ART & EXHIBITIONS LIST
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Third Eye Centre, Glasgow. Scatter, a group show comprising seven young Scottish artists, acts as the locus tor the supposed identitication ot ‘a new sensibility in Scottish Art', epitomising a ‘more responsive, open-ended and contemplative practice in comparison to the tired rhetoric at much Scottish painting.’ Thus the Third Eye Centre, responsible tor the marketing and false consciousness ol the New Image Glasgow show touryears ago, disavows the tired rhetoric which it sought to establish then. The context provided tor Scatter reintorces the impoverishment ot historical comparisons, which at best are tenuous and at worst the creation ol the gallery system in its ettorts to produce categories and trends tor cultural consumption within a homogenised national tradition.
Forsaking the unnecessary context provided by the art hype, one tinds the work at the artists (Wendy McMuro, Callum lnnes, Graeme Todd, Linda Taylor, Gareth Fisher, Louise Scullion and Kevin Henderson) concerned not with the grandiosity ol tigurative painting, but with ideas, both social and aesthetic, ol ecology, decay and the ambiguity ol cultural codes.
Abstract, photographic work by Wendy McMurdo plays upon the plurality of meanings attached to particular signs when given ditterent compositional contexts. In a series at
Kevin Henderson's Unnamed Daughter
at the Third Eye Centre
nine works, decorated leet, reminiscent ol Asian rituals, are enclosed by kaleidoscopic patterns of red spots—the mark ot the married woman. In contrast to this, ‘Selling Strategy' uses the red ol an organic torm to suggest ideas at possession and invasion. Cultural differences are meditated upon through the semantics of colour.
Louise Scullion’s ‘Glass House‘ installation with a solitary tree enclosed within a mobile, glass case retlects upon ideas at preservation, growth and balance whilst ‘Pine’ by Linda Taylor uses a series of handmade, watermarked sheets of paper each containing an image of a lragment ot a Scots Pine tree. Glass trames contain the sheet which require manipulation by the viewer in order to make visible that which is ecologically threatened. The relationship between means at production and product becomes one ot dependence and destruction.
Gareth Fisher‘s sculpture combines a critique of the brutal simplicity ot modernistdesign with the consequences ot technological alienation, becoming soulless objects and historical relics.
The exhibition weaves subtle narratives around the interplay ot word and object, restraint and chaos, yet escapes any attempt to deline within an area dominated by the excesses of the past. (Lorna J. Waite)
I IMAGES GALLERY 7-1 llyndland Road. 33-1 5311. Mon—Fri 9.3(lam—5.3(lpm. Sat 9.3(lam—5pm.
Summer Exhibition L'ntil 31 Aug. (‘ontemporary and 19th century landscapes by Ian Fleming. A G Munro. Macauley-Stevenson and Pete llouson are on show alongside the Gallery‘s range of Japanese woodblock prints.
I THE INN ON THE GREEN RESTAURANT 23 Greenside Street. 554 (1165. Mon—Fri 12pm—3pm 6’; (i.3(lpm—l lpm; Sat 6.3(lpm—l lptn.
Jim Tweedie and Carol Moore Until 9 Sept. An exhibition of still life paintings toenjoy whilst you dine. organised by Art llire Scotland.
I INTERDEC GALLERY Maryhill Burgh Hall. 24 Gairbraid Ave. 946 5912.
The Gallery will be closed until 3()July and will reopen with a display of work by Gallery artists taken from stock.
I JOHN GREEN FINE ART 203 Bath Street. 2216025. Mon—Fri 10am—5pm; Sat 10am—1pm.
19th & 20th century British and Continental oils and watercolours.
I KELLY GALLERY 118 Douglas Street. 248 6386. Mon—Sat 10.3(lam-2pm. 2.30pm—5.3(lpm.
The Gallery is taking a breather until 12
Aug when a display of paintings by Dennis llealy (not the famous eyebrow cultivator and politician) will go on show.
I LANGSIDE GALLERY 26—28 Battlefield Road. 649 8888. Mon—Sat 9am—5.3()pm. Graduate and Post Graduate Work Until 31 Aug. All the artists are currentor erstwhile students of the Glasgow Art School. Included amongst those on show are Alison Watt and Stephen (‘onroy who have recently been showing in London. as well as work by Campbell. Paterson. .‘vlactayish and Paterson.
I LILLIE ART GALLERY Station Road. .‘Vlilngavie. 956 2351. Tue—Fri 11am—5pm and 7pm—9pm; Sat and Sun 2pm—5pm. (‘losed Mondays.
I MAIN FINE ART Michael Main Gallery and The Studio Gallery. 16 and 34 Gibson Street. Both galleries on 334 8858 and open Mon—Sat l()am—(tpm.
Scottish Contemporary Paintings Until 31 Aug. Paintings from the Gallery‘s stock. mainly new paintings by l Lesley Main.
I MARYHILL ARTS CENTRE 1 l Malloch Street. 945 3995. Mon—Thurs 2—9pm. Made in Maryhill Until 31 July. Sculptor Sam McVeigh displays figures and wall mounted pieces. specially done for the centre. alongside work by those he has been tutoring in the art ofsculpture.
Hunterian Art Gallery University of Glasgow
A CENTURY OF REVOLUTION Printmaking in France: 1800 - 1900 1 July — 20 October 1989
With the support of the Délégation C ulturelle Francaise
(Gallery closed 14—17 July inclusive) Mon-Fri 9.30-5pm; Sat 9.30am-lpm Admission Free Tel: 041 330 5431
Mackintosh House closed 12.30—1.30pm
(50p charge afternoons and Saturday mornings)
SECOND HAND HI-FI WANTED FOR CASH!
Buying a new system? — Then turn your old one into cash!
VICTOR MORRIS HI-FI
340 Argyle Street, Glasgow, 041 226 5038/041 221 8958 Open 7 days Mon—Sat 10am—6pm; Sun 12.30pm—5.30pm Range of speakers, stands, styli & headphones at cheap prices in stock.
. . . Palaces and Pavilions, Parliamentarians
and Pamphleteers, Patricians and Paupers, Paramours and Parlourmaids, Pageants and Parades, Parasites and Pariahs, Parks and Parterres, Parsons and Papists, Patri- archs and Parvenus, Partridges and Para- keets, Palladians and Pantheists, Patriots
and Partisans, Panoramas and Paysagists...
ART IN SCOTLAND 1650—1760
An exhibition to celebrate the centenary of the
Scottish National Portrait Gallery IQueen Street Edinburgh 17]uly to 8 October
Sponsored by I! The Royal Bank of Scotland
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