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JOHN NELSON Antique Maps and Prints, Watercolours 20—31 October 1987 Open 10am—12noon; 1.30pm—5pm

JONART GALLERY 22—24 Victoria Street Edinburgh 031 225 4413

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new work from 17 young Scots, including painters Campbell, \N'iszniewski, Howson and

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Belford Road, Edinburgh 031-556 8921

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This major exhibition features Currie and photographers

Colvin and ()‘Donnell.

()ne of the most ambitious projects staged in Scotland this decade, the exhibition includes specially commis— sioned installations by David Mach, Kate V’Vhiteford and Sam Ainsley.

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Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh Enzo Cucchi is an artist with a world reputation. He has been placed in a group at artists named the ‘Trans-avantgarde’ by the Italian art critic, Achille Oliva and has exhibited all over Europe and America. But tor the iirsttime he has a solo show in Britain. And Scotland has it. The Fruitmarket have pipped the London galleries and as the exhibition will be moving directly to France alter its showing here, there is likely to be some movement irom the south to see it.

The trip up will be worth it. Particularly as a surprise exhibition has also just opened in the Fruitmarket’s upstairs space. Discovering that the Cucchi show would not split overtwo iloors, the gallery lound they had space on their hands at the very last minute. They did not need to look lar. Dr Friedel oi Lenbachhaus (where both exhibitions were llrst shown) was so pleased with the Cucchi hanging that he stepped in and uttered a selection oi work irom the ‘Homage to Beuys’ exhibition, begun as a birthday celebration, but tragically becoming a memorial alter Beuys’ death last year. Selected by dealer (oi

5 both Cucchi and Beuys) Bemd Kluser, it

includes names like Warhol, Schnabel, Richter and Richard Hamilton. It too is a llrst British showing.

Despite the prestigious roll-call upstairs it is Cucchi who takes star-billing on this occasion. His

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paintings here are gathered together under the title Testa, Italian tor head. Why then the big test, treading like clouds or gods on the red rooftops oi Renaissance Rome? Why the stylised sheaves oi com painted soitly on heavy concrete. It seems that the head must be searched lor. Follow his dotted lines. Take his narrow roads. Check out the planets in black skies. Like the land oi the Little Prince, Cucchi’s landscapes are stripped oi detail. The journey oi discovery is the only plot.

It is tempting to use the word sophisticated to describe Cucchl’s work. But that would exclude the simple enjoyment which his paintings encourage. Though they bring a cerebral climate with them, their cool colours also bring the heat at Italy. The Fruitmarket houses them sympathetically, but they would be equally at home on the walls oi an ancient courtyard. They are dusty with Italy's cultural past, the lrescoes oi Giotto, the ceramic Madonnas ol della Robbia. But looking back, Cucchi translates with an unexpected language lor today. He iinlshes his ‘lresco' with Araldlte and exchanged ceramic ior rubber, the result not mocking or crude in its unusualness, but intriguing and charismatic.

in the hands at Cucchi, weighty, universal subjects like the cycles at nature, creation and death move irom the cramped quarters oi the head and thought, into the more instinctively understood visual world. (Alice Baln)

the people of consequence here.

0 NEGOCIANTS BAR/RESTAURANT 45/47 Lothian Street. Bar hours. Table Tops Until Sat 31 ()ct. An exhibition ofpastel painting by Joan Gillespie. Table tops take a still life theme.

0 JOHN NELSON 22 Victoria Street, 225 4413. Mon—Sat IOam—Noon and 1.30—5pm.

Scottish Ports and Harbours 2—31 Oct. 0 NETHERBOW 43 High Street. 556 9579. Mon—Sat 10am—4pm and 6pm—1().3()pm.

Vibration oi Harmony Until Sat 31 Oct. Textiles and calligraphy from Yumiko Ogawa ofJapan.

Judith Bromley Until Sat 31 Oct. Cafe exhibition.

Masks and Maskmaking Fri 16—Sat 24

Get. An exhibition to coincide with the Festival of Mime and Mask Theatre at the Netherbow.

Living Arts irom Airica Mon 26—Sat 31 Oct. Contemporary and traditional work including carving. linocuts. fabrics and jewellery.

0 ODDFELLOWS BAR Oddfellows Hall. Forrest Road. 11.30am—11pm. Georgio Woollson and Rory Smith Until Fri 30 Oct. Drawings of sculpture.

0 OPEN EYE GALLERY 75 Cumberland Street. 557 1020. Mon—Fri 10am—6pm. Sat 10am—4pm.

Two Artists Until Thurs 22 Oct. Christine Woodside - recent paintings. watercolours and drawings. Stuart Beaty— ‘Birds and Beasts‘ Sculpture in Wood.

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