Sean Scully's paintings depict geometric forms that are painterly rather than precise. Scully is aware that these abstract works come decades after the style was absorbed into the mainstream: "I'm not fighting for abstraction. Those battles have already been fought. I'm using those victories to make an abstraction that is, in fact, more relaxed, more open, and more confident."
Gallery label from Against the Grain: Contemporary Art from the Edward R. Broida Collection, May 3–July 10, 2006.