Exhibition marks Dunamaise Art Centre’s 25th Birthday

Exhibition marks Dunamaise Art Centre’s 25th Birthday

New paintings by Cecilia Danell to be shown

Cecilia Danell | Dunamaise Arts Centre
22nd March – 27th April 2024

Opening Friday 22nd March 2024
Reception from 6pm

Cecilia Danell, The Age Of Ferns, oil and acrylics on canvas, 200 x 200 cm, 2023

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. 

Danell is the 2022 recipient of the RHA Hennessy Craig Award for painting, the ESB Keating Award at the 190th RHA Annual Exhibition, a 2017 Arts Council Next Generation Award and the 2011 Wexford Arts Centre Emergence Award and has received several bursary and project awards from the Arts Council.

Cecilia Danell is represented by Kevin Kavanagh, Dublin.