ART & EXHIBITIONS LIST
A Portfolio at Posters Until 12 Feb. The name E. McKnight Kauffer is not so well-known. but his posters are. He is the artist behind the stylish London Underground posters ofthe 20s. still distinctive images today. In total 48 posters will be exhibited in this exhibition organised by the John Judkyn Memorial foundation.
I COMPASS GALLERY 178 West Regent Street. 221 6370. Mon—Sat 10am—5.30pm. James Hardie 6 Feb—3 March. Paintings from America and Scotland.
I CYRIL GERBER FINE ART 148 West Regent Street. 221 3095. Mon—Fri ‘).30am—5.30pm: Sat ‘).30am— 12.30pm. British paintings and drawings.
I FINE ART SOCIETY I34 Blythswood Street. 332 4027. Mon—Fri ‘).30am—5.30pm: Sat l0am—1pm. Scottish paintings from the l‘)th and 20th centuries.
I GLASGOW ARTS CENTRE 12 Washington Street. 221 4526. Mon—Fri 10am—5pszat l0—5pm.
Marie Barbour Until 6 Feb. Strong black and white prints (primarily linocuts) which take for their inspiration the geometry and energy of industrial Glasgow. Barbouris committed to recording the dynamics of the fast—disappearing world ofheavy industry. She is a recent graduate of Glasgow School of Art. This is a touring show from the Arnolfini. Bristol.
I GLASGOW PRINT STUDIO 25 King Street. 5520704. Mon—Sat 10am—5.30pm. Annual Show Until 3()Jan. First show for the newly sited studio. All activities will be centred in these temporary premises until May 1988. when the whole operation will move to 22 King Street. King Street is round the corner from the Tron Theatre. I HAGGS CASTLE 100 St Andrews Drive. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm; Sun 2—5pm. Glasgow‘s museum for children. Making Faces: For Children Until 22 Feb. I HILLHEAD LIBRARY 348 Byres Road. 33‘) 7223. Mon—Fri ‘).30am— 1pm. 2—8pm; Sat 9.30am—lpm and 2—5pm. Closed Wed. Glasgow Photography Group Until end Feb. First showing of a group ofphotographers based in the Glasgow area. Visual Artists Register Glasgow An index of slides and artists‘ details to help you find work you like and presumably would like to see more ofor buy. I HUNTERIAN ART GALLERY University of Glasgow. IIillhead Street. 3305431. Mon—Fri ‘).30am—5pm: Sat ‘).30am—1pm. The Mackintosh House Gallery: Open as above but closed for lunch 12.30—1.30pm. 50p admission on weekday afternoons and Saturdays. A reconstruction ofthe architect's home fitted with original furniture. Mackintosh Graphics Until Dec. Original designs and printed graphics for posters. invitations. menus. advertising labels etc. and representative examples by Mackintosh's contemporaries. Margaret and Francis MacDonald and James Herbert MacNairn. Old Master Drawings from the University of Leiden 23 Jan—31 March. The first British and only Scottish showing of a major exhibition of Dutch and Flemish drawings from the 16th to the 19th centuries. Work by Gossaert. Avercamp and Willem van de Velde. I HUNTERIAN MUSEUM The University of Glasgow. 339 8855. Mon—Fri 9.30am—5pm: Sat 9.30am—lpm. Twice named Museum of the Year. the llunterian Collection includes objects ranging from Captain Cook's Pacific treasures to the Bearsden Shark. No temporary exhibitions until April. I IMAGES GALLERY 74 Hyndland Road. 334 5311. Mon—Fri 9.30am—5.30pm.
19th and 20th century watercolours and etchings.
I J. D. KELLY GALLERY 118 Douglas Street. Mon—Fri 10.30am—2pm and 2.30—5.30pm:Sat 10am—2.30pm.
First exhibition of the year opens 23 Jan.
I LILLIE ART GALLERY Station Road.
_ INTERNATIONAL THIRD EY
Third Eye Centre, Glasgow Jiri David has got himself lost in a great big washing cycle. The hand painted on the wall says press here but nothing happens. Which symbol to chose? There's a warm 40%, a cloud and a hammer. Confusion reigns.
