ART & EXHIBITIONS LIST
17 SEPTEMBER 1988 TUESDAY TO SUNDAY
6 PM ADMISSION 70P (40P)
STREET EDINBURGH (031) 557 I I40
SPONSORED BY AGFA
FINANCIALLY ASSISTED BY THE SCOTTISH ARTS COUNCIL AND EDINBURGH DISTRICT COUNCIL
NEW FORM FROM FINLAND
Contemporary Design and Architecture. Explore the distinctive quality of Finnish design . . . skis, telephones, tabrics, furniture, jewellery, cutlery, glassware . . . at the Royal Museum of Scotland, Chambers Street, Edinburgh.
12 August to 18 September ADMISSION FREE Mon—Sat 10am—5pm; Sun 2—5pm
Maurice Denis et Italie, French Institute. See Modern section Ior details.
The illustrations and paintings at French artist Maurice Denis are small, quietand simple. His Italian landscapes with red roots and lily pads and llowering cherry almost dissolve in delicate patterns and white colours. Small prints with decorative borders illustrate hand-printed books and overall there is the sense that ii Denis had been a religious illustrator and artist attached to a monastery it would come as no surprise.
In lact, Denis was a member at the Nabi movement at the end olthe’19th century. He wrote about its theories and practised its art. Nabi, meaning prophet in hebrew, was so-called because the artists under its inlluence
' saw theselves as the prophets ol the
new art, giving their work a spiritual quality. It is impossible to assess Denis“ contribution or otherwise apart Nabi through this small exhibition alone, but it does serve to remind or introduce a lesser-known group ol artists working during the post-impressionist period.
In his essay Delinition du Neo-Traditionisme (1890) Denis, looking lorward to theory oi the 20th century, that painting is something which exists beyond the representation oi its subject and is lirst at all a ‘ilat surface with colours gathered in a certain order'. He was interested in the abstract qualities ol painting. Hints at those abstract lascinations pierce the tiny pieces at illustration here. Symbolic shapes like the tall, thin poplar repeat themselves like columns and landscapes and people are reduced to simple talk.
by contemporary artists. Framing service available.
I KEEPERS 13b Dundas Street. Mon—Sat noon—2.30pm. 5.3(l—Iilpm.
Fair Game Until end Sept. A new restaurant for Edinburgh shows work by Nicola Elstone on the subject ofpoultry and game.
I MALCOLM lNNES GALLERY 67 George Street, 226 4151. Mon—Fri 9am—6pm; Sat 10am—1pm.
A Scottish Panorama Until 10 Sept. The gallery's annual exhibition of recent acquisitions including oils. watercolours and prints.
I MORAY HOUSE Visual Art Buildings. St John's Street. 556 8455. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm.
Landscape Until 3 Sept. Recent paintings by Scottish artist Elizabeth Reid.
I OPEN EYE GALLERY 75 Cumberland Place. 557 1020. Mon—Fri loam—6pm. Sat 10am—4pm.
Carlo Rossi 3—29 Sept. New works by this well-known Scottish artist.
I PRINTMAKERS WORKSHOP Union Street. 557 2479. Mon—Sat mam—5.30pm. Festival Folio 2 Until 17 Sept. Specially made prints commissioned and editioned at the Printmakers Workshop. Includes prints by Stephen Conroy. Barbara Rae and Bill Gear. See panel.
Twenty one by Twenty one Until 17 Sept. The Printmakers Workshop was opened 21 years ago and has asked 21 printmakers to celebrate. The list includes Reinhard Behrens. Philip Reeves. Peter PretseII and Carmen Ambrozcvich. See panel.
I RICHARD DEMARCO GALLERY
Blackfriars Church. Blackfriars Street (off High Street). 557 (I707. Mon—Sat 10am-6pm.
Hugh MacDIarmid Until 10 Sept. An eclectic. oddly-assorted exhibition to commemorate the 10th anniversary ofthis Scottish writer's death. Little red sculptures and a wall of ‘Continuum‘
At the City Cate where the young and the arty buy beer. an exhibition at photographs puts taces to the otherwise spartan walls. Gavin Evans, a young photographer working In Edinburgh, has collected the bulk otthis portlolio while working Iorlhe muslc/lltestyle magazine Cut. Ideal lorthis venue. See photography section tor details.
44'l'he List 2 — 15 September 1988