ART & EXHIBITIONS LIST
Corporate Collections, The Fine Art Society, Glasgow.
Here goes. The Monarch of the Glen is a splendid painting. It achieves what it sets out to do: forget the postcards and calendars, the thing itseli is well painted and Landseer challenges you to be unmoved by his vision oi the beast. its downiail has been its too obvious periection as an icon, and what it represents in this way has become increasingly overlaid with notions of nation and nature - and ot course the national drink. United Distillers own it; and it can be seen at present, along with other works in corporate collections, at the Fine Art Society, Glasgow.
The past decade saw a huge shilt oi emphasis towards corporate sponsorship ior all lorms oi public art events; this show oiiers an opportunity to see what kind oi Scottish visual art eleven companies support privately. The answer Is as might be expected: generally representational works that will be comtortable in private oliices or impressive in meeting rooms. Lots oi ilowers and still-Ilia painting; also popular is a romantic celebration oi Scottish land and town-scape, including an uncharacteristically cheeriul Peter Howson pastel oi The
Barras (Arthur Andersen 3. Co); James Morrison‘s grey and watery Dumbarton Road proving the exception (thank you, Clydesdale Bank). Sometimes ilnancial advice seems to take precedence over artistic advice: Scottish Amicable have a very silly Steven Campbell — but make up ior it with a delicate John Deliany watercolour.
Altogether, it's a gentle collection aimed at soothing the executive brow. United Distillers provide the only real sabre-rattling: the big be-klited beardies oi Gibb's The Thin Red Line at Balaclava look too Invincible to be true, and l'd not like to meet Raeburn’s The McNab on a dark night in the Old Town. (Hilary Robinson)
Glasgow, 82 Hillhead Street. 3305431. Mon-Fri 9.30am—5pm; Sat 9.3(lam—lpm. The Art at the Print I Until 3 March. The first ofa two-part exhibition covers the 15th to the 18th centuries. Work by Hogarth, Rubens. Goya. Rembrandt and Van Dyck. Larger 20th century prints are on show in the Entrance Gallery.
I iMAGES GALLERY 74 Hyndland Road. 334 5311. Mon-Fri 9.30am—5.30pm. Sat 9.30am-5pm.
19th and 20th Century paintings and woodblock prints from Japan.
I iNTEROEC GALLERY Maryhill Burgh Hall, 24 Gairbraid Ave, 946 5912. Mon-Fri 10am-5.30pm, Sat 10am—4pm. Small Paintings oi Scottish Scenes Until 15 Feb. The featured artists include: Anne Gordon, Forbes Yule, Marie Aitken and Sylvia Allen. After this they will have a display of work from gallery stock until the next speciﬁc exhibition on 10 March.
I JOHN GREEN FINE ART 203 Bath Street. 2216025. Mon—Fri lOam-Spm; Sat 10am-1pm.
19th and 20th-century British and Continental oils and watercolours.
I KELLY GALLERY 1 18 Douglas Street. 248 6386. Mon-Sat 10.30am—2pm. 2.30pm-5.30pm.
Megrite deeruln Until 17 Feb.
I LANGSIOE GALLERY 26-28 Battlefield Road, 649 8888. Mon—Sat 9am-12.30pm & l-5.30pm.
Never Smile at a Crocodile Until 24 Feb. New prints by Ashley Cook. Also showing will be Mixed Media which is a mixed show of work from young Glasgow artists including Joseph Davie and Stuart Duffin. I LILLIE ART GALLERY Station Road. Milngavie. 956 2351. Tue—Fri 1 1am-5pm and 7pm-9pm; Sat and Sun 2pm—5pm. Closed Mondays.
The gallery will be closed for refurbishment work until: For A' That 17 Feb—10 March. Contemporary artists look at the works of Rabble from theirown perspectives.
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 10am-5.30pm.
Scottish Contemporary Paintings Until 28 Feb. 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. Motherhood Until 9 Feb. A display of photographs and models documenting the life of Springburn mothers. Landscapes/Landmarks l9 Feb—1 March. A pair of local photographers, Chris McAulcy and Peter Finnemora. exhibit their landscape shots taken within a 20-mile radius of the Centre. I MCLELLAN GALLERIES 270 Sauchichall Street. 332 1132. Mon—Sat 10am—6pm (Thurs 10am—10pm); Sun noon—6pm. British Art Show 1990 Until 11 March. The exhibition chosen to reopen the lavishly refurbished galleries will attempt to reﬂect the latest developments in British contemporary art. A controversial choice ofcxhibition some say. namely Julian Spalding, director of Glasgow City Art Galleries. The work of some 40 young artists will be on show.
I 90: GALLERY 12 Otago Street. Kelvinbridge. 339 3158. Mon-Sat 10am—6pm.
