Awkward Position: Laura Angell exhibition at The Linenhall

Awkward Position is the title of a provocative new exhibition by artist Laura Angell which opens this coming Friday next July 7 at 7.30pm. Laura Angell is a Galway-based artist from Sheffield. Her work/obsession/raison d’être is manifested via multidisciplinary installations using images and handmade objects to tell an intended narrative.

For this exhibition she focuses on the theme of ‘pornography: a societal failure’. Laura explains, “Sexualized images of the female body are constantly around us, apparently offering women the platform to take control and reveal ourselves as strong, independent empowered beings. This has stemmed from and is often influenced by pornography; it creates pressure that offers no alternative ideology. Struggling to agree or accept that any of it empowers women, the only form of attack is to make this exhibition, ridiculing the clichés of pornography and sexual parlance in order to divert the viewer to the political. This is a protest.” The exhibition runs until August 12.

Awkward Position will be officially opened on Friday, July 7 at 7.30pm by Fiona Neary, former Executive Director of Rape Crisis Network Ireland. All welcome, but please note exhibition includes content of a sexual nature. The Linenhall Gallery and Foyer are open Monday-Friday from 10am to 5pm; Saturday from 11am to 5.30pm. Admission to exhibitions is free. Further details from the Linenhall, call (094 ) 9023733 or log on to www.thelinenhall.com

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