Beyond The Beyonds: Work By John Kingerlee

10:00 am - 12 January 2018

@ Crescent Arts Centre

2-4 University Road
Belfast     BT7 1NH



The Crescent is delighted to present a new exhibition featuring recent paintings and prints by 81 year old International renowned artist, John Kingerlee.

The exhibition will feature work from the past three years and includes Grids, Landscapes, Heads and prints. The centrepiece of the exhibition will be his very latest work titled SRIK paintings.

Professor Mike Catto who is an authority of Kingerlee’s work will open the exhibition on Thursday 11th January at 6pm.

A new book on the SRIK paintings, by Jonathan Benington, will be published in 2018. Benington writes "Like all great contemporary artists John Kingerlee has evolved his own distinctive handwriting. A visual language that is instantly recognisable as his and nobody else's. This is abundantly evident in his SRIKS series,with its multimedia mix of drawing ,painting and stuck down fragments of printed paper. At the hands of a lesser artist this could be easily a recipe of something incoherent or meaningless, but not so Kingerlee - his marks and gestures stem from 60 years experience and constitute his repertory, in the same way that the melodic phrasing and rhythm of a great piece of music."

The great American composer, Morten Lauridsen, is a great champion of the artist and compares John's paintings to his own music. 'I build Layers of notes and John builds layers of paint '

The SRIKS are absorbing and housing a lifetime's random collection of memorabilia. Old notes, old letters, old drawings etc which I carried for years, all passing out of my life and into the world of paintings. Kingerlee, the most remarkable environmental artist in the world is serving us a Universal message against global warming. He is by example, humbly and reverentially grateful for this source of inspiration. But ultimately it is us who should thank him for choosing to share it with us.

Accompanying the exhibition will be a premiere of new film on the life and work of the artist titled "Beyond The Beyonds ", words penned by the great Seamus Heaney on viewing Kingerlee’s paintings for the first time. The film has recently won two major merit awards in California. The film will show on Thursday 18th January at 7.30pm and we are delighted to welcome Ros Drinkwater, who wrote the script will join us.

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