Longford artist Gary Robinson to join 'reclusive and eminent' John Kingerlee in special artist talk in Dublin this weekend

Exhibition to run in the Origin Gallery until the end of next week

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Longford artist Gary Robinson to join 'reclusive and eminent' John Kingerlee in special artist talk in Dublin this weekend

Artist Gary Robinson. Photo: Luke Danniels

Longford artist Gary Robinson will be speaking at a special artist event on Saturday, January 26. He will join the reclusive and eminent artist John Kingerlee, who was once described by a leading New York Times art critic as the 'best artist since Turner'.

One of Robinson’s contemporaries, artist and friend David Newton, says this artist “returns again and again to the importance of an innocence being reflected in his art".

"This innocence he speaks of is much like how sounds are made as music is played. Imagine loose and unclear ideas, streaming out a trumpet across a time and place just like notes floating around as a jazz player riffs along in a relaxed manner with a set of bleating sounds. This is the expanding logic and directionless sense of movement that Robinson says he seeks in his art."

The talk will take place in the Origin Gallery, 37 Fitzwilliam St Upper, Dublin 2. Admission is free and there will be bloody Marys on offer.

The exhibition will continue until the end of next week.

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