ART & EXHIBITIONS LIST
0 Art is listed by city first then by venue, running in alphabetical order. Please send details to Alice Bain not later than 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 8t MUSEUM, KELVINGROVE 357 3929. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm. Sun 2—5pm. Restaurant. [D] Voluntary guides are available free of charge to conduct parties or individuals round the main galleries. Contact the enquiry desk. Impressions oi 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 for thirty 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.
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 BELLAHOUSTON SPORTS CENTRE 31 Bellahouston Drive, 427 5454. Scottish Sports Photographer of the Year Fri 6—Fri 13 March. Splendidly diverse collection of photographs from the annual competition, including three-time winner Craig Halkett’s successful portfolio. The pictures range from professional football and rugby to kids games and leisure activities, and capture the range ofanxiety, effort, joy. despair, and sheer grace which
makes sport such a compelling subject. The exhibition will tour
Scottish sports centres and libraries through the year. Next venue Pollok Leisure Pool. 13—20 March. See News.
0 TNE 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 COLUNS 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. These historical works by artists like Hokusai, Utamaro and Hiroshige come from one ofthe most important collections of 19th century prints in Britain, held in the Blackburn Museum. Contemporary prints have been loaned by Galeric 39 in London. See panel.
Talk: The Japanese Collection at Kelvingrove Thurs 12 March. 1pm. Free. Antonia Lovelace from Kelvingrove Gallery and Museum discusses Japanese prints.
Looking at Scottish Furniture — A Documented Anthology 1570—1900 Tue 24 March—Fri 24 April. See Outside the Cities. Crawford Centre. for details.
0 COMPASS GALLERY 178 West Regent Street. 221 6370. Mon—Sat 10am—5.30pm. John Taylor— New Paintings Until Mon 9 March. The seed ofTaylor‘s subject was a small colour snapshot of a desert war grave. which has become the single daylight aperture in low fortified interiors - a sanctuary-turned-charnel-house now populated only by skeletal figures like stick insects. See also Demarco Gallery, Edinburgh. Fred Crayk Sat 14 March—Thurs 9 April. New paintings by a young Edinburgh artist. 0 CYRIL GERBER FINE ART 148 West Regent Street, 221 3095. Mon—Fri 9.30am—5.30pm. Sat 9.3(lam—12.3()pm. Mixed Exhibition Throughout March. Includes work by Redpath, Eardley, Meninsky. Mc'l‘aggart and Christopher Wood. 0 FINE ART SOCIETY 134 Blythswood Street. 332 4027. Mon—Fri 9.30am—5.3(lpm. 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. Five Years With The Face Sat 7—Sat 28 March. A Photographers‘ Gallery touring exhibition.
'Third Eye Centre, Glasgow
Helen Chadwick’s installation at Third Eye brushes the surface. She photocopies her own body, plays with mirrors and draws temple columns with no depth, like flat stencils on a frieze. But images can be deceiving, reflections unreliable.
Look into her pool and the white flotsam assembles into a sensual sea of pictures. Chadwick herself is revealed as the central character. Her substance is thin, ready to fade away. Her position sensual, even erotic. Around her swirl symbols of feeling
made physical. They may be startling or odd. A swan caresses her, a lamb kisses her while a free hand holds tripe, like seaweed. There are images of binding—rope, nets, and strands oi pearls. Yet despite these tools oi oppression and the strange juxtapositions the overwhelming feeling is one otpleasure, of wholeness.
The photocopied pool is set in an arboroi columns. More portraits ofthe artist weep above them as iltilling the pool with tears. They seem the tears of relief, notsorrow. There is no tension
in the emotions of this piece. it's calm.
Helen Chadwick’s ‘Of Mutability’ goes deep. Just glance and that's all you’ll get in return —the flicker of someone else’s life, inside and out. Dig down and something might touch a nerve. Expose yourself.
Helen Chadwick has moved away from the solid restrictions of sculpture since studying at Brighton Polytechnic in the early Seventies. She has examined and incorporated public places and concerns into her work- kitchens, a bar, the dole office. “Oi Mutability’ like ‘Ego Geometrica Sum’ speaks privately. (Alice Bain)
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