by Lewis Kachur
The artist and critic Brian O’Doherty (b. 1928) has played many roles over a long and fruitful career, most notably exhibiting his art under the name Patrick Ireland, an identity adopted in 1972 in protest against the events of Bloody Sunday in Derry. Now, a new exhibition surveying his work, "Beyond the White Cube: A Retrospective of Brian O’Doherty / Patrick Ireland," opened at the Dublin City Gallery the Hugh Lane this summer and is slated to appear in New York at NYU’s Grey Art Gallery, Apr. 17-July 14, 2007.