'The Nothing of Everything'

A mixed media Exhibition by Fiona Carey.

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Monday 9th October – Sunday 22nd October.



Signal Arts Centre is delighted to be exhibiting works by the artist Fiona Carey.

For thousands of years, Kabbalah (a Jewish mystic religion) has been based on a fundamental contradiction; that God or ‘Ein Sof' exists in all things, and yet is ultimately unknowable. As scientific research advances into the future, at the level of quantum theory, we also find inherent contradictions; that sub-atomic particles can behave in seemingly impossible ways, and that there are fundamental limits to our ability to know something for certain.


Kabbalah teaches that God is all-permeating, and is the nothingness within everything. Meanwhile, science shows that matter - that which to us seems so concrete & so real - is mostly empty space, subject to the paradoxical laws of quantum mechanics.


This body of work explores not the opposing – seemingly incompatible – views of science, religion, theology, and spirituality, but the areas where they intersect and overlap. This exhibition consists of two bodies of work; drawings and watercolours, and encaustic paintings


The human quest for the truth about the meaning of life is as old as our species. But can there be one absolute truth? Would we recognise it if we found it? Can there be anything truer than our own experience – be it physical or metaphysical – of the universe?

At a time when we are seeing a renewed curiosity and hunger for something more than rational and logical thought, this work does not attempt to arrive at answers to these questions, rather to highlight the importance and enjoyment of the very act of pondering them in the first place.


Opening Reception: Sunday 15th October 3 - 5 pm


Come along and be inspired!


We would love to see you there!