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To the world of Irish representative artist Richard Gorman

茅ヶ崎市美術館 Holding period: 2010.04.06-2010.06.02
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「Richard Gorman Exhibition KEIJO」

(TOP image) Richard Gorman "Stuck Square" 2018 oil on canvas 150 x 150 cm

We will have an exhibition of Richard Gorman, a leading artist from Dublin, Milan, Japan and Ireland with production bases around the world.

Born in Dublin in 1946, Gorman studied business administration at the prestigious Trinity College and got a job in the automotive industry, but was unable to abandon his dream from a boyhood, and entered the art school at the age of 31 and became the painter as a painter I have taken a step. My relationship with Japan is old, and since I met Echizen Washi made at Iwano Hirasaburo Paper Mill in Fukui in the 90's, I used it in subsequent works as an important material. The delicate work of Japanese paper is in stark contrast to the solid form of canvas with canvas.

The feature of Gorman's work is the combination of geometric shapes that are color-coded with exquisite color. These films, organic and playful, are described by the Irish filmmaker Neil Jordan as “Emotional Geometry” (Emotional Geometry).

Goman, who had longed for Shonan land from Junichiro Tanizaki's literature, visited the Chigasaki City Museum of Art in 2015. Since then, I have created works on the premise of the exhibition at the same building. It is one of the purposes of this exhibition to try to blend the aesthetics nurtured in Ireland with the culture of Shonan and Chigasaki. We, as a viewer, may be able to recall the feelings we have slept in and forgotten through about 20 "emotional geometric shapes".

Richard Goman

Richard Gorman has regularly held solo exhibitions in many places since the mid-1980s, and has also held in London, Milan and Tokyo, with a focus on Carlin Gallery in Dublin. Recent solo shows include Castletown House in Kildare, Carlin Gallery in Dublin (2016), MiraNo Asab Wan (2015), The Mac in Belfast (2014), Karin Gallery in Dublin (2012), Mitaka City Art Gallery, Ashikaga City Art Museum (2010), CCGA Contemporary Graphic Arts Center, Koriyama City Art Museum ( 2003), Royal Hibernian Academy in Dublin, Crawford Art Gallery in Cork (2001), Itami City Museum of Art, Mitaka City Foundation for Arts and Culture (1999). Goman was adopted as the first Irish artist in the design of Hermes and Carre Scarf in 2014, and in 2015, he was also in charge of the show window design of Hermes in Shinjuku Isetan.

Richard Gorman "The Last Spin" 2018 oil on canvas 150 x 150 cm

Richard Gorman "blue spin" 2018 oil on canvas 150 x 150 cm

Richard Gorman "Black, Black, Seven" 2018 oil on canvas, 150 x 115 cm

Richard Gorman Exhibition KEIJO
[Date] April 6Sun (Sat)-June 2 (Sun) 10:00 to 18:00 (until 17:30)
[Venue] Chigasaki City Museum of Art Exhibition Room 1 ・ 2 ・ 3
[Closed day] Monday (but open on April 29-May 6), May 7 (Tuesday)
[Charge] General ¥ 700, College Student ¥ 500, High school students or less ・ City resident 65 years old or older ・ Disabled person living in the city and their carers are free
[Organizer] Chigasaki City Culture and Sports Foundation
[Special cooperation] Culture Ireland (Ireland Cultural Agency)
[Support] Irish Embassy to Japan
[TEL] 0467-88-1177 (Chigasaki City Culture and Sports Promotion Foundation)
* The official site of Chigasaki City Art Museum is here !

Related events here!
■ Lecture
"Speaking Richard Gorman"
Mr. Asakura of Mitaka City Art Gallery who held the last two Richard Gorman exhibitions talks with the people of Gorman.
[Date] April 21 (Sun) 13:30-15:00
[Venue] Chigasaki City Museum of Art Entrance Hall
[Instructor] Yuichiro Asakura (Deputy Director, Mitaka City Art Gallery)
[The number of seats] Approximately 50 seats (pre-registration is unnecessary)
[Charge] Free

■ Mini concert
"Irish Music"
A new sense of Irish music duo, with drummer Toshiba Ron playing new and nostalgic Irish music.
[Date and time] April 28 (Sun) 14:00 to 15:00
[Venue] Chigasaki City Art Museum EntranceLe
[Cast] Mikie O'Shea & Hajime Takahashi with Toshiba Long
[The number of seats] Approximately 50 seats (pre-registration is unnecessary)
[Charge] Free

■ Workshop
"Papermaking Experience & Postcard Making"
Paper making experience using fallen leaves and colored paper. Make an original postcard.
[Date and time] May 5th (Sun, Holiday) 14: 00-16: 00
[Venue] Chigasaki City Museum of Art 2F Atelier
[Instructor] Youko Ichikawa (a painter)
[Capacity] 16 people
[Price] ¥ 500

■ A family appreciation party from 0 years old
"OH BOY & GIRL family watching party"
[Date and time] Thursday, May 16, 10:30 to 11:30, Saturday, May 18, 10:30 to 11:30
[Venue] Chigasaki City Museum of Art Exhibition Room, 2nd Floor Atelier
[Instructor] Megumi Shibata (Art Friendship Association from NPO corporation baby)
[Target] 10 to 3 years old children and their parents, 24 years old school children and their parents
[Capacity] each time 30 people (application system / first-come-first-served basis)
[Charge] Free (Parents need a ticket)

■ "Gallery Talk"
[Date and time] April 27 (Sat), May 12 (Sun), June 2 (Sun) 14:00 to 15:00 each day
[Venue] Chigasaki City Museum of Art Exhibition Room
[Charge] Free (must have ticket / no advance application required)

  • Place
    Chigasaki City Museum of Art

    Blessed with a mild climate, Chigasaki has been loved by many artists and cultural people as a holiday resort and resort. They work energetically in this blessed environment, leaving many great works. The Chigasaki City Museum of Art widely introduces artists and works related to these local areas at exhibitions, etc. and opened in April 1998 as a facility to support the creative activities of citizens. The Takasago Ryokuchi Park where the museum is built was once home to a new generation of actors in the Meiji era known as Oppe Quepe, Kawae Otojiro and Ryobi and his wife's residence and a businessman and Hara Yasusaburo's villa, but still leaves a good view of the past. You are There are full-scale Japanese gardens in the lush greenery throughout the four seasons, and it serves as a place of relaxation for citizens as one of the city's leading sights for viewing plums.

    • Shop / Place name
      Chigasaki City Museum of Art
    • Address
      Chigasaki-shi, Kanagawa Prefecture 1-4-45 north east coast
    • TEL
    • Business Hour
      (Summer season: April to October) 10:00 to 18: 00, (Winter season: January to March) 10:00 to 17: 00 * Admission is 30 minutes before closing. 【Closed day】 Monday (the next day for public holidays, the next day is closed), the next day for public holidays (the first weekday after the next day is a holiday), New Year holidays (12/28 to 1/3), temporary closed days (Day to do maintenance inspection and display change)
    • Parking Area
      There is a parking lot dedicated to the museum on the side of Takasago Street (free). Please use public transportation because there are not enough cars (10 cars, no large car). If you are full, please use the nearby paid parking lot. For large vehicles (more than 6 meters in length), please use the municipal parking lot on the north side of JR Chigasaki Station. If you come by bicycle or bike, please use the bicycle parking space in the museum parking lot.