Superstitious Aura - The Courthouse Arts Centre, Tinahely, Co. Wicklow.

1st June - 27th June 2013

The Courthouse Arts Centre presents Superstitious Aura, a solo exhibition of new work by Irish artist Gráinne Tynan. In this current body of work Tynan analyses Frazerian themes relating to magic, belief, primitivism, and survival. The work is inspired by research of local submissions to the 1938 Schools Folklore Scheme in UCD’s National Folklore Archive. Her engagement with folklore, questions the social meanings of ‘magical’ practices in an age of science, she produces art that probes and problematises the place of shared myths in today’s world. The site-specific installation includes large immersive drawings, along with sculpture and paintings.