ART & EXHIBITIONS LIST
Kelly Gallery, Glasgow
George Devlin paints French. He has poppies in his golden tields and poplars by his rivers. This exhibition embraces the art and heart of France, particularly an impressionist France, without resistance. Perhaps that accounts the lack at real power in these paintings. Though they are painted with obvious pleasure and energy, there is something not quite real about them. Looking back to the plein air
took place. Thousands ofworkers demonstrated in George Square fora 40-hour week and shop steward Willie Gallacher was arrested. Eventually chairman of the Communist Party in Britain. Gallacher worked to improve the living conditions of the people for the rest of his life. This bttst. by Ian Walters. joins the People‘s Palace parade of personalities which includes Keir l lardie. Jimmy Maxton and John Wheatley.
I POLLOK HOUSE 2060 Pollokshaws Road. 6320274. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm. Sun l—5pm. Neighbour to the Burrell Collection. this 18th century house contains the Stirling Maxwell Collection of Spanish paintings and period furnishings.
I SPRINGBURN MUSEUM Ayr Street (adjacent to Springburn Railway Station). 557 1405. Mon—Fri 10.30am—5pm; Sat 10am—4pm; Sun 2—5pm.
Sculpture at Springburn Following Rona McNicol. artist-in-residence. Springburn moves into this month with more sculptural offerings. ‘I Ieritage and Hope— Springburn 1989'. a bronze group by the Edinburgh artist Vincent Butler. hasjust been unveiled in Atlas Square. and an exhibition describing its makingis
majesty of Monet and the sunlight oi
Van Gogh, they cannot but leel dimmer in comparison.
Though without bite, his paintings have a rich, bright quality which is much admired abroad and it seems, by collectors in this country. In this exhibition his best are those which cut out detail altogether and head for abstraction. Noon Light simply breaks landscape down to turquoise, blue, yellow and orange stripes which are less sell-consciously ‘French-style’ than the rest. (Alice Bain)
currently being shown in the museum. Artists from Glasgow Sculpture Studios (who have successfully maintained a high public profile since they opened last year) are showing new work in and around the museum this month.
Talks and Demonstrations Thursdays at 7.30pm. Free. A series of talks has been organised around this season ofsculpture. 23 Feb — Sculpture around Glasgow by Hugh Stevenson of Glasgow Museums and Art Galleries.
I THIRD EYE CENTRE 350 Sauehiehall Street. 332 7521. Tue—Sat 10am—5.30pm. Sun 2—5.30pm.
Lisa 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.
Alt Lohr Until 5 Mar. Surrealist presentation ofglass 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. Locationsand objects from Neill's childhood in photographs.
I TRANSMISSION GALLERY l3 Chisholm
16 February—10 March Ian Mackenzie Smith — President William Baillie — Past President The Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolou rs and other watercolourists Gallery open Mon—Fri lOam—4.30pm; Sat 10am—l pm 5 Northumberland Street Lane NW, Edinburgh EH3 61L Telephone 031 557 5454
Street. 552 4813. Mon—Sat noon—6pm. Transmission has moved to new premises in 28 King Street. just around the corner. The first exhibition in the new gallery will open in April or May.
I WASPS 26 King Street. 5520564. Mon—Fri 10am-5pm. A new shop. exhibition space and resource centre with information on work by all WASPS artists. Slide library and information about how to commission work.
David Zelikovsky Until 3 Mar. Sculpture by an American artist who shows for the first time in Britain.
I ARTIS 26 Gayfield Square. 55675-16. 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 4 Dundas Street. 557 4050. Mon—Fri 10am—6pm.
Scottish painting 1800-1950 and decorative arts.
I CALTON GALLERY 10 Royal Terrace. 556 1010. Mon—Fri l0am—6pm; Sat
10am— I pm.
19th and early 20th century British paintings and watercolours.
I CENTRAL LIBRARY George [V 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.
As We Were 50 Years Ago L'ntil 28 Feb. A staircase exhibition.
Working on Wheels 1—31 Mar. A display in the Scottish Library by the Mobile Project Association.
Talk I Mar. Noon. Free. Arts and ('raftsin Scotland.
I CITY ART CENTRE 2 Market Street. 225 2424 ext 6650. Mon—Sat 10am--5pm. Licensed cafe. [D].
The City’s Pictures Until ll Mar. During February and March all four floors ofthe City Art Centre are given over todisplay 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 Until 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 historical. mostly topographical views of the city. the centre continues the tradition ofurban ‘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 COLERIDGE GALLERY 47b George Street. 220 I305. Mon—Sat “lam-5.30pm. Thisis the place to see contemporary British glass.
I COLLECTIVE GALLERY 166 l ligh Street. 2201260.Tue—Fri l2.30—5.30pm.
Recent Paintings by William Dick Until 35 Feb. Trained in Glasgow. Dundee and London. Dick has been working as a printmaker and part-time teacher for the past ten years. This exhibition marks a return to Scotland. llis present work explores the iconography of Christian and pagan symbols.
I CRAIGMILLAR MUSEUM Craigmillar Primary School. llarewood Road.
Just opened. this new museum looks at the history and current activities of Craigmillar. a district in south Edinburgh known for its summer festival but alsoas one of Edinburgh‘s socially neglected
I FINE ART SOCIETY 12 Great King Street. 5560305. Mon—Sat 10am—6pm.
Victorian Art Until 7 Mar. The Fine Art Society follow their period Thirties‘ exhibition with a look further back to the
years when the society was established asa purveyor of fine Victorian art. Established in 1876 in the heyday of Victorian print and painting. the Society continues to deal in this period. particularly successfully in recent years since the 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 FLYING COLOURS GALLERY 35 William Street. 225 6776. Tue—Fri llam-6pm.Sat 10am— 1 pm. 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—lpm and 2pm—5.30pm. Photos de Mode Until 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 2‘) Market Street. 225 2383. Tue-~Sat Ilium—5.30pm; Sun l.30pm-5.30pm. Six Dutch Artists Until 12 Mar. Introducing Rob Scholte. Marlene Dumas. Peer Venernan. l lenk Viscli. Ilan Schuil and Alexander Schabracq. All are youngand new to Scotland. Approached by the Dutch government under the auspicesof the Contemporary Art Foundation. the Fruitmarket were offered this opportunity to show artists of their choice. This enlightened attitude ofccntral
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DRAWN TO THE EAST
Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh
Here is a rare opportunity to see work by Scottish artist Alan Davie, exiled now lrom northern lights to an island haven. Magic carpets in a row, these
paintings on paper, show the artist
exchanging the abstract shapes of the west to the potent religious and ritual symbols ot the east.
The earliest painting here (1972) anticipates the eastern drilt in its ebullient colour. From then on, lrorn Fisherman’s Myth at 1974 to Myth Maker No 2 ol1983, his exotic language sweeps through every mark. Patterns are traced trom the tree of tile and temples, grackle birds and moths, hearts and camels into stunning contemplations.
Stuart Duttin, in the back room, etches his translation at a very different set of symbols. His inspiration has been the catholic world of Italy-tiny madonnas pose with exquisitely drawn eggs and broken china. There is a lragllity and detail in Dultin’s work which is immediately engaging. (Alice Bain)
52 The List 24 February — 9 March