ART & EXHIBITIONS LIST
Richard Demarco Gallery, Edinburgh A mole working underground. Single-minded. Unconventional. Reactionary. Words used by Michel Enrici to describe his lriend Gerard Gasiorowkis, an artist born in Paris,
second time Richard Demarco brings his workto Edinburgh, the first being in 1973 in a show oi Seven French Artists.
Last week, Enrici, an art critic and teacher, made the trip irom Paris to set uptbe room. ‘It is more an installation,’ he explained, ‘Gasiorowski was against the idea of paintings being hung in the conventional way.’ Primitive symbols ollamily, lramed individually, hang in rows. Paintings lie on the lloor and lean against the wall. This work goes against the success 01 the artist’s early years when he was part 01 the hyper-realist movement.
Enrici describes the turning-point. ‘Success made him airaid, worried. At a major exhibition of French hyper-realism in Paris he decided to contribute a tiny picture painted white with the V oi a bird flying across it. The
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O FILMHOUSE Lothian Road. 228 6382. Mon—Sat Noon—1 1pm; Sun 6.30—11pm.
No exhibitions during September.
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French critics reacted strongly against it and even now he is remembered more lor this stunt and his hyper-realistic paintings than he is for his later work.’
From that time, Gasiorowski dedicated himseli to his passion lor painting and saw only one way of getting rid 01 his work. To give it away.
The most recent piece in the gallery is quite literally the climax of Gariorowskl’s lite and work. Before he died, he gave Michel the responsibility
0 FINE ART SOCIETY 12 Great King Street, 556 0305. Mon—Sat 10am—6pm.
General selection of 19th and early 20th century Scottish paintings.
0 FLYING COLOURS 35 William Street, 225 6776. Mon—Sat
The Autumn Collection Until end Sept. Contemporary watercolours by Scottish Lowland artists.
0 FRENCH INSTITUTE 13 Randolph Crescent, 225 5366 Mon—Fri 9.30am—1pm and 2pm—5.30pm.
O FRUITMARKET GALLERY 29 Market Street, 225 2383. Tue—Sat 10am—5.30pm; Sun 1.30pm—5.30pm. Closed Mon. Licensed café.
David Salle, Paintings and Drawings Until Sat 19 Sept. Edinburgh International Festival exhibition of this young and convention-breaking American artist. Described as a ‘painter of modern life‘ he puts together images from films, photographs and other paintings, surprisingly disconnected in his work and ‘charged with fantasy and tensron'.
Gallery closed but cafe open until next exhibition opens on 3 Oct.
Enzo Cucchi 3 Oct—15 Nov. One of Italy‘s foremost artists shows his huge vistas of Rome.
TSWA SD: Calton Hill Sculpture Until end summer. As part ofTelevision South West’s nationwide arts project, Kate Whiteford has carved Celtic-type images out ofthe turf on Calton Hill. Best seen from above — you can climb the Nelson Monument for 45p, and get a terrific view of the city besides. Clambering over the adjacent National Monument is unfortunately discouraged.
o GALLERY OF MODERN ART Belford Road, 556 8921. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm; Sun 2—5pm. Rest. [D] The Vigorous Imagination: New Scottish Art Until Sun 25 Oct. You
oi making sure that it was shown only on three conditions. That it must never be sold, that its component parts must never be separated and that it must be shown in a sacred place.
says Enrlci, lullils all three. In the room below the church, the artist, who his guardian describes as an imposing man ol cutting irony, is quite tanglbly present in his creation, joined by Mother Earth and perhaps even God. (Alice Bain)
can’t miss Sam Ainsley‘s huge 60ft banner hanging on the portico of the gallery. And inside, colour and energy characterize the work by these young Scottish artists, the first group showing of Scottish contemporary art to be held during the Festival’s 40-year history. It includes sculpture (by David Mach), photography (by Colvin and O’Donnell), installations (by Kate Whiteford and Sam Ainsley) and paintings (by Redfern, Hardie, Currie Wiszniewski and others). See it now the summer thousands have ﬂown.
e GATEWAY EXCHANGE 2—4 Abbeymount, 661 0982. Mon—Sat 9am—11pm.
No exhibitions in September.
