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Richard Tuttle: Triumphs at Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane is a site specific exhibition and collaboration with the artist. Responding to the local as encountered in the early Georgian architecture of the main gallery Charlemont House (designed by Sir William Chambers and built in 1765) and to The Hugh Lane collection (established in 1908), Richard Tuttle has installed a polysemous multipart horizontal installation in the gallery’s new wing (2006). In works such as the shaped plywood wall reliefs of the 1990’s to recent handmade printed paper assemblages, Richard Tuttle configure his artworks in new forms that have emblematic meaning to his interest the Augustan era and its polysemous aesthetics.
Neo classicism, the governance of imperial states and the power of the visual to silence language is revealed in Triumphs. Richard Tuttle’s reputation as one of the leading postminimalist artists rests on his persistently unconstrained art practice using improvisational working procedures and non-traditional materials. The multiplicity of concepts is successfully realised through work that uses a paucity of means but which has a robust and enriching impact on the viewer.
An overlapping ‘Triumph’ curated by Barbara Dawson and Michael Dempsey, illuminates the main exhibition. It begins with work from the mid 1960s through to the present, and includes a new installation of Village V (2004) in Lord Charlemont’s salon.
Although most of Tuttle’s prolific artistic output since he began his career in the 1960s has taken the form of three-dimensional objects, he commonly refers to his work as drawing rather than sculpture, emphasizing the diminutive scale and idea-based nature of his practice.
An artist of seminal importance in the international world, Richard Tuttle has had one-person exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; ICA Philadelphia; Kunsthaus Zug, Switzerland; Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea, Santiago de Compostela; and the Museu Serralves in, Porto, Portugal. SFMoMA organized a 2005 Tuttle retrospective. This is the first museum show by Richard Tuttle in Ireland and we are honoured that he has agreed to work with The Hugh Lane curatorial team.
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