Who’s afraid of the Big Bad Woods? Find out at the Linenhall
Artist Maev Lenaghan asks “Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Woods?” in her latest exhibition of prints and paintings, opening at the Linenhall Arts Centre in Castlebar, today Friday, August 3.
Maev explains: “This show takes a peek at the richness of our interior lives, and then takes a walk to the edge of our society, in search of wilderness. As a species our strength lies in communities, in imagination and communication, and we are reminded of this amidst lively human interaction. We gather together in communities for protection, vulnerable as individuals. Most of us live removed from places where nature is still wild and foreboding. Yet even amongst those of us who have lost sight of our vulnerability beyond the societies of our making, there are yearnings for wilderness, for the great outdoors.” Maev has been a member of the Graphic Studio in Dublin for 10 years, participating in prestigious print exhibitions in The Chester Beatty Library and The National Gallery of Ireland. With the aid of Arts Council Travel Grants and Culture Ireland Grants she has travelled and exhibited internationally, most recently in 2011 Gothenburg and Uttersberg, Sweden.