ART & EXHIBITIONS LIST
L188 Milroy Until 5 Mar. Canadian born. Milroy now lives in London. Her paintings are about perception and choose to change the actuality of things like fans and melons into ‘pictures‘ of those objects.
AII Lohr Until 5 Mar. Surrealist presentation of glass as light bulb and glass as art. Humorous and strange. Lohr's objects set out to engage. Lohr is a West German artist living in London and this is his first solo show in this country.
Peter Neill Until 5 Mar. Locations and objects from Neill's childhood in photographs.
I TRANSMISSION GALLERY 13 Chisholm Street. 552 4813. Mon—Sat noon—6pm. Transmission is about to move to new I premises in 28 King Street. just around the
I WASPS 26 King Street. 5520564. Mon-Fri 10am—5pm. A newshop. exhibition space and resource centre with information on work by all WASPS artists. Slide library and information about how to commission work.
David Zellltovslty L'nti124 Feb. Sculpture.
I ARTIS 26 Gayfield Square. 556 7546. Mon—Fri l0am—5pm. New Images by Bob Cargill Until 2 Mar. An opportunity to see a solo show in a domestic setting. Artis is an arts consultancy which promotes and markets the work of Scottish artists. I BOURNE FINE ART 41)undas Street. 557 4050. Mon—Fri 10am—6pm. Scottish painting 1800-1950 and decorative arts. I CALTON GALLERY 10 Royal Terrace. 556 1010. Mon—Fri I0am—6pm; Sat 10am— 1 pm. 19th and early 20th century British paintings and watercolours. I CENTRAL LIBRARY George IV Bridge. 225 5584. Mon—Fri 9am—9pm: Sat 9am—1pm. 225 5584. Visual China Photographic Display Until 20 Mar. Photographs by Alec Neilson in the Edinburgh Room Gallery. Poll Tax Display Until 25 Feb. In the Scottish Library. As We Were 50 Years Ago Until 28 Feb. A staircase exhibition. I CITY ART CENTRE 2 Market Street. 225 2424 ext 6650. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm. Licensed cafe. [D]. The City’s Pictures Until 11 Mar. During February and March all four ﬂoors ofthe City Art Centre are given over to display work from the city‘s collection. A good opportunity to see what they‘ve got in store. Scottish colourists. contemporaries and topographical views of Edinburgh all have their place in this varied collection. Should Auld Acquaintance be Forgot 18 Feb—29 Mar. Eight artists were commissioned by the City Art Centre to take a fresh look at Edinburgh and give their verdict on its face today. Already holding historic. mostly topographical views of the city. the centre picks up the tradition of urban ‘portraiture‘ using young artists with contemporary views. Everyday life likely to disappear in the next few years was the target for this particular project. I COLERIOGE GALLERY 47b George Street. 2201305. Mon—Sat 10am—5.30pm. This is the place to see contemporary British lass. I COLLECTIVE GALLERY 166 High Street. 2201260.Tue—Fri 12.30—5.30pm. Recent Paintings by William Diclt Until 25 Feb. Trained in Glasgow. Dundee and London, Dick has been working as a printmaker and part-time teacher forthe past ten years. This exhibition marks a return to Scotland. His present work explores the iconography of Christian and pagan symbols. I CRAIGMILLAR MUSEUM Craigmillar Primary School. Harewood Road.
Street. 332 7521 . Tue—Sat 10am—5.30pm. !
Just opened. this new museum looks at the
A LOT OF BOTTLE
Third Eye Centre, Glasgow
There are two exhibitions at Third Eye this month. One is a quirky, lightweight display oi the ubiquitous plastic mineral water bottle, the other is a room of paintings, as groomed and ilashy as a soft-top GTI. The bottles giggle as they pretend to be the secrets at a luturistic museum, while the paintings purr in their white drawing room.
All Lohr, who made an impressive sculpture oi engines close to the water at the Glasgow Garden Festival, brings his battles to light iorthe first time at Third Eye Centre, though after being brought up on Blue Peter's Squeer bottle culture, it is perhaps diiiicult not to look upon this body at work as something of an expert. There are mini-space ships, mini-towers and plastic flowers, all ideal iorthe home which thought it had everything. Does this mean that our useless plastic bottles have a life after Perrier or will our museums have to look to their Evians it they are to catch the essence of our era? Is Lohr lllrting with ecology or is the message more surreal than that? I’m airaid I can't get past delighting in the gem-like, almost crystal quality of Lohr's bottle-art.
