ART & EXHIBITIONS LIST
0 Art is listed by city lirst then by venue, running in alphabetical order. Please send details to Alice Bain not later than 10 days belore publication date.
0 ANNAN GALLERY 130 West (‘ampbell Street. 221 5087 8. Mon—Fri ‘)am—5pm Sat
‘).3()am— 1 2.30pm.
(ieneral selection of mainly Scottish work.
0 ART GALLERY & MUSEUM, KELVINGROVE 357 3‘)2‘). Mon—Sat 10am—5pm. Sun 1—5pm. Restaurant. [1)] Voluntary guides are available
PAGES OF EXPERIENCE
Third Eye Centre, Glasgow and Filmhouse, Edinburgh.
Joseph McKenzie’s ‘Pages ol Experience’ begins with a sell-portrait aged 16 made in 1946 and ends with a 1987 tombstone. They are sell-absorbed rellections of his own lite and death.
But in between, the chapters ol both exhibition at Third Eye Centre and book published jointly by Third Eye and Polygon, are lull ol characters, made real by McKenzie‘s intense vision oi them and theirsurroundings. Like Bill Brandt, he claims lite lrom the
shadows, light from darkness.
As McKenzie has not exhibited publicly since the early seventies, this 40 year retrospective has the excitement at discovery. Images oi the Gorbals are shown lor the tirst time, children tilthy in the street and broken windows are placed right next to a contemporary view at the same area. The poverty and dereliction has hardly changed, comparing the lace ol the old tenements with the E-block ilats in 1986.
But it is not topographical, nor even social detail which makes Joseph McKenzie's photographs the outstanding works which many at the hundreds in this show are. It is the emotion which McKenzie carefully coaxes lrom each print which draws out their complexity. Without tampering or stage-managing his subjects, he uses the medium at photography to translate their essence. Being a religious man, McKenzie might describe it as soul. Even inanimate objects are startineg revealing. The picture ot a man in a glossy magazine lies buried in the photographer’s compost heap. His
free ofcharge to conduct parties or individuals round the main galleries. ('ontact the enquiry desk.
Three ltalian Etchers Until Sun 30 Aug. The etchers are Rosa. better known as a painter. but here showing himself as able with elaborate figure-compositions. his Full oft/w (iicmrs ( 1663) being particularly fine; l’iranesi. friend of Robert Adam. and in no small part responsible for the development of neo-classicism; and Rossini who like I’iranesi illustrated the huge masses of masonary which comprised ancient Rome. but without his great skill. Incorporation of Glasgow Hammermen L'ntil Sun 30 Aug. 'I‘raditionally
eyes are uncannin alive. So too are those of the model in a tatty Hawkhilt shop window. This elegantly humbled lady has the ironic cover girl position on the book. From the exhibition, 82 photographs have been selected lorthe book and each is magnilicently reproduced on a lull page. It is a monograph which will take its place with the best of British photographers. In Edinburgh, a photographer at the
other end of his career has a small
made up of men who worked with a hammer. the lncoporation has been extended to embrace all light and heavy engineering trades like shipbuilding.
Imagine metalwork like saddler‘s ironmongery. copper pots and pans. pewter communion cups plus metal keys and clock movements and you‘ll get some idea ofthe range of their skills and many examples of work and tools are on display. Now (.ilasgow‘s premier trade guild. the lncorportation has historically enjoyed a particularly elevated social position. albeit a rather gruesome one. since the association of hammering with the nails of the crucified (‘hrist meant they took a prominent position at religious processions. especially the feast of (‘orpus Christi. This exhibition celebrates its 450th anniversary. Modern Scottish Prints Limit Sun 2() Sept. A good cross-section of work is brought together here and it argues as strongly as anything against there currently being any recognisable ‘Scottish School’. There is strongly contrasting work in The .S’t‘oriislz Bestiary. an unbound book published last year and illustrated by 7 well-known artists including June Redfern. Bruce McLean. Adrian Wiszniewski and Steven Campbell. ()ther fine work comes from Robert
show at the Filmhouse. Like McKenzie, Mclndoe looks at the character oi place through the inhabitants. This project, notyet complete, shows Edinburgh behind the scenes. Betting at Powderhall, lriendly pints and a young boy in Wellies — they have that close, street quality associated more with Glasgow but as Mclndoe shows, much in evidence in the capital. Pages ot Experience is available from Polygon at £12.95. (Alice Bain)
(‘olqhoun and Albert Irvine and in Death on a Pale Horse Sheila IVIacFarlane mixes print techniques to remarkable effect. Losing ﬂesh and substance. the horse and rider will obviously soon be fossilised. a part of the humous-forming leaves into which they are so effectively decaying .
A Present lrom Mauchline Until‘) Aug. Beautifully finished wooden souvenirs named after the village of Mauchline in Ayrshire. where it was produced between the 1820s and 193‘) A craft which grew with the tourist trade and the rise of rail travel.
0 BLYTHSWOOO GALLERY 16] West (ieorge Street. 226 552‘). Mon—Fri Ilium—5.30pm; Sat Illam— 1 pm. Opening Exhibition Until 31 July. Scottish Landscapes and Flower paintings by I lunter. Mac'l‘aggart. Park and others. Also modern studio ceramics.
0 THE BURRELL COLLECTION I’ollokshaws Road. 64‘) 7 I 5 l. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm. Sun 1—5pm. Rest. [D]
The glittering prizes ofone man's
wealth shown under one roof. The surrounding park offers a taste of the country.
0 The Age OI Oak Throughout I987. English oak furniture from the seventeenth century.
0 COLLINS GALLERY University of Strathclyde, 22 Richmond Street, 552 4400ext 2682/2416. Mon—Fri 10am—5pm. Sat 12—4pm.
o The Unpainted Landscape Until Sat 8 Aug. An alternative approach to landscape with photography. text. sculpture and some paintings by artists including I Ierman de Vries. Doug (‘ocker. ('hris I)rury. Thomas Joshua ('ooper and Ian Ilamilton Finlay.
0 CYRIL GERBER FINE ART I48 West Regent Street. 22] 3(l‘)5.
Mon—Fri ‘).3(lam—5.3Upm. Sat 9.30am—12.30pm.
The (iallery will be closed until Mon 3 Aug.
0 COMPASS GALLERY I78 West Regent Street. 221 6370. Mon—Sat “lam-5.30pm.
The (iallery will be closed until Tue 1 l Aug.
0 FILMWORLO De (i‘ourey‘s Arcade. 5 ('resswell Lane. 33‘) 8555. The 007 File Until end Aug. A 25th anniversary exhibition ofJames Bond film posters and stills.
0 FINE ART SOCIETY 13—1 Blythswood Street. 332 4027. Mon—Fri ‘).3(lam—5.3()pm. Sat Illam—lpm. Contemporary Scottish Paintings Until 31 July.
0 James McIntosh Patrick: Works on Paper 5—2‘) August. To coincide with a large retrospective currently being held in Dundee. Patrick‘s home town. and his 80th birthday. the Fine Art Society are showing a selection of his recent watercolours.
O GLASGOW ARTS CENTRE 12 Washington Street. 221 4526. Mon—Fri 10am—9pm. Sat Iii—5pm. Summer Exhibition Until Wed 26 Aug. Drawings and painting. weaving. knitwear and photography by students from this year‘s classes. Workshops in all these subjects should be on offer again from next
32 The List 24 July — 6 August