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  • View of “Dennis McNulty,” 2014. From left: The Archivist, 2014; The Wall, 2014; Portable Framework, 2010.

    Dennis McNulty

    Limerick City Gallery of Art

    One way to begin decoding Dennis McNulty’s tech-savvy, aesthetically impersonal work might be, perversely, to consider two key aspects of his biography. First, McNulty’s main training was not in art but in engineering, and across an expansive range of subsequent artistic activities—installations, sculptures, films, sound works, performances—he has continued to develop interests arising from that discipline. Second, during his postcollege years in the 1990s, McNulty’s engineering talents were channeled into the production of electronic music: recording as part of an acclaimed duo, Decal,

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