Sam Messenger


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Year 2024
Medium Ink on paper
Dimensions 29.6 x 21.1 cm

About the work

This is a freehand pen and ink drawing in white ink over a black ink-wash ground, on paper. It is made of a triangle mesh with rectangular forms. Small individual lines meet, to form longer lines within the mesh, without the use of a straightedge, etc. This work is part of a series named Horizon, which began around ten years ago. Works from the series are represented in permanent public collections including 
de Young Museum, San Francisco and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, which currently has one on display.

Career Highlights

Selected solo exhibitons:
Colour Veils, Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco (2023);
Blue Veils, County Gallery, Palm Beach (2022);
Grids & Veils, Davidson Gallery, New York (2022);
Verso, Davidson Gallery, New York (2019).

Selected group exhibitions:
Art on Paper Since 1960, The British Museum, London (2022–23);
Line Into Space, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (2020–current);
Line: Making the Mark, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (2014);
Abstract Drawing, curated by Richard Deacon, Drawing Room, London (2014).

de Young Museum, San Francisco; British Museum, London; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Williams College Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design; Kramarsky Collection, New York

← Robert McNally

Boxed In

Stuart Middleton →


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