Patrick Ireland: Labyrinths, Language, Pyramids, and Related Acts is the first attempt to review the broad range of work in the visual arts produced by this wonderfully creative artist. Brian O’Doherty is very well known in contemporary art circles; his penetrating insights into the work of visual artists since the 1960s have had a wide and profound impact. Less well known is the fact that O’Doherty, a.k.a. Patrick Ireland, has also had a long and successful career as a practicing artist. This catalog documents the exhibition presented at the Elvehjem Museum of Art from November 14, 1992 through January 10, 1993 and encompasses works produced by the artist between 1964 and 1992. Included are conceptual pieces, woodworks, drawings, sculpture, multimedia objects, and two installations-the Elvehjem labyrinth which was first conceived in the late 1960s but not executed until this exhibition, and the site-specific Rope Drawing #98. Several of the works included in the catalog and exhibition have never been exhibited or published.
Curated by Russell Panczenko
Essay by Jan van der Marck
Published by the Elvehjem Museum of Art, 1993
Catalog published for the exhibition Patrick Ireland: Labyrinths, Language, Pyramids, and Related Acts, on view at the Elvehjem Museum of Art November 14, 1992-January 10, 1993.
104 pages, 82 b/w images, 24 color images