ART John Behan: Past and Present
John Behan. Solomon Fine Art, Balfe St Until November 19 solomonfineart.ie
A pioneering and celebrated sculptor in bronze, John Behan has helped shape the sculptural iconography of contemporary Ireland. His signature animal is the bull, which naturally features in this show of new and past work, built around the theme of 1916. The stubborn, durable character of his work has to do with more than the nature of the material. Each piece is closely argued and sure of its place in the world, while maintaining nuance and sensitivity.