Patrick Scott: Meditations

Crawford Art Gallery, Emmet Place

3: Sat 11 Dec - Sun 12 Dec 2021 (note: this event has already taken place)
10am
FREE


This year is the centenary of Patrick Scott (1921-2014), one of Ireland's most celebrated and individual abstract artists.

Scott, who was born in Kilbrittain, County Cork on 24 January 1921, had his first exhibition when he was aged just 23 and, early on, was associated with the White Stag Group and the Irish Exhibition of Living Art (IELA). His paintings from this period embraced a naïve style but, having spent fifteen years working as an architect, his later compositions often incorporated geometry and impeccable design.

Scott would only become a full-time artist in 1960, the year in which he represented Ireland at the Venice Biennale, and so this exhibition charts aspects of his career from that time onwards. Although ostensibly abstract, the works displayed in this exhibition range from the painterly landscape Under the Pier (c.1959) to Scott's nuclear protest 'Device' painting Diptych and his signature 'Gold Paintings' that reveal an interest in Zen Buddhism.

"At each new turn," art critic Dorothy Walker once noted, "he has shown us new

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Crawford Art Gallery

Emmet Place, Cork
+353 (021) 4907856

www.crawfordartgallery.ie

    



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