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Paintings by Dorothy Black, John Graham, Arlene lsbister, Christopher Ku, Lynn McGregor, Peter McLaren, Murray Robertson, Lucy Ross, Susan Ross, Renny Tait, Alison Watt, Peter White.

Crafts by Philip Eglin, Ian Ramsay, Galia Amsel, Colin Reid, Peter Chang, Janet Perry, Andrew Smith, Vic Stannard, Clare Guest, Mike Scott, Clare Brett, Nicola Henley.

STOCK GALLERY Mixed exhibition including important works by Robert Henderson Blyth.

2 - 27 February

’Bitter Harvest’

Farm labour in South Africa

1 7th February-24th March

Photographs by South African photographer David Lurie illustrating how farm workers on the Cape are vulnerable to exploitation under apartheid.

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Five Girls irom Glasgow. Compass Gallery, Glasgow.

Would an exhibition at diverse work by men in their late 20s be given the title ‘Five Boys irom Glasgow"? Surely not. I have mixed ieelings about the title oi this show being put iorward as a strategy that beneiits women. While there is a need to explore issues at gender, iemininity and womanhood through exhibitions at work by women, it is problematic that non-politicised institutions regard simply being a woman as a ‘theme’ suitable ior an exhibition. There is a distinct tendency to ‘tokenise’ work by women through such shows, and to avoid considering women artists seriously in other group shows or one-woman shows. The

. Compass is not as guilty as some, but

the title still has the ouch-iactor. This is

reiniorced by the nature oi the work: all sorts oi adjectives such as ‘delicate’, ‘decorative’, ‘domestic’ and ‘pretty’ come to mind in short, qualities oi iemininity traditionally attributed to ‘women’s work’ are prominent in the exhibition and then encouraged as appropriate to ‘girls’ by the title. i’d ieel much happier ii the show was billed as ‘Five Glasgow Artists'.

01 the live artists in the Compass, Shona Kinloch (best known tor the Glasgow Dogs in the Garden iestival) shows three small sculptures oi large men with small willies balancing odd things on their heads, and a series oi humorous drawings oi men conironting dogs. Victoria Cassidy’s watercolours and prints in pale colours and gold use vaguely antique-looking, zodiac-like symbols and marks. Feet back on the ground are Lesley Burr’s small but gestural paintings, which are primarily landscapes. Lesley Banks has a slightly surreal approach to her observations at people and places, which i tell could beneiit irom even more exacting technique study at early Flemish oil-painting, tor instance. But it is Asher Cook who steals the show. Her prints and collages use all the ‘ieminine’ qualities I listed above, piling them on in a completely over-the-top mannerto create luscious, ironic comments on both iemininity and masculinity. (Hilary Robinson)


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Hunterian Art Gallery, University of Glasgow, Glasgow G12 SQQ Mon-Fri 9.30-5.00; Sats 9.30-1.00 Tel 041 330 5431. Admission Free

the 18th centuries. Work by Hogarth, Rubens, Goya, Rembrandt and Van Dyck. Larger 20th century prints are on show in the Entrance Gallery.

The Art oi the Print 2 3 Mar—28 Apr. The second part of the monster exhibition takes us from Blake to Picasso.

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 INTERDEC GALLERY Maryhill Burgh Hall, 24 Gairbraid Ave. 946 5912. Mon—Fri 10am—5.30pm, Sat 10am—4pm. Display of work from gallery stock. The next specific exhibition will be Paintings and Batik Work 10 Mar—15 Apr.

I JOHN GREEN FINE ART 203 Bath Street. 2216025. Mon—Fri 10am—5pm: 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.

Katheryn Kynoch 24 Feb— 10 Mar. Recent paintings by this Glasgow artist best known for her portraits.

I LANGSIOE GALLERY 26—28 Battlefield Road, 649 8888. Mon—Sat 9am—12.30pm & l-5.30pm.

NeverSmlle at a Crocodile Until 24 Feb. New prints by Ashley Cook. Also showing will be Illxed Media which is a collation of work by young Glasgow artists including Joseph Davie and Stuart Duffin.

Natural Sources 3—24 Mar. Paintings and drawings by Maureen Firm of birds in flight and landscapes by Lesley Burr.

I LILLIE ART GALLERY Station Road, Milngavie, 956 2351. Tue—Fri 11am-5pm and 7pm—9pm; Sat and Sun 2pm—5pm. Closed Mon.

The recently refurbished gallery will house the touring exhibition ForA’ That Until 10 Mar. In which contemporary artists look at the works of oor Rabbic from their individual 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 1()am—5.3(lpm.

Scottish Contemporary Paintings Until 31 Mar. Paintings from the gallery‘sstoek. mainly new paintings by I. Lesley Main. I MARYHILL ARTS CENTRE 11 Malloch Street. 945 3995. Mon—Thurs 2—9pm. Landscapes/Landmarks Until 1 Mar. A pair of local photographers. Charlie McAuley and Peter Finnemore. exhibit their landscape shots taken within a 2()~mile radius of the Centre. The next exhibition at the centre will begin on 12 Mar.

I MCLELLAN GALLERIES 270 Sauchiehall Street. 332 1132. Mon—Sat 10am—6pm (Thurs 10am— 10pm); Sun noon—6pm. British Art Show 1990 Until 11 Mar. The critics have panned it. Julian Spalding disagrees with the very premise otit

but . . . many people seem to enjoythis attempt to reflect the latest developments in British contemporary art. Which all goes to show that there‘s nothing like a bit of controversy for packing in the punters. I 908 GALLERY 12 Otago Street. Kelvinbridge. 339 3158. Mon—Sat 10am-6pm.

New Decades Until 28 Feb. 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.

Natural Order 3 Mar-4 Apr. The Dear Green Place with the emphasis on the green. Glasgow artists have been invited to examine the parks and nearby countryside. with some eccentric results. I ONE Princes Square. 226 3032. Mon—Sat 10am—7pm: Sun 11.30am—5pm.

Three in One Until 24 Mar. As the title suggests. a trio of artists will be displaying their work. they are Joe Davie, Brian Cairns and Simon Laurie. The next exhibition will be. Stuart Parker. Datesto be arranged.

I SCOTTISH MASK AND PUPPET CENTRE 8—11) Balcarres Avenue. Kelvindalc. 339 6185.

25 Years oi Caricature Theatre Until 28 Mar. An exhibition celebrating a quarter-century of puppetry by the

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