ART & EXHIBITIONS LIST
I Art is listed by city tirst then byvenue, running in alphabetical order. Please send listings details to ‘Art Listings‘ not Iaterthan 10 days before publication date.
NB Museums are now listed separately in a selective guide at the end oi the section.
I ANNAN GALLERY Unit 208 Skillion Business Centre. Washington Street.221 5087 8. Mon—Fri 10am—5pm; Sat 10am—12.30pm.
General exhibition of regular artists and photographs dating back to 1864. until the Gallery is located in a more permanent home.
I ART GALLERY 8: MUSEUM, KELVINGROVE 357 3929. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm: Sun 2—5pm. Cafe. [1)] Voluntary guidesare available free of charge to conduct parties. or individuals round the main galleries. Contact the enquiry desk.
Dazzle Invites 29 July—3 Sept. A colourful exhibition ofcontemporary jewellery and design. featuring the work of34 leading British and European designers. Amongst the 1000 or so exhibits are free standing sculptures. wall hangings and a range of edible bodywear.
Etching in Britain 1650-1900 Until 17 Sept. 56 etchings drawn from the Gallery’s permanent collection.
Three Italian Etchers Until 31 Aug. Continuing the theme ofetchings. works by Rosa. Piranesi and Rossini go on show. Buttertly Beauty Until 10 Sept. Paintings. embrodiery. ceramics and jewellery featuring the delicate and colourful insects are on display.
I BARBIZON GALLERY College Lands. High Street. 553 1990. Mon—Sat 9.30am—5.30pm; Sun Ham—5.30pm.
Ally Thompson: Recent Work Until 31 July. Large new abstract paintings from the Glaswegian artist.
Hugh Byars: Recent Work 4—31 Aug. Figurative paintings by Mr Byars go on show in this Gallery that seems to specialise in new work by Glasgow artists. I BARCLAY LENNIE FINE ART 203 Bath Street. 226 5413. Mon—Fri 10am—5pm; Sat 10am—1pm.
Twentieth Century Scottish decorative art and paintings by contemporary Glasgow artists.
I BELLROCK COMMUNITY EDUCATION CENTRE 71 Skerryvore Road.
Cranhill Mural The Centre now boasts Cranhill‘s brightest wall thanks to a new mural painted by the Bellrock LTnemployed Group (aged 15—30) in collaboration with artist Lesley Burr. It depicts various club activities like pool. weightlifting and badminton as well as landscapes. cartoons and science fiction images.
I BLYTI'ISWOOO GALLERY 161 West George Street. 226 5529. Mon—Fri 10am—5.30pm; Sat l0am—lpm.
l9th and 20th Century Paintings and Contemporary Works. The Gallery will have a mixed showing of 19th and 201h century paintings from stock as well as work by contemporary artists.
I cou’ms GALLERY University of
Strathclyde. 22 Richmond Street. 552 4400 ext 2682. Mon—Fri l0am—5pm: Sat l2—4pm.
The Colour olYourVoice L'ntil 12Aug. [Experimental photographs using multiple exposures of the same negative are displayed by ()ladele Bamgboye. a graduate in Chemical [Engineering from Strathclyde University. Surrealist sculpture from Annie Cattrell using such diverse materials as padded silk and rough
cast cement and richly coloured paintings from Anne Elliot comprise the work from 3 Scottish artists on show.
I COMPASS GALLERY 178 West Regent Street. 221 6370. Mon—Sat 10am—5.30pm. New Generation Artists Until 31 Aug. Cyril Gerber has scoured last month‘s Degree Shows in Scotland‘s four Art Schools to find works from graduates that he believes ought to be exhibited here.
I CYRIL GERBER FINE ART 148 West Regent Street. 221 3095. Mon—Fri 9.30am—5.30pm: Sat 9.30am-12.30pm. Summer Exhibition Until 30July. Display ofworks by Bellany. Eardley. Donaldson. Hunter Vaughan. James Paterson and others.
After this there will bean exhibition from the Gallery‘s stock until Cyril returns from holiday and organises the next show.
I EWAN MUNOY FINE ART 48 West George Street. 331 2406. Mon—Sat 9.30am—5.30pm.
The Gallery has its usual display of Modern British Painters 1850—1950which includes work by Cowie. Philipson and the Glasgow Boys until the end ofAug.
I FINE ART SOCIETY 134 Blythsweod Street. 332 4027. Mon—Fri 9.30am—5.30pm; Sat l0am—1pm.
State of the Art Until 5 Aug. The display of work from around 60 artists organised by
Compass Gallery, Glasgow.
The yearly New Generation exhibition at the Compass Gallery takes Cyril Gerber round the latest degree shows at the tour art schools in Scotland, discovering the best oi the new, young and marketable.
Small, contained, and resembling a Pandora’s box oi images and objects, the gallery space does not oiierthe opportunity to look seriously at the eliorts 01 recent graduates. It does however alter the spectator the opportunity to buy the product and secure an investment in ‘Scottish Art’ beiore art market forces either create careers and iinancial elitism or iorce the necessity oi survival on artists through commercialism.