New Decades Until 28 Feb. At last, the decade that the eponymous gallery has been waiting for, and to celebrate its arrival they have an exhibition of work by numerous Glasgow artists.
I ONE Princes Square. 226 3032. Mon—Sat loam—7pm; Sun 11.30am—5pm.
Three in One Until 17 Feb. The trio comprises Joe Davie. Brian Cairns and Simon Laurie.
Stuart Parker Dates to be arranged. Recent paintings from the artist who has been doing graphic work for Scottish Television.
I THE SHELTER GALLERY Renfrew Court, 334 6386. Mon—Sat 11am—l 1pm. Small exhibition space beside a performance area. Artists on show include Geroge Devilin. Keith ‘Jock Tamson‘s Bairns‘ Mclntyre and Helen Wilson.
I SPRINGRURN MUSEUM Ayr Street. 557 1405. Mon—Fri 10.30am-5pm, Sat 10am—4.30pm. Sun 2pm—5pm.
Get Knitted Until 30 March. Knitting, old and new, that the inhabitants of Springburn have indulged in.
I STREET LEVEL 279L281 High Street. 552 2151. Weds—Sat 11am-6pm; Sun 2—4pm.
Shelters and eeskets Until 25 Feb. Much travelled artist. Chris Drury. creates sculptures in the back of beyond which he then photographs along with the surrounding landscape. The gallery will be snowing his photographic records of his work alongside some of the sculptures.
I THIRO EYE CENTRE 350 Sauchichall Street. 332 7521 . Tue-Sat 10am—5.30pm; Sun 2-5.30pm.
iteorienting: Looking East Until 4 March. Four Japanese and four European artists address the perception of Japan , from a Western viewpoint as well as through Japanese eyes. Their creative responses to hi-tec developments include a talking fish and a glowing display of LED numbers.
'I TRAMWAY THEATRE Albert Drive . 226
5413. Mon—Sat 2—6.30pm.
The Paintings oi Jock Tamson’s Baims Until 24 Feb. Lisr cover star: Keith Mclntyre‘s paintings and works on paper from the lavish Communicado production (see theatre review) are on show in the revamped Tramway. The exhibition also includes 45 portraits of people from the Scottish art world.
I TRANSMISSION GALLERY 28 King Street, 552 4813. Mon-Sat noon—6pm.
Two Czech Photographers 10 Feb—3 March. Ivan Sladck and Milos Novy bring their photographic work to the upstairs gallery space at Transmission. Downstairs they have installation work by Glasgow artists Paul Chambers, Alisdair Keddie andJean Gavin.
I TRON THEATRE 63 Trongate , 552 3748. A mixed show of Scottish contemporary artists, organised by the Compass Gallery. I WASPS 26 King Street. 552 0564. Mon—Fri 9am-5pm.
A shop. exhibition space and resource centre with information on work by all WASPS artists. Slide library and information about how to commission work.
Roy Mclnnes Until 11 Feb. Roy, who isa resident of WASPS. presents his recent paintings, drawings and prints.
atrelhclyde Schools Exhibition 20 Feb— 1() March. 4th. 5th and 6th year pupils from thirteen schools in the Region display work they have recently completed in the WASPS' workshops.
I LA BELLE ANGELE Hasties Close. Cowgate (next to 369 Gallery). 225 2774. Mon-Fri 10am—5pm: Sat 11am—4pm. Shot Up North Until 25 Feb. A collection of photographs taken by members of the Association of Photographers, or at least those that are based north of London. ‘Ere hold on a minute, maybe there are snappers not based in the Big Smoke, lawks!
I OOURNE FINE ART 4 Dundas Street. 557 4050. Mon—Fri 10am—6pm. Sat 10am—1pm.
Scottish watercolours and oils from the Gallery‘s stock until the next exhibition, which will be in the Spring.
I CALTON GALLERY 10 Royal Terrace, 556 1010. Mon—Fri 10am—6pm; Sat 10am-1pm.
A selection of paintings from stock until the next exhibition which will be in March. I CENTRAL LIBRARY George [V Bridge. 225 5584. Mon-Fri 9am—8.30pm; Sat 9am—lpm.
Batik Work From the Far East Until 31 March.
Leith Lives 19 Feb—26 March. Photographs recording the changes wrought on Edinburgh‘s port since the turn ofthc century.
Art For Children 19 Feb—26 March. Display ofart for the younger viewer.
I CITY ARTS CENTRE 2 Market Street. 225 2424 ext 6650. Mon-Sat lOam-Spm. Licensed cafe. [D].
Time and Motion Until 17 Feb. A groupof young artists exhibit their sculptures which incorporate sound and light. The works were selected by the Laing Art Gallery in Newcastle.
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FIVE GIRLS FROM GLASGOW
Paintings, Sculpture, Prints
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