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Limerick City Gallery of Art presents Buzz and Hum by Richard Gorman and Samuel Walsh

Limerick City Gallery of Art hosting Buzz and Hum. Photo: Caoimhe Brown.

The Buzz and Hum painting exhibition by Richard Gorman and Samuel Walsh is ongoing in Limerick City Gallery of Art and will run until April 16.

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A collection of works by Samuel Walsh at the Buzz and Hum exhibition. Photo: Caoimhe Brown

Buzz and Hum is a simple and direct connection to the gallery spaces. The conviction and commitment of both artists to reviewing and revising their respective work is one of clear determination. The exhibition brings the work of both artists together so the rhythm of each artist’s work is allowed its own space while also tuning into the rhythms of the other’s work.

“The title of this exhibition by the two artists who have been familiar with each other’s work for nearly 30 years derives from an insight arrived by one, then happily endorsed by the other, regarding a persistent distinction between their respective bodies of work.” said Caoimhín Mac Giolla Léith.

A special publication ‘Buzz and Hum’ accompanies the exhibition with an essay by Caoimhín Mac Giolla Léith which is an elegant insight into the work of both artists.

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‘Square Kan’ and ‘Ska Kan’ by Richard Gorman at the Buzz and Hum exhibition. Photo: Caoimhe Brown.

Samuel Walsh was born in Wimbledon, London in 1951. He studied at the Limerick School of Art and subsequently took an MA in Fine Art at the National College of Art & Design, Dublin. He also holds a NUI Diploma in Philosophy from Mary Immaculate College, Limerick. He is the founder of the National Collection of Contemporary Drawing in the Limerick City Gallery of Art. He has received numerous national and international awards, grants, and bursaries.

Born in Dublin, Richard Gorman studied at Trinity College and Dun Laoghaire School of Art, where he graduated in Fine Art in 1980. In 1984 he moved to Paris to study lithography and etching at the Atelier Champfleur. His work draws much of its power from the compositional tension between increasingly prominent and boldly simplified irregular blocks on colour. His work is featured in collections such as the Irish Museum of Modern Art, the Civic Offices Dublin, the Ulster Museum and AIB Bank.

The vibrant colours and expressive patterns that are seen in both of the artist’s works makes this art exhibition one that shouldn’t be missed.

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Richard is a presenter, producer, songwriter and actor. He was named the Limerick Person of the Year (2011) and won an online award at the Metro Éireann Media and Multicultural Awards (2011) for promoting multi-culturalism online. Richard says that the concept is very much a community driven project that aims to document life in Limerick. So, that in 20 years time people can look back and remember the events that were making the headlines.