I BOURNE FINE ART 4 Dundas Street 557 411511. Mon—Fri 111am—6pm. McTaggart—Fergusson Some fine traditionals who. like a good Bunbury never wear thin. An exhibition ofScottish inipressionism and post-impressionism. 12 Aug—3 Sept.
I CHAPLAINCY CENTRE Bristo Square. 667 (1214ext 1. Mon—Sat 1(1.3(1arii—6.311pm. The Timeless Image 14 Aug—3 Sept. L-‘dith
Simon has exhibited at the Festivaleleven titiies. This will be the twelfth. ller : sculpted paper works are truly origitial.
I CITY ART CENTRE 2 Market Street. 225
2424 ext 66511. Mon~Sat 111am—6pm. Sun 21 .28 Aug and «1 Sept 2—5pm. Licensed
Drawings by Robert Colquhoun 6 Aug—24
Sept. (‘olquhoun was an inﬂuential Scottish artist w hose work is held in the national collections. These drawings were commissioned by ()liver Bernard in 1959 when ('olquhoun was living with another Scottish painter. Robert MacBryde. iii London. ('olquhoun produced the drawings. which include heads. birds. animals arid circus figures. after a reluctant start. iii a mere 48 hours. They have never been exhibited before. Rodick Carmichael: The Antipodean Decade 1978-1988 lixhibition of works by this Edinburgh-born painter. who riiovetl to Australia in 197-). It is his first major exhibition in Scotlatid since then. Until 11) Sept. I COLLECTIVE GALLERY 166 l ligh Street. 22(112611.'1‘ue~15ri 12.311—5.311pm: Sat 111.3(1am-~5.311pm. The (‘ollective emerges from its new premises this festival with two fizzy exhibitions: Relicl'ntil 23 Atig. Membersofthe (‘oIlective Gallery were asked tosetid work through the post on the theme ‘Relic'. At least 411 have replied with everything from dinosaurs to shells off the beach. Artist fora Day 24 Aug—3 Sept. Artists change round iti double quick time. I THE EDGE St Patrick's School. Drummotid Street. Open all day and late bar. The lidge is billed as the fringe onthe fringe. As well as cabaret. theatre and ‘music the lidge has ati all-day cafe and markets for browsing. Artists are welcome to join the lidge and exhibit sell their work at any time during the Festival. The Edge specialise iii experiment and innovation. Worth a look. I EDINBURGH COLLEGE OF ART Lauriston Place. 229 931 1. .‘y'lon—Tliurs 111am—8.311pm. Fri l11am—5pm. Sat 111am—4pm. Territory— New Work by Matthew Inglis Lfritil Sept 3. An exhibition of new work produced during his recent residency at the (‘rawford Art Centre. St Andrews. Bizarre combinations ofeverydayobjects. everything from stuffed birds. ray guns. foam-rubber. toy trees. gloves. waders. whip. Bible and oil paint amalgamate into images replete with inconoclastic irreverence and social comment. Art Edition of VI 14 Aug-3 Sept. Recent work by six printmakers. I ENGLISH-SPEAKING UNION 22 Atholl Crescent. 229 1528. Mon—sat 111am—5pm. Scottish Art'881'ntil3 Sept. Recent work by a number of artists including George Devlin. Vincent Butler. Margaret Malcolm antl(‘har1es McQueen. I FINE ART SOCIETY 12 Great King Street. 556113115. Mon—Sat l(1am—6pm. Edinburgh. . . The Festival City Until 3Sept. Watercolours by James Watterston Herald. I GALLERY OF MODERN ART Belford Road. 556 8921. Mon—Sat lt1am—5pm;Sun 2*5pm. From 14 Aug to 4 Sept hoursare extended to Mon—Sat l lam—6pm. Sun 11am—6pm. A free Festival Bus runs every half-hour between the National Galleries
and other exhibition venues. IDI Cafe.
Jack Goldstein, Fruitmarket Gallery The Fruitmarket has forsaken the festival theme of Italy to shoot for the stars at this year‘s festival. In slick, smooth acrylic North American artist Jack Goldstein whips up a storm in space. Large lights on a background of black infinity, far removed somehow from our earth. Curious. Though the influence of America is absorbed daily through television and the likes of MacDonalds (yes, they have made it to Edinburgh) it is always a surprise to see the work of an American artist and feel it so foreign.
