IMMA and VISUAL Carlow present a major retrospective of the work of Irish artist Patrick Scott, entitled ‘Patrick Scott: Image Space Light’.

The exhibition, which opens this February, will cover Scott’s 70 year long career, with IMMA focusing on Scott’s earlier work from 1940-1969 and VISUAL Carlow presenting works from 1960 to the present day.

Patrick Scott was born in 1921 in Co. Cork and originally trained as an architect. He worked for the Irish architect Michael Scott for 15 years and was involved in the design of Busáras.

In 1960, Scott became a full-time artist and began his famous Gold Paintings. It is perhaps this work, in which he uses gold leaf to create geometric shapes, that Scott is most famous for. He has also created carpets, meditation tables and screens, as well as tapestries that have been made for many modernist buildings of the 1960’s such as the Bank of Ireland Headquarters.

Patrick Scott - Meditation
He was awarded the title of Saoi in 2007, the highest honour that can be bestowed upon an Irish artist, and his work has been exhibited in MOMA New York, the Douglas Hyde Gallery and the Hugh Lane Gallery.

The exhibition, showing in the Garden Galleries IMMA and VISUAL Carlow, opens on February 16th 2014 and runs until May 18th 2014. Admission is free in Carlow and €5 in IMMA (concessions available).

Patrick Scott - Rosc Diptych

Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA)
Royal Hospital
Military Road
Dublin 8

Tel: 01 612 9900

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Visual Centre for Contemporary Art
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Lead image by William Murphy on Wikimedia Commons, licenced under CC BY-SA 2.0 licence;
Patrick Scott, Meditation Painting 28, 2006, Gold Leaf & acrylic on unprimed Canvas, 122 x 81 cm, Collection Irish Museum of Modern Art, Donation, the artist, 2013; 
Patrick Scott, Rosc Diptych, Acrylic on canvas, 122 x 121.5 cm each panel, Collection Irish Museum of Modern Art, Donated by the artist, 2013



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