Friday October 23, 2020

Northern light still burns bright

A new exhibition of Gerard Dillon's paintings, spanning his career, provides a fascinating look into the work of this singular artist, writes Ros Drinkwater.

15th June, 2013
Karen Reihill: 'I want the public to find Gerard Dillon appealing. He was a very complicated man.' Photo: Tony O'Shea

Struggling artists would do well to keep in mind the late Gerard Dillon's take on art critics: "What they say about the work matters little to the artist, for their view is a personal one, like everybody else's. Their world is to do with words, and painting has nothing to do with words, it is a language that cannot be translated into words."

An exhibition curated by Karen Reihill throws new light on the most...

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