Like pictures taken from a satellite, the art of Jack Goldstein is difficult to put into perspective. It imitates the flat and shiny surface of a photograph and falls deep into explosive pools of cinematic colour. In the early eighties anonymous buildings in the foreground made black silhouettes against fireworked skies. More recently, Goldstein has floated out to space altogether into colourscapes which
belong to other planets, to science and to secret skies.
Upstairs and downstairs, Goldstein batters the eyes with psychedelic sunbursts and fluorescent frames with precision. Solid colours march together in regimented rows joining forces in rainbow effects. Large metallic blobs in the foreground gauge the colour behind and measure their depth. The result could be the view from a space station window, a heavy metal album cover or equally the melting view of colours when you close youreyes.
While undoubtedly spectacular and impressively executed, these are ultimately lonely, humourless paintings, clinical and coolly urban. Paintings for a lobby or a rich room. Only one, a small violet electric storm with a golden stage, rose out of anonymity for me. After seeing Jack Goldstein l longed for a line that was not cornered or captured by masking tape, fora colourthat was not pure. (Alice Bain)
The gallery's justly renowned cafe is open
Mon—Sat l(1.311am—4.3(1pm (lunches noon—2.311pm). Sun 2.311—4.311pm.See contemporary art section for detailsof other exhibitions.
The Eardley Archive tintil 3 Sept. Lovely exhibition ofsmall works by this major talent of 211th century Scottish art. marking the 25th anniversary of her death. Includes poignant details such as a (‘hristmas card liardley made at the age of only nine as well as many of herarresting and thoughtful sketches. A book on Eardley will be published as part ofthe Scottish Masters series. price £2.95. See also Talbot Rice and Royal Scottish Academy.
Portraits of Painters L'ntil 7 ()ct. Seveti of the young bloods of the contemporary Scottish art scene are painted by Alexander Moffat. Ken (‘urrie stands with Diego Rivera at his side and Stephen Barclay cuts a dashing figure as the young aviator.
I GATEWAY GALLERY 2—4 Abbeymount.
66111982. Exhibitions Mon—Sat 111am—5pm.
Mat McCurdy 15 Aug—3 Sept. A young
Glasgow artist already showing in London and Berlin contributes to the last exhibition to be mounted at the Gateway. Due to lack of funds. the gallery plansto close early September.
I Festival Exhibition 12 Aug—2 Sept. Prints and paintings by Barbara Robertson and others.
I 30 GREAT KING STREET Daily l(1ani—5pm.
Landscapes of Highland Britain Until 24 Aug. Watercolours and drawings ofthe Scottish Highlands. Northern England and Snowdonia. (‘offee served throughout the exhibition.
'I HANOVER FINE ART 111411anover Street. 225 2451). Mon—Fri l11am—5.3(1pm; Sat 1(1am-4pm.
Summer Mixed Exhibition Until mid—Aug.
311 Scottish artists. sortie old. some new. Woodcarvings by Alan I.aidler. ceramics by Joy Taylor. jewellery by John Wilson. I HART STREET GALLERY 19 1 lart Street. 55671169. Mon—Sat 1(1am -6pm. General selection of paintings and prints by contemporary artists. Framing service available. I IXIA 44a George Street. information 225 6882. Recent Graduates See under Design and ('raft I 44 LONDON STREET Daily l11am--~lptii. New Work 12 Aug—4 Sept. Work by Tony (‘ooper and Leila Galloway . young sculptors who moved to Iidinburgh in 1986. Both artists will be iri residence throughout the exhibition. I MALCOLM INNES GALLERY 67 George Street. 2264151. Mon -Fri 9am-6pm: Sat 111am—1pni. Thorburn's Scotland t'ntii in Aug. The first-ever exhibition iti Scotland devoted to this artist. A Scottish Panorama 19 Aug— to Sept. The gallery's annual exhibition of recent acquisitions including oils. watercolours and prints. I MERCURY GALLERY 82 West Bow. Mon—Sat 111am—7pm. Scottish Women Painters 1 1 -31 Aug. The Mercury makes a temporary comeback to the Edinburgh Festival this year with five artists well-known to Scottish audiences. They are — Redpath.1iardley. Blackadder. Redfern atid Adamsori and between them they span 211th century art 111 Scotland. I MORAY HOUSE Visual Art Buildings. St John‘s Street. 556 8-155. Mott 7 Sat 1(1am—5pm. Landscape 15 Aug- 3 Sept. Recent paintings by Scottish artist Iilizabeth Reid. I OPEN EYE GALLERY 75 ( ‘umberland Place. 557 111211. Mon —-Fri 111am~6pm. Sat 1(1ani—4pm.
