'Sun Rising - The Power of the Stones'

Exhibition of works by Erika Tyner.
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Monday 5th March - Sunday 18th March 2018

Signal Arts Centre is delighted to be exhibiting works by the artist Erika Tyner.

Erika is an artist and photographer working from a studio in County Wicklow. Central to her work is the sense that society is progressing technologically at such a speed that we are leaving our folk knowledge and heritage behind. The idea that progress is linear and that we become more knowledgeable and in control of our fate with time could be a myth.

Erika's Sun Rising - The Power of the Stones is a contemporary interpretation of Irish ancient stone art found at Bru na Boinne, Knowth and Loughcrew, the world renowned heritage sites of burial mounds, solar alignment and megalithic art.

Celebrating the 5,000 year old megalithic art is the theme of a solo exhibition by Irish Artist Erika Tyner. Central to the work is the sense that modern society is progressing at such a speed that we may be losing our link with the past. Folk knowledge and the stone carvings are fading. The megalithic tombs were powerful symbols of life and death that served to transform both space and time. By creating permanent structures that endured against the fleeting generations, we can see how our ancestors too strove to understand the mysteries of life and death and humanity’s place in the cosmos.

Site visits along with careful research of texts and old drawings - including the Du Noyer Collection at the Royal Irish Academy - were undertaken to inform these artworks.

Our ancestors valued their life, their light, their harvest and as they tried to make sense of their world, they etched their vision on stone - the only material they had that would last.

So come a while before the light fades, and ponder on the meaning of the symbols carved in stone, many millennia ago.

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Opening Reception: Sunday 11th March from 3 - 5 pm

All Welcome!