David is Czechoslovakian, the second artist from Prague Third Eye has exhibited this year. In his first solo show outside his own country, the large washing machine painting covers one wall. Symbols we use everyday are spun with the less familiar. It's a strange formula, roughly executed and sparse.
The black and white series are no more enlightening. White backgrounds, dead and empty, throw up sculptural shapes. Jiri describes his fascination lortombstones, walls and bridges in the catalogue. He paints them, isolated by white, remembering their lichen green. But, like the black paintings which were made the following year in 1987, they lack both definition and conviction. The illusory ones among them like Through The Net conjure up more sci-li illustration than phnosophy.
A negative eftect, white lines on
black, make blackboards of the later paintings. David has moved from the substance of the white paintings to symbols. Dotted lines suggest trial and equation, but here too, among the birds and knots and floating geometry, there is something loHided about his work. Floppy bunnies ears are the most entrancing symbols in this awkward language. The rest have been through a tumble wash backwards and sadly leave me cold.
Stephen Huber, of the Swinging Chandelier at the Edinburgh International, has a small exhibition of sculpture next door. Chandeliers appearto be his signature. One appears here as wheelbarrow wheel and another inside a barrow. Near them, three giant golden keys hold each other up as the Trinity. They turn all sorts of associations— religious pomp, monetary pomp and a Looking-Glass world among them. A huge 50p minted with hands joined is cut into a triptych.
This young German sculptor handles large subjects with operatic tongue in cheek, ending up a smoothy with a dose of decadence. (Alice Bain)
Milngavie. 956 2351. 'I‘ue-Fri 11am—-5pm and 7-9pm; Sat and Sun 2~- 5pm.
The Early Years Until b Feb. A South West Galleries Association exhibition. Scottish Photographic Circle Annual Exhibition Until 31 Jan.
I MAIN FINE ARTThe Studio Gallery. 16 Gibson Street. 334 8858. Tue Sat l0am—5pm; Sun 2—5pm.
Scottish contemporary painting.
I METRO GALLERY 713 Great Western Road. 33‘) 0737 (opp Botanic Gardens). Tue—Sat 1 1am—5pm.
Winter Exhibition Until end Jan. Paintings. prints and ceramics by Scottish artists.
I PEOPLE'S PALACE MUSEUM Glasgow Green. 5540223. Mon Sat 10am--5pm. Sun l—5pm. Glasgow‘s museumol working life.
Smudge'l‘he ('ity of('ulture Kitty is appearing at the Scottish Cat Show . For pawprinl and detailsolthis \'.1.('. see Guestlist.
I POLLOK HOUSE 2060 I’ollokshaws Road.
6320274. Mon—Sat 10am-5pm. Sun 1—5pm.
Neighbour to the Burrell Collection. this 18th century house contains the Stirling Maxwell Collection of Spanish paintings and period furnishings.
I SCOTTISH AMICABLE GALLERY 150St Vincent Street. Mon -1~‘ri‘)am»—5pm. Glasgow Landscapes Until 2‘)January. Photographs by David Ferguson.
I THE SCOTTISH DESIGN CENTRE 72 St Vincent Street. 221 (i121. Muir—Fri 9.30am--5pm. Sat ‘)am~5pm.
