• Liam Gillick, Neural Mechanisms, 2016, birch plywood, two-pack lacquer–RAL 6018, mirror. Installation view. Photo: Ros Kavanagh.

    Liam Gillick

    Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane

    Liam Gillick’s art is often emphatically placeless. His most familiar sculptural works merge forms adapted from Minimalism with the faux-cheerful design styles of present-day corporate or commercial meeting areas, from boardrooms to bars. His typically CAD-drawn, RAL-colored, precision-made Plexiglas-and-aluminum structures recall labor or leisure spaces that we might pass through on a daily basis almost anywhere in the world. At the same time, Gillick’s design decisions are frequently informed by progressive art movements from earlier eras (De Stijl, the Bauhaus): varieties of functional,

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