Q & A with Derek Culley for the Autumn 2019 Issue of Art & Museum
pages 56 57 & 58
REGEER & McLOUGHLIN: SHOWING
Galerie Franzis Engels Amsterdam
representing Ireland & Netherlands
June 30 - Aug 15
L’abstraction : l’expression essentielle
Le Don Du Fel - France
het stille wit
in Galerie Franzis Engels
January / March 2019
October /November 2018
Shortlisted for the Loewe Craft Prize 2018
‘Waterwork I’ springs from my daily cycle by the banks of the IJ en route to my studio. The IJ - a deep shipping lane at the back of Amsterdam Centraal.
I breathe in its atmosphere, its depth and expanse. For a few moments I remember as I go on that I too am made up of water – half my body weight.
Jun'ichiro Tanizaki wrote lucidly on objects that gleam in half-light. This idea impressed me. The surface on the interior of the form undulates and the glaze gives a soft glow and glistens deep inside.
Self-portrait from 1992 in REGARD X which opens March 7th in the Bourn Vincent Gallery University of Limerick 'to celebrate the outstanding contribution made by women to the National Self Portrait Collection of Ireland'.