THE ROYAL Hibernian Academy, Dublin, is hosting, In A Landscape, an exhibition by Cecilia Danell, the Galway based Swedish artist. The show is in the RHA's Ashford Gallery throughout March and April.
The exhibition title takes its name from a John Cage composition. The piece has no climax and the landscape Cecilia depicts is similarly flat and quiet. The paintings in this exhibition were inspired by walks in the area surrounding the artist's family farm in Sweden, and they explore ideas about wilderness and solitude, asking if the yearning for an 'authentic' or 'primal' life may be no more than a construct.
Alongside the paintings, there will be constructed fabric pieces suggesting tree bark and natural surfaces, creating the idea of something to enter into and wrap oneself in, while drawing attention to the fact that these are constructs, imitations of something real.
In A Landscape runs until April 22. Cecilia will be in conversation with writer Sue Rainsford on Wednesday March 27 at 5.30pm. Booking is advised via www.rhagallery.ie