The Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA) presents the most comprehensive retrospective of the work of Irish artist Patrick Scott (1921-2014), who died on the eve of the exhibition opening, aged 93.
A parallel exhibition of Scott's work takes place at VISUAL in Carlow, a town located about 85km south of Dublin, and between the two shows a total of 100 pieces from the artist’s 75-year career are displayed.
IMMA concentrates on Scott’s early works from the 1940s to the early 1970s while VISUAL showcases his works from the 1960s to the present.
A native of Cork in south-west Ireland, Scott trained first as an architect, working for 15 years with Michael Scott – no relation – who later became part of the well-known Dublin firm Scott Tallon Walker.
Scott became a full-time artist in 1960, the same year he represented Ireland at the Venice Biennale. Best known for his abstract gold-leaf paintings, Scott was a founder member of Aosdána, the elite association of Irish artists which was launched in 1981 and is supported by the Arts Council.
IMMA director Sarah Glennie said Scott was “one of Ireland’s greatest artists” while the nation's arts minister Jimmy Deenihan described him as "a guiding light in the Irish art world for many decades."
Tues-Sat 10.00-17.30. Wed 10.30-17.30.
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Patrick Scott: Image Space Light
Irish Museum of Modern Art, Royal Hospital Military Road, Kilmainham, tel. 00353(0)16129999.