The Kerlin Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition of new work by Barrie Cooke from 26 April - 21 May, 2001.
Barrie Cooke is widely considered one of Ireland's greatest living artists having exhibited widely throughout Europe, the US and Canada ,over the period of the last four decades.Major retrospective exhibitions include the Douglas Hyde Gallery in 1986, the Haags Gemeentemuseum in 1992, and LAC, Perpignan, France in 1995. His work is represented in the collections of the Irish Museum of Modern Art, the Ulster Museum, the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, the Haags Gemeentemuseum, The Hague, Holland.and in many other public and private collections worldwide.
Nature in its infinite variety and irresistible flux is Cooke 's chosen environment and subject matter, and in this new exhibition his response to its call is as immediate and vibrant as ever. Seamus Heaney writes in a recent 'Modern Painters' article:
'There has been no dulling of response, the drama of fresh encounters with the world and with the medium is as vital as ever. What is being registered is an original, creaturely delight in rivers and rocks, or a corresponding sends of affront at algae and pollutants in all sorts of lakes and seas; and what keeps the feeling of first-timeness alive is, paradoxically, a lifetime of action in front of the easel.
For further information or visual material, please contact Kirsten Dunne.
26 May - 30 June
Art 31 Basel 13-18 June
Venice Biennaie from 9 June (Siobhan Hapaska & Grace Weir representing Ireland)