Despite the worthy commitment oi the gallery to searching and promoting new talent, the presentation oi the exhibition is along the lines 01 a buying and selling system which has many shortcomings, 01 which the reliance on traditional forms of practice — painting, ceramics and sculpture — is the most limiting, as it operates by excluding more experimental approaches.
Additional problems encountered due to the chaotic display are such that when several works by the same artist are leatured are not positioned
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together or they are excluded from view and placed in a sales rack. Consequently, it becomes dillicultto meditate on the ideas or intentions oi several artists when works are separated, and piecing together a relational view is more of an arty detective game than a celebration or appreciation oi the diversity ol expression.
But interesting themes emerge despite spatial problems. The collage and construction work oi Claire Marie Crichton, dealing with global, economic imperialism, is both pertinentand visually subtle. Figurative work by Debbie Lee explores ideas oi iemale iertility through the use 01 menstrual red, whilstAgnes Mitchell depicts the colonisation oi the iemale body in her drawing ‘1 Live Here'. Ceramics and prints by Susan Sangster make relerence to Cézanne in a humorous, enlarged way.
Combining the obvious enthusiasm of the gallery with less emphasis on number oi works and more attention to proper display would improve both the integrity of the space and the apprecation oi the work outwith commercialised values. (Lorna J. Waite)
the Fine Art Society in Edinburgh to represent the best contemporary art work the Society could find.
The next exhibition. scheduled to begin on 12 Aug is Frank O'Meara and his Contomporaries comprises works by the exiled Irishman and those ofother nationalities who found themselves in Paris at the turn of the century.
I GATENOUSE GALLERY Rouken Glen Road (gallery at entrance to Butterfly Kingdom). 6200235. Daily
1 1 .30am-5.30pm; Closed Tue.
The Gallery has a mixture of contemporary paintings on displav.
I ouscow ART cenrne 12 WasITington Street. 221 4526. Mon—Fri 10am—4pm. Classwork Until 26 Aug. An exhibition of weaving. photography. drawing and painting all done by those attendingthe Gallery's daytime art classes throughout the year.
I Glasgow Opportunities Gallery 7 West George Street. 221 0955. Mon—Fri 9am—5pm.
No exhibitions at the moment though they have high hopes of organising one laterin the summer.
I GLASGOW PRINT STUOIO 22 King Street. 5520704. Mon—Sat 10am—5.30pm.
Take Five Until 29 July. A quintet of printers,Eve1een Wright. David Watt.Jo Davie. lona Montgomery and Victoria Cassidy present screenprints. etchings. lithographs and woodcuts. Eveleen Wright has recently perfected a method of screenprinting onto cakes and exhibits some of her master pieces here.
Sue Mackechnie, Jonathan Robertson and Robert Paul. An exhibition of recent paintings and prints by the 3 artists.
I GLASGOW SCHOOL OF ART 167 Renfrew Street. 332 9797. Mon—Thurs 10am—9pm. closed Fri. Sat l0am—5pm.
No specific exhibitions are organised until 23 Aug though there is a display of Mackintosh‘s drawings in the Museum of that moniker to comemorate the publication of a new collection ofessays on the building of the School ofArt entitled Mackintosh's Masterwork.
I HARBINGERS 417 Great Western Road. 3399999. Mon-Sat 10am—5.30pm.
Morag Muir Until 14 Aug. Recent oil paintings from the Dundee artist.
I NILLNEAD LIBRARY 348 Byres Road. 339 7223. Mon—Fri 9.30am—8pm; Sat 9.30am—1pm. 2pm—5pm. Closed Wednesday.
Recent Work by Vera Lassen and Harald Pompl Until 28 July. Open Circle‘s 4 year long artistic exchange with Nurnberg continuues with a showing ofVera Lassen's abatract paintings and 1 larald Pompl‘s representative work.
Roy Mclnnes 28 July—31 Aug. Recent landscapes of Scotland executed in oil by an artist from Glasgow.
I F W HOLROYO Corner of George Street and High Street. 552 2024. Mon—Sat 9am—5.30pm; Sun l2.30—4.30pm. Scottish Landsapes A general exhibition in a Gallery that specialises in tapestry framing.
I HUNTERIAN ART GALLERY University of Glasgow.8211illhead Street. 3305431. Mon—Fri 9.30am—5pm; Sat 9.30am—lpm. A Century oi Revolution: Printmaking in France 1800—1900 Until 20 Oct. The summer exhibition pays tribute to the remarkable achievements of l9th century French printmakers who reﬂected their compatriot's leading role in the field of painting. The exhibits are drawn entirely from the llunterian's own collection and feature some of the most innovative artists of the day; Toulouse-Lautrec, Pissaro. Degas and Gaugin.
The Mackintosh House Gallery: Open as above but closed for lunch 12.30pm—1.30pm. 50p admission on weekday afternoons and Saturdays. Recording Mackintosh Until further notice. Photographs by T. & R. Annan & Sons who recorded the architecture and interiors of Charles Rennie Mackintosh.
52 The List 28July— 10 August 1989