Out of Order, The Lab, Dublin

Look across the display space created by de Buitléar, and the evident principles of rigorous patterning and refined process that define the work might seem to contradict any more chaotic connotations carried by the title. Large white rectangular vitrines house the carefully composed collections of paper sculptures that are the show’s delicate centrepieces: these austere, pristine containers displaying objects that appear to have been crafted from a most methodical, orderly, procedure of layer-by-layer adding and folding. As with the accompanying drawings, these constructions emerge in the artist’s studio as simple, steady accumulations — respectively the images and objects represent linear and material ‘reverberations’ that are concentrically drawn or built up around specific combinations of fixed nodal points — and as such each is an individual outcome of what is surely an exacting, near obsessive creative system.

Declan Long from the text Out of the Ordinary

installation view of Out of Order at the Lab, Dublin

installation view of Out of Order at the Lab, Dublin showing paper sculptures

installation view of Out of Order at the Lab, Dublin showing paper sculptures

installation view of Out of Order at the Lab, Dublin showing paper sculptures

installation view of Out of Order at the Lab, Dublin showing paper sculptures

installation view of Out of Order at the Lab, Dublin showing paper sculptures

installation view of Out of Order at the Lab, Dublin showing paper sculptures

installation view of Out of Order at the Lab, Dublin showing drawings

installation view of Out of Order at the Lab, Dublin showing drawings

Drawing from Out of Order, white pencil on black paper

Drawing from Out of Order, white pencil on black paper

Untitled. ink on window, the Lab, Dublin

Untitled. ink on window, the Lab, Dublin

installation view of upstairs gallery at the Lab, Dublin showing drawings

Three Untitled drawings, pencil and acrylic on pegboard

Untitled, pencil and acrylic on pegboard

Untitled, pencil and acrylic on pegboard

Leaflet produced for the exhibition featuring a text by Declan Long. A PDF can be downloaded here.

Out of Order was a solo exhibition held at the LAB in Dublin in 2011. The core of the show was a series of 54 small paper sculptures and 54 corresponding drawings in white pencil on black paper.

 A child's drawing from the response room

A child's drawing from the response room

 A child's drawing from the response room

A child's drawing from the response room