Alterlmages Until Sat 1 Feb. The work of nine young artists hung together in the small upstairs gallery of the City Art Centre. Their raison d'etre for the exhibition was that they had all been to and studied art at Craigroyston High School in the seventies. Strong. expressionist work from Brian Gibb and sculptural painting in the work of Louise Dick
in ‘We Two in the (‘itv‘.
; John Duncan RSA (188'6—1945) Sat 1 l
; Jan—Sat 22 Feb. At a time when
major artists were concerned with
; the problems of representing the
3 physical world. Duncan turned
T towards mythology. allegory and
faerie lore. This exhibition aims to erase the view that his work was something ofa curiosity and to
; reassess him as one of the few
Scottish exponents of Symbolism.
j Woodworks Sat ll Jan—Sat 22 Feb.
Boxes. sculpture and furniture made ofwood. Amongst the 5() or so
; exhibitors are anumberofyoung Scottish artists. All the objects are
3 designed to be touched and handled F and braille labels have been
5 incorporated to enable visually
= handicapped visitors to enjoy the
3 - COLLECTIVE GALLERY 52—54 High
Street. Tue. Wed. Fri l2.3(l—5.3(lpm.
I Thurs 12.3(l—7pm. Sat
l(l.3(lam—5pm. (‘losed Sun and Mon.
2 A group show from the Collective Fri 10 . Jan—end Jan. Includes work by Keith i Grant. Dawn Burgess. (‘alum Innes : and Walter Bremner.
; - MEADDWBANK STADIUM London Road. Edinburgh.
; A Selection from the Photographic Art
5 Sat I l Jan—8 Feb. A satellite
i exhibition which accompanies the
3 major photographic exhibition at
Stills. on at the same time.
3 0 CRAMOND SCULPTURE PARK
Dunfermline College. (.‘ramond
Road Nth. 336 600]. Open all
daylight hours. Scottish Sculpture Open 3 Until 25
Feb. Brave the north-east winds to visit this all-weather sculpture sited
in the grounds of the college. The 17 works cover a broad spectrum of 20th century themes and are built
i from a variety of materials.
0 DEMARCO GALLERY llljeffrey
Street. 557 (I707. Mon—Sat l()am—6.3(lpm.
: Ian McCullough From mid Jan. An
‘ exhibition by the artist who came
5 first in the Smith Biennial. presently 3 on show at Third Eye Centre.
Glasgow. 0 EDINBURGH COLLEGE OF ART
1 Lauriston Place. 229 9311.
Mon—Thurs 10am—5pm. Sat
i Andrew GrantGallery:
: Design and Art Directors' Awards Until
Fri 24 Jan.
Playing Cards Until Fri 31 Jan. Original designs for contemporary decks. including Tarot Cards. Sculpture Court:
Drawing and Painting School Student Exhibition Mon 27 Jan—Fri 14 Feb.
0 EDINBURGH UNIVERSITY LIBRARY George Square. 667 101 l. Mon—Fri 9am—5pm.
Pick up a Penguin Until 30 June (exhibition room). This launches the University‘s growing collection of
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With his peaked cap, rosy cheeks and devilish smile, Fergusson looks like an eageryoung country lad
in his sell-portrait of 1902. The background of warm, traditional portrait brown is safe. Only live years laterthe image is startlineg differentPosed jauntin in a salon of undoubtable metropolitan style, the sleek, slick black hair and the emerald tie suggest a new chic , an entirely new palette of colour and the emergence of an individual style.By 1907 Fergusson had discarded the cap and settled in Paris. By 1913, the year he met Margaret Morris, the dancer/artist later to become his wile,
Penguin Books( 1935—1960) and celebrates fifty years of Penguin publications. It illustrates their development. their predecessors and their imitators and covers most
Penguin series. 3 William Drummond of Hawthornden
1585-1649 Book Collector and Benefactor Until March (Drummond Room). Commemorating the 400th anniversary of Drummond‘s birth.
. the exhibition illustrates the growth
of his extensive collection and his
relationship with the University and its Library. to which he donated some 7()() books during his lifetime.
; Includes some original bindings and ; MSS. A catalogue is available at the
i Main Library Information Desk.
' O FINE ART SOCIETY l2 Great King 3 Street. 5560305. Mon—Fri
9.30am—5.3()pm. Sat 10am—1pm. Scottish Paintings 1800—1920 General selection ofwork.
