Charles Harper: A Retrospective

Friday 29 November 2019 – Sunday 26 January 2020
Charles Harper: Living Units (Visit B), 1952, Arts Council collection at LCGA | Charles Harper: A Retrospective | Friday 29 November 2019  – Sunday 26 January 2020 | Limerick City Gallery of Art

LCGA is delighted to present Charles Harper’s  A Retrospective exhibition reimagined from the Retrospective held in the RHA in 2018

“The advantage of a retrospective is the opportunity to review works produced through periods of experimentation, before the artist has developed their distinctive methods of working, and that often comprise little know examples, many of which may have been retained by the artist and rarely seen in public; gems whose value becomes particularly evident in retrospect.  It is an opportunity also to see how ideas may develop from their earliest manifestations, to reach a fuller realization or give way to competing interest.” (Excerpt taken from catalogue essay by Dr. Yvonne Scott)

Harper’s signature style is associated with the grid, a style he adopted in the 70s, when it was also being deployed by American artists working within the rigour of Minimalism and Serial art.  However, Harper’s adaptation was less functional and more metaphorical with societal and other restrictions at its core.

The exhibition will feature works from the mid ’60s to the present throughout the ground floor galleries at LCGA.

A fully illustrated catalogue accompanies the exhibition with texts by Patrick Murphy, Director of the RHA, and Dr. Yvonne Scott and Aidan Dunne.

Image: Charles Harper: Living Units (Visit B), 1952, Arts Council collection at LCGA
Friday 29 November 2019 – Sunday 26 January 2020
Limerick City Gallery of Art
Pery Square, Limerick
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Admission / price: Free
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