Iain Wilson’s East-to-West Crossing at BirdsNest Gallery in Edinburgh

Iain Wilson
Iain Wilson

Title:
Kimono Reinvented

Times:
Tue - Sat 14:00 - 18:00

From: 15 Nov 2022

To: 22 Dec 2022

Venue:
BirdsNest Gallery
BrandSouth
Southside
Edinburgh
Edinburgh & the Lothians
EH8

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BirdsNest Gallery in Edinburgh’s latest exhibition is a series of vivid painted works by Scottish scientist-turned-artist Iain Wilson. In an ode to Japan, Iain utilises the kimono as a vessel for awe and thoughtful exploration of Japanese aesthetics, with a nod to Japanese masters such as Keisuke Serizawa and Tanaka Isson. Evoking Japanese theatre, history and mythology, Iain constructs artistic bridges between cultures. In his own words, ‘I know I cannot cross into their domain, but I might build a simple bridge. Should a crossing result, that’s well and good’.

With no on-street visibility, the Gallery is one of Edinburgh’s hidden gems, displaying an eclectic range of works by a plethora of contemporary artists from Scotland and abroad, incorporating a mini-cinema, studio, and art library. The Gallery also publishes a number of accompanying items including posters, brochures, a quarterly magazine, art-cards and catalogues.

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