Gerard Byrne, 2022
Hardback, sewn, 348 pages
Publisher: Gerard Byrne Studio
Dimensions: 320 x 240mm
A FEAST FOR ART ENTHUSIASTS, Turning Corners brings together a collection of 150 stunning works executed by Gerard Byrne, Ireland’s foremost Modern Impressionist, during the three Lockdown phases of the Covid 19 pandemic, spanning the period Spring 2020 to Summer 2021.
Reproduced in spectacular colour, these paintings confirm Byrne’s innate talent, each one a testament to his victory over initial negativity, one that led him to embrace the curtailment of certain freedoms and, ultimately, enjoy an unconfined explosion of creativity.
The specific grouping of the works, along with explanatory text by author Susan Stairs, gives narrative and context to the collection, resulting in a volume that is as readily informative and accessible as it is visually magnificent.