In 1991 Callery organised his first one-person exhibition in a converted warehouse. His work was soon being shown alongside that of other Young British Artists although his work could be seen as more traditional than that of many artists of his generation. Although painting remained at the centre of his art, in 1997, in collaboration with photographer Alan Watson, Callery explored similar themes in a large-scale photographic piece documenting in detail the surface of an archaeological dig supervised jointly by the Oxford University Museum of Natural History and the Pitt Rivers Museum.
P. Bonaventura: ‘Spotlight: Simon Callery', Mod. Painters (Spring 1993)
Simon Callery: Paintings 1995–96 (exh. cat. by C. Bucklow, London, Anthony Wilkinson Gal., 1996)
10 December 2000
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