an exhibition of new sculpture and paintings
– ANTHONY SCOTT & TOMÁS Ó’CÍOBHÁIN –
Venue: The Greenlane Gallery Dingle
Opening: Saturday 7th May, 2005
“Animals have appeared in art from the earliest cave paintings to classical sculpture to modern times and I would like to think I am continuing with my own development of this tradition, to offer something completely unique”.
Seamus Heaney, in letter to the artist (dated February 11th, 2005), wrote:
“The Irish word ‘dúchas’ is hard to translate but when I see your work, it’s the word that comes to mind. The dictionaries say it can mean ‘inheritance, native place or land, connection, affinity or attachment due to descent: inherited instinct or natural tendency’ – and all those meanings have a bearing on the way you see your subjects. There’s a boldness in the paintings that tells us the artist is somebody who knows and loves his place – not just his place in the physical world but also in the world and tradition of Irish art”.