Exhibition Walkthrough

With Jack Rutberg
Saturday, August 6 at 2:00 PM


“A Song for T. & R.,” 1988, Mixed Media on Board
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Following its national museum tour, Jack Rutberg Fine Arts presents the exhibition “Patrick Graham – Thirty Years: The Silence Becomes the Painting” through August 31. Curated by the distinguished critic and art historian Peter Selz, former curator of the Museum of Modern Art in New York, and the founding Director of the University of California Berkeley Art Museum.

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.

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“Graham confronts the viewer with drawings and paintings of shattering force… [he] makes us aware that great painting has a presence and a future.”
-- Peter Selz

“In Graham, Ireland finally has a painter-draughtsman to match its writers.”
-- Peter Frank

“Patrick Graham’s paintings are masterpieces…on a grand physical, emotional and intellectual scale…they are among the most complicated salient reflections on modern existence that have been made.”
-- Donald Kuspit

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A Video Tour of this Exhibition
Narrated by Jack Rutberg

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