Patrick Graham At Jack Rutberg Fine Arts Los Angeles

"Wreath (Collateral Series)," 2005-06, Oil on Canvas Diptych, 72 7/8 x 134 5/8"
“Wreath (Collateral Series),” 2005-06, Oil on Canvas Diptych, 72 7/8 x 134 5/8″

This is a rare opportunity to view the works of one of Ireland’s most influential contemporary artists who is recognized by his country as a “living national treasure” (member of Aosdana). The exhibition includes thirty-five works including Graham’s iconic large-scale paintings and complex mixed media drawings, deeply rooted in the Irish landscape that hold personal and symbolic references combined with experiences of both oppression and repression.

Incorporating ambiguous symbolic forms and scripted phrases, his works evoke traditional song and lyrical poetry, exploring issues such as identity, freedom, mortality and faith.

PATRICK GRAHAM: Thirty Years: The Silence Becomes the Painting
A 30 Year Retrospective of One of Ireland’s Most Important Contemporary Artists
Curated by Peter Selz
Exhibition Dates: May 21 – July 30, 2016

357 N. La Brea Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90036

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