Maggie Madden assembles a diverse array of collected materials to craft 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 linear structures are made using telephone wire and optical fibre to form subtle 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.
Maggie Madden is from Connemara, Co Galway and currently lives and works in Dublin. She completed a Masters in Fine Art at NCAD in 2006 and B.A Fine Art Painting from Limerick School of Art and Design. Solo exhibitions include hardly audible, mother’s tankstation, 2016, Field, RUA RED Gallery 1, 2015, Far and Wide, The Dock, Leitrim, 2014, Site Line, The LAB, Dublin 2012. She has participated in group shows including Futures Anthology, RHA, 2015, Tulca, Galway, 2015, Persona, Art Box Projects, Dublin, 2015. She has received grants, awards, residencies and recently completed a 1 year Project Studio at Temple Bar Gallery + Studios.
This is a National Production Residency in support of a forthcoming solo exhibition somewhere in the middle at Limerick City Gallery, 25th November 2016 - 29th January 2017.