The work pulls together a variety of strands from news stories, events and personal experiences that act as counterpoints between East and West. Lewis believes that media coverage of events and sound bite reporting reinforces Western preconceptions and facilitates mythical notions of realities on the ground. His art interrogates concepts of duality, or paradoxical situations that often involve contradictory elements. Indeed, this is part of a fundamental art making strategy within his practice, a dichotomy that reveals an alternative narrative.
Inspired by experience working in Jordan ‘Camouflage of Truth’ was first exhibited at The Wrexham Arts Centre in 2007. It is with great pleasure that The Cornerstone Gallery is able to present this Exhibition showcasing new added work.
Peter Lewis – Olive Series, 420mm