About the Exhibition
Gerda Frömel: A Retrospective was the first contemporary exhibition of the artist’s work, and the most substantial one since a 1976 retrospective at the Municipal Gallery, following her untimely death. As part of the IMMA Modern Irish Masters series, the exhibition reinstated Frömel’s position in modern Irish art.
As a well-regarded sculptor who was equally comfortable with modelling and carving, Frömel won a great deal of acclaim in her lifetime for her work, but was mostly forgotten following her death. IMMA fulfilled its intention with this retrospective to shine new light on Frömel’s exceptional career and reclaimed her essential place in the Irish Modernism canon.
This exhibition was four years in the making, a collaborative effort between IMMA’s curator Seán Kissane and Riann Coulter, curator at the F.E. McWilliam Gallery and Studio, which hosted the exhibition after its IMMA run. It was through their dedication and research, along with the invaluable cooperation of Gerda Frömel’s estate (her sons Wenzel, Moritz, Killian and Oliver Schürmann) and archives, that this survey of Frömel’s works came to life.
Learn more about the exhibition by exploring this section of the website or by viewing the installation photo gallery.
Gerda Frömel: A Retrospective at IMMA
9 April 2015 – 5 July 2015
Gerda Frömel: A Retrospective at the F.E. McWilliam Gallery and Studio
1 August 2015 – 10 October 2015