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Maggie Madden
updated: 01/06/2014
website: www.maggiemadden.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
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art-medium
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Holding Back
Holding Back - detail
Rolling Out (Kompong Khleang)
Rolling Out (Kompong Khleang) - detail
If Only
Drawing 1 and 2 (installed at Catalyst Arts)
Drawing 1
Site Line
Site Line, installation view
Flow
Flow - detail
Overgrowth
Expansion
Expansion (Detail)
Another Unit
 
Portfolio Keywords:  geometric, mapping, landscape, urban, systems, meditative, architecture
 
 
Holding Back by Maggie Madden
Holding Back
Collected wooden picture frames, brackets
2013
Dimensions variable
Holding Back - detail by Maggie Madden
Holding Back - detail
Collected wooden picture frames, brackets
2013
Dimensions variable
Rolling Out (Kompong Khleang) by Maggie Madden
Rolling Out (Kompong Khleang)
Red and Orange telephone wire, glue, willow rods
2013
76 " x  24 " 
Rolling Out (Kompong Khleang) - detail by Maggie Madden
Rolling Out (Kompong Khleang) - detail
Red and Orange telephone wire, glue, willow rods
2013
76 " x  24 " 
If Only by Maggie Madden
If Only
Yellow optical fibre, glue, wooden table
2013
Dimensions variable
Drawing 1 and 2 (installed at Catalyst Arts) by Maggie Madden
Drawing 1 and 2 (installed at Catalyst Arts)
collected wooden picture frames, brackets
2013
Dimensions variable
Drawing 1 by Maggie Madden
Drawing 1
Collected wooden picture frames, brackets
2013
Dimensions variable
Site Line by Maggie Madden
Site Line
collected wooden picture frames, brackets
2012
Dimensions variable
Site Line, installation view by Maggie Madden
Site Line, installation view
collected wooden picture frames, brackets
2012
Dimensions variable
Flow by Maggie Madden
Flow
Rubber wall base strips, glue
2012
Dimensions variable
Flow - detail by Maggie Madden
Flow - detail
Rubber wall base strips, glue
2012
Dimensions variable
Overgrowth by Maggie Madden
Overgrowth
Fibre Optic Strands, Glue, Foamboard
2011
9"" x  5""  x 4"" 
Expansion by Maggie Madden
Expansion
Fibre Optic Strands, Glue, Foamboard
2011
10"" x  6""  x 5"" 
Expansion (Detail) by Maggie Madden
Expansion (Detail)
Fibre Optic Strands, Glue, Foamboard
2011
10"" x  6""  x 5"" 
Another Unit by Maggie Madden
Another Unit
Wilsonart Laminate Samples, Glue (Discarded laminate samples found in a dumpster in Soho, N.Y, during workshop at Triangle arts
2010
Dimensions variable

Artist Statement

In my recent work, a diverse array of collected materials are crafted into fragile sculptural formations with geometric affinities. The work is suggestive of architectural structures, but also reflects on our spatial encounters in both the urban landscape and the natural world.  The detailed constructions have the potential for endless expansion; to grow outward from densely ordered space and continue boundlessly. Many of the materials are related to construction - mass produced industrial matterwhich become handcrafted into new formations. 

In some of the works there are open ended references to our networked world, communication and transport systems, the infrastructures of contemporary life in modern cities.  The linear structures made using fibre optic strands form three dimensional drawings in space, delicately balanced and at times barely visible. During the process of construction the physical limits of the materials are taken in to account, as there is an attempt made at rendering some materials to appear almost weightless. Tension is created as the sculptural formations often have a fragility that teeters on the brink of collapse.  

 

 

 

Artist Bio / CV

b.1976, Ireland          

Education

2004 - 2006  National College of Art and Design, Dublin, MFA Painting

1994 - 1998  Limerick School of Art and Design, B.A Painting           

 

Exhibitions

2013   Pallas Periodical Review, Pallas Projects, Dublin

2013   Futures, Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin

2013   Lacuna, Taylor Galleries, Dublin

2013   Sluice Art Fair, Jim Ricks Projects, London

2013   Claremorris Open, Co.Mayo

2013   RUA 132nd Annual Exhibition, Ulster Museum, Belfast

2013   What has been shall never be again, Ormston House, Limerick

2013    Nailing Jelly to the Wall, Catalyst Arts, Belfast

2012   Winter Group Show, Taylor Galleries, Dublin

2012  Claremorris Open, Co.Mayo

2012  Apposite Extravaganza, Galway

2012  Site Line (Solo), The LAB, Dublin

2011    Pallas Periodical Review, Pallas Contemporary Projects, Dublin

2011  Constellations, Éigse, Visual, Carlow.

2011  181st Annual exhibition, RHA, Dublin

2010  Made on Monday, The Complex, Dublin

2010  Fading not Ending (Solo), Roscommon Arts Centre

2010  Light and Dark, Cake Contemporary Arts

2010  Hooverville, Sycamore Arts Club, Dublin

2009  Preponderance of the Small, Off site, Douglas Hyde Gallery, Trinity College, Dublin

2009  Nothing stays the same.., Talbot Gallery, Dublin

2009  Earth Explorers, The Ark, Dublin

2009  Make Shift & Bend, CGP, London

2008  Timbuktu, Pallas Contemporary Projects, Dublin

2008  After All, Sligo Art Gallery

2008  Made on Monday, BroadstoneXL, Dublin

2008  The Space in Between, Basement Gallery

2007  The Sleep Of Reason,Crawford Art Gallery          


Awards / Residencies

2013  Bursary Award, The Arts Council

2012  Claremorris Open Award

2011  Bursary Award, The Arts Council

2011  Travel and Training Award, The Arts Council

2011  Atlantic Centre for the Arts, USA. Artist in Residence Program with Diana Cooper

2010  Elizabeth Fitzpatrick Award, RHA, Dublin

2008  Triangle Arts Workshop, DUMBO, New York

2008  Travel and Training Award, Arts Council

2007  Artist in residence, Draíocht, Dublin

2007  Thomas Dammann Travel Award, RHA

2001  Residency at Artists Colony, Ciudad Colon, Costa Rica

2001  Travel Award, The Arts Council