26 January to 25 March 2018
The Limerick City Gallery of Art is delighted to present Repair – an exhibition of installations, performance and drawings by artist Bernadette Cotter.
Life and death, religion and ritual, pain and sorrow are the threads that weave through Cotter’s practice, which is aesthetically beautiful. Her meticulous attention to detail, the unusual choice of materials and meditative quality achieved through repetition fill the senses. But as with most things, outward appearances are often skin deep and engaging with Cotter’s work involves stripping back the layers, a process that affects both artist and viewer.
In Repair Cotter will present three separate projects, which represent several years of intricate work on paper and textiles.
“Repair” 2017, This installation is made up of an accumulation of used piano strings collected from Jeffers of Bandon over a period of three years. The individual strings are painstakingly wrapped in dark red yarn that completely obliterates them from view and a ball of yarn is at the end of each string. The second element of this piece is a facsimile of a human skeleton closely wrapped and stitched with white cotton thread, the face is wrapped in black again completely hiding the surface, but not the form.
LCGA will launch a catalogue with essays by Sarah Baume and Dr. Austin McQuinn to accompany the exhibition REPAIR by Bernadette Cotter in March 2018.