Sunday, December 02, 2007

William Crozier at the Taylor Gallery

Nice man, great swathes of bright alluring colour but there's something I just can't warm to about Crozier's work. Maybe it's the faux naive drawing - especially of trees and bushes - that puts me off. There was a poor enough turn out in the Taylor. Maybe getting into town on a Thursday evening is just getting too difficult with the current traffic levels. I think all openings should be on a Sunday afternoon. They were hawking a book at the show so they had the poor man stuck in a corner signing all evening rather than up and about glad handling the punters.

There was a bunch of barristers there (Eoin McGonigal, Jim O'Driscoll, John O'Donnell etc.) and a few artists (Robert Ballagh, Stephen Lawler, Cecily Brennan etc.) but in general it was quiet. And where was Campbell Bruce? His ubiquitous biddy was there (seated) but he was nowhere to be found. Crozier is a West Cork neighbour of his so he must have been unwell.