Kevin Kavanagh Presents: Cecilia Danell

Dunamaise Arts Centre, Portlaoise
22nd March – 27th April 2024
To mark the 25th Anniversary of the Dunamaise Arts Centre in Portlaoise Co. Laois, Kevin Kavanagh is pleased to present new paintings by Cecilia Danell.

Danell regularly returns to her family farm in Sweden to walk and gather research material for paintings and sculptures. Recent and ongoing research interests include the psychogeography movement and the psychological impact place has on a person, speculative fiction and Science Fiction novels. What strikes her about these novels is humanity’s ability to persevere and adapt in adverse circumstances. The human urge to find solace in a primeval landscape grows increasingly stronger amidst the uncertainty of our current condition. Yet wilderness is for the most part a construct and the places she depicts are managed forest landscapes.