by Rose Rushe
ACCLAIMED artist from county Limerick, Donald Teskey had power to curate the AIB Art Collection when choosing the current exhibition at Hunt Museum. ‘Red’ is the linking theme and Teskey’s selection was launched by City of Culture vice chair Tim O’Connor for its four month tenure.
It is part of a free series of exhibitions running at Hunt Museum is called ‘The Artist’s Eye’, and Teskey is one of the invited artists/ curators to introduce works corresponding to a theme to the public. The shows run consecutively but for weeks or months at a time – ‘Red’ will stay put until August.
Teskey’s own canon, LSAD trained, influenced by rough land and seascapes and typically on enormous canvas, belongs in major national and international collections.
For Hunt Museum’s exhibition culled from the AIB’s fabulous art bank, “Dorothy Cross, Alice Maher and Sean Scully are among others in addition to Limerick artists Michael Canning, John Shinnors and Sam Walsh,” reports Museum director Hugh McGuire. “This selection complements the Museum’s interest in exploring the area and theme of collecting be it personal or corporate”.
See also ‘The Mechanical Horse’, a separate group piece of ingenuity combining physics with vision to create this original equine of moving parts.