ART & EXHIBITIONS LIST
named Mtiseum of the Year. Money Plants t‘ntil 31 ()ct. Plants ofalI sorts depicted on ancient and freshly minted coins. Coracle, Kayak and Canoe L'ntil 22 Sept. Iixamples of very early watercraft from a buoyant but pre-steam. unengineered age. I IMAGES GALLERY 74 I Iyndland Road. 334 53l l. Mon v—I‘ri 9.3llam--5.3llpm. No exhibition at present but general stock includes l8th and 19th century .Iapanese woodblock prints and l‘)th and 2llth century etchings. w atercolours and oils. I J.D. KELLY GALLERY 1 18 Douglas Street. Mon -I*ri Ill.3llam— 2pm and2.3tl 530me Sat Illam- 2.30pm. Hannah Frank I 'ntil 13 Aug. Sculpture. I JOHN GREEN FINE ART 2H3 Bath Street. 22| 6025. Mon» I-‘ri Illam 5pm; Sat lllam lptn. Flowers for the Festival 'I’hroughout summer. An exhibition of 19th and 2llth century flowerpaintings. I LILLIE ART GALLERY Station Road. Milngavie. 05!» 2351. Inc I-‘ri l lam- 5pm and 7 ()pm: Sat and Sun 2' 5pm. ('Iosed Monday's. Flowers in a Frame (I Aug -4 Sept. An exhibition of flower paintings from the Lillie Art (iallery collection which Iias been built up oy er the past 25 years. I MAIN FINE ART'I‘be Studio (iallery. If) (iibson Street. 334 8858. 'I’ue-Sat Illam 5pm; Sun 2-—5pm. Summer Exhibition Work by Lesley Main until mid-Aug. I MCGAVIGANS f ( iraphics and Stationery i. 24 Royal Iixchange Square. 221 401 I John Ferry I ~ntil l4 Atig. New work bya (ilasgow' artist. I MUSEUM OF TRANSPORT Kelvin I fall (Iintrance trom Bunhouse Road with parking facilities) Mon—(Sat III-5pm; Sun 2--5pm. The newly opened 'I‘ransport Museum with its fond collection ofcars. trams and trains now back on show. Glasgow Philatelic Society Exhibition t 'ntil 27 Aug. Different stamp displays during June. July and August. Strathclyde Police and Road Safety Road Show t‘nttl 29 August. ()n the road with the constabulary. Display and films. I 908 GALLERY l2 ()tago Street. 3393 I 58. Mon-Sat lflam ~(ipm. I PEOPLE'S PALACE MUSEUM (ilasgow (irecn. 554Il223. Mon Sat Illam——5pm. Sun 1— 5pm. (ilasgow‘s museum of working life. Now in its‘)tlth year. the museum is currently undergoingessential repairs and refurbishment which will last throughout the year. Stained Glass Gallery A new permanent gallery of secular and religious stained glass. acknowledging (ilasgow's impressive history in the field. I PIERCE INSTITUTE 84(l (iovan Road (by (iovan I'nderground Station. 445 1941. Mlln—Sat noon—7pm. The Cenotaph Project I'ntil 13 Aug. A project which started at the Imperial War Museum where one of the artists involved. Stuart Brisley. was artist-in-residence. ('ollaborating with Maya Balcioglu. Brisley uses the Whitehall ('enotaph as model ‘to examine the role of such public sculpture in society.' I POLLOK HOUSE 2flbll Pollokshaws Road. 6320274. Mon-Sat Illam—5pm. Sun l---5pm. Neighbour to the Burrell Collection. this 18th century house contains the Stirling Maxwell (‘ollection of Spanish paintings and period furnishings. I THE SCOTTISH DESIGN CENTRE 72 St Vincent Street. 221 6121. Mon- Sat 9.3(lam—5pm. Design for Print L'ntil 27 August. (iraphics and print design have to become the key to everything from establishing corporate identity to reviving a ﬂagging image. Just look what they‘ve done to The Guardian. This show takes over l5llexamples of work designed and printed in Britain and looks at the impact of new technologyon printing design.
