Brian O’Doherty – Self, Sign, Scenario

”Ogham” is an ancient Gaelic alphabet that Brian O’Doherty has been using since the 1960s. It serves as an ideal serial system that allows him to bring together minimalism, concept art and language. In his second exhibition in the gallery O’Doherty will be showing drawings and sculpture as well as a series of new paintings, many of which are based on Ogham.

The Transformation, Discontinuity, and Degeneration of the Image, 1969-present, Collage, 78 x 102 cm
Red Square, 2014, Liquitex on canvas, 91 x 91 cm (l.); Vaughan’s Circle, 2004-05, Liquitex on canvas, 183 x 183 cm (r.)
Ogham on Broadway, 2003, Liquitex on canvas, 183 x 183 cm
Untitled, 1967, Inks on paper, 63 x 50 cm
Art since 1945, 1975, Wooden book, Text in frame, 5 x 21 x 27 cm (book)
ONE (Ogham Sculpture), 1970, Aluminium on wood, 183 x 21,5 cm (l.); Portrait of the Artist as a Naked Young Man, 1953, Oil on canvas on board, 51 x 40 cm (r.)
Untitled, 1986, Colored Inks on paper, 66 x 81 cm