Design Review 3 Feb- 15 March. The annual look at the Design Centre's selection of products during the past year. I SPRINGBURN MUSEUM Ayr Street (adjacent to Springburn Railway Station). 557 1405..\1oirFri 10.30am—5pni. Sun
A Place to Stay Until Nov 88. One ofthe largest exhibitions ever mounted on the subject of housing in Scotland. The exhibition traces the transformation in Springburn from a small village and industrial suburb where property was privately owned. to today‘stown dominated by the council-owned tower blocks where 50"} of the residents now live. Photographs by 19th century Springburn photographer William Graham are on display along with the work of amateurs in the following years. Domestic items illustrate the change in living conditions 7 from coal-fired range to gas cooker. from gramaphone to video. The Cowlairs Railway Works l mu June. Historical exhibition of life and timesof Scotland‘s one time largest railway works. I THIRD EYE CENTRE 350 Sauchiehall Street. 332 7521 . 'I'ue Sat Want—5.30pm. Sun 2- 5.30pm. Cafe. [1)]
Jiri David l'ntil 31 Jan. The Czech artist who was unable to show earlier thisyear with Margita 'I‘itlov a. finally makes it to Third liye. Born in 195o. he livesand
works in Prague and this is his first exhibition in the West. lIis painting is described as combining an understanding of current Western artistic concerns with the symbols and images ofthe Czechoslovakian mood. Stephen Huber Until 31 Jan. ()ne ofthe artists taking part in the Edinburgh International. Iluber uncovers new identities for objects. This is his first one-man show iii Britain for the young German artist. Evelyn Carey/George Washington Wilson Until 31 Jan. Photographs which record the scale and grandeur of the building of the Forth Rail Bridge 1885—1890. (‘arey was official photographer and an assistant engineer on the construction. Tina Shwarz Until 31 Jan. Schwarl. fuses past and present in a combination ot’old family snaps. text and herown photographs. A recent graduate of Glasgow School of Art. she lives and works in Copenhagen. I TRANSMISSION GALLERY 13915 Chisholm Street. 552 4813. Tue ~Sat Noon—6pm. lPhotographs by Dladele Bamgboye. Stephen Birrell. Stephen Dunlop and Stan Shepherd Until 30 Jan. Bamgboye‘s photography is always sensitive and richly intimate. Birrell uses triptychs to look at social issues. Dunlop takes symbols toexplore emotion and Shepherd transforms interior spaces. I WASHINGTON GALLERY 44 Washington Street. 221 6780. Mon—Fri 10am—5pm; Sat 10am— 1 pm. I 908 GALLERY 12 ()tago Street. 3393158. Mon—Sat 10am—bpm. Animals 23 Jan— I b’ Feb. A (ilasgow bestiary by invited artists.
I BLUE PARROT 4‘) St Stephen Street. Tue—Sat l0am—3pm and 7—1 1pm;
The Blue Parrot restaurant exhibitsthe
work of Edinburgh artists.
I BOURNE FINE ART 4 Dundas Street 557
4050. Mon—Fri 10am—bpm.
Scottish paintings 1800-1950. Della
Robbia pottery. Liberty pewter and art
I BURBERRY SCOTCH HOUSE Third Floor. 3941 Princes Street. Mon-«Sat
9am—5 . 30pm: Thurs ‘)am—(ipm.
The Scottish Crafts Collection Until July
1988. An exhibition ofcontemporary craftwork from Scotland including jewellery. ceramics. glass. textiles. wood and silversmithing. organised by the Scottish Development Agency.
I CALTDN GALLERY 10 Royal Terrace. 556
1010. Mon—Fri 10am—6pm: Sat
Watercolours and drawings by over 150 British and Iiuropean artists. 1790- 1940. I CARLYLE'S GALLERY North Bridge. Egypt: The Romance of the Pharaohs From 3 Feb. A celebration ofthe 150th anniversary ofthe travels of Stockbridge-born David Roberts RA. in Egypt and the Holy Land. with 250 of his superb lithographed views.
I CENTRAL LIBRARY George IV' Bridge. 225 5584. Mon—Fri 9am—9pm. Sat
‘)am— 1 pm.
Ancient Egypt Until end Feb. The library takes a look at pharoahs and pyramids to coincide with the Gold of the Pharaohs exhibition at the City Art Centre.
I CITY ART CENTRE 2 Market Street. 225 2424 ext 6650. Mon—Sat lilani—opm. Licensed cafe. |D]
Gold of the Pharaohs 2 Feb-12 Mar. £l hip. The crash barriers are up in Market Street as the City Art Centre expect even bigger queues for this exhibition than the Emperors‘ Warriors of 1985. This is the only UK venue which will show the treasures of Pharaoh Psusennes the First who died nearly three thousand years ago. The formula of age plus beauty is bound to
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