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Kildare > Arts > Borderline An Exhibition of Work by Sean Cotter at the Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge

An Exhibition of Work by Sean Cotter at the Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge

Borderline, an exhibition of paintings and charcoal drawings by Sean Cotter will be officially opened at the Riverbank Arts Centre in Newbridge on Sunday 12th of January at 3.00 pm.

Born in Monasterevin, County Kildare, Sean Cotter studied at the National College of Art & Design (Dublin), graduating in 1991 with an honours degree in fine art painting. Cotter then relocated to Galway in the west of Ireland, where the bleak and romantic landscape became a strong influence on his earlier work. In 1994 he joined Artspace Studios, becoming a director the following year. He has recently moved back to his native Kildare.Borderline - An Exhibition of Work by Sean Cotter at the Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge

Cotter’s work has featured in many exhibitions, including both solo and group exhibitions. Corvidophilia at the Hallward Gallery in Dublin was the most recent solo exhibition of his work, but he has also mounted solo shows at the Galway Arts Centre, the Linenhall Arts Centre (Castlebar), and St John’s Arts Centre (Listowel). His paintings have been included in many group exhibitions in France and Germany, as well as throughout Ireland.

The works featured in this exhibition are concerned with borders and horizons, and the visual zone that separates the two. This is a body of new work produced over the last twelve months which intrigue and bewitch the viewer. In these works, “Cotter explores notions of interface, of separation and interaction, the horizon line acting as that crucial border between the elements of earth, sea and sky – the below and the above. Impose a horizontal line on a canvas and it immediately takes on a sense of horizon and thus of landscape. Cotter uses this strong, yet open-ended suggestion as the vehicle for these paintings, creating landscapes that are not so much referential as the structure in which to work his materials.” (Ian Wieczorek)

The exhibitions continues until Friday 31st of January and is accompanied by a catalogue. Official Opening: Sunday 12th January 2003

Gallery opening hours are
Monday to Saturday, 10 am to 1 pm,
and 2 pm – 5pm.

For further information, please contact Catríona Fallon on 045 448315.
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street, Newbridge, Co Kildare

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