Under a Meagre Sky

Mairead Dunne

5 – 12 July 2012

Dunne explores the crossover between drawing and sculpture where she has created a parallel world, which exists as a parasite of the living. Dunne has used the mouth as a stage set for a series of charcoal drawings, creating a dark fantasy world revealing this hidden space. These uncanny landscapes capture a childlike dream world where fear and isolation prevail.

The work references ideas surrounding death, rebirth and the idea of a Purgatory state of being. These visions are further illustrated in her sculptural work where she explores a stagnant void from which the work spills out. The work is influenced by ‘Gargantua and Pantagruel’ by Rabelais and the ‘Divine Comedy’ by Dante.