a solution is in the room

a solution is in the room

Date: 14th Sep 2013 - 5th Oct 2013
Time: Wed/Thu/Fri/Sat 10-6
Venue: Wandesford Quay Gallery

a solution is in the room

by Maud Cotter 


CIT Wandesford Quay Gallery 

Opening Reception Fri. 13 September 7.30 pm.


a solution is in the room presents three new works, the largest of which is sieve, or points of decision in redistribution. Released from its functional constraints, sieve sits in an out-of-scale context in the gallery volume. The form of sieve is transformed, re-expressed in space, claiming an intangible territory of aesthetic measure as its field of endeavor. What is of use is retained, that which passes through continues on a cycle of it’s own revision. sieve marks a point of reception and departure, it focuses on a process of selection and refining, a moment of change – it is time to start from the bottom up.

Maud Cotter 2013.


To coincide with the showing of these work, Cotter has made an artist’s newspaper titled a solution is in the room, the second of a series. This paper collects photographic images, part of the generative bedrock of the work and the works in process. These are shown with a commissioned text of the same title by Matt Packer, Writer and Curator.

a solution is in the room coincides with The Air They Capture is Different, Cotter’s two-person show with Karl Burke in the MAC, Belfast which runs until 13th October.

ARTIST TALK - 20th September

Maud Cotter will give a talk about her exhibition in the gallery on Culture Night, 20th September: 7-8pm.




Cotter’s practice explores the indivisible relationship with the material world; unlocking the possibilities within this fundamental relationship is part of the challenge of the work. Within this, understanding physicality and the nature of this energy is a central concern.

Maud Cotter’s work has featured in group exhibitions and solo projects in Europe and the U.S. since the early eighties, including P.S.1. New York, A Measured Quietude in the Drawing Centre, New York, and one person shows at the Oriel Mostyn Gallery, Wales and Model Arts and Niland Gallery, Sligo. In 2000, she was short listed for the Glen Dimplex Award at the Irish Museum of Modern Art. Cotter’s work is in the collection of among others; the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Allied Irish Bank, New Hall College Cambridge and in numerous collections in Ireland and Europe. She is co-founder of the National Sculpture Factory and a member of Aosdana (2000).

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