McCall is known for his ‘solid-light’ installations, a series that he began in 1973 with “Line Describing a Cone”, in which a volumetric form composed of projected light slowly evolves in three-dimensional space. Occupying a space between sculpture, cinema and drawing, his work’s historical importance has been recognized in such exhibitions as “Into the Light: the Projected Image in American Art (1964-77)”, Whitney Museum of American Art (2001-2); “The Expanded Screen: Actions and Installations of the Sixties and Seventies”, Museum Moderner Kunst, Vienna (2003-4); “The Expanded Eye”, Kunsthaus Zurich (2006); “Beyond Cinema: the Art of Projection”, Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin (2006-7); “The Cinema Effect: Illusion, Reality and the Projected Image”, Hirshhorn Museum, Washington DC (2008); and “On Line”, Museum of Modern Art (2010-11). McCall’s work has also been exhibited at, amongst others: Centre Pompidou, Paris (2004); Tate Britain, London (2004); SFMOMA (2007); Serpentine Gallery, London (2007-8); Hangar Bicocca, Milan (2009); Moderna Museet, Stockholm (2009); Serralves, Porto (2011); Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin (2012); Kunstmuseum St Gallen – Lokremise (2013); Eye Film Museum, Amsterdam (2014) and Lugano Arte e Cultura (2015). Current publications include “Anthony McCall: 1970s Works on Paper” (Ann Wagner, Walther Konig, 2013); “Anthony McCall: Notebooks & Conversations” (Graham Ellard and Stephen Johnstone, Lund Humphries, 2015); and “Anthony McCall: Solid Light Works” (Luke Skrebowski and Antonio Somaini, SKIRA – Lugano Arte e Cultura, 2015). McCall’s work is represented by Sean Kelly Gallery, New York.
Last update May 10th, 2016