SHREWD REFLECTIONS ON PICABIA
Picabia and Magic Mirror, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh
As the band played 'Baby Face‘ on the opening day I came bang up against the kind of smiles you would have found on the inside of a Gl‘s locker in the forties. Baby Face indeed. Boobs and burns. A quick change of mood and there was a canvas painted creamy white like nougat pierced with little dots of eyes. Picabia called it silence. In yet another room Saint Sebastian bears up to his arrows and bleeds under the outlines of an athletic nymphette to his right and a vulture to his left. It‘s the old life and death situation that all martyrs have to face inthe end.
Picabia was no martyr to his work in life — he made a positive virtue of chopping and changing his style throughout his entire career. He sailed over the critics and the movements and the art establishment as an artists’ artist and has remained one ever since. Remarkably, his rebelliousness has not lost its punch and even now it is impossible to tie Picabia down.
No martyr, but in the eighties, 35 years after his death, Picabia has become something of a saint. During the sixties the pop artist Richard Hamilton organised a Picabia exhibition. In the seventies a restricted view of his work was given in exhibitions in Paris and New York, his later paintings being considered less
interesting. In the eighties, Picabia has
I SPRINGBURN MUSEUM Ayr Street (adjacent to Springburn Railway Station i. 557 1405. Mon I-‘ri Ill.3flam- 5pm. Sun
A Place to Stay t 'ntil Nov ss. ()ne ofthe largest exhibitions ey er mounted on the subject of housing in Scotland. The exhibition traces the transformation in Springburn from a small y illage and industrial suburb where property w as privately owned. to today 's tow n dominated by council tow er blocks. home for 50"; of the residents.
I THIRD EYE CENTRE 35llSauchiehaIl Street. 332 752 I . 'I'ue» Sat ltlam 5.3llpm. Sun 2 -5.3llpm.
Ken Currie l'ntil 28 August. ()ne of (ilasgow's young painters shows new work. Pessimistic scenesot the otherside of(‘ulture (‘ityz Apart from the I Iistory Mttral at the People’s Palace which isa permanent fixture. this is (‘urric's first major solo show in Scotland. Recommended.
Our Lives I 'ntil 28 Aug. Poems and drawings by young people in Strathclyde. Sean Hudson Ifntil 28 August. Voicesfrom the Spanish (‘ivil War. Photographs evoking the courage and humanity of sixteen Scottish veterans of the Spanish (‘ivil War. A ('rawford Centre. St Andrewsexhibition.
I TRANSMISSION GALLERY 13(‘hisholm Street. 552 4813. Mon- Sat noon-opm.
I WASPS 2o King Street. 552 ll5o4. Mon—Fri Illam 5pm. A new shop. exhibition space and resource centre with information on work by all WASI’S artists. Slide library and information about how to commission work.
I DACKROOM GALLERY 42 London Street. 556 832‘). Mon—Sat 9am—5pm.
East Coast Talent 7 Aug—4 Sept. Six young artists show in this delighttul room in the ‘back shop'. All are recent graduatesof
been released in exhibitions around the world in unedited versions- with the revival of interest in painting in Scotland this decade, it is shrewd programming that has led the Gallery of Modern Artto mountthis latest retrospective. the first in Britain for some years.
Bouncing along from one style to the next, Picabia frees the spirit—his own and others. ‘If the work of another translates my dream, his work is mine‘ he said in 1922. This is a one man exhibition. but Picabia somehow incorporates the faces and shadows of many-the cubists. the surrealists. the dadaists, the cinema pioneers, the composers.
It is equally evident that Picabia is notjust a twister, a joker. a
Dundee and Iidinburgh colleges ofart. (iraham Anderson makes 3-dimensions with his sculptural ceramics. Richard ('ou/ins paints and constructs. Ruth
Dow nie makes textiles and prints. Dannie McI‘ic is a painle r. Alastair Mack looksto Matisse for print inspiration and .lared I.ce 'I‘aylor fashions jewellery. It's acolourful selection lol’ the IL‘SIIVLII.
I BURBERRY SCOTCH HOUSE ’I‘hird Floor. 3‘) 4| Princes Street. 55" 4257. Mon Sat 9am 5.30pm;'l‘hurs‘lam (tpm.
The Scottish Crafts Collection Iixtcnded until end Sept. (‘ontemporary Scottish craftw'ork including jewellery . ceramics. glass. textiles. wood and silversmithing. organised by the Scottish Development Agency.
