Patrick Pye, life and work by Brian McAvera

Patrick Pye, life and work by Brian McAvera

Patrick Pye, life and work – A counter-cultural story By Brian McAvera Four Courts Press, Hardback, €35 “I was brought up between two females…. My mother seemed to me perfectly normal and my granny seemed rather sad and quiet.” That is how the artist...

Gems from the Butler Gallery Collection

The Butler Gallery is still working on its long-term plan to leave the basement of Kilkenny Castle for a new site at Evans Home, where there will be a dedicated wing for the collection. Its long, low sequence of four interconnected rooms has always offered limited...

The moderns

In a room at the end of a long corridor, Louis le Brocquy’s ghostly heads meet one of Francis Bacon’s twisted bodies, and the Irish Museum of Modern Art’s mammoth Modernist exhibition comes to a much-needed climax. It’s an exhilarating confrontation. As le Brocquy...

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