25/03/15—11/04/15

Niall de Buitléar—Beneath That Darkness There Was Another

Preview: Wednesday, 25th March 2015, 6–8pm
Exhibition continues: until Saturday, 11th April (please note, the gallery will be closed on Good Friday and Easter Saturday, April 3rd and 4th).
Gallery times: Thursday–Saturday, 12–6pm

Beneath That Darkness There Was Another is a exhibition of painting, sculpture and laser-engraved panels. The exhibition continues the artist's ongoing development of a personal abstract vocabulary while introducing new media and materials. The works have been developed through the layering and accumulation of simple forms into more complex constructions. 

Drawing and the use of line is central to the exhibition which involves a flow back and forth between the two dimensional and three dimensional, the handmade and the digital. Ideas developed in one medium evolve into another. 

The exhibition is the first time the artist will exhibit a collection of paintings. In this work paint has been used to develop the artist's drawing practice adding new aspects of texture and depth. The paintings avoid colour to focus on tone, form, texture and layering. While the sculptures aspire to a sense of completeness through the use of systems and geometric forms. More recent paintings have allowed for a more expansive approach. 

Niall de Buitléar makes abstract sculptures, drawings and paintings. The work involves an ongoing development of an abstract vocabulary develop through the layering and accumulation of simple forms into more complex constructions. The work combines geometric structures and systems with a hand-made aesthetic. There is a flow back and forth between the two dimensional and three dimensional as ideas developed in one medium influence the other. While the sculptures aspire to a sense of completeness, what Robert Morris called “create strong gestalt sensations”, more recent paintings have allowed for a more expansive approach.

Niall de Buitléar is a visual artist based in Dublin. There have been four solo exhibitions of his work to date including Out of Order at the Lab in Dublin and Structures at the Wexford Arts Centre. Group exhibitions include Out/Tuo, Catalyst Arts, Belfast, Futures10 at the RHA, None Went Mad None Ran Away at the Rubicon Gallery and Bookish at the Lewis Glucksman Gallery. He was a previous winner of both the Red Stables Irish Residential Studio Award and the Wexford Arts Centre's Emerging Visual Artist's Award.

Niall de Buitléar, Pallas Projects Editions – a new series of specially commissioned artworks. Editions will feature artists who have shown with PP/S over the last 20 years, and is intended to evolve into a curated series of affordable editions by Irish and international contemporary artists. More details.

The opening event on Wednesday, March 25th will be very kindly sponsored by Teeling Whiskey Company.