Marion McIntosh t'ntiI 1 Sept. This young Glasgow paititer studies the figure in oils. See Design section for otherexhibitions. I PRINTMAKERS WORKSHOP
Festival Folio 2 13 Aug- 17 Sept. Specially made prints commissioned and editioned at the Printmakers Workshop. Includes prints by Stephen (’oiiroy. Barbara Rae and Bill Gear.
Twenty one by Twenty one 13 Aug— 17 Sept.
The Printmakers Workshop was opened
21 years ago and has asked 21 printmakers to celebrate. The list includes Reinhard Behrcns. Philip Reeves. Peter Pretsell and Carmen Ambrozevich.
I RICHARD DEMARCO GALLERY
5 Blackfriars (hutch. Blackfriars Street (off
- High Street). 557117117. Mon—Sat
1(1am-6pm. Hugh MacDiarmid I~IAtig»-111Sept.An exhibition to commemorate the 111th anniversary of this Scottish writer‘s death. I ROYAL SCOTTISH ACADEMY The Mound. 225 6671. For Iiardley exhibition Mon—Sat 1(1am 5pm. Stiti 2>~5pm. Joan Eardley 12 Aug— 111 Sept. See under Photography for this companion exhibition to that at the Talbot Rice (see below). I OUEEN'S HALL (‘lerk Street. Box Office 668 21119. Mon-Sat 1(1am--5pni. Cafe. Gwyneth Leech l'ntil Sept 3. This young American artist based in Glasgow has in recent years been looking at another famous Iiuropean festival of a very different ﬂavour and history to that of lidinburgh — the Venice ('arnival. This exhibition has taken her aloriganother Italian route. her inspiration being ‘1)ecamcron' by Boccacchio. I ROYAL BOTANIC GARDEN 552 7171. Gardens Mon- Sat 9am--sunset; Sun Haiti-sunset. Plant houses and exhibitions ( mounted iti Inverleith 1 louse) Mon-Sat lliam -5ptii: Sttn 11am—5pm. Rory McEwen1932—1982 The Botanical Paintings 13 Aug 2 ()ct.Ari exhibition of exquisite beauty by an artist who. like (‘harles Rennie Mackintosh. tttrried to the flower throughout his thirty-year pairititig career. (‘oupletl with the gardens themselves. this tiiajor exhibition organised in conjunction with the Serpentine. London. is a delight not tobe missed. I ST ANNE'S COMMUNITY CENTRE 6 South Gray's (‘Iose. Iliin Street. Mon—Sat 111am—7.311pm. Exhibition 15 Aug 2 Sept. Paintingsinall mediums. I THE SCOTTISH GALLERY 94 George Street. 225 5955. Mon Fri9atii-5..’i(1pm: Sat 9.311am lpiii. James Morrison 12 Aug 6 Sept. Last year. Morrison gave tip his teaching post at Dundee (‘ollege of Art to paint ftill titne. 11c has since had an exhibition in(‘anada atitl has been working on Raririoch Moor. His current images include stack yards and standing stones in a fluid. distinctive. but ultimately formula style. I TALBOT RICE GALLERY ()ld ('ollege. l'niversityof l-Idinburgh. 667 1111 1 ext 43118. Mon-Sat. 111am—5pm: Sun 2pm--5pm. Admission i I .511 for both venues (.see also Royal Scottish Academy). Joan Eardley 12 Aug— 111 Sept. There have been a number of small exhibitions this year around Scotland to celebrate the work of .loari liardley. who died toosoon 25 years ago. This major retrospective howev er has collected together the largest selection of her work seen for riiany years. The small Gorbals faces ofchildren who were her friends and the wild line ofthe (‘atterline are subjects of Iiardley's which remain clear iti memory. A book published by Mainstream and written by (‘ordelia ()liver. critic and friendof liardley. accompanies the exhibition. price £9.95 paper. £14.95 hard. It contains
52 The List 12— 18 August 1988