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 131) West Campbell Street. 22] 5087/8. Mon—Fri 9am-5pm Sat 9.3(lam—12.3(lpm.
Joe Kearney The featured artist in the gallery‘s general selection ofoils and watercolours by contemporary artists. mainly Scottish.
0 ART GALLERY & MUSEUM, KELVINGROVE 357 3929. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm. Sun l—5pm. Restaurant. [D] Voluntary guides are available free ofcharge to conduct parties or individuals round the main galleries. Contact the enquiry desk.
William Leighton Leitch Until early June. The Glasgow-born watercolourist whom Queen Victoria was pleased to employ to teach art to herselfand her family. Anne Frank in the World Until Sun 14 June. The exhibition moves from Edinburgh to Glasgow with an important and not-to-be- forgotten message about the evils that can penetrate even a so-called sane world. After years ofhiding from the Nazis. Anne and her family were captured and sent to Bergen-Belsen. Only her father survived. This exhibition juxtaposes photographs and commentary about Anne and about the growth of Nazism. a faction which still unbelievably exists in the world today. ‘A stirring statement against racism and facism‘. MS.
Landseer's Monarch Dn View Until late July. The Monarch oft/1e Glen . that myth-making stag. moves from the Guinness boardroom to a more public place. It‘s tour will continue to the National Gallery in Edinburgh and then Perth before finally resting privately again at Distillers House. Edinburgh. After so many reproductions the real thing is bound to draw even the most cynical like a magnet. A touch of the Mona Lisas. Recent Colour Etchings by North Bavarian Artists Fri 12 J une—Sun 12 July.
DurerA—Z Fri 12 June—Sun 12 July.
0 THE BRIGGAIT 72 Clyde Street. Mon—Sat 9.30am—530pm; Sun llam—Spm. Closed Tuesday. lnhoots Until Thurs 28 May. They describe themselves as cheeky but sophisticated. They are three young textile designers who live in
Glasgow. look to Peru and Africa for inspiratiOn and sell to natives and deep south Londoners alike. ln this exhibition they show their new range ofT-shirts and earrings for summer. complementing the ‘earthy look'.
0 THE BURRELL COLLECTION Pollokshaws Road. 649 7151. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm. Sun l—5pm. Rest. [D]
The glittering prizes ofone man‘s wealth shown under one roof. The surrounding park offers a taste of the country.
Regular recitals held. See Classical
Listings or contact venue for details.
Burrell Niirnberg Display Thurs 11 June—Sun 12 July.
0 COLLINS GALLERY University of Strathclyde. 22 Richmond Street. 552 4400 ext 2682/2416. Mon—Fri 10am—5pm. Sat 12-4pm.
In the largest photography commission ever mounted in Scotland seven photographers were asked to look at the city in their own way. The city appears in varying
degrees through chinks in the artists‘
techniques and ideas. Though inspiration for some. it is an anonymous background for others. Andy Goldsworthy finds autumn gold in Pollok Park. Thomas Joshua Cooper‘s exquisite exposures glimpse at the outskirts of the city and Glyn Satterly goes high to the Red Road ﬂats for his perspective. Ruth Stirling is attracted to water - the Clyde and Turkish Baths — in deep investigation.
0 CYRIL GERBER FINE ART 148 West Regent Street. 221 3095.
Mon—Fri 9.3(lam—5.3(lpm. Sat 9.3(lam—12.3(lpm.
Selected British Paintings and Drawings 1900—1950 Until Thurs 28 May. The Gerber Gallery brings together some of the best known
names in 20th century Scottish art — Gillies. Redpath. Eardley and Crosbie as well as figures from the ‘Glasgow School‘ like Melville. McGregor and Paterson. But the list does not stop there. This modestly sized gallery will also be showing Ceri Richards. Christopher Wood. Peter Lanyon and Bernard Meninsky. O COMPASS GALLERY 178 West Regent Street. 221 (i370. Mon—Sat l(lam—5.3()pm. Mixed Show Until Wed lllJune. An exhibition ofgallery artists. Max Sollner Sat l3—Sat 27 June. Paintings. drawings and sculpture from a Niirnberg artist. 0 FINE ART SOCIETY 13-1 Blythswood Street.332 4027. Mon—Fri ‘).3()am—5.3()pm. Sat 10am-1pm. Spring ‘87 and Steaming Through the Glen Until Tue 2 June. A series of posters commissioned by shipping lines and railway companies of the 1930s illustrate in sophisticated graphics the pleasures to be found in travel. See Springburn Museum for details ofanother type of train journey and the history of locomotive building in Glasgow. Spring ’87 is an exhibition of the Fine Art Society‘s latest acquisitions.
Hunterian Art Gallery, Glasgow
The Northern Renaissance Print exhibition at Glasgow’s Hunterian Art Gallery spans two festivals, the recently ended Mayfest and the Niirnberg Festival which begins on 11 June and has a particular relevance for each.
During Mayfest, essentially a celebration of contemporary art, the exhibition made a valuable sounding board against which to see modern work and Diirer, historically Niirnberg’s proudest artistic boast, towers over this period of printmaking (the turn of the 15th century). When visiting the exhibition it is worth recalling the relative crudeness of the woodcut technique to fully appreciate his extraordinary mastery of this medium.
Besides technical excellence (notably also from Schongauer, Lucas van Leyden and Jan Gossaert), the exhibition is characterised by its predictable influence on painting and its often arresting choice of subject. The proliferation of prints rapidly extended artistic ideas and Diirer’s work is famously absorbed into the panoramic landscape paintings of Breugel and the later 16th century.
Popular at fairs and on pilgrimages prints were widely dispersed amongst people of all rank. Subject matter embraces the secular world — as a woman energetlally takes a stick to her husband in lsrahel van Mechenem’s ‘Angry Wile’ (c. 15DD)—and the turbulence of the Reformation. Lucas van Leyden's ‘David Playing the Harp before Saul' (c. 1508) (see photo) is an early attempt at psychological interpretation as the young David is carefully watched as he tries to dispel
Saul's crusty regal depression by playing music, and amongst a proliferation of new and diverse
religious images there is a remarkably inventive profusion of devilish grotesques. (Sally Kinnes)
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