0 FORREST MCKAY 38 Howe Street. 226 2589. Mon-Fri 10am—6pm. Sat 10am—1pm. A new commercial gallery for Edinburgh set up by Martin Forrest and Sheena McKay (hence the name). Though the gallery will have an emphasis on Scottish painting from 1800. the partners will also be showing other British work. rugs from the East and
he was known to his friends of the cafe society as “Johnny of the green neck tie.’
The exhibition on at the City Arts Centre, Edinburgh throughout January, concentrates on the years 1910-1914, when Fergusson, one of the leading Scottish painters of his generation, lived and worked in Paris.
Forsaking a career in medicine and with no private income or rich relations to sustain him financially, Fergusson relied on the simple visual things in life for stimulation and established himself in modest lodgings. In the Scottish Art Review he later said, ‘painting was not a craft or progression, but a sustained
early 20th century British decorative art. At the moment they have a wall full ofdrawings by A. Taylor. sold recently from the family collection. A crackling fire makes a visit a warm one.
0 FRENCH INSTITUTE 13 Randolph Crescent. 225 5366. Mon—Fri 10am—1pm. 2—5.3()pm. Sat 10am—1pm.
Contemporary Architecture in Brittany Private homes and public buildings constructed in Brittany over the last two decades. immortalised by photographer Giles Ehrmann.
O FRUITMARKET GALLERY 29 Market Street. 225 2383. Tue-Sat l()am—5.3()pm. (‘losed Sun & Mon. Licensed cafe.
Mary Kelly— Interim Until 8 Feb. Frogs. princes. a New York cab with a lizard driver. a bedroom without curtains and a rest-room with migraine-white walls are just some of the landscapes and characters within the body of Corpus, the first part of Mary Kelly’s latest major project, Interim. Interim is concerned with the representation ofwomen in middle age and when complete will include the themes of money. history and power as well as the body. Panels ofdense hand-written text hang in double-page spreads next to images from a woman‘s wardrobe in
attempt at finding a means of expressing reactions to life in the form demanded by each new experience.’ Paris altered experience in abundance. The city made him feel as if he had every right to be an artist and he felt particularly at home in his favourite restaurant Boudet's eating a ‘bon chateaubriand', and surrounded by his artistic friends. The painters S.J. Peploe and Anne Estelle Rice, the sculptor Jo Davidson, Buffy the poet and La Torrie the mathematician and aviator were amongst the illustrious company.
Fergusson‘s involvement with Paris and France was complete. He became
§ art editor of ‘Rhythm', John Middleton
Murray’s new magazine and went to see the Russian Ballet in Scheherezade. Petruchka and Sacre du Printemps.
His painting of that time absorbed
i Parisian influences both artistic and at
street level, so that his work is lull of exotically designed still lifes, the colourful boulevards of Paris, peachy, expressive nudes and glamorous women. As well as a new way with colour he found in the work of the French artists Marquet and Matisse, he also found a rhythm of life in the experience of performances by Isadora Duncan and his wife-to-be Margaret. Dance was to penetrate the composition and form of pictures such as ‘Les Eus’ (a word invented by Fergusson to indicate the healthy ones.). The large, glowing, sculptural bodies sway sensuously in the rhythms of movement and colour. Even more than the portrait of the beautiful Anne Rice with her hat of luxuriantwhite plumage, they belong to a free, emancipated, confident society. (Alice Bain).
this installation. Take time to read —- gems which ring with poignant truth light up the text.
Richard Tuttle —Two Pinwheels Until Sat 8 Feb. First major retrospective for an artist with an international reputation. The collections span a period of 2() years and represent all stages of his career. An extensively
' illustrated catalogue with a very
unusual format and a work ofart in itself. has been co-published by the Fruitmarket with the [CA in London and is available from the gallery price £5.95.
; The second part of this exhibition. ' comprisingthc Amsterdam
collection from the Stedelijk Museum. is now on view. Marja Bloem. curatorofpaintingand sculpture from the museum. will be giving a public lecture on this exhibition on 1 1 Jan. 12 noon in the gallery. There is also a free guided tourofthis exhibition and Interim on Wed 15 Jan at 2pm and there is to be a workshop exploring the theme of Interim in February. (Free creche facilities ifthere is sufficient demand). Ring venue for details.
0 GALLERY OF MODERN ART Belford Road. 556 8921. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm. Sun 2-5pm. Rest. [D] American Images 1945—1980 Sat 11 Jan—Sun 23 Feb. A celebration of
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