The exhibition brings together more than 140 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 1940-1969 while VISUAL displays works from the 1960s to the present.
The IMMA exhibition also includes a superb selection of the early Gold Paintings from 1964, arguably Scott’s best known works; works related to ROSC ’67; as well as diverse material showing Scott’s production as a designer with Signa Design Consultancy during the 1950s and 60s.
The second part of Scott’s career is presented in VISUAL, with a significant display of the artist’s tapestries woven at Aubusson, examples of the looped and tufted carpets which he produced with V’Soske Joyce, the Rainbow Rugs commissioned by Kilkenny Design, as well as rugs woven in Oaxaca. Also presented in VISUAL are various suites of work on paper, including a selection of the Gestural Drawings, a display of the Christmas Cards commissioned annually from the artist for 36 years by Scott Tallon Walker, and the recent Meditations, carborundum prints published by Stoney Road Press in Dublin.
Born in 1921 in Kilbrittain, Co Cork, Patrick Scott 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.
The exhibition is curated by Christina Kennedy, Senior Curator: Head of Collections, IMMA.
Garden Galleries, IMMA, 16 February – 18 May 2014
VISUAL, Carlow, 16 February – 12 May 2014
IMMA: Admission: €5.00 full price, €3.00 concession (senior citizens, unwaged), under 18’s and those in full time education free.
VISUAL: Admission is free.