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Patrick Scott: Image Space Light
Garden Galleries, IMMA, 16 February – 18 May
VISUAL: Admission is free.
IMMA and VISUAL, Carlow, are delighted to present a major exhibition of the work of Irish artist Patrick Scott, showing across the two venues as a single exhibition. Patrick Scott: Image Space Light brings together the most comprehensive representation of this remarkable artist’s 75 year long career. Scott had his first exhibition in 1941 with the White Stag Group. The exhibition brings together more than 100 pieces that illustrate the breadth and longevity of his career as an architect, designer and artist. The exhibition at IMMA concentrates on Scott’s early works from the 1940s to the early 70s while VISUAL displays works from the 1960s to the present.
Artist Corban Walker has been invited to guest-curate a selection of Patrick Scott’s works for the Link Gallery in VISUAL. Focusing on the theme of the grid in Scott’s work and responding to Scott’s graphic design work, Walker has also created a site-specific installation for the window area in the Link Gallery.
Patrick Scott (1921 – 2014) was born in Kilbrittain, Co Cork, and trained as an architect. From 1945 he spent 15 years working with Michael Scott in the architectural practice of what became Scott Tallon Walker, where his innate talent as an artist and designer developed in unison. He became a leading graphic designer with the Signa Design Consultancy (set up in 1953 by Michael Scott and Louis le Brocquy), all the while continuing to test various ideas in his painting. On winning a National Prize at the Guggenheim International Award in 1960 and representing Ireland at the XXX Venice Biennale in the same year, Scott became a full-time artist.
Patrick Scott IMAGE SPACE LIGHT will travel to Glebe Gallery, Churchill, Co. Donegal, 14 July - 29 August 2014 and Regional Cultural Centre, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal, 14 July - 27 September 2014.
Detailed timeline of Patrick Scott's biography
Explore Patrick Scott’s timeline with detailed biography and images.
Patrick Scott Publication
A major publication, produced by IMMA, accompanies the exhibition which comprises a lead essay by Mel Gooding and a collection of insights from writers, artists, curators and collectors who were invited to ponder on aspects of Scott’s life and work. They are Mary Ann Bolger, Michael Craig-Martin, Barbara Dawson, Margaret Downes, Christina Kennedy, Roisín Kennedy, Des Lally, Peter Lamb, Padraic Moore, Brian O’Doherty, James O’Nolan, Stephen Pearce, Raymund Ryan, Ronald Tallon and Corban Walker. Price €25.00. Click here to buy online from the IMMA Shop.
Family Exhibition - Light Rhythms
Light Rhythms, an exhibition exploring sound, light and line that is activated by families and young people, made in response to the Patrick Scott exhibition, will open in IMMA’s Project Spaces from 15 February – 6 April 2014. This exhibition is free. Click here for more information.
Patrick Scott Limited Edition Prints for Sale
To celebrate the exhibition a limited edition print by Patrick Scott of his tapestry Device (1971), which is held in the IMMA Collection, is available to buy for just €50. An edition of 500, the Patrick Scott print is being produced especially for this exhibition. This offer is a great opportunity to snatch up a print by one of Ireland’s greatest artists and to start, or add to, your art collection. Click here to buy from the IMMA Shop.
Patrick Scott, Untitled, 2009, Intaglio, embossing, carborundum and hand applied 23.5 carat gold leafPrint size: 73 x 60 cmSigned and numbered by artistEdition of 75Published by IMMA Editions in association with Stoney Road Press
Also on sale is this stunning limited edition print produced by Patrick Scott for IMMA in 2009. This carborundum embossed print with gold leaf is embossed to create the same subtle qualities achieved in his paintings. This print, Untitled, 2009, is an edition of 75, signed and numbered by Scott and is on sale at €2,000. The edition is on view in the exhibition in the Garden Galleries. For more information and to buy please click here.
Talks and Lectures
Artist’s Response | Sean Lynch
Lunchtime Gallery Talk | Christina Kennedy
Critical Discussion | Art and Industry in Ireland
Artists Discussion |The Painting Imperative
For a full programme of IMMA events and free tickets visit www.imma.ie/talksandlectures
For a full programme of VISUAL events and tickets visit www.visualcarlow.ie/events or tel: 00353 59 9172400.
Listen to lectures on Patrick Scott available on IMMA's SoundCloud Channel
Click here to listen to the lecture on Patrick Scott, Radiant Negation - A Modern Master, by Mel Gooding (UK writer and art critic). This lecture took place on Saturday 15 February 2014.
Click here to listen to the lecture on Patrick Scott and the White Stag Group by Róisín Kennedy (Lecturer in Art History and Cultural Policy, UCD). This talk took place on Thursday 27 February 2014.
Resources for Schools Programme
Teachers' Resources Patrick Scott IMAGE SPACE LIGHT (Adobe PDF - 4.84MB)
Patrick Scott Documentary – Golden Boy
Sé Merry Doyle’s documentary ‘Golden Boy’, the most definitive film portrait of one of Irelands most famous living artists, will be shown as part of the exhibition. The film charts the artist’s journey from his childhood in Cork and his embracing of modernism when he encountered the White Stag Group during WW2. Patrick recalls his time as an architect with Michael Scott before he decided to be a full time painter in the early 50’s. Locations include his home and studio in Dublin and his family home Kilbrittain County Cork. The film features his great friend Seamus Heaney, Dorothy Walker and Stephen Pearce. Patrick takes centre stage alongside his best friends, his cats!
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VISUAL Centre for Contemporary Art & The George Bernard Shaw Theatre, Carlow
The exhibition is kindly supported by Irish Rail, Colourtrend and THE IRISH TIMES.
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