FOUR GALWAY artists, Cecilia Danell, Brid Egan, Alannah Barrett, and Arlene McPadden, are exhibiting in an unusual location - the windows of Brown Thomas.
This is the Brown Thomas Style & Art window exhibition, curated by Irish artist Angela O’Kelly, which runs until of August.
Brid Egan’s five oil paintings examine the social and technological changes in Ireland from the 1980s to the present day, as seen in the work We Just Watched Fame, depicting the almost cult like following the programme had among teenagers back then. “We escaped into its world for an hour and forgot about everything else,” says the artist.
Cecilia Danell is a Swedish born, Galway based, artist and singer-songwriter, who has exhibited in the TULCA Festival of Visual Art. Her work examines the way we interpret the world around us and how landscape and built environment can comment on psychological states and the human condition.
Alannah Barrett’s work explores the emotional response to connections with place, home, and family. She uses objects and furniture belonging to her grandmother that held sentimental value.
Arlene McPadden’s pieces can be seen as a metaphor for the discussion of integration and multiculturalism in western society.