Secretly, we thirst for reality by Cecilia Danell
Emerging Visual Artist Award Winner 2011
Opening event: Friday 30th November, 6pm.
Opened by artist and writer Mary Ruth Walsh.
All welcome to attend.
Cecilia Danell was the recipient of the 2011 Emerging Visual Artist Award, a partnership initiative between the Arts Council, Wexford County Council and Wexford Arts Centre. The initiative is aimed at recognising and supporting the development of emerging artists with a monetary award and a solo exhibition at Wexford Arts Centre.
For this exhibition, Danell has continued her research into landscape and the built environment, using both as a metaphor for the human condition, with special focus on the aspects of psychology dealing with disengagement from the self. With an interest in the role of the unconscious, Danell undertook studies on the work of Carl Jung, with a particular emphasis on his theory of archetypes and how unresolved tensions manifest in behaviour. Through film, painting and mixed media, Danell has explored these areas of interest, and as in previous works, reveals the process of making to the viewer as a means of citing internal thought processes.
Born in Sweden, Cecilia Danell graduated with a Degree in Fine Art in 2008 from GMIT, Galway and was awarded the AIB Paint Student of the Year. Since graduating Danell has had a solo exhibition in the Talbot Gallery, Dublin and participated in numerous group exhibitions both in Ireland and America. She was a recipient of an Arts Council Bursary Award in 2010 and an Arts Council Project Award in 2011.
The exhibition will run in Wexford Arts Centre from Tuesday 27th November to Monday 24th December, 2012. For further information on the exhibition, artist, or Emerging Visual Artist Award please contact Catherine Bowe
on 053 9123764 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gallery hours: Monday – Saturday: 10.00am – 5.30pm.
Watercolours: Landscapes – Flowers – Animals
Friday 7th – Monday 11th December 2012
Anne McLeod hails from the English Lake District but has been resident in Ireland for most of the past 30 years. After an academic training in languages, she began painting professionally 20 years ago in Australia where the extraordinary effects of light and shade stirred a painterly instinct in her.
Back in Wexford since 1991, she has exhibited regularly both locally and throughout Ireland. She teaches several very popular watercolour classes and gives occasional one-day workshops. She is an award-winning member of the Watercolour Society of Ireland. Her work is in many private and several public collections.
Her themes are flowers, landscapes, trees and the more modest of our domestic and farm animals. She takes particular pleasure in showing how light and shade breathe life into the visual world.