Making an impression

LOCAL artist Lucy McKenna’s work is being featured in several locations in Kilkenny and beyond.

LOCAL artist Lucy McKenna’s work is being featured in several locations in Kilkenny and beyond.

Her solo show ‘The Darker Wood’ opened on Saturday in the Carnegie Arts Centre in Kenmare, Co Kerry, featuring an installation, photographic works and drawings, and running until June 28.

Her installation piece from a recent Canadian residency has also been selected for the Kilkenny Arts Festival programme from August 5-14. The piece will feature in the ‘Other Selections’ section of the programme and will involve a series of 60 hanging sculptural works in Kilkenny Castle Park.

She undertook the residency at Artscape, Toronto Island, Canada in October and November of last year and created a new body of work called

‘The Darker Wood’, based on a modern fairytale and containing drawings, photographic works, a video piece and a paper installation.

Her piece ‘The Still Swing’ was one of the featured artworks used in the Upstart poster campaign around Dublin city in February, helping to promote the arts during the general election; and her video piece ‘Fish Freezing Factory’ was selected for a group exhibition in November in ‘Sanctioned Array’ at White Box Gallery in New York City. This exhibition featured video artists from all around the world and pieces were jury selected.