I am a Forest, and a Night of Dark Trees
Eight Gallery, Dublin. 14 - 26th November 2014.
"He prefers comfort to pleasure, convenience to liberty, and a pleasant temperature to that deathly inner consuming fire."
- Steppenwolf, Hermann Hesse
Cecilia Danell's second solo exhibition in Dublin consists of new work specifically dealing with psychological undercurrents of a more unsettling nature and the fine line between reality and dream through the merging of real places and dream imagery. Informed by analytical psychology, the artworks stem from the artists own recorded dreams merged with the landscape of her native Sweden. A recent film studies course on Ingmar Bergman coupled with the re-reading of Hermann Hesse's Steppenwolf have further influenced her interest in props, copies and that which is staged as a comment on reality.