By Dr Éimear O'Connor
This elegantly produced 64-page catalogue has been published to accompany the exhibition Sean Keating: In Focusat the Hunt Museum, Limerick. Written by Dr Éimear O'Connor the catalogue examines many of the most popular and several of the more obscure aspects of the artist’s career from 1907 to 1977 using iconic images alongside unfamiliar and previously unknown paintings and drawings. Included in the exhibition and catalogue are works that have never before been exhibited in public. Also included are a biographical and working career timeline as well as a bibliography and suggested reading list.
"The primary aim of 'Keating in Focus' is to begin the process of re-appraising the artist's career and working methods in the light of current research by the author. The tantalising perspectives into previously unknown images and drawings, alongside the exhibition of ephemeral objects relating to Keating, will offer scholars and the public alike the opportunity to review and reconsider the artist in terms of his entire career rather than the specific, albeit significant, better known moments" - Dr Éimear O'Connor