Inductive Probability at the RHA is a namesake exhibition that follows a retrospective of work by Paul Gregg held at the Triskel Arts Centre, Cork in 2012. Gregg’s work has occurred fleetingly, and been installed permanently in cities and towns throughout Ireland, Europe and the United States. This exhibition for the most part cannot retrieve the artist’s original installations. So instead, it presents a selection of available sculpture work along with a substantial new object titled Mens sana in corpore sano. The art on display covers twenty years’ worth of perennially sited machines.
Leading up to the 2012 retrospective, Oliver Dowling wrote:
“Paul Gregg is always an exciting presence and having known his work for many years it will be very exciting to see it all together. It will make for a very dynamic exhibition. He is an artist whose quiet demeanor defies a creative energy that at times is literally explosive. From his earliest work there is an element of surprise that can, at first, confuse but always ends up exciting and even humorous. In addition to being an artist, he is a scientist, inventor, maker and creator. This is truly an exhibition to look forward to”.
Based in Dublin since 1995, Paul Gregg has exhibited in Europe and the United States. In recent years, the primary focus of his practice has been the creation of large scale commissioned projects. Gregg earned a Bachelors of Arts degree, summa cum laude, from University of California, Los Angeles (U.C.L.A.) and a Masters of Fine Arts from the Rinehart School of Sculpture, Maryland Institute, College of Art, Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.A. He was awarded membership to the Phi Beta Kappa Honour Society for his work at U.C.L.A. and received a Fulbright Scholarship to Ireland upon completion of his MFA. He is a Lecturer at the Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design, and Technology.