0 GLADSTONE’S LAND GALLERY 483 Lawnmarket 226 5856 Mon-Sat 10am-4.30pm. Sun 2-4.30pm. Paintings Until Sun 27 Sept. By Cameron Coutts, John Alexander and Les McConnell.
O GRAEME MURRAY GALLERY 15 Scotland Street 556 6020 Tue—Sat 11am—5pm.
The Rigorous Imagination Until Sat 19 Sept. Playing with titles, this exhibition provides contrast to the Vigorous Imagination, though on a domestic scale. Kate Whiteford keeps to a Northern mood in thick, black charcoal. Iain Patterson, who has just exhibited in Hungary, paints a grey triptych with odd signs of life and Felim Egan elegantly translates a personal geometry swaying gently in the balance.
0 HANOVER FINE ART 104 Hanover Street, 225 2450. Mon—Fri 10am—5.30pm;Sat 10am-4pm.
West Coast Artists Until Tues 29 Sept. Group exhibition of recent work by West coast artists from ‘Gallery 8’ in Largs. Plus hand-engraved glass by Kenneth Annand and jewellery by Alan Baptie.
0 HM GENERAL REGISTER HOUSE Princes Street, 556 6585. Mon—Fri 10am—4pm.
Scotland and the Netherlands Until October. A small exhibition in the entrance hall. The not unhistoric surname Fleming is one ofthe few remaining hangovers from the inﬂux
of Flemish weavers who were invited
to Scotland to pass on their skills so
as to boost Scotland‘s textile industry
following the 400 year-old act of 1587.
O ITALIAN INSTITUTE 2a Melville Crescent 226 3173 Mon—Fri 10am—5pm (closed 1-2pm).
o KINGFISHER GALLERY 5 Northumberland Street Lane. Opening Exhibition This new gallery
opens with an exhibition ofwork by a
selection of artists including John Bellany. Alan Davie. Hamish Lawrie and sculpture by Dame Elisabeth Frink.
0 MERCURY GALLERY 2/3 North Bank Street, 225 3200. Mon—Fri 10am—5.30pm; Sat lOam—lpm.
New Generation Scotland Until Sat 17 Oct. The Mercury unveil their annual selection of work from new Scottish graduates. Artists from the four Scottish art colleges will be included.
0 NATIONAL GALLERY OF SCOTLAND The Mound. 556 8921. Mon—Sat lOam—Spm; Sun 2—5pm.
French Master Drawings from Stockholm £1 (60p) Until Sun 11 Oct. Fine examples of drawings by 18th century painters like Chardin, a master of domestic detail, the frothy Watteau and the delightful Boucher selected from the National Museum in Stockholm.
0 NATIONAL LIBRARY OF SCOTLAND George IV Bridge, 226 4531. Mon—Fri 9.30am—5pm; Sat 9.30am—1pm; Sun 2pm—5pm. Scotland and Russia Fri 18 Sept—8 Jan 1988. Following the Festival’s celebration of the October
Revolution, this exhibition examines
the historic links — cultural, scientific, economic and military — between Scotland and Russia. Burns in Edinburgh 18 Sept—8 Jan. An exhibition to celebrate the publication of Burns‘ Poems Chieﬂy in the Scottish Dialect, when the poet came to Edinburgh and charmed all the people of consequence here. 0 NETHERBOW 43 High Street, 556 9579. Mon—Sat 10am—4pm and 6pm—10.30pm. Portraits at Edinburgh and Other Landscapes Until Sat 24 Sept. Paintings by Ian Garland. 0 ODDFELLOWS BAR Oddfellows Hall, Forrest Road. Open during pub hours. Room Ten.D.Nine Until Sun 27 Sept. An exhibition by Torquil Barker who has exhibited in Japan and England and is also a playwright. Janice McNab Sun 20 Sept—Sun 11 Oct. Recent paintings. 0 OPEN EYE GALLERY 75 Cumberland Street, 557 1020. Mon—Fri 10am—6pm. Sat 10am—4pm. George Wyllle - Sat 19 Sept—Thurs 1 Oct. More prolific and energy-packed than ever, this scul?tor extraordinaire seems to turn up like magic all over the place. His work has been hanging from a crane
40 The List 18 Sept — 1 Oct