Memory Remembers Just An Imprint – Exhibition Launch by Maurice Quillinan
You are invited to the Exhibition launch of 'Memory Remembers Just An Imprint' a series of new works on paper inspired by “Leonardo’s Horse” and the bronze from the Hunt Collection, Limerick, presented by artist Maurice Quillinan.
‘Memory Remembers Just an Imprint’ is an exhibition of twelve large charcoal drawings on paper, by Limerick artist Maurice Quillinan. These drawings, completed in the first half of 2021, demonstrate the artist’s fascination with the figure and the legend of Leonardo da Vinci’s equestrian sculpture in bronze. The monument commissioned by the ruler of Milan, Ludovico Sforza, was never fully realised.
All that remains today of what would have been the largest equine statue in the world, are a series of preparatory drawings and the legend of its liquefaction into artillery. Over the years the statue has gained mythic status, with many busts, maquettes and drawings being wrongly, or rather optimistically, attributed to the Master. In his charcoal drawings, Quillinan disseminates the figure of the rearing horse into sketching marks which echo the idea of the master roughing out his ideas as much as they hint at the uncertain history of the object itself.
A part time tutor at NCAD Dublin, Maurice has worked for the acclaimed sculptor Henry Moore and the French sculptor Maxim Adam Tessier. He studied and worked in France, Canada and his work is held in collections worldwide.
He will host a free Gallery Tour and Artist’s Talk on Saturday 30th July @ 1pm
He will also run an oil painting class for local artists (with some experience) from 2pm - 4.30pm on Saturday 30th July. Cost £10 full and £8 Concession
Exhibition will be opened to the public from Friday 8th - Saturday 30th July
Monday to Friday 9.30am - 5pm