The art of the Bray People
THE BRAY PEOPLE has been immortalised in art.
The main material resource used in Local artist Pat Burns’ latest solo exhibition is past copies of the Bray People.
The exhibition aptly named Topophilia (love of place) is currently running at the Signal Arts Centre.
‘The exhibition is the product of an indepth inquiry into my obsession about a particular place, Bray, Co. Wicklow. The local newspaper, The Bray People, is a material resource. I consider that The Bray People is an embodiment of the life of Bray, past present and future,’ explains Pat.
There are also images that Pat perceives on each side of the cube and mystical landscapes emerge that call to mind the hidden rhythms of the landscape, the sedimentary layers of Bray Head and the flow of the sea. These drawings are then reproduced through traditional processes of etching and relief.
The exhibition runs until this Sunday, October 12.
Some of the blocks made from issues of the ‘Bray People’, which form the centrepiece of the ‘Topophilia’exhibition by local artist Pat Burns.
Pat and Georgia Burns at the exhibition opening.