JONATHAN Anderson’s exhibition Pylon Totems, will open on Friday, October 6 at Cardigan’s Oriel Mwldan, Theatr Mwldan

Anderson’s work aligns metaphysical ideas with industrial materials: coal, bitumen, sand and soil are regularly used.

Often sculptural, his works are simultaneously malignant and beautiful. Pylon Totems, cloaked in rags and bitumen, make pan-cultural references that allude to crucifixes, Asian Buddhist statues, South American and African voodoo dolls.

Yet the inspiration came from the many hundreds of electricity pylons that criss-cross the landscape of Wales. The work functions as a meditative tool to contemplate contemporary issues of ecology, religion and politics.

There will be an opening event with a talk from the artist on Friday, October 6 at 6pm and the exhibition runs until November 26. Admission is free.