Breon O’Casey (1928-2011): Sculpture, Painting and Collage, Pangolin London, Kings Place, 90 York
Way, London, N1, until 14th March 2015
It is not surprising that as the oldest son of the noted Irish dramatist Seán O’Casey the artist’s work reflects his Irish heritage. He was a member of the St Ives School and was apprenticed to both Denis Mitchell and then Barbara Hepworth in the late 50s and early 60s. He painted, wove and made
jewellery and it was the latter that inspired him to turn to sculpture when almost in his seventies.
While his paintings are more abstract in nature his sculptures are of things that live and move and as this important retrospective shows well worth celebrating.