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Maud Cotter: a consequence of – a dappled world

  • Exhibitions

2 June 2021 – 8 August 2021

Admission Free

Maud Cotter’s solo exhibition brings together a unique display of sculptural work created since 2015. a consequence of – a dappled world is the third and final exhibition in her series, following previous shows at Limerick City Gallery of Art in 2018 and The Dock in Carrick-on-Shannon in 2019.

a consequence of – a dappled world is a solo exhibition by Maud Cotter and brings together a body of work developed from 2015 through previous displays in Limerick City Gallery of Art, 2018 and The Dock, Carrick-on-Shannon, 2019. Hugh Lane Gallery is delighted to present this unique display of work in the third and final exhibition in this series.

“Maud Cotter’s work uses materials gathered from our ordinary lives and elevates them into the realm of art.” – Michael Dempsey, Head of Exhibitions, Hugh Lane Gallery

The exhibition title is inspired by the poem Pied Beauty (1918) by Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844–1889) which celebrates the diverse and disparate nature of existence. Cotter begins her inquiry at the impossibility of a unified theory of everything. The artist takes the view that variegation and variety are forces that bring greater understanding.

I think we’re in an amalgamated, integrated and collaborative relationship with matter.” – Maud Cotter

  • Exhibition details

    a consequence of – a dappled world comprises an exciting display of large sculptures with site-specific works responding to the architecture of our gallery. Each work uses everyday materials and objects.

    For one of the new installations, titled slit, the artist inserts a number of used hot-water bottles filled with plaster onto a copper wire frame. Cotter has chosen to display the work using a narrow vertical gap from a freestanding wall, here she envisages the tension this work creates between occupied and empty space.

    Cotter’s installations build an original and thoughtful relationship between objects and space, through which she creates a unique aesthetic language for the nature of things or, rather, what things want to tell us.” – Barbara Dawson, Director, Hugh Lane Gallery

  • Profile

    Maud Cotter lives and works in Cork. She is a graduate and Adjunct Faculty Member of the Crawford Municipal College of Art and Design, Cork. Cotter has lectured in Art and Architectural Colleges in Europe and America. She is co-founder of the National Sculpture Factory and a member of Aosdana. She is represented by domobaal gallery, London.

  • Published Material

    The Maud Cotter Gallery Guide available for download here.

    The exhibition is accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue available in our Bookshop, featuring a response to the Hugh Lane Gallery exhibition by Jonathan Griffin, alongside texts by Michael Lightborne (2019), Sarah Kelleher (2018) and Ed Krčma (2016). If you are inspired to fold your own bookmark, watch this video.

    We have an exciting programme of talks which you can watch back on the gallery’s YouTube channel, including our special exhibition video with Director Barbara Dawson and Maud Cotter.

     

     

Maud Cotter, the moon is falling (2018), plastic sheeting, prestia, aeroboard, stainless steel, dimensions variable. Hugh Lane Gallery exhibition 2021. Copyright Denis Mortell Photography 2021. Courtesy the artist and domobaal.

 

Maud Cotter, perch, 2020 aluminium, plaster, card 110 × 27 × 38 cm. Hugh Lane Gallery exhibition 2021. Copyright Denis Mortell Photography 2021. Courtesy the artist and domobaal.

Maud Cotter, unique forms of continuity in space, 2018–21, Perspex box containing: unique forms of continuity in space / eleven, 2018–19 rubber, prestia plaster, 12.5 × 23 × 15 cm. Maud Cotter and Simon Cutts, unique forms of continuity in space, 2020, casebound book. Hugh Lane Gallery exhibition 2021. Copyright Denis Mortell Photography 2021. Courtesy the artist and domobaal.

Maud Cotter, slit, 2020, aluminium, rubber, prestia, 150 × 126 × 62 cm. Hugh Lane Gallery exhibition 2021. Copyright Denis Mortell Photography 2021. Courtesy the artist and domobaal.

Maud Cotter, the moon is falling, 2018 plastic sheeting, prestia, aeroboard, stainless steel, dimensions variable. Hugh Lane Gallery exhibition 2021. Copyright Denis Mortell Photography 2021. Courtesy the artist and domobaal.

Maud Cotter, a dappled world / one – three, 2017, various material and dimension. Hugh Lane Gallery exhibition 2021. Copyright Denis Mortell Photography 2021. Courtesy the artist and domobaal.

Maud Cotter, & bone / revisited, 2020 birch ply, prestia, stainless steel, cement, plastic, hazard tape, bailing twine, air column bag, turnbuckle, high tension cable, epe foam cord 190 × 140 × 60 cm. Hugh Lane Gallery exhibition 2021. Copyright Denis Mortell Photography 2021. Courtesy the artist and domobaal.

Maud Cotter, a breather of air, 2019 stainless steel, card, primer, jesmonite acrylic, polythene sheeting 320 × 550 × 180 cm. Hugh Lane Gallery exhibition 2021. Copyright Denis Mortell Photography 2021. Courtesy the artist and domobaal.

Maud Cotter, slit, 2020, aluminium, rubber, prestia, 150 × 126 × 62 cm. Hugh Lane Gallery exhibition 2021. Copyright Denis Mortell Photography 2021. Courtesy the artist and domobaal.

Maud Cotter, somewhere else, 2020 aluminium, acrylic mirror, plastic, paint, 150 × 173 × 110 cm. Hugh Lane Gallery exhibition 2021. Copyright Denis Mortell Photography 2021. Courtesy the artist and domobaal.

Maud Cotter, without stilling, 2017–18 Finnish birch ply, weights 350 × 350 × 350 cm. Hugh Lane Gallery exhibition 2021. Copyright Denis Mortell Photography 2021. Courtesy the artist and domobaal.

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