John Kingerlee: A Painter’s Passage is a solo exhibition of works by Anglo-Irish painter John Kingerlee, curated by UT alumnus and former art critic William Zimmer.
This survey of Kingerlee’s work includes paintings the artist executed after moving to the remote Beara Peninsula in southwest Ireland in the early 1980s. Kingerlee paints in a number of modes that, despite their singularity, are strongly connected. Among the highlights of the exhibition is work from the Grid Series, in which each panel consists of a grid of opaque color squares, built up over time, to create surfaces evocative of the rugged Irish landscape. Kingerlee’s works are deeply imbued by his lifestyle to live part-time in a remote locale, at one with the landscape and bearing the hardships of daily life in order to paint.
In conjunction with the U.S. tour of this exhibition, undergraduate and graduate students in studio art and art history are invited to participate in the William Zimmer Prize in Art Criticism. Open to students currently enrolled in a fine arts program at any college or university in the U.S., or recent graduates (within one year), the Zimmer Prize will be awarded for the best essay on the work of John Kingerlee. Students may pick up an application at the front desk of the Visual Arts Center.
John Kingerlee: A Painter’s Passage was organized through Katharine T. Carter & Associates.