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EAST-WEST:WEST-EAST by Lewis Waugh

  • iota Unlimited Studios 25 Hyndland Street Glasgow, G11 5QE (map)

Inspired by experiences in the Skye Cuillins and Moroccan High Atlas, the exhibition centres on collaboration between Lewis Waugh, two calligraphers and Iyad Hayatleh – Glasgow/Palestinian poet. Work also references Gaelic poetry. The resultant abstract forms are a fusion of Islamic geometry and Hebridean dreaming. 

’It is difficult, as an abstract artist, to make a credible visual political statement that does not somehow descend into the polemics and imagery of propaganda. The exhibition represents a journey through different lands and cultures, a series of meetings with people of different faiths and ideas who we are increasingly being asked to assume, are in conflict and in opposition to our own. This is not what I have experienced and via this exhibition, I wish to convey that in some ways at least, positive, creative fusion is possible.’

Exhibition is on until Saturday 2 March 2019. Fore more information, please visit the event page here.