x 5 x 5 cm) each;
overall dimensions variable
JMBl-283

Charles Sandison Sean Kelly Gallery

Charles Sandison
Encyclopédie ou Dictionnairé raisonné des sciences, des arts et des métiers, 2010
computer code on LCD screen, PC CD-ROM
43 3/8 x 26 x 5 inches (110 x 66 x 13 cm)
edition of 5 with 1 AP
CSa-1

Valeska Soares Sean Kelly Gallery

Valeska Soares
Timeline III, 2015
19 book pages, cellulose, pH neutral and copper wire
overall length: 90 1/2 inches (230 cm)
VS-10213

Javier Téllez Sean Kelly Gallery

Javier Téllez
F For Fable, 2011
mixed media
19 5/8 x 19 5/8 x 12 inches (50 x 50 x 30 cm)
JTe-1

Press Release

May 28, 2015 – Sean Kelly is delighted to announce By the Book, a group exhibition that explores the influence of literature in contemporary art and features works that utilize this idea as their source of inspiration. An opening reception will take place on Thursday, June 25, from 6 – 8pm.

From the literal to the conceptual, the exhibition will embrace a range of work in diverse media and forms. Many of the works on view in By the Book employ metaphor, allusion, and allegory as structures to evoke a powerfully symbolic visual language, while others are inspired more directly by literary texts and fictional narratives. Featured artists include: Caroline Bergvall, Los Carpinteros, James Casebere, Marcel Duchamp, Iran do Espírito Santo, Diana Fonseca Quiñones, Fernanda Fragateiro, Chitra Ganesh, Ian Hamilton Finlay, Candida Höfer, Rebecca Horn, Roni Horn, William Kentridge, Idris Khan, Anselm Kiefer, Joseph Kosuth, Glenn Ligon, Peter Liversidge, Jorge Méndez Blake, Shirin Neshat, Claudio Parmiggiani, Mary Reid Kelley,
Tim Rollins and K.O.S., Ed Ruscha, Charles Sandison, Julião Sarmento, Kiki Smith, Valeska Soares, Sun Xun, and Javier Tellez.

During the opening reception, Peter Liversidge will present his “Gin Performance”. From the artist’s bespoke gin stand, we will be serving gin & tonics in limited edition ‘GIN’ glasses, hand etched by the artist. This per- formance event, supported by Brooklyn Gin, will last the duration of the gin supply; once the bottles and glasses are empty, the performance will be over!

For the duration of the exhibition, acclaimed German publishing house Hatje Cantz will present a “pop-up” bookshop in the front gallery space. Known for creating exceptional publications produced in close collaboration with artists and curators, the Hatje Cantz pop-up shop will feature art, photography, design, and architecture books, as well as selected collector’s editions.

Concurrently, in the lower gallery, Sean Kelly will present the exhibition Anthony McCall: Notebooks and Duration Drawings, 1972 – 2013. The artist will be present at the opening reception and will be signing copies of his most recent publications, Anthony McCall: Notebooks & Conversations and Anthony McCall: 1970s Works on Paper.

The gallery would like to extend its gratitude to the Zabludowicz Collection and additional supporters who wish to remain anonymous for donating and shipping some of the books included in Peter Liversidge’s work, Ex Libris.

Special thanks to Brooklyn Gin for sponsoring Peter Liversidge’s Gin Performance.

For media inquiries, please contact: Christine McMonagle at 212.239.1181 or christine@skny.com. For other inquiries, please contact: Lauren Kelly at 212.239.1181 or lauren@skny.com.

Gallery hours through July 2 are Tuesday through Friday from 11am until 6pm and Saturday 10am until 6pm. After the July 4th weekend, the gallery’s summer hours will be Monday through Friday from 10am to 5pm.

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