I CALTON GALLERY Ill Royal 'I‘erracc. 550 Hill). Mon I’ri Illam opm; Sat
ltlam- 1pm. '
Reflections ofVenice 13 Aug~-5 Sept. 'I'w-o centuries of paintings and w atercoloursof Venice. seen through the eyes of 3(lartists workingbetwecn l74lland 1940. Selection includes work by David Roberts. W. R. Sickert and MB. Brabazon. All worksfor sale.
I CARLYLE GALLERY North Bridge 557 5llo8. Mon» Sat lllam -()plll.
l‘)th and 2(lth century Scottish decorative paintings in a Tea Room setting.
I CENTRAL CYCLE HIRE l3 I.ochrin Place. 'I‘ollcross. Inlo 2286333. Daily 9am—7pm. Edinburgh Festival Photography and Cat Paintings? Aug 3 Sept. It'sanodd mixture and in a cycle shop too? I Iowever. if you need a bike. like cats. and would like a view of Iidinburgh. this is the place togo. I CENTRAL LIBRARY (ieorge IV Bridge. 225 5584. Mon l‘ri ‘)am- 9pm. Sat 9am-1pm.
Tae Kwon Do I ~ntiI 2f) Aug. Marshallingof the arts of self defence on the reference library staircase.
I CITY ART CENTRE 2 Market Street. 225
manipulatorofart.Neitherishiswork l academic. He is a visionary. In the dark-rimmed eyes of monsters, the pencilled eyebrows of his pin-up girls, the abstracts and the overlaying images of his ‘transparency' paintings, his paintings stir the memory of creative spirits of past and future. His work at once has the patina of an old master and the fresh ground of the current young contemporaries. Without becoming buried in complexity. Picabia's work is all-seeing —there are eyes everywhere. in dots. in breasts, in machines and just where you would expectthem.
In the eclectic Eighties, when painters such as Cucchi and Salle have recently been seen in Scotland, Picabia comes as masterto many. And as the exhibition moves from Spanish senorita to ancient phallic symbol. Picabia will get you giggling and maybe tweak your heart. Anything goes! (Alice Bain)
The Magic Mirror is an exhibition of surrealist work held in one private collection. It fills the back two rooms of the Academy, complementing the Picabia retrospective superbly. It is also worth mentioning the bookshop and cafe, both of which can be visited independently ofthe exhibitions—they have been located boldly in the body of the building in the top hall and first room and set an atmosphere of colour and fun. There is also a series of films and talks relating to Picabia and Surrealism —see listings for details.
2424 ext (io5ll. Mon Sat Illam -opm. Sun 2 I .28 Aug and 4 Sept 2 5pm. licensed cafe. [D]
Reality and Imagination in Neapolitan Painting in the 17th and 19th centuries'l'lte theme of the Festival this year is Italy soit is understandable that the (‘ity Art (‘cntrc should fill itself full of Naples. 'I’his isa thistoric exhibition of the type you might expect from a national gallery ~ 4() paintings by a number of artists show life as it was in the I7th. 18th and l‘)th centuries. Among the artists represented are (iuiscppe Bonito and (‘arlo('oppola. Drawings by Robert Colquhoun t» Aug—24 Sept. (‘olquhoun was an influential Scottish artist whose work is held in the national collections. 'I‘hese drawings were commissioned by ()liver Bernard in 195‘) when (‘olquhoun was living with another Scottish painter. Robert MacBryde. in London. (‘olquhoun produced the drawings. which include heads. birds. animals and circus figures. after a reluctant start. in a mere 48 hours. Ilis need for money at the time was desperate. Designed Environments in the Netherlands L'ntil 5 Aug. Iidinburgh is the first I'Kcity to adopt a percentage for Art scheme but a similar scheme is tip and running in
I Iolland. This exhibition sury ey s some of the results.
I CITY OBSERVATORY ( ‘alton I Iill. 556 4305. Daily Illam--4.3Ilpm.
Edinburgh in Depth l'ntil 2 ( )ct. Admission £1 (50p). Start your tourofthecityherc. with magnificent panorama and 3-D colour show.
2201305. Mon Sat 10am 5.30pm. This is I/lt' place to see contemporary
British glass; the selection is always
excellent and the gallery. recognising that glass is a tactile medium. have a very welcome policy ofencouraging visitors to handle the pieces.
I COLLECTIVE GALLERY loo Iliin Street.
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