ART & EXHIBITIONS LIST
0 Art is listed by city first then by venue, running in alphabetical order. Please send details to Alice Bain not laterthan 10 days before publication date.
O ANNAN GALLERY 130 West Campbell Street, 221 5087/8. Mon—Fri 9am—5pm Sat 930—1230. General exhibition Oils and watercolours by contemporary, mainly Scottish, artists.
0 ART GALLERY & MUSEUM, KELVINGROVE 357 3929. Mon—Sat IOam—Spm. Sun 2—5pm. Restaurant. [D] Voluntary guides are available free ofcharge to conduct parties or individuals round the main galleries. Contact the enquiry desk. Impressions of Israel Until Fri 6 Mar. Israel was captured on film by four distinguished British photographers in 1985. Eric Hosking concentrated on the wildlife, Lichfield took landscapes, Sir Geoffrey Shakerley visited museums and archaeological sites and Snowdon brought together the people.
Muirhead Bone — Portrait of an Artist Until Mon 9 March. Organised by the Crawford Centre in St Andrews, this exhibition is probably the largest and most representative selection of the work of this Scottish artist seen forthirty years. Born in Glasgow, Bone was both popular and prolific during his lifetime. He was an official War Artist during both World Wars and is best known for his dense, realistic prints. Drawings, watercolours and oils have also been included in this exhibition.
Textiles '87 Until Sun 15 March. The Glasgow School of Art Embroidery Group was established to give students the opportunity to show their work to a wider public and to encourage work beyond the Art School. In this, their fourth show, a diverse range ofwork is shown from Alexa Wilson‘s Collections of Coochies which can all be worn, to a large, subtle piece by Jennifer Hex with the title Spring Snowfall. Most ofthe work is for sale.
Community Connections Until Mon 20 April. As a contribution to the region’s current Multi-Racial Action Year, the gallery has organised an exhibition in cooperation with the many social and religious organisations in the community which describes historical and present-day events in the lives of the many cultures of Glasgow.
Wildlife Photographer of the Year 1986 Until Sat 21 March. This is the first showing outside London of this competition exhibition. the largest ofits kind in the world.
0 THE BURRELL COLLECTION Pollokshaws Road, 649 7151. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm. Sun 2—5pm. Rest. [D]
The glittering prizes ofone man‘s wealth shown under one roof. The surrounding park offers a taste of the country.
0 COLLINS GALLERY University of Strathclyde, 22 Richmond Street, 552 4400 ext 2682/2416. Mon—Fri 10am—5pm, Sat 12—4pm.
The Japanese Eye Until Sat 14 March. The artists of Japan began to look to the West in this century. Two hundred years ago the country was an insular power lacking international vision. This exhibition of printmaking from the old and new Japan reflects these dramatic changes. The historical works by artists like Hokusai. Utamaro and Hiroshige come from one of the most important collections of 19th century prints in Britain, held in the Blackburn Museum. Contemporary prints have been loaned from Galerie 39 in London. From the courtesans and romantic landscapes ofthe earlier woodcuts, the art of printmaking now encompasses a greater number of techniques and styles.
Talk: The Japanese Collection at Kelvingrove Thurs 12 March. 1pm. Free. Antonia Lovelace from Kelvingrove Gallery and Museum discusses Japanese prints.
0 COMPASS GALLERY 178 West Regent Street, 221 6370. Mon—Sat 10am—5.30pm.
John Taylor— New Paintings Until Mon 9 March.
Judith Gllmour— Ceramics Until Mon 9 March.
0 CYRIL GERBER FINE ART 148 West Regent Street, 221 3095.
Mon—Fri 9.30am—5.30pm, Sat 9.30am—12.30pm.
The Winter Collection of British Palntlngs British paintings from 19th and 20th century.
0 FINE ART SOCIETY I34 Blythswood Street, 332 4027. Mon—Fri 9.30am—5.30pm. Sat 10am—1pm. James Morrison Sat 7—Mon 30 March. Recent paintings.
O GLASGOW ARTS CENTRE 12 Washington Street, 221 4526. Mon—Fri 10am—9pm, Sat 10—5pm. Sanctuary Until Sat 28 Feb. New paintings by Ian Hughes and Phil Braham. Ian Hughes shows work from six years 1981—87. Some ofthe paintings have never been exhibited before. An artist who works in series, there are paintings from each of his major periods “The Anatomy Lesson‘, ‘Those ofthe Forest’ and his most recent ‘Kavka‘. Phil Braham, a fellow graduate of Duncan ofJordanstone, Dundee, shows his current series “Battleground Pinkie‘ based on an event which took place 12 miles outside Edinburgh.
0 GLASGOW PRINT STUDIO 128 Ingram Street, 5520704. Mon-Sat 10am—5.30pm.
Barabara Rae - Monotypes Until Sat 28 Feb. This is Barbara Rae's first solo show in Glasgow. These ‘one-off‘ prints, made in Glasgow
Compass Gallery, Glasgow
'John Taylor’s new one-man show, The View From The Bunker, at the Compass Gallery confirms what I have known all along, that his is one of the finest, most individual talents that Scotland has produced in the past thirty years. And that being so, It is a dreadful Indictment of the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art that, up till now, only a silk-screen print by him is in the Collection.
As always, his assembled work generates its own powerful amblence, gently insistent but far removed from the heavy-handed faux-expressionism in current favour. The ineffable blueness that permeates the white rooms is neither brash northrusting, but gently insistent, touching a well-spring of emotion in a way that defies rational explanation. These paintings, largerthan usual for watercolours, are beautiful in anyone's sense, but they are also disquieting. The seed of Taylor's subject was a small colour snapshot of a desert war grave, which has become the single
daylight aperture in a low fortified
interior- a sanctuary-turned-charnel house since it is now populated only by wraith-like skeletal figures like stick insects.
So far, so impressive: but it is the way In which the subject is treated pictorially, its kinship to music, that lingers in the mind’s eye - the various forms assumed by the ‘bunker', its changing relationship with the single patch of daylight telling its tale of death-to-inflnity under the desert sun, and with the phosphorescent skeletons in the sombre foreground spaces. (Cordelia Oliver)
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THE VIEW FROM THE BUNKER
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