Next door Lisa Milroy paints a dozen pairs of shoes on one canvas, twenty LP records on another and twenty lans
on yet another. Her canvas collections have a sophisticated superiiciality- they rejoice in their single dimension and simplicity. But it is a sterile simplicity. The paintings rejoice in
themselves, leaving little opportunity ior conversation with the viewer. When Jasper Johns copied the American llag in the fifties, Andy Warhol reduced the icon at Marilyn Monroe to a row at reproductions in the sixties, and Tony Cragg made test tubes into giant sculptures in the eighties, the moment
tor their examination of the nature of representation hit a nerve. The images they chose to reinvent atter lirst neutralising them by art, are potent to their age. it is hard to say how Lisa Milroy’s seemingly random choice of shoes and locks and naval caps strikes the chord at that invention. As cheeky yuppie wallpaper they perhaps have something to say, as an exercise in the tradition of still lite and the question of representation they somehow lall ilat.(Alice Bain)
history and current activities of Craigmillar. a district in south Edinburgh known for its summer festival but also as one of Edinburgh‘s socially neglected
I FINE ART SOCIETY 12 Great King Street. 5560305. Mon—Sat 10am—6pm.
Victorian Art 11 Feb—7 Mar. The Fine Art Society follow their period ‘Thirties‘ exhibition with a look further back to the years when the Society was established as a purveyor of fine Victorian art. Established in 1876 in the heyday ofthe Victorian print and painting. the Society continues to deal in this period. particularly successfully in recent years since the rise and rise of the nostalgia business. This exhibition takes that era in its entirety. showing not only Victorian works ofart but hanging them richly and thickly in heavily decorated surroundings. I EDINBURGH UNIVERSITY PSYCHOLOGY DEPARTMENT George Square. Info 229 4637. Mon—Fri 9am—5pm.
Sheryl Joyce Until 15 Feb. Colourful. figurative oils.
I FLYING COLOURS GALLERY 35 William Street. 225 6776. Tue—Fri 11am—6pm. Sat 10am—1pm.
Spring Exhibition Until 28 Feb. Watercolours of Switzerland by Glasgow artist Alma Wolfson. Also work by Anne Mendelow and other Scottish artists.
I FRENCH INSTITUTE 13 Randolph Crescent. 225 5366. Mon—Fri 9.30am—1pm and 2pm—5.30pm.
Photos de Mode 20 Feb—17 Mar. Three French professional photographers take a close look at fashion and the fashion world. Photos of couture and a special homage to Paco Rabanne.
I FRUITMARKET GALLERY 29 Market Street. 225 2383. Tue—Sat 10am—5.30pm; Sun 1.30pm—5.30pm.
SIX Dutch Artists Until 12 Mar. Introducing Rob Scholte. Marlene Dumas. Peer Veneman. chk Visch. Han Schuil and Alexander Schabracq. All are young and new to Scotland. Approached by the Dutch government under the auspices of
the Contemporary Art Foundation. the Fruitmarket were offered thisopportunity to show artists of their choice. This enlightened attitude of central government to the promotion oftheir artists makes the British system (where an Arts Council stands in for a Ministry of Culture. a body which could exert a much more powerful lobby) seem somewhat behind the times. One ofthe most spectacular pieces in the exhibition — a large cube with neon lights. is sited on the roof of the gallery and will be viewed from North Bridge and Waverley Market. Three sculptors show in the lower gallery. with two painters upstairs. The Fruitmarket organisers describe the work as very international.
I GALERIE LA BELLE ANGELE 11 Ilasties Close. Cowgate (behind 369 Gallery) Mon—Fri 10am—5.30pm; Sat 11am—4pm. Framing for artists done on the premises. I GALERIE MIRAGES Raeburn Place.315 2603. Tue—Sat 9am—5pm. Sun 2—5pm. closed Mondays.
Colourful selection of goodies from the gallery's treasure store. Decorative and
functional objects from Afghanistan. Thailand. India and Africa.
Soumaltliugs Until end Feb. A special weave resembling embroidery from Iran. The gallery will also be showing kilims and furniture from the East at thistime.
I GALLERY OF MODERN ART Belford Road. 556 8921. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm; Sun 2—5pm. [D] Cafe.
The gallery‘s justly renowned cafe is open Mon—Sat 10.30am—430pm; Sun 2.30—4.20pm. Cream teas will be served from 3—4.15pm.
Ian Hughes 11 Feb—19 Mar. Over the past year. Ilughes has been working at the GMA as the gallery's first artist-in-residence. With interests in pain, death. cruelty and anguish. thisis an exhibition far from decorative. drawing room values.
Lunchtime Concerts Thursdays at 1.15pm. Admission by programme £1. Veronica Henderson on cello — 16 Feb. David Rimer. Jacqueline Kennedy. Harry Johnstone and Stewart Benzie make up a horn quartet — 2 Mar. Colin Kingsleyon piano— 16 Mar.
GLASGOW PRINT STUDIO
22 KING STREET
A comprehensive range oforiginal prints at affordable prices always on view.
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IAN MeCULLOCH Painting and Prints 1987-1988 4 - 28 February Mon—Sat 10am—5.30pm also THE ORIGINAL PRINT S1 101’
25 King Street. (ilasgoyv (i l 50].
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