Enchanted arena: Cassandra Kavanagh’s ‘Flights of Imagination’













Friday night was the Opening Event of Cassandra Kavanagh’s latest solo show at Art Arena Gallery. Cassandra has been a quiet  and prolific practitioner for many years, finally ‘outing’ herself as an artist last year at a highly successful Solo show at Project.

Summer of angels








Summer of angels, 2014

Art Arena is a more intimate space and in fact, suits her work much better. All her work is of modest size but her intentions are large-scale. She is a dyed-in-the wool Romantic. She uses a combination of photography, hand-drawing and collage to produce printed works which are whimsical and fetching, with good archival values.











Deer adorned with Autumn leaves, 2014


A person with intense sensibilities, she is always out in Nature. Her  images reflect this strong connection with all things natural, in particular the animal world. Some of her trademark images include human/cat hybrids,which are  fun images but lovely to look at as well.

Miss Kitty












Miss Kitty, 2014

Many of the pieces are deliberately uncertain around the edges or over-pixelated . It is a fantasy world where we are constantly reminded of the illusions. So in other words, we are left under no illusion about the fact of an illusion…so it often reads as tongue in cheek. This somehow works, and viewers on Opening Night were responding well to these pieces. At present they are priced very modestly indeed…There, I warned you!


Exhibition runs  till May 24