A major retrospective of the work of internationally renowned artist, William Crozier (1930-2011), is currently on show at Uillinn: West Cork Arts Centre, and is open to the public until August 31st. The exhibition was opened by Sarah Glennie, Director of IMMA, and Seán Kissane, Curator, and it was well attended by a local audience and guests from further afield including William Crozier’s widow, Katharine Crouan.
Katharine said: “The opening was wonderful, though bitter-sweet. I kept bumping into so many people who had known Bill asking ‘where is he?, as if we expected him to walk though the door.”
Crozier is best-known in Ireland for the lyrical landscapes he made close to his home in West Cork from the mid-1980s. This exhibition presents these familiar works against a backdrop of his early work inspired by the Existentialist Movement and the anxieties of the post-war period. The exhibition will be shown sequentially across two venues: with Crozier’s later works from 1985 showing at Uillinn until August 31st, and his earlier works shown at IMMA: Irish Museum of Modern Art in Dublin from 12 th October 2017 to 8th April 2018. Both exhibitions are curated by Seán Kissane (Curator, Exhibitions, IMMA). A major publication, edited by Katharine Crouan and Seán Kissane, and designed by Peter Maybury, accompanies the exhibition with texts by Mark Hudson, Katharine Crouan, Seán Kissane, Riann Coulter, Enrique Juncosa, and Sarah Turner.
Ann Davoren, Director at West Cork Arts Centre in Skibbereen, commented, “We are absolutely delighted with the exhibition, it works beautifully in our space and it is just great to see this group of paintings exhibited together. Locals and visitors to West Cork are very much enjoying the show, people are travelling to see it and the feedback is very positive.”
For more details, visit www.westcorkartscentre.com