SUN­DAY 15.10.17

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - SEVEN DAYS -

IN­STRU­MEN­TAL

Una Keane The Black Gate Cul­tural Cen­tre, Gal­way, 8pm, ¤8 Since she re­leased her al­bum As I Wake, Still I Dream sev­eral months ago, Ir­ish piano player Una Keane has been too busy for such mun­dane mat­ters as an easy life. The al­bum has also brought her a level of re­gard that she de­serves, and for th­ese shows Keane will surely prove that she is one of the best ex­po­nents of in­stru­men­tal mu­sic that comes from a quiet, calm place. Keane also per­forms in Co Kerry on Satur­day Oct 21st at An Lab The­atre, Din­gle. TCL

ART

Wil­liam Crozier: The Edge of the Land­scape Ir­ish Mu­seum of Mod­ern Art, Royal Hospi­tal, Kil­main­ham, Dublin Un­til April 8, 2018 imma.ie; Tay­lor Gal­leries, 16 Kil­dare St, Dublin Un­til Novem­ber 4 tay­lor­gal­leries.ie Best know for his boldly pat­terned, vi­brant paint­ings in­spired by the West Cork land­scape (as in the Tay­lor Gal­leries show), Wil­liam Crozier (who died in 2011) had a long and dis­tin­guished record as both artist and teacher by the time he and his wife Kather­ine Croan put down roots in Ire­land in the 1980s. IMMA’s show fo­cuses on his work from the 1950s and 1960s, when he was mostly in Lon­don, and it’s much dif­fer­ent in feel­ing from the fa­mil­iar land­scapes, more in tune with the ex­is­ten­tial anx­i­eties of the post-Holo­caust world and the Cold War threat of nu­clear an­ni­hi­la­tion. Crozier stayed with An­thony Cronin in the south of Spain for a time in 1963, which he said in­flu­enced him greatly. He had a Pi­casso-es­que am­bi­tion to tackle big themes and es­tab­lished his rep­u­ta­tion with ex­pres­sion­ist paint­ings of dev­as­tated land­scapes, later in­hab­ited by stark, skele­tal hu­man fig­ures. (De­tail from Fallen Fig­ure, 1962, above). AD

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