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Hurl’s immersive works make use of a distinctive palette that map stages of the artist’s life and mirror preoccupations in her work, such as the muted tones of a martial breakup in Flight, 1989. The abstract background refuses to provide any clues as to how to read these absences and displaced figures. 

MediumOil on canvas
Dimensions Framed, 186 x 125 cm
Item NumberEX.CT.2023.PH.017
Copyright For copyright information, please contact the IMMA Collections team: [email protected].
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Patricia Hurl, Flight, 1989, Oil on canvas, Framed, 186 x 125 cm, Collection Irish Museum of Modern Art

For copyright information, please contact the IMMA Collections team: [email protected].

About the Artist

Patricia Hurl b.1943

Originally from Dublin and a former member of Temple Bar Galleries and Studios, Dublin, Patricia Hurl often works in collaboration with artist Therry Rudin. Hurl was a lecturer in Fine Art Painting at the Dublin Institute of Technology and studied at the National College of Art and Design,1975 and at Dun Laoghaire School of Art and Design,1984. Hurl established the Damer House Gallery in Co Tipperary along with Therry Rudin. Hurl has been the recipient of many awards most recently the Pollock Krasner Award in 2023. 

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